The ABC TV show about what happens in the future apparently doesn’t have one. FlashForward has been cancelled after one season.
FlashForward begins as the world’s population blacks out for 137 seconds and they “flash forward” to see visions of their lives six months in the future. The series’ ensemble cast includes Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton, Peyton List, Dominic Monaghan, Brian F. O’Byrne, Courtney B. Vance, Sonya Walger, and Christine Woods.
The series debuted in September and attracted a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.47 million viewers. With a lot of buzz, it seemed like ABC had a hit. For week two, the ratings dropped to a still very respectable 3.7 and 10.73 million.
But then viewership just kept falling, hitting a low of a 2.1 in the key demo and just 7.1 million viewers. Then, ABC pulled the series for three months. The spin was that they would relaunch FlashForward after the Olympics.
The network gave the return a significant amount of promotion but it didn’t help. FlashForward’s ratings were even worse and they just kept dropping. They’ve gotten so bad that The CW has been beating them in the demo.
To no surprise, ABC has cancelled FlashForward after one season of 20 episodes. The series finale will air in two weeks, on May 27th.
What do you think? Did FlashForward deserve a second season? Could ABC have saved it? If given the chance, how would you wrap it up?
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They should have had an ending to finalize it
Like all shows made by TV networks they think they can milk these shows season after season. When will they learn that every show needs to have a beginning, middle and end. I’ve lost count of the shows I’ve invested time in only to see them cancelled.
A shame..another great show that shouldn’t have been abandoned.
It’s a shame they never continue the second season because it really needed another one and had a very good plot the same thing happened to the series limitless
Just binge watched all the episodes, forgot how good this show was. Brilliant!
It would be great if we get to see the conclusion.
It is obvious that even after all this time people are still upset about no second series of Flashforward.
This series seems to have turned into a bit of a cult as like me I’m still rewatching series one.
Time has past and many of the actors are now too old to continue this even if they wanted. I hope ABC have learned a lesson.
Please for god sake please make season 2. This really bites leaving all of us hang!
They should have made season two. Ridiculous being the show was very interesting. Just watched season one again.
I the bought the dvd at a yard sale and Yes I found that flash forward was excellent if I had know about it when it aired I would of watched it in 2009
I understand why viewers slowly stopped watching and the show was cancelled even though it was a wonderful idea. The show caught me, and probably many others, because of the intrigue of the flash forward stories. But slowly the plot changed from human interest to espionage, gun fights, and just plain anger and violence. The only reason I kept watching was because I was homebound at the time and hoped the writers would return to the flash foward stories again and further develop the characters I had come to like. But, alas, it never happened, and it just became another… Read more »
I would love a season two. It and lost have been without a doubt my two favorite series.Actually, Lost stole my heart and many hours . But loved it and felt lost after collecting and watching the entire series twice ! They should have a sequil to both and don’t feel flashforward was given enough credit for it was an excellent series ! Bring them both back please..ASAP .
Thought flashforward was one of the best series I have ever seen. Would love to see a season two.
Bring back Flashforward, we want to watch the second season #Nigerians#
Hi, I really wish flashfoward could have season 2. From the beginning to end It was the bomb. Can the future be changed? Cuz I love Mark and Oli together instead. Mark didn’t die, m happy about that but what about Dimitri and Simon?
Perhaps season two could be released on DVD and sold ;less expensive more profit