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FlashForward: TV Fans to Black Out to Save Cancelled TV Show

Save FlashForwardA couple weeks ago, ABC officially cancelled their freshman TV show, FlashForward. Though it got off to a good start in the fall, the show’s ratings declined fairly steadily throughout the season. Like many ongoing serials that are end before their time, the last episode of FlashForward left many questions unanswered.

In the FlashForward series, the world’s population passes out unexpectedly for 137 seconds and has a vision of a future date. The series features a large ensemble cast that includes Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List, Brian F. O’Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Sonya Walger, Christine Woods, Genevieve Cortese, Dominic Monaghan, Gabrielle Union, Lee Thompson Young, Ryan Wynott, Barry Shabaka Henley, and Lennon Wynn.

Fans of the series have been trying to get the network to reverse its cancellation decision and are now planning an unusual demonstration on the show’s behalf. In addition to sending calendars, friendship bracelets (similar to the one Fiennes’ character wears), and letters to the network, they plan to stage blackouts in front of ABC network offices and affiliate stations across the country — for 137 seconds.

The pretend blackouts are planned for June 10th and will take place in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, and Atlanta. And, though they don’t have ABC network locations to target, fans in various countries around the world — Canada, England, Spain, Italy, Germany — are also planning similar demonstrations.

Ultimately, the networks care about ratings (something FlashForward was sorely lacking) but this demonstration is sure to get their attention. It’s highly unlikely that ABC will reverse its decision to cancel the series but hopefully they will be persuaded to give the series some sort of closure.

What do you think? Do you believe that ABC can be persuaded to bring FlashForward back for season two? Would you be satisfied with anything less? Perhaps a TV movie or an additional episode to wrap things up?

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Rotten1 February 19, 2011 at 6:33 am

What did ABC think would happen when they spent half the shows doing crappy commercials and the other half making the public wait and wait and wait for the next show?! Then they air crap like Bachorelette. If it weren’t for Greys Anayomy I wouldn’t watch ABC at all!!


Christina February 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

Please bring flash forward back. It was all I talked about to my peeps! At least bring it back to finish the story it’s just not fair.


Melissa February 4, 2011 at 6:59 am

BRING BACK FLASH FOWRWARD!!! This is a BIG disappointment!


Renee Voigt February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I cant believe that you cancelled Flash Forward!!!!! My entire family has been looking forward to the series. What were you thinking? At least give us some conclusion or reverse your decision! This was a great story!


Leanne January 28, 2011 at 5:14 am

So disappointed that this great show has not continued, storyline was excellent and agree not many weekly shows are this interesing. Hard to watch when the time slot was moved to 10.30 it should be in family viewing time of 8.30??


Muddlin January 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Yes, yes, yes bring it back!


Anonymous January 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I’m not sure what the network execs were thinking when they canceled FLASH FORWARD. It was far more interesting than most of whats out there. I really enjoyed this one as much as and perhaps even more so than LOST. Most of what is offered on the networks is mindless and boring. Here is yet another reason for me to stop tuning in to ABC. Sorry ABC, but you’ve just lost another media consumer.


BidDy January 17, 2011 at 10:20 pm

they have got to bring flash forward back that was absolutely the best tv show ever!!!!! Come on ABC get it together and stop airing dumb shows like the batchelor!!!!!!!!!!


Kandy McKinney January 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I cannot believe abc (little case) cancelled flash forward and the network keeps running drivel called “The Batchelor”!


Lisa January 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

please bring back this show, it was one of the best tv show on television in a very long time! It was a surprize to me that it was cancelled, how can you leave so many question unanswered, to the fans?????


Jon Brown January 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm

This was a great show, wish we could have seen where the story was going to go! Bring it back, do they not know at the network when they have something good? Getting tired of the crappy reality shows!


Janie December 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

I so loved this show & after grieving Lost finale show Flashforward sure helped ease the pain a little. I just wish they would have given it some time. these days shows are canceled so fast without ppl really even having a chance to get to know them. I watched a special about family ties and it’s ratings were not doing so great and it was almost cancelled too. Given some time the show became a big hit. please bring back Flashforward. both my husband and I really enjoyed this action sci fi suspence.


Wanda Mendez December 28, 2010 at 4:00 am

Es una serie unica que no deben cancelar, no me la perdia. Lo bueno en la television lo cancelan.
Is a unique TV serie, please dont cancel.


abbas December 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm

plz try to give the flashforward chance we want to see the story :(


shiva December 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

save it and please try to make new season and next season for us we wait it but we cant wait it more…….


ibraimo November 12, 2010 at 4:18 am

foi a melhor serie que ja vi, e injusto que o abc cancele , se eu foce o produtor desta serie vendia pra outro canal, vamos laq ajudar a volta desta serie.


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