If only the blackout that happened on FlashForward were real, everyone would have seen this coming. Alas!

It’s looking increasingly likely that season one of the tinkered-to-death ABC series will be its only season. According to E! Online, actress Christine Woods (who plays FBI agent/mother-to-be Janet) has been cast as the lead the NBC comedy pilot, Perfect Couples.

This announcement comes on the heels of actors Ryan Wynott (the youngster Dylan) and Zachary Knighton (Bryce) booking fall television pilots as well, meaning the writing might be on the wall around the FlashForward set.

Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that FlashForward is doomed to join Invasion on the list of failed Lost rip-off series; E! Online quoted a “source” as saying that the new roles will remain “in second position until there’s official word of a pickup.” But considering that Woods’ character, Janet, appears to be a major player in the grand scheme of the show, it doesn’t inspire too much confidence that the actress is investing in new show.

None of this should come as a major surprise; after a much-hyped debut, FlashForward saw its ratings plummet throughout the course of the Fall season and after a long hiatus, the show and returned to record-low numbers earlier this month. Couple that with several changes in showrunners, and you’ve got the picture of a series in trouble.

With V struggling in the ratings as well — it returns to ABC on Tuesday night — 24 already canceled and Lost wrapping up, the 2010 fall television season could be devoid of any real “appointment” shows for the first time in almost ten years. And while your DVR might enjoy the rest, something about that fact just feels decidedly depressing.

FlashForward airs a new episode Thursday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Source: E! Online