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"Cortney B. Vance, I think we got cancelled.."

ABC has cancelled “FlashForward” due to low ratings,  the show dropped from 12.47 million when it debuted in September to 4.77 million on the latest episode.

As you know Ms. Wendy and i started a FlashForward podcast but at the break, we just decided to stop.  The show was struggling and it failed to find a rhythm.  However, the show came back after a hiatus and the last 5 episodes were awesome.  However, even a dvd release of the first part of the season didn’t help as fans were lost for good.  If a show doesn’t maintain high ratings, the newtworks will cancel a show, no questions asked.  My idea : cut the cast down which will help the budget and continue the run on the Scy-Fy network.  But that will not happen.  The cast is moving on.  Recently FlashForward alum Michael Ealy  has joined the cast of  Californication  for season 3.  Well, bye bye FlashForward, you weren’t given a fair chance but we are in the days of ratings, no ratings, no air time.

It looks like V  has been renewed but won’t get a season 2 premiere till 2011.

LOST SEASON 6 : SWEEPSTAKES

The Final Season Sweepstakes

By CTS, Lostpedia staff / ABC
ABC is presenting an opportunity to be among the first to see exclusive footage of the opening of Season 6. 815 winners will receive an exclusive message in a bottle with the opening scene to the final season premiere… days before it premieres. This is a great way for ABC to stimulate excitement for what will be an epic premiere of Season 6. Although, if I was one of the 815 winners, I’m not sure I’d want to read the opening prior to watching it on TV. I think part of the excitement and shock is going to be watching the opening on TV come February, 2nd 2010. Either way, it would be pretty cool to be among the first to get the exclusive opening scene prior to February 2nd. Read More Sweepstakes

iTunes Gives Away LOST Content

By Sam McPherson, Lostpedia staff / TVOvermind
The sixth season of LOST draws nearer. Come the new year, there will be thirty-three days until the two-hour sixth season premiere airs on ABC. While it’s certainly going to be the most memorable episode of LOST yet, iTunes wants to make sure that you don’t forget the rest of what’s gone on in the Lostiverse. That’s why, for a limited time, they’ve added some free downloadable LOST content to their store. Read more…

SOURCE:LOSTPEDIA

Ratings News: Episode 2 of FlashForward Gets 10.78 Million Viewers

PENNY IS THE NEW OLIVIA...

PENNY IS THE NEW OLIVIA...

Ratings news for the second episode of FlashForward seems quite good. According to TV by the Numbers, “White to Play” got 10.78 million viewers, retaining approximately 86% of the audience who tuned in to the series premiere last week. The show also got a household rating/share of 6.7/11, and a rating/share of 3.7/11 among Adults 18-49, which tied timeslot competition Survivor: Samoa on CBS.

Compared to other new shows on ABC getting good ratings, FlashForward also held up well. FlashForward got more total viewers than Modern Family (9.993 million) and Cougar Town (9.249). FlashForward also had a comparable rating/share among Adults 18-49 (a desirable demographic especially among advertisers), with a 3.8/10 for both Modern Family and Cougar Town.

source: FLASHFORWARDTV.COM

Flash Forward Podcast in full swing

September 25, 2009 – We have posted our latest episode of  The Flash Forward Podcast live  on iTunes.  Ms. Wendy and I went over the pilot episode, “No More Good Days” that premiered on ABC 8pm this past Thursday.  During the podcast we attempted to recap the episode in 2 minutes 17 seconds, and yes we failed.  In the fashion of Lost Unlocked and The Transmission  podcasts, we want to do a quick recap that doesn’t take up too much time.  The recap was closer to 7 minutes.  My portion ran for under 3 minutes and well Ms. Wendy, she almost doubled me.  We gave it an effort, but it’s going to be tough to do.  But we promise it will not go over 7 minutes.  Our season goal, to actually do a recap in 2 minutes 17 seconds, good luck with that.

We are trying to find our format.  With the characters and the flash forwards, each week we will keep building our character analysis and putting the pieces together of the show’s mythology.

