CTV Schedules FLASHPOINT's Shocking Season Finale in Post-SUPER BOWL XLV
Timeslot, Sunday, Feb. 6
-Someone's life changes forever in cliff-hanger finale-
-Victor Garber (ALIAS) guest stars as an elite military psychologist
with an agenda-
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TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - It's the most-coveted timeslot in prime time
television. CTV announced today its international hit series FLASHPOINT will conclude its third season with a shocking season finale
immediately following SUPER BOWL XLV (Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay
Packers) in all markets on Sunday, Feb. 6. In the gripping cliff-hanger episode, Canada's favourite TV cop unit
is threatened like never before as the fate of Team One and the life of
one their own hangs in the balance. The season finale guest stars
renowned actor Victor Garber (ALIAS, ELI STONE) as an elite military
psychologist who sets his sights on destroying Team One.
The scheduling comes following a remarkable mid-season run on Tuesday
nights this Winter, where FLASHPOINT has won the 10 p.m. timeslot on CTV against new simulcasts of THE GOOD
WIFE (Global/CBS) for two weeks in a row. Premiering with 1.7 million
viewers on Jan. 4, the series has seen impressive double digit growth
(15-24%) in the three, key adult demos compared to last season, and
series' high audiences among A18-34.
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Last year's SUPER BOWL broadcast was watched by more than 6 million
viewers on CTV. CTV's SUPER BOWL coverage kicks off at 2 p.m. ET on
Sunday, Feb. 6 with the pre-game, followed by SUPER BOWL XLV at 6 p.m.
"Intense psychological turmoil, life and death stakes, relationships,
suspense and sexual tension - this episode has it all," said Susanne
Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "The coveted
post-SUPER BOWL timeslot will showcase FLASHPOINT, to even more viewers across the country."
"By scheduling FLASHPOINT in this remarkable timeslot, CTV is demonstrating, once again, its true
belief in the show," said executive producers Anne Marie La Traverse
and Bill Mustos. "We feel extremely fortunate to be producing a series
for a network that is so committed to its Canadian programming."
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