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'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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/flashpoint-hugh-dillon-sees-his-police-character-go-off-the-rails.html

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... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/06/17/flashpoint-fault-lines-preview/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

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... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/06/10/flashpoint-id-do-anything-preview/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-quiet-friday-fox-tops-demo-supernatural-finale-down-from-2010.html

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... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/20/flashpoint-no-promises-season-4-episode-3/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29

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... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/13/flashpoint-thicker-than-blood-season-4-episode-2-with-being-ericas-erin-karpluk/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

'Flashpoint's' Enrico Colantoni: 'We appreciate it when CBS can utilize us'

Enrico Colantoni is glad to be back in his native Toronto filming "Flashpoint," for reasons beyond the show itself.After the hasty demise of "Chaos," the hostage-negotiation-team drama has quickly rejoined the CBS lineup on Fridays for its fourth season, actually made up of episodes that constituted the end of its third season on CTV in Canada (where the series is made). Getting to work in his hometown again as police-team leader Greg Parker pleases the friendly Colantoni, formerly of "Veronica Mars" and "Just Shoot Me!""We appreciate it when CBS can utilize us," he tells Zap2it from Toronto. "The show is very popular here. Every time I used to come home, I'd say, 'I'm an actor' ... and people would say, 'Oh, really? What have you been in?' I'd tell people what I did, and they'd go, 'Oh. Never heard of it.' What's that saying, 'You're never a prophet in your own home'? Now, I can't... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/flashpoint-enrico-colantoni-very-happy-as-cbs-police-drama-suddenly-returns.html

TV ratings: 'Kitchen Nightmares,' 'CSI: NY,' news magazines lead Friday

Fast national ratings for Friday, May 6, 2011.Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" led early prime-time viewing, but as the night wore on ABC and NBC's news magazines "20/20" and "Dateline" picked up viewers, as did "CSI: NY."CBS led the night in total viewers with 8.7 million, though the network tied with both ABC and NBC for a 1.4 rating/5 share in households. NBC's "Dateline" pulled in a respectable audience at 10 p.m., beating out both ABC's "20/20" (just slightly) and CBS's "Blue Bloods."Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.6 million viewers, 1.6/6 households)CBS: "Flashpoint" (6.8 million viewers, 1.1/4 households)ABC: "Shark Tank" (4.4 million viewers, 1.2/5 households)NBC: "Friday Night Lights" (2.7 million viewers, 0.7/3 households)The CW: "Smallville" (1.9 million viewers, 0.8/3 households)18-49 leader: "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.6)9 p.m.CBS: "CSY: NY" (9 million viewers, 1.5/5 households)NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.6 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.9 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)FOX: "Fringe" (3.4 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)The... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/05/tv-ratings-kitchen-nightmares-csi-new-york-news-magazines-lead-friday.html

Flashpoint Tests the Team — Will It Crack?

The new season of Flashpoint puts family first — both on the job and in the characters' homes.  "The overview theme of the season is about family and how we're all connected," series star Enrico Colantoni tells TVGuide.com "When there are family situations that we deal with, we actually show how it affects us. The show certainly isn't about that, but you get a stronger sense of how my team reacts to the job and how they take it home, which is probably the most authentic thing about our show." Colantoni plays Greg Parker, a crisis negotiator and the leader of the Strategic Response Unit. His dedication to his job led to the crumbling of his own family...  //www.tvguide.com/News/Flashpoint-Enrico-Colantoni-1032803.aspx?rss=breakingnews

FLASHPOINT “Collateral Damage” Season 4 Premiere - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of  FLASHPOINT  "Collateral Damage" Season 4 Episode 1 which airs on Friday May 6 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis:  FLASHPOINT "Collateral Damage" Season 4 Episode 1 – The Strategic Response Unit is called in when a man charged  with killing his own baby escapes a prison transport and is on the run, on the fourth  season premiere of FLASHPOINT, Friday, May 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/05/06/flashpoint-collateral-damage-season-4-premiere/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29