In disappointing news, NBC has cancelled its under appreciated time travel drama “Timeless” – meaning the series won’t be returning for a second season.
The series, a collaboration between “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan and “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke, scored strong reviews, a good time slot and had an easy appeal that was both family friendly and praised for its accuracy – recently earning recognition from the Smithsonian.
However, it never established much of a viewership beyond a small but loyal audience – garnering a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating in Live+7. The season one finale ended on a cliffhanger and so sadly that will not be resolved.
That wasn’t the only cancellation handed out today though as ABC’s Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing” has been scrapped after six seasons.
The multicamera sitcom was one of the few successful shows on a Friday night, averaging a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and an even more impressive 8.3 million viewers per episode.
News isn’t all bad today though as NBC has renewed its thriller series “Blindspot” for a third season. The series was on the bubble but tough negotiations over the show’s license fee seem to have been worked out.