NBC has given the Quantum Leap team an early gift for the holidays. The network has renewed the freshman series for a second season. Eight installments of the current season’s 18-episode order have aired so far. The first season resumes on January 2nd.
A sci-fi series, the Quantum Leap TV show is a sequel to the 1989-93 series of the same name. This incarnation stars Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park, and Nanrisa Lee. It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Lee), has been assembled to restart the project in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Bassett), who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear. At the helm of the highly confidential operation is Herbert “Magic” Williams (Hudson), a no-nonsense career military man with a tie to Sam Beckett. The rest of the team includes Ian Wright (Park) and Jenn Chou (Lee). As Ben leaps from life to life, putting right what once went wrong, it becomes clear that he and the team are on a thrilling journey. However, this thrill ride could result in the loss of Ben forever.
Airing on Monday nights, the first season of Quantum Leap averages a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.60 million viewers in the live+same day ratings (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM). In the live+7 day ratings, episodes pick up more than 60% more viewers.
Here’s the renewal announcement from NBC:
MEDIA ALERT: QUANTUM LEAP
NBC has renewed a second season of its freshman drama series “Quantum Leap.”
“We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “As we continue to bring audiences to our must-watch dramas, it’s gratifying to know ‘Quantum Leap’ will have a prominent place next season both on our NBC schedule and next day on Peacock.”
The “Quantum Leap” pilot is currently up to a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.8 million viewers across linear, digital and streaming platforms.
“Quantum Leap” is NBC’s best-ever drama launch on Peacock and is the #2 new broadcast show of the season in the 18-49 demo.
The series stars Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee.
Martin Gero serves as executive producer along with Dean Georgaris, Don Bellisario, Deborah Pratt, Chris Grismer, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt.
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, produces in association with I Have an Idea! Entertainment, Belisarius Productions and Quinn’s House Productions.
What do you think? Have you watched the new Quantum Leap series on NBC? Are you glad that this sequel series has been renewed for a second season?
I pray Quantum leap 2023-24 comes back. The wide range of characters, their backstories and absolute suspense make it a truly exciting show!
The ratings keep going down. Just another season low this week. This show is for the waste bin and should be dumped, not get a second season. Bad actors, bad directors and terrible scripts. Boring like hell.
A disgrace for the great original series that it has the same name. Booooooooooo!
It would be great if they can get Scott Bakala in on a guest appearance as Dr Sam Beckett somehow.. Perhaps this would boost the ratings…
yes I watch the series is much better than the original love it
Much better? On which planet??
I’m really trying to approach the new series with an open mind and hope it improves, but so far it’s not remotely on the same level with the original.
I hope the second half of the season gets to the point of what Al’s daughter is up to, and whatever thing she had going on with Ben that caused him to leap in the first place. And obviously, I’d like to see Sam Beckett show up eventually, but I wouldn’t advise anybody to bet their soul on that happening this season.
NBC must love those 0.3 demo numbers. Terrible decision it will sink further in the Spring.
Good see ty
WHY IT STINKS NEEDS TO BRING BACK HAPPY!!!