" has been renewed for a second season at NBC just days after the network canceled the drama series.
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. That fan base ultimately helped NBC in reconsidering Timeless's fate.
Fans made Timeless the top choice for renewal in USA TODAY's annual Save Our Shows poll, with 49% of participants in a record 146,000-vote turnout wanting to bring it back. Initially thought #Timeless would be on next summer, now it may be 2018 spring.
Kripke and Ryan tweeted up a storm about the Timeless renewal, this morning.
The freshman time-travel saga spent most of the season on the bubble in spite of landing the coveted post-Voice time slot that NBC used to launch Blindspot last season. While that episode count is down from the show's 16-episode first season, something tells me Timeless fans are going to be more than pleased with a 10-episode sophomore season! 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.
Timeless revolves around history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), who are tasked with trying to prevent Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić) from rewriting American history through time travel. It's a MAJOR reason we're back.
Unlike much of NBC's drama slate, Timeless hails from outside studio Sony Pictures Television (also home to The Blacklist).
- Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) May 13, 2017When all delayed viewing is considered. we were the 4th highest rated scripted series on NBC this year.