While the following news may not be much of a surprise, it’s still rather sad: Frequency and No Tomorrow are officially canceled over on The CW. The news was confirmed earlier today, which effectively means that you can cross them off the list of shows in contention of a season 2.
With that said, we’re not sure anyone had them on a list of shows with even a snowball’s chance of another season to begin with. The two premiered to subpar ratings, and because of that, never stood much of a chance of a recovery. They instead continued to wallow in their performance. We hoped that there was a way for them to grow, but it never quite amounted to anything throughout the season.
Of the two shows, we did think that No Tomorrow was a keeper because of a good cast and a funny premise about a man convinced that the end of the world was nigh. It was somewhat positive even in the midst of such a negative world, and it brought out many laughs. Unfortunately, it’s hard to blame The CW for a lack of promotion here; it had one of the best timeslots on the network after The Flash, but still didn’t manage to pull in much more than a 0.3 rating most of the time in the 18-49 demographic. There wasn’t much hope for either series when they didn’t get more than the standard 13-episode order. While network programming head Mark Pedowitz suggested earlier this year that was always the plan, we feel like there would have been some creative retooling in the event that they drew big numbers so that they could stay on the air.
While we see what these cancellations mean for both shows, we know that for us, it would be rather fun to see Peyton List turn up at some point on The Flash again as Lisa Snart, given that we still haven’t seen much in the way of a reaction from her to what happened to her brother Leonard.
Unfortunately, with these ratings being what they are it’s fairly hard to envision a scenario in which either show is brought back for another season elsewhere. The ratings just weren’t there to add an incentive to a revival.
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