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NBC Cancels Timeless Yet Again, With a Possible Send-Off Movie

This is starting to feel like déjà vu.


Bad news for fans of Team Lifeboat: NBC has decided not to renew Timeless for a third season. The time-traveling drama was canceled after its first season, but it was resurrected days later, thanks to a fervent fan campaign. Will the fans be able to rally enough support for the series to bring it back from the brink a second time, maybe on a new channel?

This is disappointing news for fans of the action-adventure series, which effortlessly explored inclusivity and took a critical eye to what we’ve learned in the history books. Creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan took to Twitter to express his sadness and disappointment over the news, saying:

There are ongoing talks about wrapping up the series with a two-hour movie, but no final decisions have been made yet. Here’s hoping that Sony Pictures TV (which produces Timeless) can find a new home for the series, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Lucifer were able to. Writer/executive producer Arika Lisanne Mittman summed it up best in this tweet:

Timeless is the kind of show we need now more than ever. Here’s hoping that the Lifeboat crew finds a new home.

(via Deadline, image: NBC)

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