The Voice star Kelly Clarkson can now focus on a key task after serving as coach for 15-year-old singer Brynn Cartelli, who won Season 14 of the NBC singing competition Tuesday.
With her first coach season completed, Clarkson can get back to work trying to save NBC’s Timeless.
The Grammy-winning singer is obsessed with the science-fiction travel drama, an endangered show whose fate still has not been revealed. Timeless is in real danger of getting canceled after two seasons and that’s killing Clarkson, who has waged a Twitter campaign to save it.
“Oh my gosh. I love it,” Clarkson tells USA TODAY. “There’s not that many scripted shows like this. They came up with a really cool, interesting concept — really rad. I’m so upset it’s not a given that this show should stay on TV. I’m fighting for it.”
Clarkson compares Timeless to HBO’s Westworld and Game of Thrones, “shows that have really great writing and which are unique.”
She watched the program with her family (“Its the kind of show you can watch with your kids”), right through the May 13 cliffhanger finale, where she tweeted about having her mind blown. She praised the writers at the end of the tweet: “Brav-freakin-o!!”
“We have so many reality shows, we don’t need another cop show. We have these shows where you figure out the crimes with the detective,” says Clarkson. “I like those shows, but we have a lot. We nail those genres. It’s nice it’s something different, something unique.”
Clarkson never thought to work her NBC influence from The Voice on execs in her campaign to save Timeless.
“I’ve never equated it as an NBC show, I just watch it, I didn’t even think it’s on the same network, I DVR it,” she says, “So I really started laying on the Twitter.”
She doesn’t care what network hosts the show. If NBC doesn’t renew it, she hopes Timelesswill find a new home, perhaps even Netflix.
“It’s just such a cool idea with this cult fan base,” says Clarkson. “There’s a lot of us who really dig it.”