The drama is pulled after five episodes.
March 29, 2017
Reports are out that ABC has pulled new series Time After Time from its schedule after just five episodes. The move does not come as much of a surprise after a slow start to the time travel drama, which has finished last against its Sunday night competition in each of its airings.
Based on the novel and movie of the same name, the series followed famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells and his time travelling adventures to modern day Manhattan in search of the murderous Jack the Ripper.
Today's cancellation sees Time After Time become the second show of the season to be pulled early in its run. CBS drama Doubt was yanked last month after just two episodes. Taking over its 9:00pm time slot for now will be episodes of Match Game beginning this Sunday, April 2.
08/31/17 at 10:28am
I was not impressed by this show. For those that want to see the 5 episodes, it's expiring from Netflix tonight at midnight. August 31
05/06/17 at 03:41pm
This show was excellent! Thanks a lot, ABC! Smh! Give shows a chance to get a following before pulling the plug!
05/04/17 at 02:44pm
I really liked this show!!! I wish I knew how to get the Syfy channel to pick it up and give it the real chance it deserves!!!
04/24/17 at 07:48pm
The movie Time after Time was/is unwatchable. This series was ok, Josh Bowman was surprisingly good. The premise was just stupid, in fact it might have been more interesting if it was in reverse, that some genius psychopath tinkers with Wells relic machine and due to TV idiocy gets it to work and travels back to H.G (when the Time Machine is only an idea in his head or is it does the psychopath aspire the idea?) Anyway the Ripper starts ripping and becomes H.Gâ€™s besty until H.G discovers his new besty is a freak and used his time machine to travel back in time (OMG what have I done -shock emoji for H.G, season 1 ends with Wellsâ€™ dilemma: to build the machine or not to build the time machine; there is only 13 eps. Season 2 we all know the Ripper just stops and disappears forever; How? H.G builds the machine to get rid of the ripper? That idea sucks and the series gets canceled and replaced with dancing with the stars. H.G writes the novel (fact) the time machine is never built but this doesnâ€™t work cause the Ripper is still his best mate. During season 2 we discover that geek psycho ripper, obsessed with H.Gâ€™s novel builds the time machine himself and due to the idiocy of TV travels back in time to meet his idle. This season gets even more darker, steamy and a little creepy as it turns into a twisted homo erotic bromance between H.G and Ripper (smacks of Hannibal) which culminates in Ripper, ripping H.Gâ€™s pregnant wife ( Oh i didnâ€™t mention H.G had a wife?) H.G strangles Ripper with piano wire, ending season 2. Of course fans of Ripper will be bitterly disappointed cause he was crazy sexy and a sick actor. But wow the show is not cancelled !!! Season 3: Pissed, grief stricken, H.G builds the machine and travels to the future to kill teen ripper ( already iâ€™ve spawned a new series Teen Ripper but Bates Motel covers that). Anyhoo teen ripper has no idea of what he will become (cause he is just at the killing of cute bunnies phase). So moral dilemma for H.G an eye for an eye? Kill the cute little brat cause people are just born bad or is there room for improvement or did H.G terrorise him into becoming the ripper and it is a double revenge tale? Donâ€™t **** with time, cause time will *** you over every time. Hey if they decided to do a series based on American Psycho (read the book its surprisingly funny and much better than the film) Josh Bowman would be great as Patrick Bateman -handsome, well educated and intelligent.
04/15/17 at 03:27am
@Jacks Parenthood the movie was not at all related to Parenthood the series. The movie was a comedy with Steve Martin about a family with a ton of kids, the series was anything but comedy and had zero similarities in storyline. They simply shared a title.
04/08/17 at 02:34pm
@Already Been Created - Reread my previous post. I didn't say the series ended after two episodes. What I said was the first two episodes were identical to the movie except that ep 2 didn't wrap up the story the way the movie did.
I saw the movie when it came out (and again within the last year). Although I got a crush on Mary Steenburgen when I first saw it, I always felt the ending was terribly hokey and clunky. Seeing it again recently confirmed both points from my original viewing.
04/06/17 at 01:48pm
@Marco55 - That's not exactly true. There's been plenty of movies that have become relatively successful TV shows:
-Stargate (led to 4 tv shows and several TV movies)
-Psycho (Bates Motel)
-Friday Night Lights
-Teen Wolf (heading for season 5)
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
-From Dusk till Dawn
-Pink Panther (The live action film led to the very successful cartoon)
04/03/17 at 10:02am
No, no, no!
The series did not end after two episodes. it went on 3 more. That is why the rating tanked. The movie ENDED the story line of Jack the Ripper without dragging it out. The show fell into the time travel paradox trap. If you have a time machine go to the moment Jack arrives and shot him with a shotgun. Problem solved. But then you create a paradox. The other time travel shows dealt with it nicely. This one just wanted to drag things out.
04/03/17 at 07:47am
@Already Been Created - It's already been noted that the movie was reproduced almost in its entirety in the first 2 episodes. It veered off at the end of ep-2 to open the story for the series.
04/03/17 at 05:26am
It's very hard to expand a 2 hour movie into a tv show that has a lot of episodes.Bottom line is that the ratings were terrible,not bad but terrible.
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