Network picks up 13 more episodes
CBS has picked up an additional 13 episodes of “Flashpoint.”Eye ran the second season of the Canadian co-production from January through May in the 9 p.m. Friday timeslot where it drew 9.5 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/6 share in the 18-49 demo. “Flashpoint” premiered in July 2008 and later episodes ran against NBC’s coverage of the Beijing Olympics. Drama about a Toronto emergency response team stars Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson and David Paetkau. With the skein produced by Canuck-based CTV, Pink Sky Entertainment and Amavar Entertainment, along with CBS Television Studios, financial commitment is shared and CBS was more willing to give the series another order. No word on when the new episodes would air, or in which timeslot, but it’s possible the series could replace one of the shows to be bumped from CBS’ fall schedule. Of the Eye’s new dramas, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife” have both gotten out of the gate in strong shape and “Medium” has proven to be a good companion to “Ghost Whisperer.” “Three Rivers,” however, fared poorly in its premiere on Sunday.
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