NBC has ordered an additional three episodes of their Monday nigth time-travel drama Timeless, the network announced on Tuesday. With the partial back-order, the network has ordered a total of sixteen episodes for the show’s first season.
Timeless has been a strong performer for NBC. Across its four weeks on air, it was the top rated show in it’s time slot, beating competiton on both ABC and CBS in live+same day. Season-to-date the series is averaging an L7 audience of 10.7 million viewers and a 2.7 A18-49 rating; making it the top-rated 10pm Monday drama in the demo.
This is only the third series to score any kind of a back order at NBC so far this season. The peacock, who have comparatively few new series on their fall schedule, previously handed out full season orders to Jason Katims’ new family drama This Is Us and sophomore comedy Superstore. NBC’s other freshman show, comedy The Good Place starring Ted Danson, has an order for 13 episodes.
“Timeless is a phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week”, said Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to be ordering additional episodes so that we can run the final six hours of the season in a row with no pre-emptions after the new year. Our hats are off to Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan for producing one of the most ambitious new shows anywhere on television.”
From Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan. Timeless follows a group of unlikely heroes thrust into the adventure of their lives as the chase a mysterious group of criminals through time. Encountering some of the most seminal moments in history, the group attempts to thwart a dark conspiracy that is a threat to all of humanity. The drama series is produced by Sony Pictures Television and stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Sakina Jaffrey, Paterson Joseph, Susanna Thompson and Claudia Doumit. E4 holds the UK rights to Timeless.