Call it a monumental step forward for U.S.-Canadian relations: CBS has renewed the Canadian-produced drama Flashpoint for another round, ensuring that all of our friends north of the border remain safe -- at least on television. Meanwhile, Showtime has opted to let David Duchovny continue his sexcapades and misadventures with a fourth season of Californication.
With some television fans sourcing their favourite shows by "other means", fewer and fewer viewers are tuning in each week. Compared to just three years ago there simply aren't as many of us tuning in to free-to-air television.
Newsflash: CBS has a new show coming out soon...and it's not a crime procedural. The network known for NCIS, CSI, and The Mentalist is trying something a little different in Harper's Island, and now we finally know when we'll be able to see if it pays off.
Those lock 'n' load Canadian dudes from Flashpoint staged their own little stakeout at Monday night's star-packed CBS party here on press tour. Despite the cop show's uncertain future at the network, Flashpoint executive producer (and former CTV programming executive) Bill Mustos was in the house, as were stars Enrico Colantoni (joined above by Flashpoint unit publicist Beverly Warren), Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson and David Peatkau.
The old-fashioned, damn-the-budget CBS Stars Party was staged at the magnificent Huntington Library, where old money meets to stare up at the Blue Boy and other art treasures.
CBS has announced its summer schedule, and--believe it or not--it isn't anchored by forensics dramas and acronyms. Instead, the network's coming months feature an even mix of reality programs, brand-spanking-new dramas, and some game shows.
CBS held some of its dramas for the summer months, and it could pay off. As previously announced, Swingtown and Flashpoint will make their debuts as part of the summer schedule. Swingtown, about a couple that gets involved in the social revolution of the 1970s, will get it on June 5, a week later than was previously revealed. Flashpoint, about a super awesome tactical unit that fixes all sorts of problems, will premiere on July 11.
On the reality front, pooch-fest Greatest American Dog goes for a walk on July 10. The show crams dogs and their overbearing owners in a house, where scratching, yapping, and howling will likely unfurl in front of ...Read more
Flashpoint is an emotional journey following the lives of members of the SRU (Strategic Response Unit) as they solve hostage situations, bust gangs, and defuse bombs. They work by utilizing their training to get inside the heads of these people in order to make them reach their breaking point (aka their flashpoint). Sgt. Gregory Parker (Enrico Colantoni) leads the elite team on their missions. The show is based upon the experiences of the real life Toronto Police Emergency Task Force. On August 26 2008, the show was renewed for a second season. The show originally aired on Friday evenings, but after episode 2 it swapped slots with Swingtown for the remainder of the season. Flashpoint is produced by Avamar Entertainment, CBS Paramount Network Television, CTV and Pink Sky Entertainment.moreless