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NBC Renews ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot for Season Two

Eighteen Episodes Aired in Season One

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Despite the anemic traditional Nielsen ratings, NBC has announced it is moving forward on a second season of the reboot of the time-traveling drama “Quantum Leap.”

“We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” said Lisa Katz, president scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “As we continue to bring audiences to our must-watch dramas, it’s gratifying to know ‘Quantum Leap’ will have a prominent place next season both on our NBC schedule and next day on Peacock.”

The network is, no doubt, basing its decision on the delayed viewing. Through its first eight episodes, “Quantum Leap ” is averaging 4.34 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49 after a week of Nielsen-measured delayed viewing.

“Quantum Leap” features Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song, a physicist on the Quantum Leap project who, unbeknownst to his fellow team members, has upgraded the Quantum Leap accelerator and sends himself back in time and into the bodies of people in the past. The cast also includes Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee.

The first season of “Quantum Leap” consists of 18 episodes.