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NBC Orders More Episodes of Timeless

Plus, find out when Taken will pemiere

Kaitlin Thomas

NBC has extended Timeless' first season from 13 to 16 episodes, the network announced Tuesday.

The time travel series starring Abigail Spencer will run in its current Mondays at 10 p.m. timeslot through the end of February. The network's new action series Taken, which tells the origin story of Bryan Mills, played by Liam Neeson in the hit film franchise of the same name, will then take over beginning Monday, Feb. 27, right after the return of The Voice.

"Timeless is a phenomenal new show that takes the audience emotionally to a completely different place and time each week," said Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment president. "We're thrilled to be ordering additional episodes so that we can run the final six hours of the season in a row with no pre-emptions after the new year. Our hats are off to Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan for producing one of the most ambitious new shows anywhere on television."

Why Timeless shouldn't limit itself to American history

According to NBC, Timeless is averaging a 2.7 rating among adults ages 18-49 and 10.7 million viewers in Live+7 day ratings. The series stars Spencer, Matt Lanter and Malcolm Barrett as a heroic trio who travel back in time to save history from a man (Goran Višnjić) hellbent on destroying it.

Timeless was one of just three new programs that debuted on NBC this fall. The network previously picked up the emotional family drama This Is Us for a full season of 18 episodes, while Mike Schur's latest comedy, The Good Place, was ordered straight-to-series with the intent of having 13 episodes in its first season.

Timeless airs Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.