‘Flashpoint’ lights up Ion TV

Network commits to season five of Canuck police skein

Ion Television is buying more episodes of “Flashpoint,” the Canadian police drama it acquired last year.

The series is produced by Pink Sky and Avamar in association with Canuck broadcaster CTV. Ion will join the list of producers for the series’ fifth season.

“Flashpoint” began airing off-net on Ion in October and the network is on its way through the series’ previous four seasons as production on season five begins in February. The network — formerly Pax, then i — is strengthening its rerun-heavy lineup with content viewers haven’t seen before, and “Flashpoint” has generated encouraging ratings over the last few months.

The series stars Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni and Amy Jo Johnson as members of a police Strategic Response Unit.