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May has come, and the time is now for networks large and small to begin releasing news of renewals and cancellations for series that are still in limbo. The CW went on a renewal spree a while ago that saw most of its lineup get the order for another batch of episodes, although there were a few notable exceptions. Now, the networks has revealed two freshman series that will definitively not be getting another season: Frequency and No Tomorrow.
Frequency was one of several new time travel series to hit the airwaves in the 2016-2017 TV season. It didn't have the highest profile of the new time travel projects, but it had a few potential advantages. For one thing, it would air on The CW, and The CW doesn't expect the same ratings out of its shows as other networks. For another, Frequency would be a small screen reimagining of a well-known movie, and such reimaginings are all the rage nowadays. Throw in the fact that The CW has proven that its audience is willing to tune in for some time travel hijinks, and Frequency could have been a major hit by CW standards.
Unfortunately, Frequency never won the audience or critical acclaim it needed to stay on the air. THR reports that the show averaged a mere 1.5 million viewers and an unfortunate 0.4 rating in the valuable 18-49 age demographic. Hopefully the cast finds new projects sooner rather than later. Star Peyton List landed a role in the CBS' drama Mission Control, and maybe now she can revisit The Flash to reprise her role there.
No Tomorrow was a quirky little series with a premise that seemed difficult to prolong for the long term, but it had enough charm that episodes were fun enough to pass the time. It also bore tonal similarities to The CW's Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, both of which have scored pretty low ratings but garnered much-sought after critical acclaim for the network. Sadly, No Tomorrow didn't make the same kind of critical waves as Jane the Virgin or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and it only averaged 1 million viewers and a 0.3 in the 18-49 demographic. Alas, there will be no tomorrow for Tomorrow. Who knows? Maybe this means another season of Galavant could be managed now that Josh Sasse is free. Two of the other cast members are already attached to ABC.
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