Quantum Leap renewed for Season 2 on NBC… with over 10 million viewers tuning into the premiere

The cast and creative team of NBC’s Quantum Leap were given an early Christmas present: a Season 2 renewal.

NBC announced the news on Monday, also revealing that the series premiere episode has amassed 10.8 million viewers on linear, digital and streaming platforms like NBCUniversal’s Peacock.

The show has the biggest launch on Peacock to date and is currently the #2 new broadcast show within the all-important 18-49 age demographic, according to an NBC press release.

Renewed: The cast and creative team of NBC’s Quantum Leap were given an early Christmas present: a Season 2 renewal

Announced: NBC announced the news on Monday, also revealing that the series premiere episode has amassed 10.8 million viewers on linear, digital and streaming platforms like NBCUniversal's Peacock

Announced: NBC announced the news on Monday, also revealing that the series premiere episode has amassed 10.8 million viewers on linear, digital and streaming platforms like NBCUniversal’s Peacock

‘We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.

‘As we continue to bring audiences to our must-watch dramas, it’s gratifying to know Quantum Leap will have a prominent place next season both on our NBC schedule and next day on Peacock,’ Katz concluded.

The renewal comes just two months after NBC ordered an additional six episodes of the series, bringing its first-season order to 18 episodes.

Leaping: 'We're leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life," said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

Leaping: ‘We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

More episodes: 'We're leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life," said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

More episodes: ‘We’re leaping into a second season thanks to the incredible work by our cast, producers, writers and everyone who has played a role in giving this iconic NBC series a new life,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content , NBCUniversal Television and Streaming

The series premiere opened with 3.348 million viewers tuning into the linear broadcast, which has increased with significant viewership on Peacock since the mid-September debut.

The series – created by Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien – is set 30 years after Dr. Samuel Beckett (Scott Bakula – who honored Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell after he passed away last November) from the original series disappeared without a trace.

The show follows a new team lead by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee) who restarts the project, ‘in hope of understanding the mysteries behind the machine and the man who created it.’

Ratings: The series premiere opened with 3.348 million viewers tuning into the linear broadcast, which has increased with significant viewership on Peacock since the mid-September debut

Ratings: The series premiere opened with 3.348 million viewers tuning into the linear broadcast, which has increased with significant viewership on Peacock since the mid-September debut

Scott and Dean: The series - created by Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien - is set 30 years after Dr. Samuel Beckett (Scott Bakula - who honored Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell after he passed away last November) from the original series disappeared without has track

Scott and Dean: The series – created by Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien – is set 30 years after Dr. Samuel Beckett (Scott Bakula – who honored Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell after he passed away last November) from the original series disappeared without has track

The series also stars Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee.

Original Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario serves as an executive producer alongside creators Wynbrandt and Lilien and Martin Gero, Dean Georgaris, Deborah Pratt and Chris Grismer.

The series has been on hiatus since the first week of November, with the show set to return in early January 2023.

Cast: The series also stars Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee

Cast: The series also stars Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park and Nanrisa Lee

Hitaus: The series has been on hiatus since the first week of November, with the show set to return in early January 2023

Hitaus: The series has been on hiatus since the first week of November, with the show set to return in early January 2023

The original Quantum Leap starred Scott Bakula as Samuel Beckett, who, during a government time travel experiment, finds himself ‘leaping’ into the bodies of other people, trying to figure out their problems while also trying to figure out how to get back to his own time.

Dean Stockwell starred as Admiral Al Calavicci, who helped Sam on his missions along with their computer dubbed Ziggy.

The series ran for five seasons between 1989 and 1993, winning six Emmy Awards during its run.

Original: The original Quantum Leap starred Scott Bakula as Samuel Beckett, who, during a government time travel experiment, finds himself 'leaping' into the bodies of other people, trying to figure out their problems while also trying to figure out how to get back to his own time

Original: The original Quantum Leap starred Scott Bakula as Samuel Beckett, who, during a government time travel experiment, finds himself ‘leaping’ into the bodies of other people, trying to figure out their problems while also trying to figure out how to get back to his own time

Dean: Dean Stockwell starred as Admiral Al Calavicci, who helped Sam on his missions along with their computer dubbed Ziggy

Dean: Dean Stockwell starred as Admiral Al Calavicci, who helped Sam on his missions along with their computer dubbed Ziggy

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