NBC has reversed course after canceling a drama series and will bring the show back — but only long enough to air a two-part series finale.
The show is “Timeless,” which NBC seems to be having a hard time keeping down. The series, which has only been around for two seasons, was canceled by the network for the second time back in June.
NBC announced today that it is collaborating with Sony Pictures Television on a two-part “Timeless” finale to air during the holidays.
“According to executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke, audiences can expect the ‘Timeless’ they know and love. A focus on the unsung and underrepresented people of history. And most importantly, one final emotional story for the Time Team,” NBC says in today’s announcement.
Lisa Katz, co-president of Scripted Programming for NBC Entertainment, added: “We’re excited to tell one final chapter to this incredible story. A huge thank-you to all — our cast, crew, producers and partners at Sony — who have worked so very hard, and to the fans who kept us on our toes and made sure we did our very best week after week.”
In a joint statement, Ryan and Kripke said: “While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of ‘Timeless,’ this is the next best thing. We’re thrilled to take the Lifeboat out for one last spin and bring closure to our story. The studio, network, cast and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. Because they deserve it. Because the fans made this happen and we thank them for their passion, support and helicopters. So? You guys want to get Rufus back or what?”