Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Time travel TV series: a complete list

Time travel television shows don’t have a great track record. Most last no more than a season. But the major networks still regularly give them a try.
There have been 45 time travel-themed TV shows so far. Four more will premiere this fall.
The most successful time travel show was “Quantum Leap,” which ran for 97 episodes over five seasons on NBC. Coming in second is “Seven Days,” which ran for 66 episodes over three seasons on UPN.
I’ve compiled a list of English-language, live-action, time travel-themed TV series.
I tried to make a clean list. So I excluded science-fiction and fantasy shows where time travel wasn’t the central theme. I also nixed shows where characters get messages from the future or predictions of future events, but don’t travel in time themselves. I also left out shows where characters were frozen and woke up in the future.

Live-action time travel TV series

11.22.63 (Hulu, 2016)
12 Monkeys (Syfy, 2015-present)
Ashes to Ashes (BBC, 2008-2010)
Back to Sherwood (CBC, 1998)
Being Erica (CBC, 2009-2011)
Best Friends Whenever (Disney Channel, 2015-present)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures (Fox, 1992)
Continuum (Showcase, 2012-2015)
Crime Traveller (BBC, 1997)
Day Break (ABC, 2006)
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (CW, 2016-present)
Do Over (WB, 2002)
The Girl from Tomorrow (Nine Network, 1990-1991)
Goodnight Sweetheart (BBC, 1993-1999)
Hindsight (VH1, 2015)
It’s About Time (CBS, 1966-1967)
Journeyman (NBC, 2007)
Life on Mars (BBC, 2006-2007)
Lost in Austen (ITV, 2008)
The Lost Saucer (ABC, 1975-1976)
Mirror, Mirror (Network Ten, 1995-1998)
Odyssey 5 (Space, 2002)
Outlander (Starz, 2014-present)
Outlaws (CBS, 1986-1987)
Phil of the Future (Disney Channel, 2004-2006)
Planet of the Apes (CBS, 1974)
Primeval (ITV, 2007-2011)
Primeval: New World (Space, 2012-2013)
Quantum Leap (NBC, 1989-1993)
The Refugees (BBC, 2015)
Sapphire & Steel (ITV, 1979-1982)
Seven Days (UPN, 1998-2001)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox, 2008-2009)
Terra Nova (Fox, 2011)
That Was Then (ABC, 2002)
Time Express (CBS, 1979)
Time Riders (CITV, 1991)
Time Trackers (Seven Network, 2008)
Time Traveling Bong (Comedy Central, 2016)
Time Trax (PTEN, 1993-1994)
The Time Tunnel (ABC, 1966-1967)
Timecop (ABC, 1997-1998)
Timeslip (ITV, 1970-1971)
Tru Calling (Fox, 2003-2005)
Voyagers! (NBC, 1982-1983)


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