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8 Reasons Why ‘Timeless’ Needs to Be Renewed: An Acronym Breakdown of “Timeless”

We’re reaching the final few episodes of Timeless Season 2, and the most anticipated question rolling around the internet is whether or not the show will be renewed for a third season.

We can’t forget what happened last year when NBC decided to cancel Timeless. After an uproar of fan disapproval, the network resurrected the show within three days because we, myself included, were not having it. I’m always going to bring up this shocking turn of events because few shows have had success in getting a network to bring them back (Hello, Jericho and Chuck! For 15 more shows that were saved by fans read here) Usually, once a show is pronounced dead, it’s a done deal.

We are so grateful to have Timeless back and Season 2 has, without a doubt, been killing the game. There are still so many stories that need to be told and Season 2 most definitely should not be the last we see of our favorite time travelers.

Here are 8 reasons why Timeless needs to be renewed for a third season!

Truly Educational

With each episode, you actually learn important factoids and delve into timelines from US history. So far, the show has done a great job in telling these stories and bringing them to life. Each episode takes us back to a period in history that doesn’t fail to give you a good understanding of what went down during that era. I, for one, have learned some cool historical details from this show. The creativity is spot on and we can’t forget about the costumes!

Intriguing Plotlines

Who doesn’t love time travel? The show may take some artistic license, but it wouldn’t be great if it didn’t tweak some things here and there to benefit the characters’ arcs.

You think you know what’s going to happen next, but Timeless always finds a way to surprise you. The drama will have you anticipating what’s to come and it’ll inspire your own mindboggling theories. The story behind what Rittenhouse does and what they stand for is already intriguing in and of itself. Imagine if there was such a group in real life!

Meaningful Friendships

I love our favorite Time Team. Wyatt, Rufus, and Lucy are like family now, and their friendship and loyalty towards one another holds no bounds. Yeah, Rufus was stuck in a miserable rut in Season 1 when he was forced to spy on his friends while they were on missions as a team. But, softie that he is, he felt incredibly bad about his duplicity because he knew playing double agent against his teammates wasn’t right.

These three have grown to rely on each other while kicking ass along the way. I’m telling you, when one of them is not on the lifeboat there’s always a void. The Time Team is nothing without these three in sync as a whole and their meaningful friendships play an impactful role in the dynamic of the show.

Epic Love Stories

Yes, you heard that correctly. Right now, it’s the angst of Lyatt that has everyone raving. These two have grown so much from their initial tight bond of friendship in the first season, to something greater and far more romantic as the episodes progressed. Clearly, there is a lot of chemistry between Lucy and Wyatt. And clearly, they know just how much they mean to one another. Plus they both have been through a lot together. I mean solving crimes and time traveling with one another? That has to count for something! They’re in a rough patch now that the timeline has been tampered with and Wyatt’s wife, Jessica, is no longer dead, but we can’t just erase what Lyatt has grown to be with each other and to us. They’ll find their way back to one another, the writers know what they’re doing and what the fans want.

Leveled Humour

Rufus Carlin wins when it comes to humor. No doubt about it! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve let out a good laugh from watching something he’s said or done. From random awkward encounters to hilarious one-liners, Rufus is the joker of the trio. It’s pure comedy, I tell you. He’s exactly what you need to lighten the mood when you’re faced with all kinds of danger. However, everyone else seems to get their fair share of funny lines too.

Exceptional Storytelling

Timeless is superb at creating innovative storylines. We need more episodes because there’s so much history to tell, so much to unfold. No character is ever left behind, they all have a purpose, and that’s what makes the dynamic of this time traveling trio so profound. We need more! And inevitably, the show always leaves you wanting exactly that… more!

Seasoned Cast

Timeless not only boasts an incredibly talented cast, but also a diverse one. More and more shows are making that much-needed effort, but we must keep it going. More inclusion, more representation.

Simply one of the best TV shows out there

No other explanation needed. Timeless has a mixture of everything – great storytelling, smart writing, strong characters, a diverse cast (and writers room), creativity, humor, history. All of it.

Don’t you think Timeless should be renewed for another season? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

Timeless airs Sundays at 10/9c on NBC.

Written by Shadia Omer

Shadia is a total nerd and a lover of all things pop culture. She watches way too much TV for her own good. She has a passion for writing about entertainment and when she's not writing or trying to figure out her plans in life, you can find her on twitter talking about her faves, one tweet at a time at @shadiawrites.

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  1. I have turned away from regular programs but when I saw the trailer for Timeless it drew me in. I LOVE time travel. This is one of the few shows my husband and I enjoy watching together, a date night. This season I thought was excellent, there are so many stories to cover. Please NBC, buy a clue and renew Timeless for season 3 and for many more adventure filled seasons. You’ve got a keeper

    • Hi! Thanks for your feedback!
      Yes, totally agree with you! Time travel is so fun to watch and there is always something great to work around it. Here’s to hoping it gets renewed!

  2. Hands down, the best show on television right now! It is the ONLY show that my family sits down to watch together LIVE. My children (13 and 17) are riveted to the screen (as are my husband and I). We have a discussion after each show about the moment in history that the episode was based upon. As stated in the article above, the show has the perfect blend of action, history, humor, and relationships. If this show is not renewed, my family will be very disappointed. It is not often that a show can bring the whole family together. Please, NBC — Renew Timeless #Timeless!

    • Hi! Thanks for your feedback! Right?! It has a blend of everything. And all the great history lessons it gives out and the storytelling is truly fascinating to me.

  3. I fully agree on the points made by Shadia Omer !! I really would have a terrible empty feeling if this show doesn’t get a 3rd season. I love the interaction of the cast with the fans on social media, especially Abigail Spencer. The timetravel concepts are not as complicated and over the top as in some shows. I like the historical content. I really learn things about American history. In that sense Timeless not only educates people from the US about their history but also people from all over the world. Greetings, Fred from the Netherlands (Europe)

    • Hi Fred. Thanks for your feedback! One of my favorite parts of this show is the educational aspect of it. You learn something new each time, you get that glimpse of what it was like all those years ago. And there is definitely a balance of it all when it connects with the storytelling and great characters. Love this show! We’re all waiting for this renewal!

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