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CBS Adds Flashpoint to Summer Lineup

While CBS' free-loving couples explore romance this summer on Swingtown, another new CBS drama, Flashpoint, will be heating things up with action-packed crime-fighting. Flashpoint features the risky business of cops in a strategic response unit, based on Toronto's Emergency Task Force. Unlike regular cops, these pros will pull some CTU-style bomb-defusing and hostage-rescuing, as well as bust gangs and climb walls to save the day under time pressure.Unlike any old crime-fighting team, the crew's cops are highly skilled in negotiating and getting inside the heads of their suspects. The show, which will star Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau, is set to start in July, with exact times and dates TBD. — Anna DimondRelated:• CBS' Swingers Series Looks for Summer Lovin'• Coming Soon: Sam Raimi's Wizard and More read more

Coming Soon: Sam Raimi's TV Wizard and More

Sam Raimi by Eric Charbonneau/ WireImage.com, Sword of Truth cover art courtesy Tor Books

Sam Raimi (the Spider-Man movies) is bringing his flair for fantasy to television. He'll exec-produce a new syndicated series called Wizard's First Rule, based on the best-selling Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind. Sword tells the story of a woodsman-cum-wizard and a mysterious woman who team up to combat an evil tyrant.... A bright spot amidst all of the strike Sturm und Drang: CBS is producing new television! The Eye has ordered 13 episodes of Flashpoint, a cop drama about a city's Strategic Response Unit, starring Enrico Colantoni (Sheriff Mars!), Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau.... Judge Judy will be sticking around the judicial airwaves for at least another four years; a two-year contract extension will keep her gavel a-bangin' through 2012. — Mickey O'Connor read more

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