It looks as though the ClockBlockers of the world have been very nice this year and Santa is bringing them a special gift– the two-hour finale of ‘Timeless’, which NBC has announced will air in December.  The expensive science fiction series was cancelled by NBC for the second time earlier this summer, after the second season ended on a cliffhanger, with Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), “the scientist,” dead.  But all was not lost, as future versions of Lucy (“the leader,” played by Abigail Spencer) and Wyatt (“the soldier,” Matt Lanter) arrived in the present with a plan to save him.  NBC had previously cancelled ‘Timeless’ after its first season, but after fan outcry, they reversed their decision and brought it back for a sophomore session but when ratings failed to pick up, the Eric Kripke/Shawn Ryan creation was axed again.

Obviously, Barrett, Spencer, and Lanter are coming back for the wrap-up.  They will be joined by other cast members Goran Višnjić (Garcia Flynn), Paterson Joseph (Connor Mason), Sakina Jaffrey (Denise Christopher) and Claudia Doumit (Jiya Marri).  John F. Showalter, who directed season one’s “The Capture of Benedict Arnold” and “The Murder of Jesse James” and Season Two’s “Hollywoodland” and “The General” will helm this event.  The script will be handled by two series vets Lauren Greer and Arika Lisanne Mittman.  Greer, who co-wrote “The Day Reagan Was Shot” with Mittman will write the script for the first hour, while Mittman will write the second half.  In addition to co-writing “The Day Reagan Was Shot,” Mittman wrote “The War to End All Wars,” ‘The Red Scare” and ‘Stranded.”  Greer has also served as production assistant on ‘Timeless’, while Mittman is an executive producer.

The writers broke this news via Twitter and also shared this thank you message to fans:


NBC has not specified the exact date when the ‘Timeless’ finale will air, but December makes sense as the majority of shows will be going on hiatus around that time.

Are you happy to at least get a resolution to the Season Two cliffhanger?