NBC Orders More TIMELESS, Sets Premiere For TAKEN

In a bid to solidify its mid-season slate, NBC has officially welcomed more episodes of time travel series Timeless, bringing the total episode count to 16.

The news comes amid additional episode orders for two other NBC rookies, This Is Us and The Good Place, which have been ordered for 18 and 13 episodes this season, respectively.

Following its first season run, Timeless will be replaced with wew action series Taken launching Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. The series, starring Clive Standen, immediately follows the debut of the spring cycle of The Voice.

For those keeping track of episode dates, this means that Timeless will air its first season in two uninterrupted blocks — the first running from November 14 to December 12, and the second from January 16 to February 20, 2017. (There is no new episode on Nov. 7)

“Monday nights are critical to our success,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement to press, “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.”

Timeless is a phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week,” added Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “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 pre-emptions 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.”

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