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“Frequency,” “Last Man Standing” TV Shows QRT


Hollywood Reporter reports that The CW television network has pulled the plug on the Amateur Radio-themed show “Frequency,” which stars Peyton List as young police detective and radio amateur Raimy Sullivan. “Frequency was a combination of two of the season’s most popular trends: time travel and movie reboots,” Hollywood Reporter said, noting that the show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers.

As in the 2000 movie Frequency that inspired the TV show, Amateur Radio provides a means for the protagonist to reconnect over time with her late estranged father Frank Sullivan. NBC had initially expressed interest in launching a “Frequency” TV reprise but ultimately passed on the idea.

“Frequency” had joined ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” starring real-life radio amateur Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT, in providing Amateur Radio some small-screen exposure, albeit fictional. News on May 10 from Variety is that ABC has now canceled “Last Man Standing” after six seasons. Occasional scenes on “Last Man” showed Allen’s character at his ham station.

The program’s producer is John Amodeo, NN6JA, and real-life Amateur Radio special events have been staged from the show’s Hollywood set.