- ETALK's Ben Mulroney sits down with the entire cast on their last day
on set in the all-new
CTV tribute special FLASHPOINT: THE FINAL SALUTE, Dec. 13 -
- Viewers can participate in a live online chat followed by the
first-ever, live video after-show
with the cast and creators on CTV.ca, Dec. 6 -
- Fans invited to share their reflections on what the series has meant
to them on CTV.ca to
qualify to win exclusive FLASHPOINT memorabilia -
- CTV hosts the ultimate FLASHPOINT finale screening experience at the TIFF Bell Lightbox
in Toronto, Dec. 13 -
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TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Five seasons. 75 episodes. Too many memories to count. Since 2008, CTV's
trailblazing series FLASHPOINT has entertained millions of viewers in Canada and all over the world.
It has inspired an industry, paving the way for the hit Canadian series
that have followed. And now, on Thursday, Dec. 6 and 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, CTV presents the much-anticipated, two-part series finale of FLASHPOINT, fittingly entitled "Keep the Peace" (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). In the mind-blowing, not-to-be missed
final episodes, Team One faces its most deadly adversary yet - a
brilliant serial bomber who takes an entire city hostage. Now, more
than ever, their will is put to the ultimate test in the series'
shocking conclusion - one that changes Team One forever and will go
down as the most action-packed Canadian television episode in memory.
With just three weeks to go until the final goodbye to the series, CTV
is launching a massive promotional campaign that includes, on-air,
radio, online and social media to generate awareness about the final
farewell to FLASHPOINT. CTV invites viewers to celebrate the end of an era with the exclusive
tribute special, FLASHPOINT: THE FINAL SALUTE, premiering Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV. CTV also presents complementary, interactive fan promotions,
including a gala finale screening, all leading up to the highly
anticipated final episode on Dec. 13.
"Viewers will be blown away by a remarkable ending to one of the best
Canadian series ever," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and
Sports. "While Dec. 13 marks FLASHPOINT's final episode, the memories and the legacy left behind will live on
forever. A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who made this
trailblazing series a success, and to the devoted fans who have been on
this journey with us over the past five seasons."
**Media Note** Photography for FLASHPOINT is available online at BellMediaPR.ca
The countdown to the final season began in May when Executive Producers
Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos announced in a press release that they had chosen to end the hit series on a high note, following
the conclusion of Season 5.
Leading up to the final episode, ETALK's Ben Mulroney sits down with
series' stars Hugh Dillon, Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson, David
Paetkau, and Sergio DiZio on their last day on set together as a group.
The poignant, all-new 30-minute CTV special, FLASHPOINT: THE FINAL SALUTE premieres Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, just hours before the final episode airs. Shot on set at "SRU
Headquarters", the cast reflect on the past five seasons, their most
memorable moments, what FLASHPOINT means to them, and more.
Immediately following Part 1 of the FLASHPOINT series finale (Dec. 6), viewers can log on to CTV.ca at 11 p.m. ET for the first-ever live video after-show with series'
stars Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau, Sergio Di Zio, and creators Mark
Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern. The live video stream allows viewers
logged on to CTV.ca/LiveChat to watch and get their insider take on the
episode and the series, while teasing the finale episode. Plus, a
selection of hand-picked fan questions submitted through a live chat
window starting at 10 p.m. ET will be put forward by CTV.ca to the FLASHPOINT team during the after-show, allowing for unprecedented user
involvement. Before Part 2 of the series finale on Thursday, Dec. 13,
visit CTV.ca/Flashpoint to view heartfelt video goodbye messages from the series' stars.
With just three weeks to go until the final scene, the countdown to FLASHPOINT's landmark series finale continues on CTV.ca with an exciting new contest. Starting now, viewers are invited to
share their reflections on what the series has meant to them at email@example.com (max 250 words). CTV will pass these notes along to the cast and
producers and every submission will be entered in a random weekly prize
draw for exclusive FLASHPOINT memorabilia, including signed cast photos, a locations poster signed by
the producers, and a signed finale episode script. With a handful of
messages posted to CTV.ca each week, fans can take this opportunity to
bid farewell for five great seasons of incredible memories. The contest
closes on Friday, Dec. 14 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. For more information and
for full contest rules, please visit CTV.ca/Flashpoint.
