ABC has pulled drama Time After Time from its schedule, effectively canceling the rookie series. A time machine story involving H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper, Time After Time debuted March 5 to a 0.6 rating in 18-49 over its two-hour premiere and an average audience of 2.53 million, according to Nielsen.
The show did a 0.4 in viewers 18-49 in its last two airings. A total of five episodes aired.
Time After Time is produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television. Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega are executive producers.
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The show is based on a novel by Karl Alexander.
Time travel emerged as a major programming theme during last spring’s upfronts, involving Time After Time, NBC’s Timeless and Fox comedy Making History.
The series is being replaced in its Sunday 9 p.m. time period by Alec Baldwin-hosted Match Game.
The networks have show considerable patience in terms of killing shows this season. CBS did spike legal drama Doubt after just two episodes.