NBC goes back in time, reverses course and renews ‘Timeless’
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2017 – In what appears to be an act of time travel, NBC announced that it has changed its mind and will renew ‘Timeless’ for a second season. The show was previously canceled earlier this week. While the show has been renewed, it is only for 10 episodes, which is fewer than a traditional renewal order.
While the show has been renewed, it is only for 10 episodes, which is fewer than a traditional renewal order.
Despite the show having a coveted time slot, rumors of cancellation were common. When it finally happened, the show’s cancellation had fans in an uproar. It remains to be seen when the new season will air, but co-creator Eric Kripke hinted at the possibility of a summer 2018 release.
In case you have missed it, the series began with the criminal Flynn stealing a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.
A team comprised of scientist Rufus, solider Wyatt, and historian Lucy must then use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events and undo the damage Flynn has done.
The series stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.
With the renewal, Timeless becomes the only time-travel show to survive the freshman slaughter. Network executives canceled Frequency, Time after Time and Making History. NBC announced the cancelation “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Emerald City,” and “Powerless.”
NBC has enewed “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Taken,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” “This Is Us” (for two seasons), “Great News,” and “The Good Place.”
Fan outrage has once again brought a show back from the dead. Previously fans have been able to bring back shows including A&E’s ‘Longmire’ and Fox’s hit show ’24.’
Fan support has become more impactful thanks to social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.