We know that on the surface these days, most directly associate The CW with superhero shows, and in many ways understandably so given that they’ve got a whopping four of them on the air. Yet, at the same time we’ve seen them venture more into the comedy side of things the past two years. First, it was “Jane the Virgin,” and that was followed by “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and now “No Tomorrow,” a fairly funny and optimistic project given that the main subject matter is about a guy who thinks that the apocalypse is right around the corner.
While those two aforementioned comedies are both critical favorites, at the same time neither has moved the needle too much in terms of ratings. Will this be the show to change things up? Time will tell, and it’s one of the many things we’re spotlighting in the latest Fall Preview article.
Premiere Date and Timeslot Competition – Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. In terms of lead-ins, the show has the best one on the entire network in “The Flash.” With that being said, it does have some competition from “Scream Queens” in terms of being a buzzy / offbeat comedy targeting a younger audience. There’s no real guarantee that this show can find a crowd since it is a completely original concept with a relatively unexciting name.
Logline – “The series centers on a risk-averse quality-control assessor (Tori Anderson), who falls in love with a freewheeling man (Joshua Sasse) who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent. They embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, with comedic and poignant results..”
Cast – Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdon.
Trailer – The original official trailer from The CW was taken down for some reason, but we remember it being silly, warmhearted, and even a little whimsical. You get a little bit of the “live in the moment” mantra from this shorter trailer below, but it doesn’t really make it clear what the central focus of the show really is.
Overall Take – We’re going to be rooting for “No Tomorrow,” mostly because we like these hour-long comedies on The CW and we loved Sasse’s work on “Galavant.” Our chief concern is mostly that it’s going to be a show people struggle to remember in a busy fall season, and it could easily get buried before people give it a chance.
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