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NBC Extends ‘Timeless’ Episode Order; Announces ‘Taken’ Start Date

Three More Episodes of 'Timeless' Ordered

Despite a lackluster showing out of “The Voice,” NBC has ordered three additional episodes of freshman Monday drama “Timeless,” bringing the season one episode order to 16. Based on the most recent Live + Same day data, “Timeless” continues to slip by double-digit percentages from year-ago time period occupant “Blindspot,” with 5.47 million viewers and a 1.3 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 on Oct. 24. Lead-in “The Voice” had virtually double the audience, with 11.17 million viewers and a 2.7/ 9 in the demo.

Set to step in for “Timeless” effective on Feb. 27 is new drama “Taken,” based on the movie franchise of the same name, which is described as a modern-day thriller that tells the origin story of younger, hungrier former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen, “Vikings”) as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the trauma of the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

The cast of “Taken” includes Jennifer Beals, Gaius Charles, Brooklyn Sudano, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Michael Irby, James Landry Hébert and Jose Pablo Cantillo.