Okay, the stakes for NBC’s Timeless renewal are getting really high.
Leslie Jones just vowed that she’ll protest the network while nude if the network doesn’t renew the show for a third season.
The Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters actress tweeted:
The Timeless second season finale aired on Sunday night to a modest ratings spike — more on that here.
And NBC told reporters on Sunday they will decide after the finale airs.
“We try to give the producers [the courtesy] of letting their shows run and seeing what they do before we make a decision that’s premature,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “Champions still has a few episodes to go, and Timeless has its finale tonight, so we’ll make our decisions after that. … We’ll take a look at those shows after their runs and hopefully make a relatively quick decision on that.”
Timeless has an uphill battle as the show has only averaged 4.2 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 this season including DVR playback — that’s less than other NBC shows that were canceled, such as The Brave and Rise.
Co-creator Eric Kripke, who gamely retweeted Jones’ vow, seems ready to accept whatever decision NBC has made:
See a list of all the shows that networks canceled last week.