No Season 3 for the time travel drama.
June 22, 2018
It's a sad day for the #Clockblockers out there, as NBC has once again cancelled Timeless. The move marks the second straight year that the network has pulled the plug on the series, only this time there will be no reversal of its decision.
Fans of the action drama had been holding out hope since last month's finale that a third season may be in the cards. And like last year, the show ended on another major cliffhanger that might not ever be resolved. I say 'might' because there have reportedly been discussions between NBC and the show's producers about a possible two-hour movie that would properly conclude the story and give fans the closure they undoubtedly would appreciate. Talks are still ongoing, but the likelihood of it actually happening is unknown.
Timeless premiered in 2016 with a good amount of momentum behind it. Created by two veteran producers, the series was given a high profile time slot on Monday nights along with heavy promotion. While it was well-received by critics, a solid start in the ratings was not long-lasting, and ratings slipped over the course of its run leaving only a limited audience who kept tuning in. And while NBC eventually decided to bring the show back for a second season, its numbers only got worse this time around.
Timeless follows a team of time travelers who were chasing down a mysterious criminal intent on changing the past in order to destroy America. The team works to keep up with the dangerous fugitive to stop his path of destruction, while being careful not to let their actions adversely affect the past.
06/27/18 at 02:53pm
@Susanne I am a boomer. I'll be 72 this August. I get the that advertisers don't cater to us but I also believe they shouldn't. I'm the first to admit that I don't spend my money freely nor do I change brands often, if at all, so there is no reason for them to try to target me. Barb didn't mention advertising though, which makes your comment somewhat baffling to me. What she said was she feels 20 year olds have no taste, can only dream of having a disposable income and that perhaps another channel would cater to a "majority of viewers." I felt it to be very condescending and unnecessary which is why I asked what she was blabbering about since she never made any type of point. Advertisers will never focus on us boomers. There's no reason to. I liked the show but don't really watch TV all that much to be honest. Most boomers I know don't. It's sad it got cancelled but that didn't happen just because of advertising. That happened because not enough people watched it. Plain and simple.
06/27/18 at 12:54pm
Ugh...NBC you suck! I can't think of any other show I actually watch your network for!!!
06/26/18 at 08:15pm
Once again nbc screws up again.If it wasnt for svu i would give up on this network and not turn it on. I am sick and tired of shows like the voice and american ninga warrior. Fun interesting shows are canceled. I wanna know how messed up in the noodle is hollyweird. Another sad decision ny over paid execs.
06/26/18 at 06:58pm
@Stanley I should probably stay out of it, but ratings annoy me in a lot of ways so I'm going to try to help explain anyway. Also, not all people check back in on threads to see follow-up. I'm not BarbSlater, but I think I understand what she was saying. As far as ratings go, advertisers have NO interest in anyone over 49 so anyone in that age group is only counted for statistical purposes. It may seem petty, but it can feel offensive to know your viewing doesn't matter to the powers that be or the advertisers.
Advertisers believe, and often rightly so, that despite having more $, older Americans are much less likely to change brands and be influenced by commercials. They have already decided which brand of ketchup, soda, paper towel, etc they are going to purchase.
On the flip side, younger Americans will try brands they see in ads making their viewing habit much more important to advertisers who are hoping to get lifelong customers.
In addition, older people have likely been saving for years as none of us know how much money we will need to get to the end of our lives. BarbSlater didn't actually say she has disposable income. She stated that as a group, baby boomers do which is correct.
Whether someone has disposable income or not, it doesn't feel good to be minimized and deemed unimportant in ratings. The disposable income isn't the important part. It is just the part that makes it even harder to understand why babyboomers are not counted.
BarbSlater, if you do see this and I got that wrong, I apologize.
06/25/18 at 01:50pm
Jesus Christ, can we just get a wrap up season with these shows? Also on a side note, when are the Developers here at "is my show cancelled" going to get some common sense about themselves and start listing these posts from oldest to newest instead of the other way around? If not that, at least give us a toggle or list the page numbers where they can be clicked on individually. C'mon!
06/25/18 at 09:02am
@BarbSlater, What are you blabbering about?? Disposable income? What does that have to do with anything? If you truly have all this disposable income that you seem to want to boast about for reasons that no one can figure out, why are you sitting around watching TV? Good grief......
Anyway, the show was good, not great, but that's just me. I enjoyed it but wasn't quite as invested this season as the last one. I do hope someone picks it up so it can continue, but if not, I hope they at least wrap it up...which I heard might happen.
06/25/18 at 07:16am
I was only watching the show for Matt -yes i'm that shallow. Having said that, i am a fan of the genre; 12 Monkeys is the better show. Timeless, kinda old school which was one of its charms. I loved Time Tunnel as a kid, which had a white washed view of history, Timeless critiqued the past through a modern lens. Shame its cancelled, Matt was dreamy. And Rufus did grungy Wyatt and Lucy go back to save him? We'll never know. Was i the only one who thought there was no chemistry between those two?
06/24/18 at 08:14pm
That’s too bad. I still have the last 3 episodes on my DVR. I’m just going to delete them. I can’t say I’m surprised by the cancellation though. Ratings still weren’t that great and even I was starting to lose interest this season as I don’t think it was as good as season 1. Even with that said, I probably would have tuned in for a 3rd.
06/24/18 at 07:11pm
More than disappointing. But then I’m not 20 years old with no taste. The Babyboomers, of which I am one, have a disposable income much larger than the 20-something’s can only dream of. “Timeless” is a great show giving us, among other things, lessons in history.
Perhaps a Cable channel with more taste and more willing to cater to a majority of viewers, will pick this wonderful show up
06/24/18 at 05:29pm
@dodo what does that mean?
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