FlashForward: ABC TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

FlashForwardThe ABC TV show about what happens in the future apparently doesn’t have one. FlashForward has been cancelled after one season.

FlashForward begins as the world’s population blacks out for 137 seconds and they “flash forward” to see visions of their lives six months in the future. The series’ ensemble cast includes Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List, Dominic Monaghan, Brian F. O’Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Sonya Walger, and Christine Woods.

The series debuted in September and attracted a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.47 million viewers. With a lot of buzz, it seemed like ABC had a hit. For week two, the ratings dropped to a still very respectable 3.7 and 10.73 million.

But then viewership just kept falling, hitting a low of a 2.1 in the key demo and just 7.1 million viewers. Then, ABC pulled the series for three months. The spin was that they would relaunch FlashForward after the Olympics.

The network gave the return a significant amount of promotion but it didn’t help. FlashForward’s ratings were even worse and they just kept dropping. They’ve gotten so bad that The CW has been beating them in the demo.

To no surprise, ABC has cancelled FlashForward after one season of 20 episodes. The series finale will air in two weeks, on May 27th.

What do you think? Did FlashForward deserve a second season? Could ABC have saved it? If given the chance, how would you wrap it up?

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  1. Marcus Vaughn says

    It is hard to believe the ratings were low but whether they were or not they could have made a season 2 dvd instead of showing on tv for those like myself who was sitting on the edge of my seat loving every thrilling moment. It was a great action packed original show that made you think and the way it ended was not omly great, it left you wanting more. I still do. I have the dvd and i can’t help but watch it occasionally even though when i get to the end i’m frustrated that there is no season 2. Please PLEASE bring this phenomenal show back. I can’t say how i would end it. I would leave that up to you. What i will say is i would love to be part of it lol, but if not as long as there is a season 2 i would be more than happy

  2. Debi Creede says

    I am so upset. This is the second time I got hooked on a show just to find out it was cancelled. Very frustrating cause it eould be great to have good quality shows on tv not have them cancelled. This show and The Event were amazing!!!

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