NBC renewed the drama series 'Timeless', for a second season just after three days of its initial cancellation.
The show reportedly began with an encouraging note, debuting and ranking in 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, and 7.6 million viewers back in October 2016.
However, later on, its viewership began to decline and eventually ending the season with a per episode average of a 1.1 and 4.6 million viewers.
NBC decided not to renew it for a second season but then just a mere three days later, the show's Executive producer Eric Kripke shared the news with fans on Twitter, writing, "The #TimeTeam went back 3 days, and changed history. @nbc picked us up for 10 episodes.Seriously.Airs next summer."
He later clarified the tweet by saying that the summer air date was subject to change but that the second season would surely be airing in 2018.
The series storyline is about a mysterious criminal, Flynn, who steals a secret state of the art time machine intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past.
A team comprised of scientist Rufus, soldier Wyatt, and historian Lucy must then use the machine's prototype to travel back in time to critical events and undo the damage Flynn has done.
The series stars are "Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
Shawn Ryan and Kripke are the co-showrunners, writers, and executive producers.
John Davis, John Fox, and Marney Hochman also executive produce.
NBC has also recently pulled the plug on freshman shows such as "The Blacklist: Redemption," "Emerald City," and "Powerless."
However it has renewed "Law & Order:
SVU," "The Blacklist," "Blindspot," "Taken," "Chicago Med," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD," "Shades of Blue," "Superstore," "This Is Us" (for two seasons), "Great News," and "The Good Place."
"Timeless" is a production of Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, MiddKid Productions and Kripke Enterprises.