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Timeless: NBC orders full season, announces Taken premiere date

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Buckle up, #TimeTeam! Timeless just got much more, well, time on air — NBC has ordered a full season of the adventure drama, granting the series a season of 16 episodes.

Created by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett as a trio of time-traveling heroes chasing a mysterious terrorist (Goran Visnjic), the drama has so far aired five episodes taking the characters to historical periods like World War II, Rat Pack-era Las Vegas, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Live viewership has averaged around 1.4 rating in among adults aged 18 to 49, translating to about 5 to 6 million live viewers per episode so far and making it among the top performers of the new fall shows on broadcast TV this season. In addition to Timeless, NBC has also ordered a full, 18-episode season for This Is Us, as well as 13 episodes for The Good Place.

That’s not all: NBC also announced Tuesday that Taken, the midseason thriller exploring the origin story of Bryan Mills, the deadly operative played by Liam Neeson in the films, will premiere Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m ET. Executive-produced by Luc Besson, Alex Graves, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros, and Alexander Cary (who also serves as writer), and starring Clive Standen as the young Mills, the series will air after the premiere of the spring cycle of The Voice. See the first photos here.

Timeless airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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