Flashpoint has been renewed for a fifth season, ION TV announced Tuesday. The Canadian cop drama previously aired on CBS, but moved to ION midway through its fourth season.
The new season of Flashpoint puts family first — both on the job and in the characters' homes.
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"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...
CBS has ordered additional episodes of Flashpoint, a network rep confirms to TVGuide.com.
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CBS, which has six unaired Season 3 episodes already in the can, has ordered 7 additional hours, which will run as a 13-episode season this summer, according to Deadline, which first reported the news.
The new episodes will be produced as part of a larger syndication deal that will allow ...
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During Flashpoint's third season, the members of the Strategic Response Unit are drawn closer together than ever, something series star Enrico Colantoni says was also true when the cameras weren't rolling.
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"Every show takes a while to find its legs, and where CBS ended the last season, we were really finding our stride," Colantoni tells TVGuide.com. "The camaraderie of the unit — and of us as actors and crew members — was really clicking, so what you're going to see now is much more intense."
Indeed, in Friday's episode (9/8c on CBS), team leader Ed Lane (Hugh Dillon), Sgt. Gregory Parker (Colantoni) and the rest of the SRU are tasked with ...
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Flashpoint 's Strategic Response Unit is gearing up for an exhilarating finale where the team will find themselves in a gang standoff (Friday, 9 pm/ET on CBS). TVGuide.com caught up with Hugh Dillon, who plays sniper Ed Lane, to find out what we can expect for the season-closer, what other "dark little show" he's been working on and what it's like to be the lead singer of a hardcore rock band.
TVGuide.com: What can you tell us about the Season 2 finale?
Hugh Dillon: It's such a riveting finale because it shows so much of the team and gives a glimpse into where they're going to be going next season. There's a shooting — a gang shooting — and ...
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
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