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Flashpoint: TV Series Renewed for Season Five in Canada

Flashpoint season fiveThe future of Flashpoint on CBS is still up in the air but Canadian viewers definitely have more episodes of the cop drama in their future.

Flashpoint is produced in Canada and CBS has licensed episodes since 2008 and used the show mostly as an off-season utility player. Last summer, CBS aired most of the episodes from season three but still had six installments left on the shelf. In January, the decision was made to license seven more episodes, combine them with the leftover six and run them as season four. They began airing in early May.

That left 11 episodes of the cop drama that weren’t being licensed by CBS. They are on track to be aired in Canada this summer.

CTV has now ordered a fifth season of 18 episodes. Flashpoint is the most-watched Canadian drama and has averaged more than 1.5 million viewers (an impressive number by Canadian TV standards). The new order will bring the series’ episode total to 80 installments, making it the longest-running original scripted series currently on Canadian television.

There’s been no word on whether CBS will license any more episodes or not but the ratings certainly haven’t been impressive. Thus far this season, Flashpoint’s been averaging just a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.42 million total viewers. Per the early numbers, last night’s installment tied a repeat of Shark Tank in the demo.

On the other hand, the show doesn’t cost the network as much as producing their own scripted dramas.

Once the new episodes are filmed and completed, there will be 29 episodes that CBS hasn’t licensed. We’ll have to wait to see when or if American audiences will get a chance to see them.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Flashpoint has been renewed? Should CBS license more episodes?

 

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Rose January 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

FLASHPOINT. We love it !!! Watch it every time it’s on

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Adri December 20, 2013 at 2:32 am

PLEASE bring the flashpoint show back this show is amazing I love it….please bring it back

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Shiloh Clark December 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

One of the best shows on TV. Terrific cast, quality writing, believable drama. Guess this means CBS won’t continue to carry it for American viewers. That seems to be the nature of the beast.

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Penny December 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Will hate to see it end. I am attached to the show and the cast. Please bring on as many episodes as possible as I’m addicted to the series!!!!

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BetteB December 11, 2013 at 2:24 am

No doubt, FLASHPOINT is a quality program, immersed in team, community, and family.
Take that other crap, Criminal Minds OFF the air. Why do producers insist on showing wanna be crazies the blueprint to crime? I think the responsible public is far more interested in how to solve the crime, and it is far more interesting. Hooray to FLASHPOINT and a truly believable cast of actors. CBS should definitely pick it up. Also, just a bit peeved the weekend showtime has changed to only Tuesday and Wednesday on ION channel. Bring it back to its full programming.

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Crystal November 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I have been watching flashpoint since it first started . It is one of my favorite shows. It beats any crime show I have seen. CBS needs to pick it up. Very disappointed when it was cancelled. Come on CBS its a great show.

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johng4700 November 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Flashpoint is probably to best crime drama I have seen and I’ve been watching crime dramas for 5+ decades. If your smart, you will bring it back.

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E November 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

I agree!

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Anonymous October 31, 2013 at 1:32 am

We started watching this about two months ago-WOW. This show is fabulous-exciting, but shows great compassion and both sides. We are hoping CBS picks it up. If more people knew about it, it would far surpass CSI and CRIMINAL MINDS. We love it-hear CBS!

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Rebecca Boyle October 25, 2013 at 4:15 am

Flashpoint is awesome and I so badly want it to continue to air and not end!!!! Best show on TV!!!! Renew it for sure!

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Dot October 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW! My son told me about it because I watch Criminal Minds and NCIS all the time. He said if I like those shows I would like Flashpoint but he was wrong (I love it when he’s wrong)….I LOVE IT SO BRING IT ON!!

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shanna October 17, 2013 at 1:07 am

hi I am in love with this show. please CBS buy the rest of the episodes. I really want to see the rest of them. I am not surely why it shows there are lower rating because everyone I have talked to loves this show. I hope you do put it back on.

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Joe October 16, 2013 at 11:53 pm

let us have the last 29 episodes

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Renee September 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm

CBS – keep Flashpoint coming. It is one of the best shows on TV!

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Renee September 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Flashpoint is one of the best shows on TV. Don’t care where it is filmed. CBS – keep it coming!

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krista September 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I love this show. Please bring it back. I continue to rewatch previous shows but new ones would be awesome.

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