We normally record on talkshoe, but we will be doing this podcast on gizmo.  It isn’t live for you to hear, but the sound quality is so much better.  I do have to learn to stay  still while recording with a low budget headset, but I promise that the quality will get better and better each week.  We also will stay within the 60 minute format.  Our Lost podcast goes a lot longer but we want to give Flash Forward fans more of a quicker, precise product.

We currently have been doing well on iTunes : we are in the new and note worthy section and we reached #31 on the iTunes tv/film category.  So we hope to broaden our fan base.  If you have any feedback about Flash Forward, send your emails to Wendy : bunnieshatch@aol.com or to Heath : thefilmlist@gmail.com

Don’t have iTunes?  Listen to our latest podcast here :

Flash Forward Podcast Live : episode 3 No More Good Days

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Here is the List of Premiere Dates for your favorite and maybe new favorite shows.  Shows in bold are new shows :

Tuesday, Sept. 8

90210, 8 p.m. (CW)
Melrose Place,
9 p.m. (CW)
Sons of Anarchy, 10 p.m. (FX)

 
Wednesday, Sept. 9

America’s Next Top Model, 8 p.m. (CW)
So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Glee
, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Destination Truth, 10 p.m. (Syfy)
Thursday, Sept. 10

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m. (CW)
Supernatural, 9 p.m. (CW)

Saturday, Sept. 12

Cops, 8 p.m. (Fox)
America’s Most Wanted, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Robin Hood, 9 p.m. (BBC America)

Monday, Sept. 14

One Tree Hill, 8 p.m. (CW)
Lincoln Heights, 8 p.m. (ABC Family)
Gossip Girl, 9 p.m. (CW)
The Jay Leno Show
, 10 p.m. (NBC)

Tuesday, Sept. 15

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m. (NBC)

Wednesday, Sept. 16

The Beautiful Life, 9 p.m. (CW)
The Ultimate Fighter, 10 p.m. (Spike TV)

Thursday, Sept. 17

Bones, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Survivor: Samoa, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Fringe, 9 p.m. (Fox)
The Office, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Community, 9:30 p.m. (NBC)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m. (FX)


Friday, Sept. 18

Crash, 10 p.m. (Starz)

Sept. 20

Curb Your Enthusiasm, 9 p.m. (HBO)
Bored to Death, 9:30 pm (HBO

Monday, Sept. 21

Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Heroes, 8 p.m. (NBC)
House, 8 p.m. (Fox) (two-hour premiere)
How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Accidentally on Purpose, 8:30 p.m. (CBS)
Two and a Half Men, 9 p.m. (CBS)
The Big Bang Theory, 9:30 p.m. (CBS)
Castle, 10 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: Miami, 10 p.m. (CBS)

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m. (ABC)
NCIS, 8 p.m. (CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m. (CBS)
The Forgotten, 10 p.m. (ABC)
The Good Wife, 10 p.m. (CBS)

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Mercy, 8 p.m. (NBC)
The New Adventures of Old Christine, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Gary Unmarried, 8:30 p.m. (CBS)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 9 p.m. (NBC)
Modern Family, 9 p.m. (ABC)
Criminal Minds, 9 p.m. (CBS)
Cougar Town, 9:30 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: NY, 10 p.m. (CBS)
Eastwick, 10 p.m. (ABC)


Thursday, Sept. 24

Flash Forward, 8 p.m. (ABC)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 9 p.m. (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy, 9 p.m. (ABC)
The Mentalist, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Friday, Sept. 25

Brothers, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Smallville, 8 p.m. (CW)
Ghost Whisperer, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Law & Order, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Dollhouse, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Medium, 9 p.m. (CBS) (new network)
Numb3rs, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Saturday, Sept. 26

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday, Sept. 27

60 Minutes, 7 p.m. (CBS)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 7 p.m. (ABC)
The Amazing Race, 8 p.m. (CBS)
The Simpsons, 8 p.m. (Fox)
The Cleveland Show, 8:30  p.m. (Fox)
Desperate Housewives, 9 p.m. (ABC)
Dexter, 9 p.m. (Showtime)
Family Guy, 9 p.m. (Fox)
American Dad, 9:30 p.m. (Fox)
Brothers & Sisters, 10 p.m. (ABC)
Californication, 10 p.m. (Showtime)
Cold Case, 10 p.m. (CBS)


