All Of A Sudden, Time Travel On TV Isn’t So Hot Any More

All Of A Sudden, Time Travel On TV Isn’t So Hot Any More

Last year it felt like every TV show was about time travel, with network series Making History, Time After Time, Timeless and Frequency, plus a few others peppered around the dial and streaming. But three of those new time-travel shows have since bitten the dust, with a fourth likely soon to follow.

Timeless was just cancelled by NBC. Image: NBC

To recap, ABC’s Time After Time was cancelled in March. Frequency was cancelled earlier this week, and today NBC cancelled Timeless. The only new US time travel show still on the air as of May 11 is Fox’s Making History. However, most media experts don’t expect Fox to renew the show after its finale later this month.

Today’s loss of Timeless is a blow for fans, who had fought hard to try and get it renewed. Alas, that won’t be happening. After debuting with almost eight million viewers last year, it shrunk to 4.6 million by the end of its season. And with all these casualties, we’re guessing the time-travel trend will be taking some time off for a while.


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