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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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Vicky Harmison March 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I really like this program and want to see more of it.

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xavier March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

i own all 4 seasons and can’t wait for the fifth since the did not showed it in the us,
al least not on the channel they showed the first four seasons.
i totally love this show i wish they make more episodes..

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phyllis February 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

i just started watching flashpoint a year ago and have seen everyone. I absoltely love the show and the stars, i cant wait until the new shows starts· it keeps me on the edge of my seat, i think its the best,

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angela February 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I love Flashpoint!!!!! I would love to see this show continue!!!!! Another great show such as Leverage that is not getting what it deserves!!

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Carole February 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

I have really enjoyed watching Flashpoint, I’d love to see the show picked up in the US. It took me a while to find it on ION, but now I regularly watch it. I was very surprised to find that although Episode 80 that aired on 1/15/13 as Part 1 of 2, that Part 2 hasn’t yet aired. My DVR is set to pick up all new episodes and none so far.

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mariann February 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I love the show Flashpoint. It would be fabulous if it could be aired on US tv. It would be a great shame if we weren’t able to watch it anymore. Somebody needs to do something!!

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Zoe Robson February 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I watch this in England and have watched every episode its a brilliant programme , and should not be taken off air and CBS should licence more episodes and more seasons as they always have good story lines and the ratings are brilliant which CBS will lose

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lynne swallow February 10, 2013 at 11:06 am

I watch this in England & think it is a very good programe,there is so much rubbish & reality ghows on .
Please bring it back,the story lines are brilliant.

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Cheryl February 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Please do not take this off the air too you already took off csi miami which was a big mistake. If you take off flash piont there will be no reason to watch cbs. That is of course if you are looking to lose viewers.

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lilly February 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I love the show the people on it are great and work well together it will be bad for everyone if they don’t stay we need a show that shows how good police are and how they care for the people

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mingi February 6, 2013 at 11:46 am

This is another terrific , terrific show I enjoy it very much Please bring it back.

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Darrell E. Linaker February 5, 2013 at 3:17 am

Ithink this is a high quality show with a good cast and crew ,and I enjoy the very much and I hope we here followers in the states will be able to view any new original shows.I hope the powers to be decided and air any new show . A loyal fan

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benttree79 January 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

CBS needs to renew this series. It has action and personality. A Feelgood show. Please people step up to the plate. and get the ratings up

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Bob January 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Please do not end the show. They are caring people. Please bring them back.

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Dell January 31, 2013 at 10:14 am

Love the show. Please bring it back. I am tired of the reality shows and look forward to this show each week.

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