NBC may have just ordered more episodes of Timeless, but it’s not all good news for the freshman series. Deadline reports the network and Sony are trying to dismiss an on-going lawsuit over the time-travel drama.
The action-adventure series follows a history professor, a soldier, and a scientist as they travel through time to stop a mysterious criminal. The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, and Paterson Joseph.
In September, Onza Entertainment sued NBC, claiming Timeless “was “ripped off” from Spanish drama El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time).” Now, Sony and NBC have fired back, saying the time-travel genre lends itself to overlap:
Time travel is a well-established genre in all forms of media. Moreover, in many examples of the genre, the generic story line involves characters whose time travel alters the course of history, often preventing bad things from happening.”
Onza is seeking a jury trial for the case. Meanwhile, Timeless is dipping in the ratings. So far, the show has received an average of 1.36 in the 18-49 demo and 5.659 million viewers. For comparison, the premiere netted 7.597 million viewers.
What do you think? Are you watching Timeless? Do you think Onza has a case?
Great show with great story lines and even a little history wove in.
…and even more history revision wormed in from a tribal perspective.
Love the show..please do not cancel. The story lines are amazing, very dramatic, intense. Why not put it on prime time, 8 pm or 9 pm . Most working people are in bed between 10 and 11. I usually watch it the next day on my NBC app.
I love the history involved with this show and I like the way the characters and stories have developed. Can’t believe more folks aren’t watching. Maybe change the time slot.
My husband and I love this show and a lot of our family and friends do too. I don’t understand why a really good show like this would get cancelled and stupid shows and reality shows are still on.
Timeless is great. I have even gotten a few of my friends hooked. They will kill me if you cancel. So, your part to help save my life!!!! Seriously we love the show.
Timeless is a great show, they just started to get into the good stuff before it was stopped. I thought it was shut down because they were disclosing the Rothschild’s in the last episode, it surprises me that Sony and NBC would do a second season but it is usually them who decide what the show is about!
It’s very similar to The Time Tunnel produced during the 60s. I like it a lot.
Every series now on TV is like some series in the past 50 years. This is one of the best shows on TV.
I enjoy Timless – I hope it doesn’t get cancelled. But NBC has a habit of cancelling excellent shows.
I am enjoying this show very much. I very much want it to go the full 16 episodes. I’ve secured it on Amazon Prime to make sure I don’t a single episode. I hope it will be backed up on DVD.
Interesting that they didn’t try to sue Warner Bros. for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Does NBC have deeper pockets?
There shouldn’t be a lawsuit and the show should be cancelled after 16 episodes. It is a horribly written show and isn’t doing anywhere near the ratings that Blindspot did last season.
The dip in ratings is indicative of other shows being better/more attractive OR some people may actually think (as I do) that the show is an average take on a high-concept theme. Revisionist history spoils any sense of realism for me personally. Any hopes I originally had have subsequently flat-lined.