Three renewals were handed out today. Easily the most surprising was Timeless on NBC because the show had been cancelled just a couple days ago! But its dedicated creators and perhaps fan support as well helped NBC to reverse the decision and now the show will be back for a 10 episode run sometime in 2018. This was an impressive coup by Sony and the people behind Timeless as it looked like the show had a good chance of coming back, but hope seemed gone after the cancellation. It sounds like NBC is interested in trying to air it earlier in the night than 10pm.
Also renewed were Elementary and The Amazing Race on CBS. Elementary does very poorly in linear ratings but has a huge syndication deal that makes CBS money. The Amazing Race is a reality staple that has bounced around the schedule on CBS and can be a solid filler that can be depended on.