Though Season 2 is already greenlit, Quantum Leap is now on the “likely to be canceled” list, according to a website that tracks ratings data, and it’s learned the reboot also retcons the original series.
Back in October with five episodes released, Quantum Leap was on the “In Danger/Bubble” list of being canceled due to the low ratings.
However, now that twelve episodes are out and following the transgender episode that has the lowest ratings of the series, Quantum Leap has moved in the “likely to be canceled” range.
Why is Quantum Leap likely to be canceled?
Where does the data come from?
The data again comes from Spoiler TV which keeps track of TV ratings.
The site has updated its chart as of February 8 where the Quantum Leap cancellation score has been lowered to 2.862 from a previous 4.22 in October.
According to the site, “The LOWER the Index Rating number the more likely a show is to get cancelled, HIGHER numbers = safety.”
The site adds, “This chart is a prediction of all the shows using our own formula based on the viewing numbers, 18-49, and + 7 Numbers. These 3 factors are the main weighting of the Index number.”
As noted, the chart isn’t anything official and different things can affect whether or not a show is canceled.
Case in point, and again as I said above, is that NBC already renewed Quantum Leap for Season 2, which was in addition to ordering six additional episodes for Season 1.
Will NBC keep Quantum Leap around with bad ratings?
So what happens if the Quantum Leap ratings continue to nosedive?
You know what? I don’t know.
NBC might just keep the show on the air no matter how bad the ratings are in order to continue pushing its woke agenda and then possibly cancel it with Season 2.
It could be possible that the show might be “saved” by the Peacock streaming service where Quantum Leap has been said to be its best original show, but I’m not sure if that is saying much as Peacock is the least-watched streaming service compared to other streamers such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney Plus, and Paramount Plus.
I also can’t imagine that if the NBC ratings have been tanking that people are moving to Peacock to watch it, as it’s also more likely fewer people are now watching it on Peacock.
Quantum Leap is woke and retcons original show
Regarding the reboot being woke, just take a look at the cast as it’s obvious they intentionally kept white males out of the cast (Hollywood does this in casting calls), in addition to episodes that don’t make any sense about woke content that mirrors present-day politics which didn’t exist in the past.
They also ditched a big part of the original show as the “Waiting Room” is now dead, the place where the host person goes when Sam leaped into them.
The reboot retcons everything where the host person now can remember the leaper through dreams, which is how they explain why Ernie Hudson’s character came up with the “idea” to restart the Quantum Leap project and how other characters remember other leapers.
The Waiting Room is where Al would go back to converse with the host in order to provide Sam with the necessary information to help the host and then be able to leap.
Sam would leap and the person he leaped would forget everything and continue on with their life fixed.
Now in the reboot, the Waiting Room is no more and everything comes from Ziggy’s algorithm.
“I think the waiting room is dead,” writer, actor and director Shakina Nayfack tells TVLine. “I think the waiting room is Quantum Leap of the 1980s and 1990s, and we have a different way of expressing where the Leap Host goes during the leap.”
So with the host remembering, essentially what the reboot is doing is removing the leaper putting things right what was once wrong.