'No Tomorrow' and 'Frequency' to Get Closure If Cancelled
The CW isn't exactly clear about the fate of No Tomorrow and Frequency but it doesn't take a genius to understand what the newcomers' exclusion from The CW's renewal announcement means. Both shows are expected to conclude after 13 episodes and, considering the network doesn't intend to go beyond the initial order, it's safe to assume that both freshmen series are doomed to cancellation.
"We had no intention of going beyond 13," CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the TCA Winter Press Tour. "We knew we had five midseason shows to launch, four returning and Riverdale. We also knew that as an attempt to get in all of the programming, to have year¢â‚¬â€˜around original programming, it was important to do that. So unless something extraordinary happened, there was never an intent to go beyond 13."
"That said, I think both shows are very well done. They are very well executed," he continued. "Whether it's the fall presidential election, whether it was the World Series, whether it was This Is Us in connection with No Tomorrow, the linear numbers are not where we wanted them to be. We are seeing some digital numbers. And the nice thing now for us is, with the new digital strategy for The CW TV and having a Netflix deal, we'll be able to judge whether or not there's a binge moment and see whether or not, come May, whether or not we should bring them back. There is no 'no' yet. So we'll see what happens."
If and when, however, the network decides to pull the plug on the two low-rated dramas, there's a plan to get some sort of closure for the fans. According to TV Line, a "tag" may be a possibility to wrap things up.
"[Both shows] are on the verge of wrapping [production], and we have plans in place [to wrap things up] that would be served on the digital side," Pedowitz said.
The tag, which will be posted on The CW's website, will reportedly be "touted at close of either series' 13th episode, if a decision on its fate has been made by then, or later -- perhaps not until May or June, after the network reveals its 2017-18 schedule at the mid-May Upfronts."
No Tomorrow is a comedy-drama series about a woman who becomes involved with a free-spirited guy who inspires her to make a list of things to do before the world ends. The series stars Joshua Sasse, Tori Anderson, Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue, Jesse Rath and Amy Pietz. Frequency, on the other hand, is a mystery sci-fi drama about an NYPD detective who is able to communicate with her late father through radio transmissions. The cast includes Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar and Lenny Jacobson. Both shows are averaging a 0.3 demo rating.
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