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Hugh Dillon jumps from 'Flashpoint' pan into 'The Killing' fire

If he hadn't wanted to make a "Killing," Hugh Dillon might have not jumped back into series work so soon.Not long after he wrapped a five-year run on the Canadian-made police drama "Flashpoint," the actor-musician is staying on the side of justice -- albeit in a much edgier way -- as Francis Becker, a death-row prison guard matching wits with Ray Seward (Peter Sarsgaard), an ex-cop inmate who killed his own wife, in Season 3 of AMC's dark Sunday drama "The Killing.""I identify with certain characters, scenes and dialogue," Dillon tells Zap2it, "and I guess the lightning in a bottle is finding chemistry with other actors. I had that with Enrico Colantoni on 'Flashpoint,' and that makes it exciting to continue to go to work. It's funny working in that one location (the prison set), but it comes back down to the written word."And Dillon, a frequently intense performer and a fan of "The Killing"... //

Hit Crime Drama "Flashpoint" Returns to ION Television with All-New Season Five Premiering Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00PM ET/PT

The 13, original one-hour episodes will close out the show's run. //

Canadian Drama ‘Flashpoint’ Will Come to an End

The popular Canadian drama  Flashpoint , which is a hit in its home country as well as here in the U.S., will not be renewed beyond its fifth season that is set to air in 2012-2013. CTV, the largest private broadcaster in Canada, announced yesterday that the series , which focuses on a special tactical team that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, and takes on other tough cases, will come to an end. The series stars Hugh Dillon (‘Durham County’), Enrico Colantoni (‘Veronica Mars’), Amy Jo Johnson (‘Felicity’) and David Paetka (‘Whistler’) and debuted in 2008 on both CTV and CBS. It has since moved over to the cable channel  ION here in the States. Read More... //  

ION Television Renews Its Original Police Drama "Flashpoint" for Season Five

  ION TELEVISION RENEWS ITS ORIGINAL POLICE DRAMA "FLASHPOINT" FOR SEASON FIVE After Successful Launch, ION Television Orders 13 More Original Episodes for 2012 NEW YORK, January 3, 2012 - ION Television announced today it is renewing its original police drama "Flashpoint" for a fifth season. The network is picking up 13 more episodes, set to begin shooting in February 2012. The announcement was made today by Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks. Read More... //

'Flashpoint': Hugh Dillon sees his police character 'go off the rails'

Hugh Dillon knows, thanks to his "Flashpoint" character, just how bad a day someone can have.In the Canadian-made, Friday-night CBS police drama's most recent episode, hostage-negotiation-team veteran Ed Lane was trying to get to a hospital for his child's birth while occupied with an on-the-job psychiatric evaluation -- which, he was dismayed to learn, had been ordered by his friend and superior Greg Parker (Enrico Colantoni).Making matters much worse, Lane got stuck in heavy traffic en route to the hospital, then became the victim of a road-rage shooting. "Flashpoint" fans will learn the outcome of that cliffhanger soon: After two weeks of repeats, new episodes resume Friday, July 8 ... and there's a big hint in the fact that Dillon is still filming episodes for the current fourth season in Toronto."My initial reaction was, 'Holy f***!'," Dillon tells Zap2it about his "Flashpoint" alter ego getting shot, "but it made sense. It's taking these situations and... //

FLASHPOINT “Fault Lines” Preview

Watch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of FLASHPOINT  "Fault Lines" which airs Friday, June 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network . Episode Synopsis:  FLASHPOINT "Fault Lines" – An outsider is brought in to perform psychological testing on Team One, but fearing someone will be let go, they start to turn on each other. Meanwhile, Ed is shot on the way to  the hospital for the birth of his child, on FLASHPOINT, Friday, June 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Victor Garber  ("Alias") guest stars as Dr. Toth, a military psychologist who tests Team One. Read More... //

FLASHPOINT “I’d Do Anything” Preview

Watch a sneak peek  of the upcoming episode of FLASHPOINT  "I’d Do Anything" which airs Friday, June 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  FLASHPOINT "I’d Do Anything" – The SRU’s attempt to take down a crime boss, but the plan  backfires and the boss gets away, taking his girlfriend , who is the SRU’s criminal informant, with him, on FLASHPOINT, Friday, June 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //

TV Ratings: CBS wins quiet Friday, FOX tops demo, 'Supernatural' finale down from 2010

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 20, 2011Plenty of people apparently chose to spend their possible last night on earth somewhere else than in front of the television. CBS won a down Friday, with a new episode of "Flashpoint" and a repeat of "CSI: New York" leading the way. The two-hour "Supernatural" finale brought numbers consistent with recent episodes to the CW, though it was down by more than half a million viewers from the 2010 finale.All in all, CBS averaged 6.3 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/8 share in households, giving it an easy edge over second-place NBC (4.6 million, 3.2/6) -- which itself just edged past ABC (4.5 million, 2.9, 5). FOX (3.7 million, 2.1/4) followed in fourth, with the CW (2.1 million, 1.3/2) in last. The finale and ensuing repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" gave FOX the 18-49 demo with a 1.5, followed by ABC (1.3), NBC (1.1), CBS (1.0) and the... //

FLASHPOINT “No Promises” Season 4 Episode 3 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode  of  FLASHPOINT  "No Promises" Season 4 Episode 3 which airs Friday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television  Network. Episode Synopsis:  When gunmen prevent Team One from helping at a bus crash, Spike cannot believe that his former mentor might be involved. In a game of cat and mouse , the Strategic Response Unit must find these gunmen who have connections to a large drug ring, on FLASHPOINT, Friday, May 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //

FLASHPOINT “Thicker Than Blood” Season 4 Episode 2 With BEING ERICA’s Erin Karpluk - Preview

Episode Synopsis:  The Strategic Response Unit steps in when a couple, whose young son is near death due to leukemia , takes desperate measures to save his life by stealing an identity and holding up a bank to get money  for a bone marrow  transplant, on  FLASHPOINT , Friday, May 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. ( FLASHPOINT "Thicker Than Blood" Season 4 Episode 2 ). Read More... //