It’s crunch time for Timeless and Blindspot. Deadline reports both series will be meeting about new seasons with NBC soon.
Blindspot, which stars Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, will return on March 22nd. Ratings for the thriller drama have declined significantly since season one. Season two has earned an average rating of 1.10 in the 18-49 demo with 5.205 million viewers. For comparison, season one averaged a 1.83 rating in the 18-49 demo and a total of 6.92 million viewers.
Meanwhile, Timeless has problems beyond low ratings. The freshman series is currently the subject of an ongoing copyright lawsuit between NBC and the Spanish media company Onza Entertainment.
When asked about the time travel drama, NBC chief Jennifer Salke said the network loves the show:
We love Timeless. It’s a great performer. I thought it could benefit from an earlier timeslot but we have Blindspot earlier so there’s just going to be some decisions based on the pilots — and there’s not that many pilots.”
According to Deadline, the creators of both Timeless and Blindspot will meet about new seasons with NBC next week.
Update: Timeless co-creator Shawn Ryan has tweeted that they’ll be pitching to NBC on April 2nd.
What do you think? Do you watch Timeless and/or Blindspot? Do you think NBC should renew one or both?
I did not watch a ton of TV any more but NBC you will be making a big mistake if you cancel TIMELESS. I just love that show and consistently watched every episode. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL TIMELESS.
Renew both they are wonderful shows
Please give us a new season if you not cancel this great show.
Timeless. What a superb programme ! It has everything the armchair time traveller could ever wish for! Most of all it is pure escapism which is what all want sometimes,surely.
The writing is terrible and the situations are ridiculous tonsay the absolute least. Each week watching someone who is supposed to be a trained Special Forces Vet either drop his gun be taken by surprise or just plain miss or be talked out of his mission is an insult to those of us who served. Cancel this travesty!!!
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Both, but mostly Timeless. Timeless is an AMAZING show, with far too many possibilities to let go. Phenomenal cast with excellent scripts, it is TOP NOTCH. And can someone please give Malcolm Barrett an award for his emotions?? I just can’t even handle him sometimes, he’s so good. Blindspot, I love. However, I personally think the drop in ratings stems from them revealing too much, too fast, and wandering too far away from the puzzles of the tattoos. I think if they remember where they started, and recapture that air of mysteries solved one tiny piece at a time, they… Read more »
I enjoy BOTH, and would LOVE for them to be renewed! My 15 year old daughter, was the one that got me to watching!! Timeless is an entertaining History lesson for my daughter! And Blindspot is filled with actions, intrigue, mystery, and great story lines! The writers are AWESOME!Blindspot, and Timeless are the least television programs, that I can watch…., with my child from start to finish. Without having to excuse her from the room…, because, of some inappropriate scene!! LOVE trying to fugue out the tattoos!! And look forward to where in time, will the team jump to next!!… Read more »