Should The CW’s No Tomorrow Make Your TV Bucket List?

by Jason the TVaholic on September 27, 2016

in Previews

Sasse & Anderson in No Tomorrow

Joshua Sasse & Tori Anderson in The CW’s No Tomorrow – (Cr. Eddy Chen/The CW)


On this episode we are previewing The CW’s new romantic comedy No Tomorrow. It stars Tori Anderson (Killjoys), Joshua Sasse (Galavant), Sarayu Blue (Monday Mornings), Jonathan Langdon (Special Correspondents movie), Jesse Rath (Defiance) and Amy Pietz (Caroline in the City).

No Tomorrow is based on a Brazilian show called How to Enjoy the End of the World, which was nominated for an International Emmy. It follows a woman who appreciates order so much that when she makes a list, “make a list” is both the first thing on the list and the first thing crossed off of it. But, living such a regimented life isn’t always that great. Her most recent relationship has seemingly come to an end and she gets no love for her career aspirations from her petty tyrant of a boss. She then meets a charming and free-spirited guy who she is immediately attracted to and the chemistry is electric. He brings some unexpected joy and romance into her life and attempts to get her to break out of her rut and seize the day. But, it turns out that he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is only eight months and 12 days away and because an asteroid is going to end humankind. So, he has put together a list of everything he wants to do before the world ends. With the help of her friends, she must decide if he is a nut-job or if that even matters, as being with him gets her living a fuller life.

No Tomorrow has potential, as the cast is very likable and the people behind it have brought us some really good, if short-lived at times, shows. So, I will be giving this one a temporary spot on my watch list. They jammed a bit too much into the pilot, but my main problem with the show is that I am not sure how it works longer than maybe a season. The premise, while interesting, puts a clock on the show and given the time period covered in the first episode, it seems like we will get to the day the world is supposed to end easily within the first season. If he is right, the show is over. If he is wrong, what does that do to the happy-go-lucky fun premise? But, it could be fun in the meantime. Overall, if you are a fan of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend or Jane the Virgin, you will want to check this one out. No Tomorrow has a similar wacky premise at its core and both of them have turned out to be really good. And, The CW has seen fit to keep them around, even though practically nobody is watching them.

Watch the Trailer for No Tomorrow

Does The CW’s No Tomorrow sound like something you’ll be adding to your watch list when it premieres Tuesday, October 4th after The Flash?

Listen and then let me know what you think in the comments or via Twitter @theTVaholic.

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News & Notes

Get Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes via Amazon VideoTonight, The CW has the first season finale of MADtv.

Over on cable, Bounce TV has the second season finale of In the Cut, Comedy Central has the eighth fall season premiere of Tosh.0 and the fourth season premiere of Drunk History, Cooking Channel has the fifth season finale of Man Fire Food, Food Network has the 29th season finale of Chopped, Syfy has the series premiere of Aftermath, and Travel Channel has a couple Andrew Zimmern’s Bucket List specials.

In late night, Food Network has the series premiere of Star Plates.

Next week, The CW has the third season premiere of The Flash and the series premiere of No Tomorrow and Hulu has the fifth season premiere of The Mindy Project.

Prime Picks

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX): New. Jake and Holt decide they need to do something to get out of their present situation. The rest of the squad deals with their new captain. Runs 31 minutes.
New Girl (FOX): New. Jess and Cece attempt to get voters for the Presidential election. Winston tries to help Nick. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.

Bull (CBS): New. Dr. Bull has to create a new strategy after gender bias is uncovered.

This Is Us (NBC): New. Toby attempts to help Kate relax. Beth wants to know more about Randall’s biological father. Rebecca and Jack have become distant. If you listened to my preview, you know that I had one caveat going forward in regards to this show. That being that the twist was a big part of what made the first episode great and it’s not something that you can really do long term. After having watched tonight’s and next week’s episodes, I am no longer worried, at least for the foreseeable future. What did you think of last week’s premiere? Will you be continuing to watch?

Solid Selections

NCIS (CBS): New. Torres and Quinn try to adjust to being part of a team, as they investigate a bomb plot.

MADtv (The CW): Season Finale. Will Sasso and Bobby Lee join in the sketch comedy fun.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC): New. Daisy goes up against Ghost Rider again. Coulson is called in to sit down with the new director. Check out some video interviews with executive producers and cast, which includes Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons and Ming-Na Wen.

Other Options

  • Atlanta (FX): New. Justin Bieber and other celebrities visit. Runs 31 minutes. Plays again later two times.
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC): New. Joe and Ryan have to deal with the results of Joe’s decision. Cameron and Donna can’t seem to agree about future. Gordon deals with a crisis of conscience. Plays twice and again later.
  • NCIS: New Orleans (CBS): New. Pride deals with the FBI when he attempts to help a Navy officer that is their prime suspect in a murder case.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has MLB action tonight with the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees.
  • MLB Network has a game tonight.

Tuesday TV Marathons

Amen (Centric): Has 11 episodes early.
Castle (TNT): Nine episodes tonight into late night.
Criminal Minds (ION): Has 11 episodes.
House, M.D. (UniversalHD): Seven episodes that play twice.
Law & Order (WEtv): Seven episodes tonight into late night.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (WEtv): Eight episodes today.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (USA Network): Seven episodes today.
Sanford and Son (TV One): Has 20 episodes.
That ’70s Show (IFC): Has 10 episodes that play twice.

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