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Okay, next new hot show. Flash Forward. Joseph Fiennes (from Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth) stars in this new series from ABC. I saw the preview and it was extremely intriguing. Its not a typical law, crime, medical, etc. drama. Apparently, all the people in the entire world black out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. The majority of the people "Flash Forward" six months into the future to see what they were doing then. I saw the Pilot episode and I am hooked. Great actors in this series. A ton of suspense. I WANT and HAVE to know what happened.

ABC website has the full episode available for viewing for those who missed the pilot. Next show is on Thursday night. I'm not going to miss it.

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I never really got into Survivor. I also missed Lost when it started out and once you have no clue of the background of a show, there is no point in watching it. I just know that I caught this one and am glad that I get to see it from the beginning. I hope they put it at a better time if it is to stand a chance against shows like Survivor. I don't want to see this program depart like Jericho did (which had the fatal error of being placed opposite of American Idol).

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I never really got into Survivor. I also missed Lost when it started out and once you have no clue of the background of a show, there is no point in watching it. I just know that I caught this one and am glad that I get to see it from the beginning. I hope they put it at a better time if it is to stand a chance against shows like Survivor. I don't want to see this program depart like Jericho did (which had the fatal error of being placed opposite of American Idol).

I watched LOST for the first couple of seasons, and I really liked it, but I got aggravated when they kept dragging it out and not revealing anything, so I stopped watching.

I'm afraid placing this against Survivor is a big mistake.

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I just watched it. I had it DVR'd. Really good. For me it never matters who a show is up against because I don't usually watch my programs in real time.

Misha mentioned Jericho. I loved that show and was shocked to see it go.

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I LOVED it! Very involved with Lost... many references. Any Lost fans agree?

I love Lost...every season. Flash Forward even had an Oceanic Airlines office.

How many more people were awake when the blackout happened? There has to

be more than just the one at the stadium in Detroit.

Do you think the Marks FF that we saw will be the last show of this season? :dontgetit:

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I watched LOST for the first couple of seasons, and I really liked it, but I got aggravated when they kept dragging it out and not revealing anything, so I stopped watching.

I'm afraid placing this against Survivor is a big mistake.

From an article I read regarding this show, they have the show planned out already.

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ABC sneaked its fall sci-fi drama "FlashForward" to a handful of journalists summoned to a Burbank screening room on Wednesday.Yes, a movie-style theater for a TV show, and if the message wasn't clear that this is supposed to be the "event" premiere of the fall, series exec producers David Goyer ("The Dark Knight") and Marc Guggenheim ("Eli Stone," "Brothers and Sisters") repeatedly emphasized the "cinematic" scope they were aiming for in the pilot.

So, did they succeed? It's certainly plays like a big show, and not just because of the screen Yes, it's "Lost"-y in its mysterious tone, global scope, multiple interlocking storylines, quick-cut action sequences, some uneven performances, a distinctive score and a whacked-out central premise: Everyone on Earth blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, during which the collective conscious of mankind jumps forward 6 months. Via vivid dreams, everyone in the expansive cast--which includes Joseph Fiennes, an excellent John Cho, Sonya Walger (yes, Penny from "Lost") and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane(!) as an FBI agent--is left with memories of events that won't happen for six months. Or will they? The clock is ticking, the minds are reeling, and the fatalism debate has already begun--even without John Locke to guide us to the Orchid.

In a short Q&A after the screening, Goyer and Guggenheim were quick to note that despite the obvious similarities to that other ABC sci-fi drama, "FlashForward" (it's one word now--ABC dropped the space after a chunk of the pilot was shown at upfronts in May) won't require a 6-year investment to get answers to the mysteries.

"By the end of Season 1, all of the main characters' flash forwards will be answered," Goyer promised. He and Guggenheim have mapped out a plan for at least three seasons, he said, and hopefully as many as six, and they know exactly how the second-to-last and final seasons are going to end.

Goyer says MacFarlane will have a recurring role. We asked how the animator best known for his voice work ended up on the show.

"Seth called me up. He said 'I f****** love this script.' " Goyer said MacFarlane asked if there was a part for him on the show, so they cast him as an FBI agent who will likely recur in future episodes. Goyer said Alex Kingston ("ER") and others also ended up on the show because they reached out to him.

Judging by the first episode, at least, it's a good bet the show will be popular enough to make it at least long enough to see those flash forwards revealed.

http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/06/first-look-...rring-role.html

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And apparently, placing it against Survivor is turning out to be a good idea:

FlashForward" (12.4 million viewers, 4.1 preliminary adults 18-49) opened with a large rating and dominated its tough time period, easily improving upon last year's "Ugly Betty" opener (+24%). Here's an impressive statistic: "FlashForward" is the first regular series telecast on any network to beat "Survivor" in the adult demo since "Friends" in 2004.

http://www.thrfeed.com/

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