TV Timeless - Two part series finale is expected to air around the winter holidays

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It's created by Erik Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and stars the lovely Abigail Spencer. I might give it a shot. Sure.
 

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NBC? 1 season, Max.
 

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This is very different than I expected:

NBC's Timeless is More Quantum Leap Than 12 Monkeys
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The Shield's Shawn Ryan and Supernatural's Eric Kripke discuss how their new time travel adventure series is not designed to be overly serialized.
By Matt Fowler NBC's new fall series Timeless -- from The Shield's Shawn Ryan and Supernatural's Eric Kripke -- follows an unlikely team comprised of a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a soldier (Matt Lanter), and a scientist (Malcolm Barrett) as they chase a mysterious criminal who is intent on destroying America by changing the past.

But as both Ryan and Kripke pointed out at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, during a Q&A panel for the show, Timeless isn't exactly to meant to be the most complex time travel series. "This show is much more, I think, like Back to the Future and Quantum Leap than it is like 12 Monkeys in that way," Ryan explained. "Time travel is something that we use as a device to tell this pretty epic historical adventure show. And, yes, we're going to have important personal things. The Lucy character undergoes a really serious, epic loss at the end of the pilot, and we're going to deal with that, but in ways that we're going to attach at the beginning and end of episodes and hopefully aren't going to get in the way of people dropping in to enjoy the episode when they watch."

Yes, Timeless is going to be about 80 precent "story of the week," Ryan stated, and that "at the edges, at the beginning of episodes to the end of episodes, we're going to have some ongoing stuff. But it's important to Eric [Kripke] and I, and I know to NBC as well, that this not be the kind of show that falls down some serialized rabbit hole and sort of loses itself and turns on itself."


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Stopping off at historical events and places like the assassination of President Lincoln, 1962 Las Vegas, the Alamo, and Watergate, Timeless is meant to be a "very relatable and accessible and not overly brain‑twisty show," explained Kripke. But as far as the actual rules of time travel go, the two creators did make sure there was an important one in place. "You cannot go to any point that you exist," Kripke asserted.

"And that's a really hardened, hard rule for our show," Kripke continued. "Frankly, it's designed to keep a certain self‑enclosed simplicity to it. Because they also can't go back and redo the Hindenburg. It's a rule that we talked a lot about in the room to create the fun forward momentum that a show like Quantum Leap would have. So rather than always doubling back and meeting doubles and triples of yourself, you always have to keep moving forward. So once you did the Hindenburg, you can't go back to the Hindenburg. So now you go and you do the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and then you go to Sinatra's Vegas and then go to do World War II, and it forces you to keep moving forward. And, again, we really aspire to the fun self‑enclosed storytelling of something like Quantum Leap, so it allows us to do that."


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So what brought the creator of mostly cop and crime shows together with the creator of big, bold genre projects? "We've both had success on our own," Ryan stated. "I've done The Shield and The Unit and Terriers, and he's done Supernatural and Revolution. And I think we've both reached a point in our career where it's not important to us to be the sole name on the marquee."

"Making television is extraordinarily hard. Making this show the way we want to make it with the expectations that Sony and NBC have for the show, the promises that we made both before the pilot and after the pilot, for what we want the show to be, how epic, how grand, how big. We want it to be the best‑looking show on TV. We want to do these amazing things in history each week. That's really, really tough. And so the idea of partnering with somebody, and not just somebody, but somebody who's so accomplished, so brilliant, so versed in genre, I think we have a great deal of respect for each other."

Kripke echoed the sentiment and added "I'm learning so much from working with Shawn. And he's such a brilliant writer and he brings a really grounded and complicated focus on characters and on these guys that I think is really unique for a genre story. And he's just a really damn good showrunner."

Timeless will premiere on October 3rd on NBC.
 

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Odd...I wasn't expecting the episode to go like that.
 

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Odd...I wasn't expecting the episode to go like that.
Sooo.... good? Haven't seen it yet, may check it out today.
 

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Sooo.... good? Haven't seen it yet, may check it out today.
I think so. Maybe.

I'll know better after the second episode.
 

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Awful. It's like Journeyman, but with terrible writing, a terrible story, and terrible acting.

Sigh, I miss Journeyman. :(
 

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I seem remember there was SIFI channel Movie pilot that was lot like this only the premise was changing key events in the past to prevent someone from becoming a mod bomber.
 

