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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (46,017)

Timeless was a science fiction drama that premiered on NBC in 2016 and ran for two seasons until its cancellation in 2018. The show starred Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, a historian who discovered that a criminal named Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) had stolen a time machine in order to change the course of history. Lucy, along with soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and engineer Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett), were tasked with traveling through time to stop Flynn and preserve the timeline.

Throughout the show, the team visited various historical events such as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Alamo. Along the way, they encountered famous figures from history such as Ian Fleming, Marie Curie, and Hedy Lamarr. The show not only explored these historical events but also delved into the personal lives of the main characters and their relationships with one another.

One of the unique aspects of the show was its focus on the consequences of changing history. The team often faced moral dilemmas about whether to save certain individuals or let events play out as they historically did. This added a layer of complexity to the show as it highlighted the impact of small choices on the course of history. The showrunners also made a point of incorporating historical accuracy into the storylines, making the show enjoyable for history buffs.

Timeless had a strong ensemble cast, with each member bringing something unique to the show. Abigail Spencer led the charge as the determined and intelligent Lucy Preston, who was passionate about preserving history. Matt Lanter portrayed Wyatt Logan, a soldier struggling with the loss of his wife and grappling with the idea of changing history to save her. Malcolm Barrett played Rufus Carlin, an engineer who was thrust into the time travel mission reluctantly but eventually became an integral part of the team.

The show had a memorable villain in Goran Visnjic's Garcia Flynn. Flynn was not a typical antagonist and his motivations were gradually revealed over the course of the series. Visnjic played the character with a quiet intensity that made him both intimidating and sympathetic.

The show also explored the personal lives of the characters, particularly their relationships with one another. Lucy's complicated relationship with her mother and sister was a recurring storyline throughout the series. Wyatt's backstory and the mystery surrounding his wife's death were also major plot points. Rufus's struggles with being a black man in various historical periods and his awkward romance with teammate Jiya (Claudia Doumit) were other notable storylines.

Timeless had impressive production values, particularly with its period costumes and set design. The show had a cinematic quality that made it stand out among other network dramas. The special effects used to depict the time travel sequences were also well-done and added to the overall immersion of the show.

Despite strong critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase, Timeless was cancelled after two seasons due to low ratings. However, the show's dedicated fanbase launched a campaign to save the show, resulting in a two-hour series finale that wrapped up the show's major storylines and provided closure for the characters.

In conclusion, Timeless was a well-crafted science fiction drama with a unique premise and memorable characters. The show's focus on historical accuracy and the consequences of changing history, as well as its exploration of the characters' personal lives, set it apart from other shows in the genre. Despite its cancellation, Timeless remains a beloved show among its fans and is worth watching for anyone interested in time travel, history, and compelling storytelling.

Timeless is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2016.

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The Miracle of Christmas Part II
12. The Miracle of Christmas Part II
December 20, 2018
Chasing the Mothership to Korea in the winter of 1950, our team helps a stranded, pregnant refugee attempt to escape a tragic fate. Stuck with no way out, our team faces its toughest challenge yet, and in the process, come to terms with their feelings for each other.
The Miracle of Christmas Part I
11. The Miracle of Christmas Part I
December 20, 2018
As Christmas arrives in the Bunker, the Time Team is inspired by a visit from their future selves to find a way to try to save Rufus. But when the Mothership jumps to 1848 California, they're forced to put those plans on hold and chase Rittenhouse back to the Gold Rush, where they encounter one of the era's most dangerous villains.
10. Chinatown
May 13, 2018
When Jiya makes a daring escape from Rittenhouse that strands her in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1888 with no way home, the fractured Time Team goes back to save her in this emotional and action-packed finale that leaves the team questioning everything.
The General
9. The General
May 13, 2018
When the Mothership jumps to South Carolina in 1863, the Time Team partners up with a courageous Union spy and military leader, Harriet Tubman - AKA "The General" - to thwart Rittenhouse's plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War. Back in the present, Rittenhouse hits the team where it hurts the most.
The Day Reagan Was Shot
8. The Day Reagan Was Shot
May 6, 2018
The Time Team travels back to 1981 Washington D.C. on the day President Reagan was shot, only to discover that the Sleeper's target isn't the President
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
7. Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
April 29, 2018
In the bustle of 1919 New York City, suffragette Alice Paul is framed for murder and the Time Team partners up with legendary female crime solver Grace Humiston
The King of the Delta Blues
6. The King of the Delta Blues
April 22, 2018
When Rufus and Jiya add a fourth seat to the Lifeboat, for the first time ever, Connor Mason joins the team as they travel back to the dusty backroads and smoky juke joints of the Depression-era South to rescue the life and legacy of Robert Johnson
The Kennedy Curse
5. The Kennedy Curse
April 15, 2018
When a mission goes awry, Wyatt and Rufus are forced to bring a 17-year-old John F. Kennedy with them to the present. But while the Lifeboat is recharging for the return trip, Kennedy escapes from the bunker… into modern day San Francisco. Anxious to return the future president to history, the team must find a way to work together to rescue JFK and return him to the past before Rittenhouse assassinates him in 2018.
The Salem Witch Hunt
4. The Salem Witch Hunt
April 8, 2018
While Wyatt sneaks away from the bunker to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus and their former enemy-turned- teammate, Garcia Flynn, chase the Mothership to the Salem Witch Trials. There they must prevent the execution of a headstrong young woman who, it turns out, is mother to one of the most consequential Americans of all time
3. Hollywoodland
March 25, 2018
When a Rittenhouse sleeper agent in 1941 Hollywood steals the only copy of Citizen Kane, Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus team up with Hedy Lamarr to get it back. Hedy Lamarr turns out to be not only a glamorous movie star but also a scientific wizard whose discoveries led to the invention of Wi-Fi.
The Darlington 500
2. The Darlington 500
March 18, 2018
The Time Team chases Rittenhouse to a stock car race in the 1950s where Wyatt learns that his favorite race car driver is actually a Rittenhouse sleeper agent on a mission to destroy the American car industry. To stop the Rittenhouse plan, Wyatt, Lucy and Rufus team up with Wendell Scott, the first African-American NASCAR driver.
The War to End All Wars
1. The War to End All Wars
March 11, 2018
After barely escaping an explosion at Mason Industries, Wyatt and Rufus chase the Mothership back to a French battlefront during World War 1 to rescue Lucy from Rittenhouse. There, they discover that Lucy has recruited Marie Curie, the famous French scientist and the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes, to help save the life of a wounded American soldier, only to learn that the soldier is Lucy's own great-grandfather who Rittenhouse is bringing to the present to be their leader.
Where to Watch Timeless
Timeless is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Timeless on demand at Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (46,017)