NBC has canceled one of its primetime series – for a second time – writes one of the industry’s best reporters, Nellie Andreeva of Deadline, where she is that publication’s TV editor. The series was first canceled in May, 2017, after its first season.
The show is “Timeless.”
Writes Andreeva: “This time, NBC postponed the renewal decision until after the May upfronts; it comes just days before the options of the series’ cast are set to expire. That was in part because the network and ‘Timeless’ producer Sony Pictures TV had been discussing doing a two-hour movie that would resolve the cliffhanger in the recent Season 2 finale and wrap the stories on the show, giving fans closure. I hear the two sides have not been able to make the economics work so far but conversations continue, and NBC appears interested.”
The story adds, “The new cancellation of ‘Timeless’ will be hard to swallow for fans who had been campaigning for a renewal, flooding NBC’s Twitter feed with #RenewTimeless messages. For a second year in a row, ‘Timeless’ ranked as No.1 on USA Today’s Save our Shows poll.”
Adds Variety in its story, NBC agreed to bring “Timeless” back for season two only “after Sony agreed to hand over a 50% stake in the series to NBC’s sister studio Universal Television.”
Please click here to read Andreeva’s full story about the “Timeless” cancellation.