NBC Cancel ‘Quantum Leap’ After Two Seasons

Quantum Leap

NBC has decided not to proceed with a third season of its “Quantum Leap” reboot, starring Raymond Lee. The series, a follow-up to the original show that aired from 1989 to 1993, explored the mysteries of the Quantum Leap accelerator and the disappearance of Dr. Sam Beckett.

The second season of “Quantum Leap” averaged a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.24 million viewers, a 25% decrease in the demographic and a 3% drop in viewership compared to the first season. While these numbers don’t include delayed or streaming viewership, they are indicative of the show’s performance.

Co-showrunners Martin Gero and Dean Georgaris shared their thoughts on the season two finale, expressing that it wasn’t written as a series finale. They intended to end it with a scene from season three, teasing potential future storylines. Gero and Georgaris also acknowledged the show’s bubble status and the evolving landscape of television ratings.

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The series starred Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song, the new lead physicist of the Quantum Leap project. Caitlin Bassett portrayed Addison Augustine, Ben’s fiancée and observer. Ernie Hudson played Herbert “Magic” Williams, the head of the time travel project. Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee rounded out the main cast.

While NBC has canceled the reboot after two seasons, the original “Quantum Leap” continues to have a dedicated fan base. The show’s impact and legacy are evident, and it remains to be seen if the franchise will find new life in the future.

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