When there are a trio of other shows concerning time travel airing this season, “Timeless” could have been lost in the new TV drama shuffle. Instead, it’s become a valuable part of NBC’s lineup, and the network has opted to give it a full season.

'Timeless' gets six more episodes

NBC had already ordered ten episodes of the drama, which will all air this fall. The most recent episode saw its time traveling main cast make their way to the battle of the Alamo, and there are four more episodes on the way, including a trip to the 1970s and Nixon’s Watergate scandal, before the show breaks mid-season.

The final six episodes will air in the new year before NBC debuts “Taken,” an action-drama inspired by the Liam Neeson starring films of the same name. “Taken” will replace “Timeless” in its Monday night time slot when it debuts. Holding the six episodes for the new year gives a double advantage as it allows the production team a break in filming before finishing up the season, and also means the audience won’t see any off weeks when the series returns in 2017.

'Timeless' stays paired with 'The Voice'

Currently, “Timeless” has a Monday night slot right after two hours of NBC’s reality competition juggernaut “The Voice.” That schedule has allowed the new drama a big lead-in of an audience. With an average of 10.7 million viewers, the series has become Monday’s top-rated drama series.

In turn, “The Voice” has averaged nearly 13 million viewers per episode. When it returns with “Timeless” in 2017, it will be for the reality series’ twelfth cycle, and with judges Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton.

An emotional journey through time

Timeless” follows a historian (Abigail Spencer), a soldier (Matt Lanter), and a scientist (Malcolm Barrett) as they travel back in time every week to try and stop a man from changing history.

About the decision to bring the show to a full season order, President of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke said that the series is a, “phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week.

We’re thrilled to be ordering additional episodes… Our hats are off to Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan for producing one of the most ambitious new shows anywhere on television.”

Catch “Timeless” Mondays at 10PM on NBC.

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