‘Flash Forward’ On 3 Months Hiatus, Episode 11 To Air In March 2010


According to an Entertainment Weekly interview with David S. Goyer, Flash Forward isn’t coming back until March 2010! Previously it was reported that the show will come back in January with remaining 13 episodes for the season, but now it’s postponed until March. Previous, 10th Episode, called ‘A561984′ has aired on December 3, 2009.

The overnight ratings for the show have steadily declined since the premiere. FlashForward has dropped from a little over 12 million viewers to a little over 7 million viewers over the course of 10 episodes. However, according to David S. Goyer, creator of Flash Forward, this is not the main reason of pushing the date.

Quoting his answer to EW:

We originally planned to come back in January, but about three weeks ago we sat down with ABC scheduling and looked at what our programming schedule would be like. And I think on serialized show like 24, Lost, and Prison Break the most important thing is to air consecutive episodes without repeats or preemptions. To be brutally honest, our programming schedule in January was going to be awful. We were going to be off for four or five weeks [through December and into January], then back on for two weeks, then off for two weeks because of the Olympics, then back on four weeks, off for two weeks again, back on three, off for two again… Our first 10 episodes had one preemption; our last 13-episode arc was going to have four. I just think when we saw that, the studio and the network and all the producers looked at each other and said, “This is crazy.” We’d rather bite the bullet, come back in March, and air all 13 episodes consecutively without preemptions.

Let us know what you thought about this program and if channel 5 should hurry up to air the rest of the first season.

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