CBS and ION Help Save ‘Flashpoint’ Season 4

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flashpoint season 4 cast CBS and ION Help Save ‘Flashpoint’ Season 4

How is this for diplomatic relations? The Canadian cop drama Flashpoint will live to see a fourth season, thanks to a collaborative effort from American channels CBS and ION that will help finance the upcoming 18 episodes ordered by CTV.

After CBS aired its last episode of Flashpoint in September of 2010, the network remained mum on future plans to have the program continue in the United States. Then, at the Television Critics Association press tour, CBS president Nina Tassler briefly indicated the network still had six episodes from the third season that had yet to be shown. Executive producers of the show Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos later confirmed Tassler’s statements and elaborated by announcing a syndication deal with ION that follows the shows return to CBS at least one more time.

In the deal, CBS plans to mash up the aforementioned six unaired episodes with seven more from the upcoming fourth season, into a 13-episode run that will likely round out the network’s plans for original programming this summer. So, what then will become of the other 11 episodes of Flashpoint? Are they destined to sit on a shelf until a network president needs to fill a slot in the network’s summer programming?

The answer: ION. After CBS’s episodes have aired, a syndication deal with ION will go into effect. The deal gives ION access to all 51 episodes of Flashpoint—including the final 11 episodes of season four—to air on its owned and operated stations across the United States. ION has had great success before with its syndication of other CBS procedural dramas, such as Criminal Minds and Without a Trace.

While this is certainly great news for both fans of Flashpoint, and those who crave new summer programming, the lackadaisical announcement by CBS, combined with the potentially awkward multi-season mishmash that is planned, all but indicate the network’s relationship with the program has likely come to an end.

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CTV, however, may continue to run with the show despite a lack of interest from CBS. Flashpoint has seen its hometown audience grow during its latest mid-season run, which concludes February 6th after the Super Bowl. In what is being touted as a “shocking season finale,” cast members Enrico Colantoni (Galaxy Quest, Veronica Mars) and everybody’s favorite pink ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, will face off alongside the rest of their unit against Alias’ Victor Garber as he puts his plan to destroy the special tactical team into action. Whatever the outcome, American fans will just have to wait for the show to return this summer to see what happens.


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I can’t understand why this show does not have a bigger following. I never get any real feelings for movies, shows or anything (i.e. cry or anything like it). This show however, have had me pretty close to crying sometimes. I’m also sad that this does not get more wider spread, I would love to buy this show on blu-ray here in Norway, but no one has even heard of it, the same goes for most of europe. Get this show the advertisment it deserves, and you will see it blossom!

    • OMG!! I just saw my first episode of Flashpoint!!! It was the show where hostages were taken on a plane on the tarmac. I am hooked!! This is a great show!

      CBS thanks for letting ION take this over!!

    • If your not able to get it in your town try Ebay,or Amazon. Awesome show, god luck!

  2. This is my favorite show I love this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone who has the power to save this show is reading please save this show this is the greatest show, I watch it with my nieces and they love it my whole family loves this show!!! Please save this show, and oh yeah Sam and Jules should get married and Joanne should work things out with Greg so that he can see Dean!

  3. I love this show! I just don’t get why such a well written show doesn’t get the network support that it should while so many moronic shows seem to get so much promotion. So will Ion tv be airing new shows or will these shows only be “new” to Ion?

  4. Totally addicted to this show!!! Caught an episode in early September and can’t get enough of it… I have ordered the three seasons through netflix and literally watch a cd in a couple hours!!! I can’t understand why this show isn’t making it, it totally pulls you in, the stories are truly life like and the actors are amazing… Please, if anyone has any info as to when this show will continue, I wanna know… I haven’t gotten into a show since Third Watch was finished and from the first episode I saw in September, I know I would watch this show religiously!!!

    • I also like Flashpoint and would love to see it on CBS

  5. Tuesday October 18th @ 10pm!! Its one of 6 episodes to air on ION!!! Go to ion’s website, click on shows and you will see Flashpoint there… it will also tell you when the 6 episodes will be airing… some have crappy times (1 & 2 am) but I’ll find a way to record them for sure!! Hope you guys are as excited as I am!!! :)

  6. FLASHPOINT is one of the better shows on TV…Very much worth saving, great acting and great stories every week, looked forward each week to watching this show. Whoever you are that has some pull, start pulling NOW. This show is worth saving.

    • One of the BEST tv shows that I have seen in years. I do not understand why cbs does not keep it when everything that I read from viewers,they rate this show Number 1.