The celebration concludes Dec. 13 as CTV hosts the ultimate FLASHPOINT finale screening experience at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Fans
will be able to watch the final two episodes hours before the live
broadcast, followed by a special Q & A session with the cast and the producers. More
information, including how to gain access to this exclusive event, will
be available online soon at CTV.ca/Flashpoint and facebook.com/CTV.Flashpoint.
In the two-part series finale, entitled "Keep the Peace" (Dec. 6 and 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), an explosive package planted at the 911 call centre is just the
beginning of the most challenging call of Team One's career. A series
of bombs in public buildings tears the city apart with terror as the
Team juggles high-risk rescues, multiple defusions, and fear for its
members' own loved ones. Just as they begin to grasp the chilling truth
behind the bomber's mission, a defusion takes a shocking and tragic
turn. It's all hands on deck as Team One joins forces with
firefighters, paramedics, and the military to contain a devastating
threat. As Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) and Parker (Enrico Colantoni) uncover the bomber's true and dark
origins, they realize this is not a man that can be talked down. In the
Team's final showdown, tragedy and triumph collide as the peace is
kept... but at a painful cost.
FLASHPOINT stars Hugh Dillon (DURHAM COUNTY), Enrico Colantoni (VERONICA MARS),
Amy Jo Johnson (FELICITY), David Paetkau (WHISTLER), Sergio Di Zio
(JUST BURIED), and Olunike Adeliyi (BEING HUMAN).
Encore presentations of the two-part finale will air Sunday, Dec. 16
from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Monday, Dec. 10 and 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
on CTV Two. Viewers can also catch up on full episodes of FLASHPOINT across CTV's digital platforms following its television broadcast on
CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on
Originally developed by CTV, a pilot for FLASHPOINT (then called SNIPER) was shot in 2007. In January, 2008, CBS joined on
as broadcast partner before the series began principal photography in
the spring of 2008. FLASHPOINT premiered on July 11, 2008 on CTV and CBS, with 1.13 million viewers in
Canada, and 8.73 million viewers in the U.S. FLASHPOINT was the first Canadian series since DUE SOUTH to air in network
primetime in both Canada and the United States, leading the way for
several other Canadian series to head south of the border and air on
Over the next five seasons, FLASHPOINT went on to become a sure-fire hit, averaging 1.6 million viewers on
CTV. FLASHPOINT has been nominated 83 times for numerous awards, including the Gemini
Awards, Directors Guild of Canada Awards, Writers Guild of Canada
Awards, Monte Carlo Television Festival, ACTRA and PRISM. The series
has won 11 Gemini Awards, including Best Dramatic Series, Best Writing
in a Dramatic Series (Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern), Best
Direction in a Dramatic Series (Kelly Makin), Best Performance by an
Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (Enrico Colantoni), and
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a
Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (Sergio Di Zio).
Over the course of its 75 episodes, FLASHPOINT has been shot in more than 500 Toronto locations over 525 shoot days,
covering 4,500 script pages and 7,000 scenes, written by 25 writers and
featuring 925 guest actors and 2,250 extras.
In addition to ION Television in the U.S., FLASHPOINT is also licensed in more than 100 territories worldwide, including RTL2
in Germany, Canal Plus in France and Veronica in the Netherlands.
FLASHPOINT is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in
association with CTV and ION Television. Anne Marie La Traverse and
Bill Mustos serve as executive producers. Co-creators/executive
producers Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern helm the writing
department. Trish Williams and Gosia Kamela are the CTV Production
Executives working with the series. Corrie Coe is Senior
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is
Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is
President, CTV Programming and Sports. Vera and Tele Munchen are the
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