Sunday, 9 p.m., ABC

Summary

H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) time travels to modern day Manhattan to catch Jack the Ripper (Josh Bowman) in this Kevin Williamson drama series based on the novel and movie of the same name

What The Critics Say (Metascore 59)

  • Time is an attempt to put a new twist on a conventional network-TV mystery series, and on its own minor terms, it largely works, The cast is attractive, the story is told with some wit, and the first hour, at least, moves along nicely. The main problem is one that haunts many such adaptations: The story still seems better suited to a movie (which it was) than a series. — Robert Bianco, USA Today
  • Logic isn’t a factor here, but the show is fun, rather evocative of ABC’s canceled “Forever” and the aforementioned “Timeless.” — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • It’s unclear if the series will rise above a constant cat-and-mouse game between Wells and Jack, something that seems like it could get old quick. — Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette