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. sopho says

    I need this series to continue and am nonplussed that it would be cancelled. My only criticism is that it got cancelled.

  2. Andrew says

    i am going to start a FB page to petition ABC to put this back on the air and get the producers to start writing again!

  3. Linda Ukeje says

    I watched flash forward at home, at work, on my phone etc. I couldn’t get enough of it. I am so DISAPPOINTED !!! How could such a great show be cancelled? Please bring it back.

  4. Will Smith Turks says

    We look forward with great hope and 2.sezonunu series Flash Forward. Turn left and continue the sequence you received the wrong decision. Rating not how such a series of! Or there are other things in this business. Because such a fascinating, mysterious, full of excited and watched a series, I have not.

  5. Jeremy says

    Canceling the greatest show since lost. Are you kidding me. And leave all these stupid reality shows on. Did watch much tv until lost and flash-forward. The best shows ever. How stupid to cancel flash-forward

  6. Grammee gadget gal says

    AMAZING show! Brilliantly written & left us hanging with a perfect set up for a next season! I’d love to see this continue & dump the junk that’s on air..

  7. jessica says

    stupid non flash forward viewers. !!! THIS WAS AN AMAZING SHOW. HATS OFF TO THE WRITERS AND CAST. PHENOMINAL STORY LINE CLIMAX WAS PERFECT PERFECT FIT OF DEMOGRAPHIC SPREAD. SUCH A LOSS. I WOULD WATCH EVERY EPISODE OF EVERY SEASON AND EVEN DONATE TO THE CAUSE IN ANY WAY I COULD. GREAT STUFF .
    BRING IT BACK.

  8. Maria says

    I loved that show uts ashame that it isnt continued.. U cant just leave the season final like that and dont make a ending!!!

  9. milena says

    FLASHFORWARD e’assolutamente fantastico…come avete potuto cancellarlo!?!?
    Vorrei assolutamente che ripartisse con la seconda stagione e spero tante altre ancora….FLASH FORWARD DEVE TORNARE!!!!

  10. C. Gus Saunders says

    I need this series to continue and am nonplussed that it would be cancelled. How were the ratings in Australia? I know I was glued to the screen every time. An intriguing plot very well played. My only criticism is that it got cancelled. Is there ANY way to get the PTB (powers that be) to reconsider?

  11. kathryn maddox says

    One of the most interesting serious I’ve ever seen. Cannot believe they have canceled it. The reason i stopped watching regular TV and went to HBO and so on was because ABC, CBS and NBC haven’t put on anything decent to watch in a long time
    sorely disappointed
    kat

  12. terry says

    NO WAY!! NO season 2 ??!! Flash Forward is a hit – a huge success – great ratings. WHY? We suffer through putting up with junk on the airwaves as they drone on and on season after season,then they cut this excellent production. Have you that bring us our viewing lost your minds?

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