October 10, 2022

NBC announced today that Quantum Leap's freshman season is getting a little longer. The network has ordered six additional episodes of the sci-fi drama, bringing its total to 18 for Season 1.

A continuation of the 1989 series of the same name, the show is off to a strong start for the network. Through its first three episodes, it ranks as this fall's top new show among adults 18-49.

Quantum Leap takes place 30 years after Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team led by physicist Ben Song has been assembled to restart the project to try and understand the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it. But everything changes when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving his team behind to figure out why he did it.