‘Timeless’ Gets More Episodes, ‘Taken’ Gets Premiere Date at NBC

Network also sets spring debut of “The Voice”

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“Timeless” has received a full-season order at NBC, with the network also announcing the premiere date for the prequel series “Taken.”

“Timeless” will now air 16 episodes during its freshman season instead of 13. The series–starring Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett–will take next week off due to an “SNL” election special, resuming it’s normal schedule on Nov. 14, airing through Dec. 12. The second half of the season will resume in January.

Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke are the co-showrunners, writers and executive producers. John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman also executive produce.

“Taken” will premiere on Feb. 27 at 10 p.m., immediately following the spring premiere of “The Voice.” The series follows the exploits of a young Brian Mills (Clive Standen), who was played by Liam Neeson in the film franchise. The audience will follow him as he acquires and hones his very particular set of skills.

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

Alexander Cary serves as writer and executive producer. Luc Besson, Matthew Gross, Edouard de Vésinne, Thomas Anargyros and director Alex Graves also executive produce.

“Monday nights are critical to our success and we’re going strong into the rest of the season with the return of ‘The Voice’ in February followed by the premiere of ‘Taken,’ along with additional episodes of our great new series ‘Timeless,’” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt .We’re very happy to welcome Gwen Stefani back to ‘The Voice,’ along with Blake, Adam, and our new coach Alicia Keys. And ‘Taken’ is a thrilling new series inspired by the hit movie franchise but updated in a very clever way.”

NBC’s other two new fall series, “This Is Us” and “The Good Place,” have been ordered for 18 and 13 episodes this season, respectively.

“The Voice” is a presentation of MGM Television, Talpa Media USA Inc. and Warner Horizon Television. The series was created by John de Mol, who serves as executive producer along with Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Jay Bienstock, Lee Metzger and Chad Hines.

“Timeless” is a production of Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, MiddKid Productions and Kripke Enterprises. “Taken” is produced by EuropaCorp TV and Universal Television.