It’s like a page from the time-traveling show’s own playbook. Did executive producer Eric Kripke go back in time and change history? It appears so. After canceling Timeless earlier this week, NBC has changed its mind and given it a second season renewal. Kripke announced the news via Twitter
“The #TimeTeam went back 3 days, and changed history. @nbc picked us up for 10 episodes. Seriously. Airs next summer.”
“Correction. Info moving fast. We’re airing sometime in 2018, not sure when. But we’re airing! #ResuscitateTimeless” – Kripke
The series follows a team comprised of scientist Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), solider Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and historian Lucy (Abigail Spencer) as they travel back in time to critical events to undo the damage done by a mysterious criminal named Flynn (Goran Visnjic). During its first season, the series averaged 8 million total viewers and a 2.1 in the 18-49 demographic.
So why did NBC reverse its decision? According to the Hollywood Reporter, their sources reveal “the independent studio had been offering the lion’s share of the profits to NBC in exchange for the renewal as SPT (Sony Pictures Television) believe in the show’s creative and that it has a solid chance to be a long-running, family-friendly franchise. Early buzz has the drama moving from its former 10 p.m. slot to a potential home at 8 p.m. as the show has been a favorite for co-viewing with parents and children.”
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