Deadline is reporting that NBC has cancelled Timeless after two seasons. The decision comes more than a month after the show aired its second season finale, which ended on a cliffhanger.
However, all is not lost, as NBC and Sony are still locked in negotiations for a possible two-hour movie that will serve as a proper series finale. Granted, mega-successful CSI is the only broadcast show to get a wrap-up movie in recent years, but Sony has a way of pulling out the unexpected when it comes to saving its shows and the loud and active fan campaign to save the show couldn’t hurt the chances of something definitive being produced.
Hurting the chances of that, though, are the cast deals expiring at the end of the month. Sony is said to be letting them expire, given the expense of extending them and how a movie finale isn’t a guarantee right now; therefore, if something were to happen, everybody in the cast would have to sign a new deal.
The cancellation of Timeless comes as several shows have been saved in recent weeks. NBC itself picked up more Brooklyn Nine-Nine when FOX went on its cancellation spree, while Netflix wants more Lucifer, Amazon rescued The Expanse, and FOX exhumed Last Man Standing to serve as a signpost for its new comedy brand. The show has already survived one cancellation, as NBC axed the show after its first season in May 2017 only to rescind the decision shortly after thanks to further negotiations with Sony.
Now that a decision on Timeless has come down, the lone broadcast shows still in limbo are Champions, which is likely waiting on international Netflix numbers to help its case, and a rebooted Ghosted.