NBC has handed out a bit more time to one of its freshman dramas.
The network has ordered three additional episodes of sci-fi entry “Timeless” today.
The show will air its first batch of 10 episodes until December 12, and will then resume its run on January 16. The first season finale is currently set for February 20.
“‘Timeles’ is a phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke in a statemenet. “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 preemptions 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.”
NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt added, “Monday nights are critical to our success, and we’re going strong into the rest of the season with the return of ‘The Voice’ in February followed by the premiere of ‘Taken’, along with additional episodes of our great new series ‘Timeless’. We’re very happy to welcome Gwen Stefani back to ‘The Voice’, along with Blake, Adam, and our new coach Alicia Keys. And ‘Taken’ is a thrilling new series inspired by the hit movie franchise but updated in a very clever way.”