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Flashpoint: Season Three Delayed, Will It Be Cancelled?

Flashpoint season threeCBS has been having a great season. Several of their new shows have been successful and many of their established series are still doing well. Unfortunately, that could be bad news for fans of a little show called Flashpoint.

Flashpoint follows the work of a group of highly trained police officers called the Strategic Response Unit (SRU). The series stars Enrico Colantoni, David Paetkau, Hugh Dillon, Sergio Di Zio, Michael Cram, Mark Taylor, Ruth Marshall, and Amy Jo Johnson.

The show was initially produced for Canada’s CTV and CBS picked up the rights to air season one during the writers strike. It ended up performing well for the network and that led CBS to join CTV in renewing it for seasons two and three.

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Season three of Flashpoint was supposed to begin airing early this year but the network has so much successful programming that the show still hasn’t been put back on the schedule.

Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, recently told critics at the TCA press tour that Flashpoint was now being pushed outside the regular season. That means that the cop series won’t be back until late-Spring or Summer 2010 at the earliest.

While the show has performed well during the summer months in the past, there’s no guarantee that will continue. The show will have been off the air for almost a year by the time it returns. The longer that the show is off the air, the more likely that viewers — and TV executives — will forget about it.

What do you think? Do you think that CBS will air all 22 episodes of Flashpoint? Do you think that being off the air for so long hurts the show’s chance for a fourth season?

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CB August 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Flashpoint is a great show. The storylines are realistic & the characters do agreat job. Cancelling this show would be a huge mistake for CBS. My husband & I look forward to a Friday night eposide of ‘Flashpoint’.


branson August 19, 2011 at 8:15 pm

good show – can’t watch becasue background music is too loud – can’t hear actors.



Jim August 13, 2011 at 6:54 am

If CBS changes the name from Flashpoint to CSI Canada…they will keep it on FOREVER!


Lisa July 30, 2011 at 10:05 am

Flashpoint is a great show, hoping it doesn’t get cancelled.


kathy hutto July 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

well i love the tv series it is one of my favorate show so please dont take it off


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Pat L June 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Have really enjoyed this show. Please get rid of some of the reality shows and make room for this show. Writing & character development great. Put it back on!


Lisa June 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Are you kidding me. A great show and you want to take it off. Isn’t there enough bad TV. The major net works need to pay attention to why the cable channels are doing so well I Hardly every watch cbc, nbc or abc any more because they do not take care of their viewers. This is an example of just poor judgement. Flashpoint is a great show. Why do you want to keep losing your viewers with bad decissions.


Candice April 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Please don’t tell me that it is cancelled!! I love that show. Good acting, characters and story line.


Patty April 2, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Great show; please don’t cancel it.


jamie March 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I love this show. I love the characters and their family/work complex issues. No other show like this displays a deep seated desire to have a good outcome, no one hurt, help and compassion but danger and team effort. save it. I’ll watch it.


Ranger March 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Put the show back on my whole family liked it.


Rickie Tea March 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

This makes me mad. Why not get rid of 2 and a half men? that show isn’t much anymore. i really enjoyed this show and really wish they would bring it back. get rid of all the crap reality shows too!!!


Anonymous February 18, 2011 at 7:15 am

I can not believe that you would take a Great show off the air. Why not take one of those reality shows off, not everyone watches those. CBS you really messed up.


Jan February 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I love this show! Excellent writing, excellent acting. I got my son hooked on it so PLEASE


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