Why was Timeless briefly cancelled? Recently, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt and network president Jennifer Salke explained why the TV show was cancelled then revived, Deadline reports.
An action-adventure drama, Timeless follows the unexpected team of a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a soldier (Matt Lanter), and a scientist (Malcolm Barrett) as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to stop a villain from destroying America by changing the past. The cast also includes Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.
As reported earlier, NBC cancelled Timeless a few months ago only to reverse their decision days later and renew it for a second season. At this summer’s TCA press conference, Greenblatt explained why the network initially cancelled the series:
We don’t mean to be disingenuous to fans, but we have a lot of things that are doing well, and when you look at the whole schedule, it’s honestly hard to find a place for all these shows. You’ll say that’s a good problem to have, but we had all these various schedules with The Blacklist and the Dick Wolf shows; all these factors led to us saying, ‘Oh, we don’t need this show.’
Salke then mentioned what ultimately brought the show back:
[T]he fan base bombarded us with a feeling that we shared to have this show; it was a collaborative passion swell,”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Timeless? Are you glad it was renewed after all? Will you watch season two?