Monday, Sept. 28

Lie to Me, 9 p.m. (Fox)
Trauma, 9 p.m. (NBC)


Tuesday, Sept. 29

Hell’s Kitchen, 8 p.m. (Fox)
Shark Tank, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? 8 p.m., (My Network TV)
Dancing With the Stars, 9 p.m. (ABC)
The Hills, 10 p.m. (MTV)
The City, 10:30 p.m. (MTV)

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Hank, 8 p.m. (ABC)
The Middle, 8:30 pm. (ABC)
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge, 10 p.m. (MTV)


Thursday, Oct. 1

Private Practice, 10 p.m. (ABC)

Friday, Oct. 2

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 8 p.m. (Cartoon Network)
WWE Friday Night SmackDown, 8 pm, (MyNetworkTV)
‘Til Death, 8:30 p.m. (Fox)
Stargate Universe, 9 p.m. (Syfy)
Sunday, Oct. 4

America’s Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m (ABC)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Three Rivers, 9 p.m. (CBS)

 

Monday, Oct. 5

Sherri, 7 p.m. (Lifetime)
Rita Rocks, 7:30 p.m. (Lifetime)

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Scare Tactics, 9 p.m. (Syfy)

Wednesday, Oct. 7

South Park, 10 p.m. (Comedy Central)
Secret Girlfriend, 10:30 p.m. (Comedy Central)

Friday, Oct. 9

Ugly Betty, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Sanctuary, 10 p.m. (Syfy)

Saturday, Oct. 10

The Girls Next Door, 10 p.m. (E!)

Tues, Oct. 14

Nip/Tuck, 10 p.m. (FX)
Thursday, Oct. 15

30 Rock, 9:30 p.m. (NBC)


Friday, Oct. 16

Supernanny, 8 p.m. (ABC)


Monday, Oct. 19

Little People, Big World, 10 p.m. (TLC)


Thursday, Oct. 22

The Jeff Dunham Show, 9 p.m. (Comedy Central)


Friday, Oct. 23

Southland, 9 p.m. (NBC)
White Collar, 10 p.m. (USA)

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Friday Night Lights, 9 p.m. (DirecTV 101 Channel)

Nov. 3

V, 8 p.m. (ABC)
Nov. 4

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, 8 p.m. (TBS)
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, 9 p.m. (TBS)

Saturday, Nov. 7

The Wanda Sykes Show, 11 p.m. (Fox)
Monday, Nov. 9

Lopez Tonight  (Mon.-Thurs.), 11 pm (TBS)


Friday, Nov. 13

The Very Funny Show (by Tim Meadows), 11:30 p.m. (TBS)


Monday, Dec. 7

The Closer, 9 p.m. (TNT)
Men of a Certain Age
, 10 p.m. (TNT)

Joseph Fiennes in Flash Forward.

Joseph Fiennes in Flash Forward.

 

When the world’s population is given a glimpse of their future due to a mysterious global event, it forces everyone to come to grips with whether their destinies can be fulfilled or avoided.

This is the summary for ABC’s new show Flash Forward.  The premiere is just over two weeks away and yes, Ms. Wendy and I are podcasting about this new hit show.  Tonight on labor day Monday, we will do our introduction podcast.  We will be going over everything you need to know to get ready for the show.

THE FLASH FORWARD PODCAST WITH HEATH AND MS. WENDY : EPISODE 1 : 9PM EST ON TALKSHOE.

 

Flash Forward’s 2 hour pilot episode debuts on Thursday September 24th, 2009 at 8pm on ABC.
 
The Flash Forward Podcast with Heath and Ms. Wendy   will then bring their podcast on Friday nights after every new episode (new episodes air on Thursdays).
Our old friend Penny in a new place....

Our old friend Penny in a new place....

New Network Shows 2009 : 8pm Slot

Everyday, I will be taking a look at the new network TV fall line-up.  I will release the new shows by network time slot.  Today, the 8pm prime time slot.  I’ll simply commenting on if I will watch,  not watch or if I’m intrigued.  I also want to hear from you.  Take part in the pole below.  So what new shows will get us excited?  Flash Forward is at the top of my list but I’m looking to fill that void with some other new shows.

