NBC has laid out its Monday schedule for the remainder of the season, setting dates for the spring cycle of “The Voice” and new drama “Taken” and adding to the order for first-year drama “Timeless.”
The network has asked for three more episodes of “Timeless,” bringing its total for the season to 16.
“‘Timeless’ is a phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke says in a statement. “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.”
“Timeless” is off next week for a “Saturday Night Live” election special but will return for a five-episode run on Nov. 14. It will then take the holidays off and return for its final six episodes starting Jan. 16. Its lead-in for the last six weeks will be “The New Celebrity Apprentice,” which debuts Jan. 2.
The show has put up decent, but not great, ratings on Monday nights coming out of “The Voice,” averaging a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and about 6.1 million viewers through its first five episodes. With a week of DVR and on-demand viewing, the first three episodes average a 2.8 and 11.2 million viewers.
“The Voice” will begin its second cycle of the season Monday, Feb. 27, with returning judge Gwen Stefani taking over for Miley Cyrus. “Taken,” a prequel to the Liam Neeson movies starring Clive Standen (“Vikings”) as a younger version of Bryan Mills, will also debut that night.