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No Tomorrow is a 2016 romantic comedy series that aired on The CW, based on the Brazilian series Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo (How to Enjoy the End of the World).

Evie Covington (Tori Anderson) is a cautious young woman in Seattle, working at web retailer Cybermart when she meets the free-spirited Xavier (Joshua Sasse), who encourages her to live every day like it's her last.

Just when she starts to think he's the perfect guy for her, the other shoe drops — namely, that Xavier believes the apocalypse is imminent. Together, Xavier teaches Evie to be more fun-loving and spontaneous, while Evie helps Xavier to be more committal and responsible.

The show wasn't picked up for a second season.

No Tomorrow contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Auto Erotica: Kareema and Sofia have sex with each other in the back of a car more than once. Evie and Xavier also do it in the car at one point.
  • Bisexual Love Triangle: Kareema falls for Sofia, her brother Rohan's fiancee. At first this seems fine, since Sofia says their engagement is just for her to get citizenship. Then Rohan reveals to Kareema that he loves Sofia as well. It's resolved with her choosing Kareema, as Sofia is a lesbian.
  • Cassandra Truth: Almost everyone thinks Xavier's a bit eccentric at least for thinking there's an asteroid headed to Earth, the professional astronomers included. Then his theory turns out to be right.
  • Citizenship Marriage: Kareem's brother Rohan and his fiancee Sofia turn out to be engaged for this reason, though Rohan reveals to Kareema that he's fallen in love with her. This makes it awkward as Kareema's fallen for Sofia (and slept with her) as well.
  • Closet Key: Kareema appears to realize she's bisexual from feeling attracted by Sofia, and gets into a relationship with her.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Hank, who believes a Jade Helm conspiracy theory.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kareema almost constantly makes dry, sarcastic remarks at the start. This starts to change as she falls for Sofia, becoming genuinely earnest toward her as a result.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Deirdre's developing relationship with Hank makes her move from cold and standoffish to passionate with him.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Blonde, updeat, optimistic Evie and sarcastic, brunette, nihilist Kareema are best friends.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Evie is a very sweet blonde.
  • The Hedonist: Kareema says there's no purpose to life, and thus indulges herself pursuing whatever pleasures that she can. It doesn't seem to please her though, and when she falls for Sofia, loving someone else makes her happy for the first time we see.
  • Hipster: Xavier could be seen as one; he frequents farmers' markets and drinks obscure craft beer, just to cite a few examples.
  • Ice Queen: Deirdre's cold disposition makes her seem unapproachable.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode since the pilot has followed the naming structure "No ___."
  • Informed Attribute: Xavier's Australian identity, which is easy to ignore outside of a few oblique references to it.
  • Light Feminine Dark Feminine: Evie is sweet, cheerful, naive and only wants to have a monogamous, committed relationship. Kareema, her best friend, is a sarcastic nihilist who (before Sofia) only engages in casual sex.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Hank and his internet girlfriend turned out to be this way in person. So they decide to just be friends instead.
  • Lipstick Lesbian:
    • Sofia is a very feminine woman who turns out to be a lesbian, starting a relationship with Kareema. She's engaged to Rohan, Kareema's brother, but only to get citizenship.
    • Kareema however is more of a chapstick bisexual, since she's a bit more tomboyish (though also far from butch) and also into men (in fact, Sofia was apparently her Closet Key regarding same-sex attraction).
  • Love at First Sight: Kareema falls for Sofia from the moment she first sees her, but attempts to suppress it since she's her brother's fiancee. It turns out that their engagement is only for Sofia to get citizenship though, and Sofia's attracted to her as well.
  • Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Deirdre and Hank start having sex in different places at work after they get involved there.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Deirdre tries to back off from her relationship with Hank (who's black) while they're at work, and her boss perceives it wrongly. She's ordered to go into sensitivity training with Hank, but the pair can't stop themselves from making out right in front of the HR trainer.
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  • Mr. Fanservice: It's safe to say that just about everybody on this show finds Xavier attractive.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Deirdre actively pursues the much-younger Hank.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: More of a problem in the pilot than ensuing episodes, but Joshua Sasse's accent work (English to Australian) is so subtle that you may not even notice it at all. Perhaps a case of Truth in Television, as most Americans probably wouldn't be able to decipher the difference anyway.
  • Office Romance: Deirdre and Hank, to the point that they start having sex in closets etc. around the office.
  • Opposites Attract: Evie and Kareema are friends despite being almost totally opposite personalities. Evie's always bright, chipper, and wants a steady, monogamous relationship. Kareema's cynical, snarky and seems to only have casual sex (before meeting Sofia anyway).
  • Parental Abandonment: Xavier's father was one of the "emotionally absent" kinds to him, and they haven't spoken for years. Now doing so is one of the items on his bucket list. Meanwhile his mother died when he was a child.
  • Polyamory: Xavier practices this, calling it "ethical non-monogamy". Evie isn't comfortable with it though, and Xavier likes her enough to stay exclusive.
  • Queer Romance: Kareema falls for Sofia, who's her brother's gorgeous fiancee from Venezuela. They get into a clandestine relationship.
  • Really Gets Around: Evie soon discovers that Xavier is sleeping with other women simultaneously, which she doesn't take too kindly to. Kareema also appears to have a fairly promiscuous lifestyle.
  • Secret Other Family: Xavier's father took up with another woman while his mother was still alive, and they also had a daughter less than half a year after she died.
  • Sibling Triangle: Kareema falls hard for her the fiancee of her brother Rohan, Sofia. She's only getting married to him for US citizenship, and is attracted to Kareema as well. However, it turns out that Rohan also loves Sofia too. It's revealed Sofia is a lesbian, so it's resolved since she can't reciprocate to him anyway.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Evie's initial attraction to Xavier, as she's a more shy woman while he's very outgoing and uninhibited. It's deconstructed however because she doesn't go for polyamory as he does, but Xavier is willing to commit for Evie.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Xavier, who spends quite an amount of time in little-to-no clothing.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Several days after the series was canceled, the CW managed to add a late chapter to the finale explaining the loose plot threads: Xavier and the government managed to alter the asteroid's size and trajectory so only a small piece hit Earth to no damage; Timothy and his band found success with Timothy and Talia running a writer's retreat; Hank and Diedre had a son; Kareema and Sofia are advocates for same-sex marriage; Xavier became a successful author and inspirational speaker; Evie works for Doctors Without Borders; and the final shot has her and Xavier reuniting.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Xavier's method of trying to alert a famous astronomer that an asteroid is (he believes) on a heading with Earth is loudly accosting her in public and behaving like a maniac. Not surprisingly he's been arrested multiple times and the astronomer's taken out a restraining order against him. Even when she's convinced to listen by Evie though and he talks calmly, she still thinks he's nuts.