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ABC's Flash Forward Will Not Return to Airwaves in the Fall of 2010.

Updated on April 17, 2011

Flash Forward

Popular ABC show set to end May 27th

If you are fans of the ABC TV Drama Flash Forward like my wife and I, you will be saddened to find out May 27, 2010, will be the last episode. ABC released its TV schedule for the Fall of 2010 and Flash Forward was not listed on the schedule. Flash Forward has had some very high acclaim when first aired on September 24, 2009.

For those of you not familiar with the show, it revolves around the premise of everyone in the world becomes unconscious on October 6, 2009, for two minutes and seventeen seconds. Everyone during the blackout sees a glimpse of their future on April 29, 2010. Some people do not see a glimpse of their future.

The FBI office in the Los Angeles spearhead by FBI Assistant Director Stanford Wedeck (played by Courtney B. Vance), assigns FBI Special Agents Mark Benford (played by Joseph Fiennes) and Demetri Noh (played by Jonathan Cho) help investigate the cause of the "flashforward". Benford's "flashforward" focuses on him piecing together the clues of what led to the global blackout. Benford is attacked in his office by mysterious men in masks and assault weapons. Also, Benford is shown drinking in his flashforward. Benford's character is a recover alcoholic.

The FBI team focuses on "Suspect Zero", the only person shown conscious during the blackout, "D. Gibbons", why there was a mass loss of consciousness of people in Somalia in 1991.

Other personal revelations appear such as Demetri Noh not having a flashforward because he was to die but he ends up living, Olivia Benford (played by Sonya Walger) sees herself having an affair with Lloyd Simcoe (played by Jack Davenport), and Aaron Stark (played by Brian F. O'Byrne) also a recovering alcoholic seeing himself with his daughter Tracy in Afghanistan.

Characters Dr. Lloyd Simcoe and Dr. Simon Campos (played by Dominic Monaghan) believe they are responsible for causing the global blackout. We learn in later episodes, "Suspect Zero" is Simon Campos.

Flashforward is a very gripping drama from beginning to end. It is a unique blend of police investigation meets science fiction. The show started with very strong ratings in the fall of 2009 but what hurt the show was long hiatus from mid-December to mid-March. That hiatus hurt the ratings for the show.

On May 14, 2010, ABC released their Fall 2010 schedule and Flashforward was not renewed. However, the show "V" was renewed but will show in January 2011. I encourage fans of Flashforward to email and call ABC if you want to bring it back on the air.

This show, I believe has a future. If ABC cannot bring it back, hopefully, one of the other major networks or cable networks can pick up this very gripping show. This show is too not to be back on the airwaves. Thursday nights at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central will not be the same after May 27th.


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      7 years ago

      I liked the show but didn't know when it was on all the time. I now have my mom interested in it from the season being on netflix and I was hopinjg they would bring it back. It was on Sunday when I saw the episodes I watch so it must of been a fill in spot. I wish I had known when it was on.

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      8 years ago

      man they BS'ing... i miss that show and been waitin like hell 4 it to come back on...smdh

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      8 years ago

      v was cancelled for a short time, ratings for southland was very low its first season as well as other shows however now southland is considered one of the best. Give this show another chance like farscape and firefly at least do a series finale movie instead of ending on a cliffhanger

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      8 years ago

      I cannot believe that the network is not picking up this highly popular tv show. Come on ABC whats wrong with you.

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      8 years ago

      My husband and I loved this show. I can't believe they canceled this show. That's why it's so hard to start watching a series because you never know if they're going to bring it back next season. This sucks!

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      8 years ago

      my husband and i love this show, i can't believe the show V got renewed and flash forward didn't, that is crazy, i hope someone picks it up so i can see the ending.

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      8 years ago

      I love the show and they should put it back on the air. H

      They have takin to of my favorite show off the air I am very upset they need to put it back on and heroes too.

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      8 years ago

      I am still searching the web in hopes that I'll read the news that it got picked up again. How could they do this to us? :-(

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      8 years ago

      I'm so upset I just found out! Thursday night tv is not complete without FlashForward, I thought the show was brilliant and I am very disappointed, I hope someone picks this show up!!!!

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      8 years ago

      looveddd it. can't believe thisss

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      8 years ago

      I liked the show.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      This is so disappointing. Every time I like a TV show ABC cancels it. I was looking forward to the next season.

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      8 years ago

      this is very disappointing, my husband and I really enjoyed this show, we don't watch a lot of television, but this is one show that we took time out to watch. We were really looking forward to next season.

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      8 years ago

      I agree I absolutely love this show, and believe me I am not a fan of any type of sci-fi, when my husband watches sci-fi I go to the other room. I hope if ABC cannot, or will not, bring it back someone else will.


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