Here is my code for viewing :

Pass : Not going to watch

Trial : Give it 2-3 episodes to see if I’ll stay with it.

YES : I’m going to watch and stick with it.

DVD : Any show that I’ll will not watch during the first run but may rent or buy the season on DVD for summer hiatus viewing.

 

NEW SHOWS COMING TO NETWORK TV THIS FALL at the 8pm slot :

Brothers
Fridays
at 8:00pm
on FOX
A retired NFL player and his wheelchair-bound brother reignite their childhood rivalries.
SOLO : Michael strahan taking his shot at prime time comedy.  Don’t think this is for me.  PASS
 
The Shark Tank
Tuesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
It’s not about real sharks, but about business-savvy contestants battling it out for funding.
SOLO : I DON’T DO REALITY OR FAKE REALITY SHOWS.  PASS
 
Hank
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
Kelsey Grammer stars as an unemployed former CEO trying to reconnect with his family.
SOLO: I LIKE KELSEY, BUT NOT SURE IF READY TO COMMIT.  DVD
 
Flash Forward
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on ABC
This “companion series to Lost” will show audiences an eerie, chaotic vision of the future.
SOLO : YES, YES, AND YES.  I WILL WATCH AND ENJOY.
 
The Vampire Diaries
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on CW
Two vampire brothers – one good, one evil – vie for the love of a beautiful human girl.
SOLO: IT MAY BE FOR A YOUNGER CROWD, BUT GIVING IT A TRY.   IF I DON’T COMMIT, DEFINITELY RENT 1ST SEASON.  TRIAL AND DVD.
 
Parenthood
Wednesdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
Peter Krause stars in this re-imagining of the movie Parenthood.
SOLO: HUGE PETER KRAUSE FAN.  I ALWAYS TRY ANYTHING HE IS IN.  TRIAL.
 
Community
Thursdays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
The legendary Chevy Chase stars in a new series about a group of misfits at community college.
SOLO: CHEVY CHASE RETURNS TO TV.  INTERESTING.  TRIAL BUT MOST LIKELY DVD.
 
The Marriage Ref
Sundays
at 8:00pm
on NBC
(Midseason)
Jerry Seinfeld’s new comedy/reality series brings you relationship advice from the stars.
SOLO: IT’S REALITY SO NO, BUT I LOVE JERRY.  DVD
 
8:30 PM
 
The Cleveland Show
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
Cleveland Brown, former neighbor of Peter Griffin, has finally landed his very own series. Sweet!
SOLO: SORRY GLEN, CLEVELAND NOT ROCKIN’ ME.  PASS
 
Sons of Tucson
Sundays
at 8:30pm
on FOX
(Midseason)
Three rich brothers hire a hustler to pose as their father while their real one is in prison.
SOLO : PASS
 
The Middle
Wednesdays
at 8:30pm
on ABC
Take a new look at American life through the eyes of a middle-class Midwestern mom.
SOLO: NEED MORE INFO.  INTRIGUES ME A BIT.  DVD?  PASS? 
Accidentally on Purpose
Mondays
at 8:30pm
on CBS
Jenna Elfman stars as a film critic raising a child with platonic partner. Holy hilarity!
SOLO: LOVE JENNA ELFMAN BUT NOT READY TO COMMIT TO THIS SHOW.  PASS
 
source : www.tv.com
 

Comic Con, July 24, 2009-The worst kept secret has been verified during “” panel at San Diego Comic Con this year. Instead of reviving his Charlie Pace character on ““, was on the ABC promo as a new character on “Flash Forward”. His role, however, was neither specified nor will it appear on the two-hour pilot this Fall.

“Is Dominic Monaghan going to be on the show?” was in fact the first question thrown at the panel. Co-creator David S. Goyer refused to answer the question, saying “We’re not going to tell you”. Nonetheless, they ran a series of clips from the show toward the end of the presentation, which eventually show Monaghan in the last one. It was then that Goyer formally confirmed that “the bassist from Driveshaft” is in the show.

Goyer was careful not to spill too much on Monaghan’s character, only mentioning that the name is Simon, and that “he’s kinda a game-changer character who f***s up a lot of things.”

