Is it really time for "Timeless" to end, or can the series find life elsewhere?

Show co-creator Eric Kripke confirmed that NBC canceled the time-traveling drama after its first season, which averaged 4.6 million viewers with a 1.1 rating in the advertiser coveted 18-49 demographic. As TVLine noted, the Season 1 finale ended on a cliffhanger, so fans hope that the story can continue somewhere else. Otherwise, why did they invest so much time and effort into the plot and characters only to have the rug swept out from under them, yet again? It doesn't exactly inspire confidence to try another new show, since networks will probably continue this same bait-and-drop pattern.

Here's a message from Kripke, with the promise of more to come from him later:

Co-creator Shawn Ryan added his own thoughts:

The "Timeless" cast also shared their sadness to end the story:

How you feel inside when they cancel #Timeless

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Actress/SNL-er Leslie Jones is a fan of the show and shared her disappointment with the cancellation:

William Shatner also jumped into the conversation:

Other viewers echoed their comments, calling "Timeless" one of their favorite new shows of the year, and Twitter is now filled with frustrated fans.

'Tis the season for this kind of disappointment, as the networks reveal their 2017-2018 programming, and break the bad news to the cast/crew/fans of the canceled shows.

On the better news front, NBC did renew "Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D.," and "Chicago Med." Basically, if "Timeless" added "Chicago" in front of it, it would've had a better shot.

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