History has been rewritten, disregard everything below. Timeless has been renewed/un-cancelled!
Timeless fans, we’ve got some news you may want to go back in time and prevent: NBC has cancelled the time-tripping freshman drama after one season. Executive producer/co-creator Eric Kripke confirmed the news via Twitter, adding that the “odds are long, but trying to find another home” for the series. Averaging 4.6 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating, Timeless was NBC’s No. 6-rated drama, matching fellow freshman Chicago Justice and the recently renewed Taken and besting The Blacklist, the just-renewed Blindspot, Shades of Blue and three others. And while it enjoyed significant DVR boosts (swelling to a 2.1 rating in Live+7), the pricey series was only half-owned by NBC.
The show’s Season 1 finale — which now will serve as a series finale — ended on a cliffhanger, with Lucy discovering that her mother Carol is part of the mysterious Rittenhouse organization. Kripke told TVLine that Season 2 would offer more clarity on why Carol kept her affiliation a secret from her daughter and on the group’s plans for Lucy. Meanwhile, Jiya witnessed a “flickering between the Golden Gate Bridge present day and then the year when it was being constructed. What does that mean, and what is happening to her, and what is she able to see, and how does that grow and change in Season 2 becomes part of the story,” the EP teased. Are you disappointed Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus’ Timeless adventures are over?