The cop drama “Flashpoint,” produced in Canada, was a summer hit for CBS and a decent performer in the regular season. Now it’s ordered 13 more episodes to return the show to its schedule later this season.
In announcing the renewal, CBS noted that in the past season, the second round for the series, Flashpoint won its Friday 9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT time period in viewers and key demographics, averaging 9.55 million viewers, 2.9/08 in adults 25-54 and 2.1/06 in adults 18-49.
Flashpoint premiered in July 2008 and became the summer’s top original scripted series, averaging 8.03 million viewers and winning its time period against non-Olympic competition.
The series, starring Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson and David Paetkau, depicts the emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the Strategic Response Unit.
Flashpoint was originally developed by CTV, Canada’s largest privately owned English language broadcast network and Toronto-based Pink Sky Entertainment. For the series, Pink Sky joined forces with Avamar Entertainment in association with CBS Television Studios and CTV. The series has been broadcast concurrently in both the U.S. and Canada.
Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos are executive producers.