  7. I have never heard of this show until this very instant. I was watching Criminal Minds on ION and when it ended Flashpoint came on. I seldom watch broadcast TV so I never saw it on CBS; maybe there are others like me.

    I hope it’s good because I will continue to watch it.

  8. This is the only thing CBS had that could rival NCIS and they let it get away. When you look at what they kept it’s hard to believe. They need to keep this in production. T.V. of this quality is already far too rare.

  9. This is one of the very few shows that I watch religiously. Excellent acting, excellent writing, I look forward to every episode. I am tired of “cop” shows, too many of them, but this one is different, in so many good ways. I hope we will not lose it.

  10. I Started watching Flashpoint from season one though most of three on Netflix but was unable to steam the rest of season 3. Now I am about to go and buy Flashpoint season three so I can see the rest of the episodes for that season. Flashpoint has the perfect ingredients that keeps you hooked and wanting more, why stop making a show like that?

  11. É impressionante como as pessoas tem a capacidade de acabar com o que é bom . Flaspoint é simplesmente fantastico não tem como não se emocionar pena que é tão pouco divulgada acho que voçes estão precisando de um markting melhor !!! por favor com tanta serie ruim voces vao acabar com uma das mehor?! Aqui no BRAsIL não passa entao tenho que procurar na internet da o maior trabalho mas vale a pena!!
    Parabens a todos os envolvidos principalmente ao elenco que da um show!!!

  12. Assisto sempre com minha esposa esta serie e criminal mind amamos!!!
    Muito muito boa , espero que a nova emissora se de conta disso e divulgue ou venda pra outra emissora mais acabar nunca!

  13. I absolutely love this show and must admit, am absolutely in love with Amy Jo Johnson. This is a great show though. It reminds me of Criminal Minds. There has been a lot of new crap on American TV i.e., Charlie’s Angels, Playboy Club, and others. I don’t understand why CBS would turn its back on a proven hit series. If the numbers had dropped, I’d blame that on the time slot, so adjust it! This is a very good show and I’m always waiting in anticipation for it to air, along with my cravings for Criminal Minds, Dexter, Fringe and True Blood. Yes, Flashpoint is one of my favorites, along with these shows! Why the small audience? I absolutely do not get it. Please CBS, bring back Flashpoint! I love this show!

    • When shows disappear for months at a time with no hint of if and when they will come back, it is hard for them to keep their audience. But I really like this show, would have no issue seeing it over ION, and am very confused about how many episodes there are left unaired, whether we have been missing any, etc.

  14. Someone wants this show to die. They move times, days and stations. If it would stay in one spot it would be so good for the show.

  15. I’m really enjoying Flashpoint, as I always have, and I’m so gratefull that Ion picked up this show from CBS. It’s such a well written and well acted show. I just don’t understand why this show has struggled with ratings except that it hasn’t been promoted as much as it should have been by CBS and the air time was never consistent. It’s an excellent show and I hope to see more first run episodes on Ion in the future.

  16. I love Flashpoint. It gets crappy airtime in Sydney so I bought seasons 1-3 on DVD. This show deserves all the support it can get.

  17. Please don’t take this show away! I went to alot of trouble to find it again me in California,USA. I just was talking to my Brother in Texas and he mentioned Flashpoint on ION tv then I had to search my Cable tv to see if I had ION found it cuz I was waiting for it to come back to CBS but it didn’t. Kashi2 CA 1-10-12

  18. Watching it on Ion right now! Love, love this show!

  19. Why does my tv guide say the episode airing is new when it’s not? I’m in NY watching it on ION…

  20. I have recently discovered Flashpoint on Ion television. I can’t believe this show made it to the fourth season before I discovered it! NBC’s loss is Ion’s gain!! Every character is played perfectly and every episode is a real thriller!

  21. The important thing is that season 5 has been approved and ordered.

    • Many of us have not been able to watch any of season 4. When I check ION I only find the first 3 episodes, and I’m not going to an illegal file sharing site to get newer ones. What is ION’s problem? They pick it up but they don’t seem to want anyone to know, or to actually view Season 4.

    • What do you mean season 5 has been approved and ordered are they making more sorry I am hooked…

  22. I LOVE FLASHPOINT!!! It is my all time favorite show!! I have watched all of the episodes on netflix over and over again. I cannot get enough of it!!

  23. Help me is you know will there be another season funded by ion? season 5?