Last week we reported that NBC had cancelled freshman time travel drama Timeless. Well someone must have altered the timeline after that, because this weekend series creator Eric Kripke tweeted out that the series had been, in fact, saved.
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) May 13, 2017
As for how this happened, The Hollywood Reporter claims that Sony (who actually makes the show) offered to take more of the burden of production costs going forward. The cancellation of a bubble show like Timeless wasn’t surprising, but series with the same ratings often get renewed too. Sony absorbing more of the costs makes keeping the program on the air a much more profitable affair for NBC, and tipped the scales just enough in Timeless‘s favor.
And frankly, with that first season cliff hanger ending, I’m glad we’re going to get more.