NBC Reverses Decision to Cancel 'Timeless' Renews It For a Second Season

Adjust Comment Print

For now, Timeless fans should definitely celebrate this well-earned victory, and set a reminder in their phones for the Season 2 premiere next summer.

Kripke's announcement of the show's twist of fate was appropriately on theme: "The #TimeTeam went back 3 days, and changed history". Initially thought #Timeless would be on next summer, now it may be 2018 spring.

For now, fans will have to wait what co-creators Kripke and Shawn Ryan can come up with in their quest to find "Timeless" a new home. The network originally cancelled the freshman time-travel drama Timeless, but now they've changed their minds and it's been renewed.

The network on Wednesday opted to cancel the first-year show, which had been squarely on the bubble with marginal ratings (though slightly better than those of a couple shows it did renew, like "Taken" and "Blindspot"). Sources toldThe Hollywood Reporter that Sony TV offered the lion's share of the profits for the show in exchange for another season, believing that their show has a chance to become a long-running franchise.

NBC also ordered a new season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on Friday, and renewed Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med on Wednesday.

"Timeless" follows the time-traveling adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), U.S. Army Delta Force soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), and programmer Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett).

Well, now season 2 will indeed be coming! While there is no clear indication as to when Timeless will return for its second season, at least fans can now rest easy knowing that the series will be back for more episodes in 2018. Did you ever imagine NBC would reverse their Timeless cancellation?

What do you think of Timeless being moved from cancelled to renewed?