The CW has made it official, canceling softly rated freshman dramas Frequency and No Tomorrow.
Both series got off to a slow start in the fall and neither got a back order — the first time in the CW’s 11-year history that no new fall series received a full-season order.
Neither No Tomorrow, based on a Brazilian format, nor Frequency, based on the 2000 movie, got traction despite a marketing push and strong lead-ins. The shows averaged a paltry 0.26-0.27 adults 18-49 Live+same day rating for their 13-episode seasons.
There was a little window for Frequency and No Tomorrow to come back if they had a big spike in their Netflix runs this spring, but that did not happen. Meanwhile, the CW brass are said to like all six of the network’s pilots, making for a very tough field with six strong contenders. With nine existing scripted series already renewed for next season, the fates of Frequency and No Tomorrow were sealed.