The CW had already announced renewals for many of its series, with no word yet on freshman efforts No Tomorrow and Frequency. Their short future was confirmed today, when the network cancelled them both. The bleak writing was on the wall, as according to The Hollywood Reporter, “No Tomorrow and Frequency were the first CW shows in years to not get additional episode pickups.”
Frequency was a time-travel series based on the 2000 Dennis Quaid movie, with Peyton List and Riley Smith as a daughter and father separated by 20 years but brought together by a magical radio as they tried to stop a serial killer. No Tomorrow was a quirky rom-com about a straight-laced young woman (Tori Anderson) who falls for a guy (Joshua Sasse) who lives in the moment because he thinks the end of the world is imminent. Neither show attracted much of an audience; Frequency averaged a 0.4 rating and 1.5 million viewers, while No Tomorrow had an average 0.3 rating and 1 million viewers.
That makes the Twin Peaks-tinged comic-book adaption Riverdale The CW’s only successful freshmen series for 2016-17. And the jury is still out on whether The CW’s iZombie and The Originals will be back for another season.