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FlashForward to make US return in March 2010

Flash Forward

Story by Jack Foley

FANS OF Channel 5 series FlashForward have longer to wait for the show’s return than expected.

ABC recently announced that the show won’t be back on US TV screens until March 4, 2010, despite initially setting a January slot for its continuation.

Network insiders said the delay will allow FlashForward to air uninterrupted until the end of its first season, and won’t clash with coverage of the Winter Olympics.

But according to Variety, it will also allow the producers to give it “a bit of an overhaul”.

Since debuting strongly amid good reviews, the show’s ratings have dropped, while critics on both sides of the Atlantic have also voiced concerns over the series’ direction.

Production was halted for several days in November as producers took time to make some tweaks, while one of its co-writers, Marc Guggenheim, was let go. David S Goyer remains.

It’s not yet known whether the pushed back timetable will upset the show’s April 29 episode, which is a critical date in the show’s mythology, but ABC remains committed to FlashForward and has commissioned all 24 episodes in its first run.

The show stars Joseph Fiennes and Jack Davenport.