Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Timeless cancelled by NBC after one season

Timeless cancelled by NBC after one season

It looks like the big wave of time travel shows this season failed to attract a lot of viewers, as just a few weeks after ABC pulled Time After Time from its schedule, NBC has canceled its own temporal drama Timeless. Despite the strong cast and crew, including creators and executive producers Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural), and strong Season 1 reviews, Timeless just wasn't able to garner enough views on Monday nights.

Timeless followed the story of historian Lucy (Abigail Spencer), soldier Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and tech wiz Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) as they hurtled around time trying to stop rogue time-traveller Flynn (Goran Višnjić) from changing historical events. "Timeless" was a production of Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, MiddKid Productions and Kripke Enterprises. That consistency, combined with solid DVR numbers and a proportionately high level of "upscale viewers" (household income over $100,000), helped to justify its renewal. However, the series lost significant viewership during its freshman run, ending the season with a per episode average of a 1.1 and 4.6 million viewers. Some fans get better news than others, and waiting can be positively painful.

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