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.
The only current CW series in contention for next season are The Originals and iZombie, with iZombie considered a sure thing and The Originals’ renewal a tossup.