“Flash Forward” will premiere on September 24 at 8/7c. It tells about a phenomenon where everyone in the world passes out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a vision of the future. But it centers on newly sober Mark Banford (Joseph Fiennes), an FBI agent who is patching up his life and marriage.

Although it bears Monaghan and similar sci-fi qualities, Goyer emphasizes that “Flash” is none like “Lost”. He explained, “Nothing is ever going to be the new ‘Lost’,” adding ” ‘Lost’ is this genre-breaking show that was its own thing, unique and daring and challenging. I thought, if they’re courageous enough to put that on the air, they’ll be courageous enough to put (‘Flash’) on the air.”

HEATH SOLO : What normally happens with TV shows.  The pilot is filmed.  If the network likes it, they will give the green light : a 6 or 13 episode order.  Then once it airs, if the ratings keep up with their standards, they will usually order a full season.    Usually after the pilot is filmed and audience tested, they decide if they need to replace actors or maybe hire some new ones.  As what happened in Flash Forward, Dominic Monaghan wasn’t in the pilot but the network decided to cast him afterwards.  Thus creating buzz with the hopes Charlie Pace fans will watch and watch.  Very smart move by ABC.  I’ll watch……and watch…..

 

Special thanks for the articele : www.aceshowbiz.com

FLASH FORWARD is an amazing new series from ABC.  Here is some info you need to know from www.flashforwardtv.com :

What did you see?” An exciting new ABC series debuting this Fall 2009 seeks to answer that question and more when, in a split second, the world changes when everyone flashes forward and catches a glimpse of a future that may or may not come to fruition.

In the thrilling television adaptation of Hugo Award-winner Robert J. Sawyer’s outstanding science-fiction novel, executive producers David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) and Brannon Braga (Star Trek, 24) catapult our consciousness into a world paralyzed by visions of tomorrow. Only time will tell whether the all-too-human characters – portrayed by Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger, Jack Davenport, and John Cho – will be able to escape their destiny.

FlashForward premieres on 24 September 2009, and airs every Thursday at 8pm ET/PT, 7pm Central.

Here are some screen caps from the promo :

Is that you Penny?

Is that you Penny?

A look into the Future.

A look into the Future.

 

I know ABC is trying to capitalize on Lost fans to start watching and getting obsessed about a new show, but it happens without pushing it.  If you got a hit on your hands, it will happen.  Is Flash Forward the next Lost?  I don’t think we will ever get another show like Lost.  But I am really excited about this new show.  It looks great and the concept is really cool.  This is one of the few new shows that really has me excited. 

So premiering in August 2009  Episode 1 

  “Flash Forward Fan Podcast with Heath & Ms. Wendy”.

Ms. Wendy and I will be starting a new podcast about Flash Forward.  So stay tuned for podcast logo and updates.

When to see the Lost and Flash Forward panels next month in San Diego.

 During a visit to Disney to watch the pilot to their new series Flash Forward this morning (look for Matt Fowler’s write up on that soon), Mr. Fowler and myself also got some information about when ABC will be doing a panel for that series at Comic-Con, plus the info on what is always the most popular TV-oriented panel at the convention – Lost.

The Lost panel will be held Saturday, July 25th at 11:00am in Hall H. Hall H is the largest venue at Comic-Con and holds 6500 people and no TV-specific panels had been held there until last year, when a packed room was in attendance for back-to-back panels for Heroes and Lost. While Heroes, coming off a poorly received season, is not doing an official Comic-Con panel this year, the hot as ever Lost will once again no doubt have thousands of fans eager to get any info they can on the upcoming final season.

While details are not available yet as to who will be on the panel, we expect it will once again be Executive Producers/Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. The last two years, Lindelof and Cuse have been joined by surprise guests – Harold Perrineau (“Michael”) in 2007 and Matthew Fox (“Jack”) in 2008.

A day earlier, on Friday, July 24th, a panel will be held for Flash Forward at 11:45am in Room 6A. Flash Forward is the new series created by David Goyer and Brannon Braga, about a worldwide event where everyone blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds – and awakens with visions of their own future.