NBC has given “Timeless” fans the greatest Christmas present of all: an air date for the two-part series finale.
The special will be broadcast on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 8-10 p.m.
Co-creators Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and showrunner Arika Lisanne Mittman are promising fans “an epic, unforgettable thrill ride through the past, present and future, with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit.”
Per NBC: “Spread across three centuries and two continents, the finale will test Lucy, Wyatt and the entire Time Team like never before as they try to #SaveRufus, preserve history and put a stop to Rittenhouse once and for all.”
The finale will feature series stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit.
“Timeless” — which had been in limbo while awaiting a renewal decision for months after wrapping Season 2 — was canceled for the second time by NBC in June. Self-professed “Clockblockers” suffered through the series getting canceled the first time last spring after just one season, though that decision was quickly reversed by NBC following a huge wave of support from viewers via social media.
While the outcry following the second cancellation wasn’t enough to get the broadcaster to bring the show back (again), NBC and studio Sony Pictures Television struck a deal in July to produce the two-hour finale.
Ryan and Eric Kripke will write and executive produce the special, alongside Mittman. John Showalter will direct and executive produce, with John Davis, John Fox and Marney Hochman also executive producing.
The drama hails from Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment, MiddKid Productions and Kripke Enterprises.
The two-part “Timeless” series finale will air on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8/7c on NBC.