NBC Un-Cancels 'Timeless', CBS Renews 'Code Black' for Season 3
NBC has just made a huge reversal. After previously canceling "Timeless", the network has changed its mind and renews the time-travel drama for a sophomore season. One of the show's co-creators, Eric Kripke, shared the exciting news on Twitter on Saturday, May 13.
Eric revealed that fans played a major role in bringing back the show. "So huge thanks to @nbc for supporting us. And THANKS for the fan support. It's a MAJOR reason we're back. It worked, guys! #TimelessRenewed," he tweeted. According to the co-creator, the new season will consist of 10 episodes and is set to be released sometime in 2018.
As to why NBC decided to bring back "Timeless", NBC Chairman Robert Greenbaltt said on Sunday, May 14, "There was a moment earlier in the week where we just thought, 'We have all these shows that are coming back and these new shows and maybe there's not room for 'Timeless' ' and we decided to move on from it."
He added, "And then woke up the next morning, all of us, and heard from fans and the outcry and we thought, 'Well, let's figure out how to try to bring it back.' We went back to the drawing board in every way with our partners, with Sony, and I'm happy to say we were able to figure out a way to bring it back. We love the show creatively. Nothing would make us happier than to see the audience grow."
Fans were raging throughout social media after hearing the news about NBC cancelling the series. Leslie Jones joined the online rage and wrote on her Twitter account, "WTF?! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO KEEP A GOOD SHOW ON TV?! @NBCTimeless was an excellent show!!! Y'all making a huge mistake!!!"
WTF?! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO KEEP A GOOD SHOW ON TV?! @NBCTimeless was an excellent show!!! Y'all making a huge mistake!!!— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) May 11, 2017
"Timeless" follows a trio (Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett and Sakina Jaffrey) who traveled through time to battle a supposed master criminal (Goran Visnjic). In the first season, the series averaged 8 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo but dropped significantly by its finale.
Meanwhile, CBS has handed out a third season renewal for "Code Black". The medical drama centers on Angels Memorial Hospital where hospital staff have to keep the overcrowded medical center running with never enough resources, creating a situation called "code black."
Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Boris Kodjoe Melanie Chandra and Harry Ford, "Code Black" pulled in 6 million viewers per episode and averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 demo in its season 2.
"Code Black" joins other renewed series on the network, including "Bull", "MacGyver", "Kevin Can Wait", "Man With a Plan" and "Superior Donuts".
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