Why ‘Frequency’ Just Might Be the Best New Show on The CW

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The CW blessed us with news about all our favorite superheroes, vampires and crazy exes, but it also turned us on to what is likely to be the next big success for the genre network.

Frequency” will follow “Arrow” on Wednesdays next fall, and while time-travel seems to be taking over TV these days, we’re going to wager that where others will fail, “Frequency” will hit the bullseye.

RELATED: Trailers for CW’s new shows ‘Frequency,’ ‘No Tomorrow’ & ‘Supergirl’

Set in the current year of 2016, Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) finds herself somehow able to communicate via a CV radio with her long dead father, who is speaking to her from the year 1996. Raimy takes the bizarre opportunity to warn her father of his impending death, saving his life and changing her own history.

The trailer already hints at a fast-paced and well-executed series, and “Frequency” is bound to be a hit for a few reasons.

First, it draws from some pretty epic source material. The series is actually adapted from the 2000 film of the same name, which starred Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel, which was a thrilling success. Chances are good that fans of the original movie will tune in to check out this new retelling.

It also has taken a more progressive route, turning the movie’s male lead, John Sullivan, into a female lead, Raimy. Female driven dramas are a hot commodity these days, and The CW is capitalizing on the success a female-lead genre show can bring.

“Frequency” premieres this Fall on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CT on The CW.

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