NBC unveiled its 2018-19 schedule Sunday, and “Timeless” and “Champions” aren’t on it.
The two shows are not, however, necessarily gone for good. NBC says “decisions are yet to be made” on the two shows.
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told reporters Sunday the network will make a call on the two shows relatively soon but wants to let them finish their respective seasons.
“We try to give producers the courtesy of letting their shows run,” Greenblatt says. “‘Champions’ still has a few episodes to go, and the finale of ‘Timeless’ is [Sunday night]. So we’ll let those end and then make a decision.”
“Timeless” has a cult following and had its brief cancellation reversed at this time a year ago. Ratings for Season 2, however, have not been great. It’s averaging a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.61 million viewers the night it airs, improving to 1.2 and 4.84 million with seven days of delayed viewing.
Its same-day ratings are down about 44 percent vs. last season.
“Champions,” meanwhile, is one of NBC’s lowest-rated shows of the season, averaging a 0.5 in the 18-49 demo and 2.17 million viewers on Thursdays (0.8 and 2.71 million with a week of delayed viewing).
The comedy, executive produced by Mindy Kaling, has two episodes left; they’re scheduled to air May 25.