“FlashForward” fans plan a mass blackout in front of ABC offices

I gotta hand it to the “FlashForward” fans — this could be the most unique “Save our Show” campaign yet. Or at least, the goofiest. (Which in my book automatically makes it the best.)

Sure, the “FlashForward” fans are going the old “send some sort of trinket en masse to network executives” route (much like “Jericho” fans sent peanuts to CBS) — shipping 20,000 friendship bracelets to ABC Entertainment chairman Steve McPherson (who I’m sure is passing them out to his BFFs as we speak).

But that’s not the big gesture they’re planning. In the spirit of “FlashForward’s” central premise, fans of the show will gather in front of ABC network and affilate offices in New York, L.A., Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta on June 10 and stage a blackout of their own.

That’s right.

For two minutes and 17 seconds, fans of the show are going to pretend to be passed out in front of ABC offices.

Just like the two minute and 17 second blackouts on “FlashForward.”

OK, “FlashForward” fans, points for you. While “Everwood” fans simply hired a Ferris Wheel and stuck it in front of the WB’s HQ, you’re actually going to PLAY DEAD for a full two minutes and 17 seconds in front of ABC. 

It’s not going to bring “FlashForward” back. But it’s going to make for a pretty interesting morning over at ABC HQ in Burbank. (Or Glendale, if folks show up at KABC/Channel 7 instead). Check out the Facebook page for “Save FlashForward” here, and the website here.

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  5. Deb says:

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  6. TVQED says:

    Thie entire movement was started by David Vox Mullen of the FLASHFORCAST Podcast. I can’t believe how LARGE scale this movement has become!

  7. nice says:

    London and Hannover join the blackout:) and more city comes :)

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  9. Deb says:

    Toronto Canada does not have an ABC station but as of Today are also going to be attempting to stage a Blackout —
    Author of FlashForward — Robert J. Sawyer — confirmed that Toronto Canada is the BirthPlace of FlashForward —
    and a pivotal city in the plot of the FlashForward Show
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  10. justin says:

    who’s to say it won’t work? jericho got another season. besides, who made michael schneider the final voice of anything. way to portray your sarcastic mockery while at the same time showing your pure ignorance of what’s actually going on. maybe it will work, maybe it won’t, but one thing’s for sure. michael schneider is basically peter king of entertainment.

  11. daniel says:

    The fans are not playin dead. In the show, people “blacked out” and saw their futures. One question the show asks is, can you change the future? The fans say yes!

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