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End of the Road for "Journeyman"?

It goes without saying that NBC's time-traveling drama Journeyman has taken quite a hit in the ratings since it launched earlier this season.

With only its initial order completed before the WGA strike began, it's always been suspected that Journeyman would wrap its freshman season earlier.

In an interview with Premium Hollywood, Journeyman creator Kevin Falls (The West Wing) admitted that it was possible the series would end with its twelfth episode, given the series' low ratings.

"Episode 12 is the end of our order," said Falls. "And let's not kid ourselves. It's a longshot that we would get a back nine, given the strike and our questionable numbers."

Falls went on to say that the episode in question was written in a way that would tie up some dangling plot lines as well as leave the door open for the series to continue, should the Peacock look kindly upon the struggling drama, which Falls says is in a "much better place" creatively than Bionic Woman.

"It wouldn't answer every question, but it would give you a lot to chew on," Falls said about the unofficial series finale. "We would give you some answers, and we'd withhold others."

SPOILER ALERT: Expect Dan to encounter another time traveler and to unravel some of the mysteries that have kept him traveling backwards in time thus far.

Journeyman airs Monday nights at 10 pm on NBC.

Comments

Anonymous said…
It's too bad. This show had some real potential but never quite got its feet off the ground.
The CineManiac said…
I've been loving this show, it gets better every week and keeps my interest, unlike say Bionic Woman, which started great and quickly failed to hold my interest. I mean when Katee Sackhoff (who i hear just left the series) can't even get me to tune in there's a big problem.
Anonymous said…
This is my favorite show on TV. I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping for the best...

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