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I really want to kiss her on the mouth

Then proceed to fuck her face
 

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Alllllright, I'm punching out. I've had it. I've stuck around for 3 episodes of this trainwreck and it may be one of the worst time traveling dramas I've seen. I'd rather watch new Knight Rider than this shit.
 

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Oh look at that, he's got keys to where an atomic bomb is held...wow. Imagine that, no security...he was able to walk right in there. That's sumptin...:rolleyes:
 

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Alllllright, I'm punching out. I've had it. I've stuck around for 3 episodes of this trainwreck and it may be one of the worst time traveling dramas I've seen. I'd rather watch new Knight Rider than this shit.
The music last night was great, though.
 

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Been letting them build up to binge. Not worth it?
 

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Been letting them build up to binge. Not worth it?
I still haven't decided. There is an overall arc they really haven't gotten into that could be intriguing, but the way they handle time travel and it's effects is really sloppy.

It would be okay if they had a "time corrects itself if you keep it close" thing going on, but the rules they set don't seem to be consistent.
 

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I haven't watched Timeless yet, but it seems like the type of show that will get really good around episode 6 or 8 but by then it will have lost everyone.

In other news, KCW was picked up for a full season. Go Chale!
 

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I'm on the raggedy edge on this show. They need to play to keep me tonight.
 

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God damn this show....I'm still on the fence.
 

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God damn this show....I'm still on the fence.
History has been changed. Just days after NBC announced the cancellation of the time travel series, "Timeless" has been renewed for a second season.
 

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http://tvline.com/2017/07/20/timeless-season-2-spoilers-comic-con/

Timeless @ Comic-Con: One Mother of a Villain and More Season 2 Preview

By Vlada Gelman / July 20 2017, 5:15 PM PDT


Timeless, NBC’s miraculous comeback show, celebrated its surprise un-cancellation/Season 2 renewal during its San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday.


As a reward for all the fans’ love and devotion, co-creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan dropped some tiny teasers about Season 2. (The writers’ room doesn’t start up until September, with an eye on a spring/summer 2018 premiere, so not much is set in stone yet.)

“Lucy’s mom [played by Susanna Thompson] is going to be one of the major Big Bads,” Kripke previewed. “And Rittenhouse does have their hands on the time machine. That’s way worse than Garcia having his hands on the time machine. Garcia and the [time] team find themselves facing a common enemy,” so don’t be surprised if they’re forced into a “messy, fraught team-up.”

Kripke also shared that Season 2 will be “doubling down” on untold history, like the first season’s stories about minority, women and gay characters. “Everyone contributes to the history of this country,” Kripke noted. “That’s a good message these days… History is for everybody, and America is for everybody.”

Read on for more highlights from the panel:

* Kripke was “totally, totally stunned” when the show was unexpectedly revived, he described. “We had been cancelled that Wednesday. We started to make peace.” Then came the phone call from NBC brass on a Saturday morning, leading Ryan to joke, “Why is NBC calling? To rub it in?”

Timeless Renewed Cancelled* Ryan has no complaints about the series’ shorter seasons. Considering the drama’s weekly scope, “this would have been a very difficult show in Season 1 to make a full 22 episodes,” he said. “In that regard, I was happy [with the shorter order]. Sixteen was about the max we could have done in Season 1.” And the sophomore run will have just 10 episodes, “which allows us to tell a really compact story. I’d like to make more than 10 in Season 3 or 4. For now, I’m glad to have the 10,” Ryan added.

* Will the time team ever travel to the future? “Never say never. But kind of never,” Kripke replied. “We look at it a lot more as a historical adventure than a science-fiction show, per se. It’s so rare that the future’s done well on TV.”

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* On Kripke’s wish list: visiting the Robert Johnson era. (Supernatural fans, of course, are well aware of Kripke’s admiration of the blues musician.)
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* For all their raves about the season’s authentic costumes and their favorite eras — the Alamo, Lone Ranger, and Bonnie and Clyde episodes got shout-outs as the cast’s favorites — the stars also had some bones to pick with the historical wardrobe. During the Lincoln episode, “I had like 12 layers underneath [the outfit],” star Abigail Spencer shared. “We started in August, so it’s 105 [degrees] outside in Vancouver, and we’re in 12 layers of wool.” The show’s leading men are not immune to costume challenges, either. Spencer noted that while on most sets, it’s the high heel-sporting women who have a change of shoes nearby, on Timeless, it’s the men who have comfy footwear waiting for them. “The period shoes are very uncomfortable,” she explained.

Timeless‘ 10-episode second season is slated for a midseason premiere.