Articles for Flashpoint Season 1

Flashpoint is CBS‘ newest police drama launching this summer.  The series, which consist of 13 episodes, is about an elite big city Strategic Response Unit (SRU) that is inspired by Toronto‘s Emergency Task Force.Originally developed by CTV, Canada‘s largest privately owned English language broadcast network, and Toronto-based Pink Sky Entertainment, Flashpoint follows the dangerous lives of a group of cops that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and talks down suicidal teens.  As they race against time to find out what brought these people to their respective breaking points, members of this highly skilled team use their expertise in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect‘s head to diffuse the situation in attempt to save lives. Read more »
Canadian police drama Flashpoint is set to premiere on CBS on July 11, simultaneously with its opening on its parent network CTV, Canada‘s largest privately owned English language broadcast network.  It was picked up for U.S. broadcast during the writers‘ strike. Flashpoint stars Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity) and Enrico Colontoni (Veronica Mars, Just Shoot Me).  It centers around the elite Canadian metropolitan police force called the Strategic Response Unit, patterned after Toronto‘s SWAT-like Emergency Task Force.  The unit is tasked to perform highly sensitive scenarios, such as hostage crises, gangs, bomb threats, and, on more than one occasion reportedly, talking down suicidal teens.  As such, members of the highly-skilled technical team are also trained in negotiating, profiling, and getting inside the suspect or victims‘ head to ultimately save lives. Read more »
Canada‘s CTV has just announced that it has renewed the police drama Flashpoint for yet another season.  The series, for those who are not familiar, is about an elite Canadian metropolitan police force called the Strategic Response Unit (SRU), who are tasked to resolve extreme situations that regular officers cannot handle including hostage taking, bomb threats and heavily armed criminals.According to the press release, the network has ordered 13 episodes of Flashpoint, which stars Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and Amy Jo Johnson, to begin production in Toronto in early 2009. Read more »

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