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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Carmen
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Carmen
September 16, 2011 3:13 pm

Yes! Please MORE Flashpoint in the US – it’s a good program.

Carmen
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Carmen
September 16, 2011 3:12 pm

Please MORE Flashpoint eipsides in US!

Freeda
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Freeda
September 16, 2011 1:20 pm

I hope to see more of Flashpoint. I have watched it from the beginning and enjoy it.

Yolanda
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Yolanda
September 14, 2011 8:56 pm

Keep the show on the air, one of the best on t.v

Dolores Madrid
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Dolores Madrid
September 12, 2011 7:41 pm

Flashpoint is a very good series and should be rated as a top show. I sure hope CBS continues this show.

Mark & Amy
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Mark & Amy
September 11, 2011 7:07 pm

THis is one of the best shows on TV. It would be a travesty to not keep renewing it as long as it is being produced. My wife and I DVR every episode so we can watch it when we can. It truly is one of the best. PLEASE keep airing this wonderful show!!!!

Fran
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Fran
September 11, 2011 5:40 pm

Flashpoiint is one of my most favorite cop shows on TV. CBS should put it in their fall lineup. It is a great program!!

JB
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JB
September 11, 2011 5:10 pm

This is a great series and I am totally hooked on it – WAY SO MUCH better than some of the series made here in the US – great actors and script – please keep it going, CBS –

mark
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mark
September 10, 2011 3:20 pm

i tink cbs should buy 10 more years i don’t get to watch during the day it is on so i watch on the computer and i have been waiting for new eps

Debra
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Debra
September 9, 2011 10:49 pm

Please keep this one going. I record it and watch it religiously. One heck of a good TV series produced

mike smith
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mike smith
September 9, 2011 1:44 pm
Certainly hope CBS will air this show in longer sequences. It is the best show on television. I believe the reason the show is not getting the ratings is the time slot it is in. We go out for dinner on Fridays with our friends and we hurry home, by 8:00, to watch the show. We are not able to relax and visit so as not to miss it. Our friends love it also. We will be very dissappointed if they drop this show. Maybe if it were later or on another night it would get the ratings they are… Read more »
Debra
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Debra
September 9, 2011 10:50 pm

2 rhumbs up

gg unrue
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gg unrue
September 9, 2011 6:40 am

One of the BEST shows on TV! Great story lines, great acting, thought provoking…..
I liken it to Criminal Minds and NCIS …shows I never miss!! Continue airing this wonderful show!

carolyn curtis
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carolyn curtis
September 8, 2011 4:20 pm

I hope they bring Flashpoint bask, it is one of the best shows on TV !!!!

Dianna McDaniel
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Dianna McDaniel
September 8, 2011 11:58 am

please renew Flashpoint–we love it-Bring it back!!!

Gail
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Gail
September 8, 2011 10:06 am

Love the show. Watch it every Friday night it is on. CBS should keep Flashpoint and discontinue some of the garbage/reality programs. Actors and plots are great. Hope CBS is smart enough to keep a great show. Would like to see it return this fall as a regular fall/spring program.

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