NBC had canceled the show after ratings failed to impress, but fan and critical acclaim, which seemed ready to buoy the faltering show to a renewal, exploded on social media in response to the cancellation.
Despite an underwhelming 4.6 million viewership and 1.1 share average, the fan support for this show became evident on social media as being shared between NBC and Sony, the initial decision to cancel wasn't entirely surprising.
As Greenblatt further explains: “We loved the show.
There were a bunch of us who really loved the show.
As she explains: “It’s going to be more of what you loved about season 1 and some really cool shifts. She was a very reactive and strung along character, and I think she’s going to be a more proactive character now in making things happen in season 2.” NBC's un-cancellation of the seemingly-doomed Timeless may go down as one of television's most surprising stories of 2017.
We’re going to go deeper into the history, and Lucy is going to have to deal with the fact that her mom is a super baddie. Season 1 Lucy, things were happening to her, ‘Oh my gosh, time machines! Since the cancellation initially caused a passionate surge of social media backlash from the show's fans, it would be understandable to consider this revival a rare success story for grassroots campaigning. At the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt testified to contrary, stating of Timeless’s initial cancellation: “What I say to fans when they come out in droves when we cancel a show, is, ‘Where were you when we had the show on the air, helping us to build ratings?
Like all things social media, it’s a lot smaller than you think.
However, as the reports implies, Keynes is a “more formidable” force than his injured state might lead one to believe.
Star Matt Lanter posted the following on Instagram, implying that As the crew of Timeless prepped for the imminent production of Season 2, a teaser video from the set was posted, showing the arrival of the most crucial prop of all, the time machine.
But, we’re happy to know they cared and loved the show.” In saying that, Greenblatt essentially unleashed a news needle that popped the proverbial balloon of fan empowerment on social media.
Indeed, the crux of his claim is that Timeless was saved solely by internal forces within NBC that found a way to overcome logistical difficulties and not by capitulation to any amount of outcry.