frequency-cw-cancelledStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2016-17, One Season Totaling 13 Episodes
Network: The CW
Starring: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Jeffrey Corazzini, Rich Manley
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Description: Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy’s mentor and friend, and he has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank’s disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. They’re both shocked and confused, but Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present – and there have been tragic consequences. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? “Frequency” hails from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”), Toby Emmerich (“The Notebook” feature film), John Rickard (“Horrible Bosses”), Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”).

Why Was It Cancelled? This show debuted to tepid ratings in Fall 2016, even for the fifth place network, and those slipped further as it aired its thirteen episode season. The show had a chance to get a late-season boost as it became available on Netflix in February due to the The CW’s deal that the service starts streaming its shows eight days after they have completed their current season. If Frequency had seen a surge a surge on Netflix, The CW might have kept it around for a second season. Apparently that was not the case and the network has now officially cancelled the series.  The show did get a final three minute epilogue that wraps up its main storyline. You can see that at this link.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Cancel Alert
10/5/16 1 0.4 0.4 1.4 n/a Renewal Possible
10/12/16 2 0.3 0.4 1.1 0.6 Renewal Possible
10/19/16 3 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 On the Bubble
10/26/16 4 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 On the Bubble
11/2/16 5 0.3 0.3 0.9 0.5 On the Bubble
11/9/16 6 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.5 On the Bubble
11/16/16 7 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 On the Bubble
11/23/16 n/a Preempted 0.3 n/a n/a On the Bubble
11/30/16 8 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.5 On the Bubble
12/7/16 9 0.2 0.3 0.8 n/a On the Bubble
12/14/16 n/a On Hiatus 0.3 n/a n/a Cancellation Likely
1/4/17 10 0.2 0.3 0.7 n/a Cancellation Likely
1/11/17 11 0.2 0.3 0.7 n/a Cancellation Likely
1/18/17 12 0.2 0.3 0.7 n/a Cancellation Likely
1/25/17 13 0.3 0.3 0.8 n/a Cancellation Likely

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