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The Time Tunnel is an American color science fiction TV series, written around a theme of time travel adventure and starring James Darren and Robert Colbert. The show was inspired by the 1964 movie The Time Travelers (AIP/Dobil), and was creator-producer Irwin Allen's third science fiction television series, released by 20th Century Fox Television and broadcast on ABC. The show ran for one season of 30 episodes. A pilot for a new series was produced in 2002 but did not proceed to a series.


The show is focused on Project Tic-Toc is a top secret U.S. government effort to build an experimental time machine, known as "The Time Tunnel" due to its appearance as a cylindrical hallway. The series is set in 1968, two years into the future of the actual broadcast season, 1966-67.

Why It Was CancelledEdit

  1. The show was against heavy competition from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on NBC
  2. It was cancelled due to very poor ratings.
  3. The show was replaced by The Legend of Custer.