The CW has become one of the most reliable television networks in recent years. From all four of the Arrow-verse series, to cult comedies like iZombie and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the network has managed to fire on all cylinders lately. That being said, not every series has managed to live up to the network's bar for success when it comes to ratings. With that in mind, we've just learned that Frequency and No Tomorrow have not received back orders for more episodes, and as such they will not return for the latter half of the season.
Although the network has officially canceled neither Frequency nor No Tomorrow, things aren't looking great for The CW's freshman series since they also haven't received confidence-driven orders for more episodes. This means that both Frequency and No Tomorrow will respectively end their seasons in mid-January after airing 13 episodes. Beyond that, their fates remain up in the air.
We generally imagine that The CW is not entirely happy with how Frequency and No Tomorrow have performed. Both shows received strong marketing campaigns from the network, and conventional wisdom would indicate that their line-up positions behind The Flash and Arrow would've made them strong performers with audiences. However, neither show has gone on to become a ratings darling in the early-going runs, so now it appears that The CW intends to shelve them for the foreseeable future.
As of right now, it seems that the best chances either of these shows has at receiving a renewal is with the help of Netflix. Due to a recent deal between The CW and the streaming giant, Frequency and No Tomorrow will be made available for binge-watching a mere eight days after their respective season finales. If these shows manage to find an increased audience on Netflix, then The CW may ultimately opt to keep them around. Both of these series have an uphill battle ahead of them in regards to ensuring their futures on the small screen, but Netflix represents their best and possibly only chance to redeem themselves.
It's actually somewhat shocking to see that Frequency and No Tomorrow haven't performed better for The CW. Frequency is a fairly smart adaptation of the classic 2000 time travel movie of the same name, which seemed like an easy sell considering the success of other fall reboots like The Exorcist and Lethal Weapon. Additionally, No Tomorrow is an apocalyptic dramedy that plays directly into the sort of quirky sensibilities that shows on The CW have become known for. I would've expected both of these series to play well in the ratings, but that wasn't the case. While Frequency has been hovering around the 1 million viewers mark following its 1.35 million-strong premiere, No Tomorrow is barely pulling in half of the 1.5 million people that watched its own series premiere.
CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant details related to the futures of Frequency and No Tomorrow as new information becomes available to us. For now, No Tomorrow airs every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST, while Frequency airs every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. EST on The CW. Check out our comprehensive fall premiere guide for more information concerning all the most highly anticipated fall television debuts!