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FlashForward' finale: Did advance planning do more harm than good for show?

When ABC first launched FlashForward, the network and producers boasted of having a five-season story arc for the drama about life after an international black-out. Apparently, the plan laid out by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) and Brannon Braga (24) was so compelling, it ignited a network bidding war among the nets before ABC snatched the project. 'These high-concept shows can be fantastic, but there are a lot of pitfalls, ' ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson told EW back in September. 'The fact that they had done their homework made all the difference.' Did it? Tonight, ABC will air the drama's 22nd and final episode of FlashForward, because the network decided against ordering a second season. After a respectable debut last fall - it averaged 12.5 million viewers - ratings plummeted throughout the season. (It didn't help that the show, like V, went on hiatus over the winter.) Part one of the FlashForward finale on May 20 only averaged 5.3 million - down 28 percent from its season average (7.4 million), so it's not likely that tonight's Part 2 will do any better. Suddenly, all that talk about a five-year plan didn't mean a thing if no one showed up to watch. To Read More Click Here .

'FlashForward': Sonya Walger Dishes on the Finale

With FlashForward's expected cancellation, the fans hoped that the series would wrap up smoothly this Thursday. Unfortunately, that won't be the case. There will be questions left unanswered, we're sure, but do they have to be so many? Actress Sonya Walger told E! Online that she has good and bad news regarding the series finale. These last two episodes leading to the fulfillment of FlashForward will certainly be great, but - yes, there's a but. "There's some closure to it, but there's an awful lot left unexplained," Walger said. She added that in the final episode, most of the mysteries in the pilot will get closure. As for the complete resolution? Nope. Look at it this way, at least FlashForward will keep its audiences thinking. That's always been one of the best things about this show anyway. To Read More Click Here .

TV Tonight: What's On Thursday 5/27

It's slim-pickings on TV tonight, but there are a few events you won't want to miss if you're a fan! Tonight brings what's now the series finale of FlashForward plus the summer premieres of So You Think You Can Dance and 100 Questions . 8/7c FlashForward on ABC - Series Finale! So You Think You Can Dance on Fox - 2-hour Season Premiere! 8:30/7:30c 100 Questions on NBC - Series Premiere! 10/9c The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo What will you be watching?

FlashForward Series Finale Preview

The time has come. ABC had high hopes for FlashForward , but the series is set to come to an end later this week. It's time for Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) and company to stop the next blackout. Mark learns the date in which it is supposed to take place, but it's up to Simon (Dominic Monaghan) and Demetri (John Cho) to work together and break into NLAP's mainframe to put a stop to it. Meanwhile, Bryce (Zachary Knighton) and his Japanese dream woman finally meet as Olivia (Sonya Walger) and Lloyd (Jack Davenport) continue to spend a lot of time with one another. Just what does the future hold for Olivia and Mark? You'll have to tune in to find out what their relationship will be like as many other questions are answered in the series finale. You can catch the FlashForward finale on Thursday, May 27th at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Source Here

'FlashForward' Series Finale Preview: The D-Day

"FlashForward" will finally reach the D-Day, April 29, 2010. While everyone waits to see if their flashforward visions come true, Mark uncovers the date of the next blackout, and Simon, with Demetri, attempts to stop it from happening by breaking into the NLAP mainframe. The season finale, called "Future Shock", will also be the end of the series because ABC decided not to continue the sci-fi due to low rating. It's unknown whether the May 27 episode will provide answer to the show's mystery or not because the network laid the verdict after the episode went into production. However, Jack Davenport who plays Lloyd Simcoe said that it would indeed end in a high note. "Do I think the story could have gone further? Sure. No-one intends to do [just] one season - especially not with a grand concepty show like this. I don't think it will be unsatisfying, but it will not answer all the questions. The producers had to be mindful that they may only get one season, so there are some satisfying wrap-ups," he said. Source & Preview

FlashForward Preview: "Countdown" Episode 20

It's only a matter of time before another blackout occurs and Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) knows it. He feels an enormous responsibility for finding out when the next event will happen so he puts some pressure on Hellinger (Neil Jackson) in hopes of getting an answer out of him. Meanwhile, Aaron (Brian F. O'Byrne) learns more about why Jericho wanted his daughter and Demetri (John Cho) is torn between helping Janis (Christine Woods) and Simon (Dominic Monaghan) break into NLAP or turning Simon in. You can catch FlashForward's "Countdown" this Thursday, May 20th at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Source Here

New Episode Preview of Canceled 'FlashForward'

ABC has given up on "FlashForward" before the show gets to air its first season finale. Nevertheless the show will continue airing the last episode that leads to the finale on May 27. In "Countdown", which airs May 20, everybody who have seen their future are dreading at the thought of whether the vision will come true or not. Mark continues his interrogation of Hellinger in a desperate attempt to find out when the next blackout will occur; Demetri must choose between helping Janis and Simon break into NLAP to stop the blackout from occurring, or turning the fugitive Simon in to the FBI. Lloyd finds the common denominator that can help him solve the complex equation he was working on in his flashforward; while Tracy fights for her life, Aaron discovers why Jericho was after her; and Nicole wrestles over her strong feelings for Bryce and what would happen if she told him she knew the whereabouts of Keiko. "FlashForward" is not the only show canceled by the Alphabet. "Romantically Challenged", "Scrubs" and "Better Off Ted" are all axed from the Fall line-up, giving the chance to other series to fill the schedule. Fellow sci-fi series "V" meanwhile, gets a second season. Source & Preview

ABC Cancels Scrubs, FlashForward, Romantically Challenged and Better Off Ted

ABC has canceled Scrubs , Better Off Ted , FlashForward and Romantically Challenged , Entertainment Weekly reports. The end of the Scrubs comes as no surprise to fans. The comedy was rebooted with several new faces this season to middling numbers and star-executive producer Zach Braff wrote on his Facebook a few months ago,"[Scrubs] is no more. It was worth a try, but alas ... it didn't work." Scrubs, along with Better Off Ted, aired a shortened season. After both series' low ratings, the last new episodes were burned off in March to 3.4 million viewers and 2.55 million viewers for their respective finales. FlashForward, thought by many to possibly be the next Lost, premiered to 12.47 million viewers in September. However, ratings have since fallen to 4.77 million viewers for last week's new episode. Romantically Challenged, starring Alyssa Milano, made a modest debut in April to 10.67 million viewers and has only aired three episodes thus far. Are you sad these shows won't be back? Source Here

'FlashForward': Preview of Episode 19 'The Negotiation'

It's almost prophecy fulfillment hour on FlashForward, unless of course our lead with a hero complex, Mark Benford, puts a stop to it. Tonight, on "The Negotiation," we go back to April 28 on the day before the visions supposedly materialize. And as we expect, everyone's on the edge. "The Negotiation" finds Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) doing whatever it takes to protect Gabriel (guest star James Callis). We all know he's too important to lose, since he's the link between Dyson Frost and the Global Blackout. As everyone waits for their flashforwards to come true, Mark has to stay behind and keep Gabriel away from harm. Unfortunately, that might be more difficult than he thought. To Read More Click Here .

FlashForward Episode 19, Preview: "The Negotiation"

With only a day left before the blackout, everyone is on pins and needles, in eager anticipation for what's to come. Meanwhile, Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) meets with Gabriel (James Callis) and promises to do everything he can to protect him. Meanwhile, Janis (Christine Woods) is encouraged to kill one of her fellow agents as Aaron (Brian F. O'Byrne) continues to put his life in danger as he locates his daughter's captors. You can catch FlashForward's "The Negotiation" this Thursday, May 13th at 8:00pm ET on ABC. Source Here