NBC reverses position, renews 'Timeless' for a second season

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Earlier this week, NBC announced that the sci-fi time travel drama show Timeless had run its course. The series rises from the recent dead to land a season 2 renewal at NBC.

The show has garnered decent ratings and has amassed a dedicated fan base, but unfortunately, NBC has chose to cancel the show due to financial reasons.

NBC went back in time and un-canceledTimeless in a surprising reversal, giving the freshman series season 2. Created by Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, Timeless had found a dedicated audience and pulled in impressive critical response, but was untimely axed after its short, 15-episode first season. Coincidentally - or not - both of them and Timeless come from Sony Pictures TV, whose executives had worked hard over the past few days to find a new home for the NBC drama.

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Regardless of the timing of the new episodes, this constitutes little other than a major victory for the show's fans, and also for the entire science fiction genre as a whole.

The show cast Abigail Spencer as a college history professor who travels into the past alongside a soldier (played by Matt Lanter) and engineer (played by Malcolm Barrett) to track a master criminal (played by Goran Visnjic), who has stolen a time machine. According to Screen Rant, although "Timeless" did much better with an average rating of 2.0 compared to the other show's 1.5, NBC has chose to renew "Taken" for another season as it is cheaper to produce. "Can't wait to show you more".

- Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) May 13, 2017When all delayed viewing is considered. we were the 4th highest rated scripted series on NBC this year.

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

"We're coming back for more".

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