Kevin Falls, the man behind the television series Journeyman, puts a stop to the rumors that the science fiction series is getting canceled. In an interview with Premiumhollywood.com, he sets the record straight about the fate of the show and even dishes out some scoop on how the first season will culminate.
Warning: May contain spoilers.
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As previously reported, the news about Journeyman‘s cancellation surfaced the media shortly following NBC’s announcement that freshman drama Life would be given a test-run in Journeyman‘s Monday night slot on December 3. This fueled speculations that the show will be abruptly pulled out unless ratings improve.
According to Falls, however, there is no truth to the cancellation rumors, at least as of this moment. Falls says that NBC is ready to allow the entire first season to air to bring sufficient closure to the series, although not answering all fans’ questions, if the show isn’t picked up for a second season.
“Everyone seems to think we’re being canceled after next week’s episode… But they’re gonna air [episodes] 9, 10, and 11, and the issue is what’s gonna happen with [episode] 12. Because some people think we’re gonna get canceled and they’re never gonna see the show again after Monday night, but that’s not true,” Falls told Premiumhollywood.com earlier this month.
“Episode 12 is the end of our order. If…and let’s not kid ourselves, it’s a long shot that we would get a back nine, given the strike and our questionable numbers…but we wrote it in a way so it could be the series-ending show… In the case we would actually go on to a second season, we didn’t want to turn over every card, but I think people will find it satisfying, and it’s really good,” Falls explained further.
Falls hints that Episode 12, which is directed by Alex Graves who also directed some of the strongest episodes of Journeyman, including the pilot, “Friendly Skies” and “Double Down,” features Dan Vasser (Kevin McKidd) in a scene where he is taking a shower and goes traveling naked to a mental institution where he runs into a time traveler. This scene will reportedly shed light on some of the questions surrounding the program’s mysterious plot.
Journeyman airs tonight at 10/9c on NBC.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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