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. says

    omg i am ******* cry now!!!! i dont belive there are no season 2!! i am love the players and i want to see what happen in the next blackout plz get back this movie i belive now if you will do a season 2 you will get 50000000000000 people !!!!!!!!!! and more money.

  2. Amanda says

    Hulu did this same thing to the show “John Doe” I loved that show and they never brought it back, Same with “9 lives of cloe king” and many others, the least that you guy could do is just finish it in a movie, or put out some kind of information as to how the show intended to end. I hate being stuck here wondering what happens next, This is also why I will not pay for Hulu Plus anymore, If I could atleast be able to finish a show I like with out it being cancelled I would reconsider.

  3. Anonymous says

    the show deserved more than 2 seasons it is a amazong show with amazing actors!! ive been waiting for a show like this for years and now that im gotten hooked on it its cancelled!!

  4. Michelle says

    Please bring back… At least finish the right way.. I think the reason it went down. Is cause people have Netflix and cable.. But to tell u the truth I started watching your show on..Hulu plus and I could not stop watching it.. Saw it in one weekend I did not leave my house and even got my son inlaw in to it.. So please at least finish it..
    Thank you

  5. says

    Aw-Ha ….thats your solution to the problem…Advertise the heck out of this show on Hulu / Netflix…build your audience up and re launch it. Do something different … its really that quite simple.

  6. says

    Hulu turned me onto Flashforward. I don’t remember this show airing back in the day but I sure wish I had. The show is really good. Kept me guessing. Would really like someone to reconsider this show. Truly has potential here….

  7. Monica says

    Such a shame to cancel Flashback !! I enjoy watching it every day, even the repeats….there is so much emotional feelings I get by all the actors and actresses…..the Flashback stories are excellent !! ABC is making a huge mistake and I really hope another channel will pick them up. Sergio, David, Rico, everyone, you’re the best…..

  8. britt says

    I also just finished season 1 and was hungry for more, especially after the finale. I am upset to know that I won’t know how everything plays out in the show after the last blackout! This sucks

  9. says

    I discovered Flashforward on Hulu and watched every episode in a few days. It’s awesome!!! I don’t know how I had never even heard of this series because I love science fiction. This is science fiction with a PLUS PLUS PLUS! Lots of us want another season now that we have discovered it. I am hungry for MORE!!

  10. Andrea says

    I just finished the first season of flashforward because i have netflix. ABC should know that ending movies and tv shows like is horrible and makes the fans curious of why they would do that. I’m in love with the show i need to know what happened to mark. Please make another season!!

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