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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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Linda Burch April 20, 2011 at 12:46 pm

This is terrific news! Flashpoint is my favorite show, and I just can’t get enough of it! Kudos to CBS.

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Katherine April 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

I am THRILLED!!!! I love love love this show and it made my Friday night. Can’t wait!

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Maureen April 20, 2011 at 9:26 am

I am so pleased CBS have the good sense to air Flashpoint again. It is probably the best show on tv today. Let’s hope it continues indefinitely.

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Cheryl Faye April 20, 2011 at 7:55 am

I am delighted that FlashPoint will be back. That was one of my favorite shows. If I couldn’t catch it when it aired, I always caught up with my DVR. Best decision CBS could’ve made.

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Dee April 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

I live in Canada, so I got to see those mising episodes. That being said, I’m glad the show has some continuing popularity south of the border.

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Amy April 20, 2011 at 7:25 am

I’m SO glad Flashpoint is returning! Such a GREAT show! :D

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Beth Coccaro April 20, 2011 at 7:17 am

Absolutely, I’ll be watching!

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Jackie L. April 19, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Yes I will be watching! :-)

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Sherry April 19, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I’m so happy that Flashpoint in coming back. My favorite show. This show needs to stay on tv. Love it. Keep it!!!!!!

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Gwen April 19, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I LOVE Flashpoint!!! I am so glad that it will be returning!!! It is the only show that my husband watches on TV also. Please keep it on air.

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Kat April 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I’m just glad we’re getting to see more Flashpoint here in the U.S.; I already had it marked for summer, but sooner’s all right, too! As much as I’m a fan of Eric Close, CHAOS wasn’t any good — or, scratch that, it was boring.

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kim April 19, 2011 at 5:02 pm

it is a great show looking forward to seeing it a proud canadian

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Mary Townsend April 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Oh you better believe I will be watching. I have been waiting for it to come back. It is the best show anywhere around. SOOOOOOO happy.

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JackTheRipper April 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Yes indeedy.

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Mary D, April 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I cannot WAIT!!!! This is my all-time FAVORITE series and I have missed it tremendously!!! I knew it was making it back for the summer, but this news is OUTSTANDING!! Just like the show!!!!!

THANK YOU, CBS!!!!!!!!!!!

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