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Flashpoint: CBS TV Series Returns in Two Weeks

FlashpointCBS’ new Friday night dramedy, CHAOS, debuted to poor ratings and never recovered. The network has pulled and essentially cancelled the TV series after three episodes. That’s ultimately good news for fans of Flashpoint.

This week, CBS will fill the timeslot with a rerun of CSI: NY. Next week, the previously scheduled The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty special will air. Then, on May 6th, the fourth season of Canadian drama Flashpoint will kick off.

You may recall that, back in January, CBS made an unusual deal for more episodes of Flashpoint. Last summer, CBS didn’t get around to airing six episodes from season three. CTV, the Canadian network, did finish airing them and commissioned a fourth season of 18 episodes. Those are still in production. CBS President Nina Tassler seemed to be on the fence about purchasing any more episodes.

Ultimately the network decided to purchase the rights to seven episodes from CTV’s season four, combine them with the leftover half dozen from season three, and run them this summer. In addition, cable channel Ion has made a deal to run theseries. The current round of CBS episodes will be added to the package once the network’s licensing deal expires.

CBS had planned to bring Flashpoint back sometime this summer but, with the failure of CHAOS, the network’s bringing the show back earlier than expected. If the network doesn’t preempt the schedule or air reruns, it looks like the season will be finished by the end of July.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Flashpoint is coming back in just a couple weeks. Will you be watching?


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Carolyn May 22, 2014 at 12:29 am

I love Flashpoint. I found it on ION and so could never figure out it’s regular schedule. I hoped to watch it on On Demand, but it didn’t have ION. I like the characters. They seem like real people with real life issues. Hope it comes back.


lynn January 26, 2013 at 3:25 am

I love flashpoint! I like it because there’s not as much shotting, bad language, nudity,
It shows show people there are some good people out there , kids and teens tend to memic. AT LEAST GIVE THEM SOME EXAMPLES. TO BE PROUD OF AND WE WOULD THEM TO MEMIC. not game shows that teaches them to win by lying,backstabing, or break their hearts by competing for mate!


Ronni May 14, 2012 at 9:38 am

I love Flashpoint. I just found it on ION recently, but I watch it all the time now. Don’t take it off.


marion September 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

we love flashpoint. hope it continues for a long time.


lourdes August 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I love the show Flashpoint it’s a little different than CSI and very enjoyable better than watching old reruns. Why would you take the show off could you just change the day viewed. I’ll be really sad to see it go. I love that show.


Mikki August 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I have really enjoyed Flashpoint and was so disappointed to hear it may be ending. It’s one of my family’s favorite shows.


Iris August 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm

We LOVE Flashpoint, & have never missed an episode since it began! Hope it stays on for many years to come! Would be VERY upset if it gets axed!


aj August 24, 2011 at 2:11 pm

CBS is not very S M A R T… if they do not renew… I hope someone picks them up .. if they go to cable.. I will follow… GOOD LUCK FLASHPOINT… also… what happed to Woody… if they were going to cancel why did he leave??? New guy Raf.. pretty good..
thank Flashpoint for good shows…


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