Seriously? OMG! WTF?All four of this season's time travel broadcast shows have been cancelled - Seriously? OMG! WTF?
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[ # ] All four of this season’s time travel broadcast shows have been cancelled
May 11th, 2017 under ABC, Fox, NBC, Primetime TV, The CW


A year ago, when the networks announced their 2016-2017 schedules, time travel was a big theme. NBC had Timeless, The CW had Frequency, ABC had Time After Time and Fox had Making History. Now, a year later all four have them are no longer traveling through any more time time. That is because all of four were cancelled. Making the TV Execs wish they had a time machine, so they could come up with a more winning theme.

Ever since I was a kid and I saw the movie Time After Time, I fell in love with the concept of time traveling. Therefore, I looked forward to and watched all the shows.

Timeless was up first and it started out good. Then they focused more on the conspiracy theory then traveling through time. Causing me to lose interest in the show which had an occasional good episode.

Next up was Frequency and I loved the pilot. But, I stopped watching after 3 episodes and I honestly can’t remember why.

Time After Time was the one I looked most forward to because the movie was a huge part of my childhood. I am still obsessed with Jack the Ripper because of it. Anyways, I liked the show and where they were going with it, but ABC pulled it after just a few episodes. Which I think was a huge mistake even though the numbers weren’t there unfortunately.

Finally, there was Making History and Leighton Meester is absolutely brilliant on this show. She needs to work nonstop after this. But back to the show. I think they got lost somewhere in the writing because it is very scattered. Because of that it is one of TV’s lowest rated shows with barely over a million tuning in each week.

Having said all of that, I don’t foresee any time travel shows being announced next week at he upfronts. I do expect a lot of This Is Us knock offs and most of them failing.

Talking about failing, Making History wasn’t the only show cancelled at Fox today. Son of Zorn and APB also bit the dust. While Fox was giving us bad news, NBC picked up Blindspot and Blacklist for another season.

Stay tuned for more because we are still missing the fates for a lot of the ABC, CBS and Fox comedies. Which will be no laughing matter for me.

UPDATE: ABC and NBC picked up and cancelled a lot of shows.

ABC picked up the beloved comedy The Goldbergs for not one, but two more seasons! While American Housewife, Designated Survivor, Once Upon a Time and Agents of a Shield will back for another season. When it comes to who won’t be back, that list is longer. Going going gone are American Crime, Secrets & Lies, Imaginary Mary, The Real O’Neals, The Catch and Dr Ken.

Those are their scripted show, they also picked up Shark Tank, The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars. The latter got not one but two cycles which means that American Idol and Dancing with Stars will both air in the Spring. I think that will be a huge mistake. Too much for a reality for a network that has the least of it of the big 4.

Now what about NBC, Powerless lost its power and Great News got some great news. Oh and The Voice continues to mess with Idol because they announced that Kelly Clarkson joins the show as a coach in the Spring. Yesterday, they announced that Jennifer Hudson is joining the show in the Fall.

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