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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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Sharon Bathgate August 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Flashpoint is one of the best shows on TV. I could watch all of its episodes over. I hope CBS is smart since it isn’t costing them that much that they show all of the rest. Just because we aren’t in the deomgraphic we like the show alot. Discrimination of people older than 49 still goes on and on and on and alot of good shows are taken off the air. Keep Flashpoint going

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Michele July 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Luv the show please bring it back

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Debby July 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Please bring back flashpoint! This show has the drama, love interests and action that makes it an awesome show! Please bring it back!

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Anonymous June 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Love the show – please bring it back and show any new episodes!

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Sheri June 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Great show! Want to see more!

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john hammers June 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

we really love this show so well done each one very different plse bring lt back

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flodnar June 9, 2013 at 9:38 am

We just finished Season Five and hope that they continue the series. Great acting and action.
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Mary Jo May 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Please bring Flashpoint back. It is one of my favorite shows. Great cast and everything else is the best!

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lori barbarich May 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

they always get rid of the good shows. thy keep these stupid shows on, i dont understand

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Janis May 11, 2013 at 1:14 am

I love Flashpoint and would love to see new episodes!

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JJ April 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm

We have been able to watch the 62 episodes through season 4 on NetFlix. LOVE this show – incredibly well done. Hoping that NetFlix has the 5th season soon. please keep making great shows like this!

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Jaeson Boyce etl April 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Hello Staff; We love the Flashpoint series. It should be renewed for five more years. Great talents abound. Top notch production. A+++++++++++is the grade for everyone. Thank you, J.B. from the U.S.A.

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bob still March 27, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Yes

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Terri Legrand March 26, 2013 at 12:38 am

I love Flashpoint. Please bring new episodes back.

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Becky March 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

We think this is the best series ever aired on TV….and this comes from big NCIS fans. Great cast, great stunts, top-drawer production.

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