Mediaweek TV: The Return of FlashForward

After an unusual three-month long hiatus, sci-fi drama FlashForward returns with new episodes March 18. Of course, lest we forget, there was method to ABC’s madness. The break enabled the series to miss getting clobbered by NBC’s winter Olympics coverage, not to mention Fox’s American Idol. And now the show can run new episodes through the end of the 2009-10 season.

But whether viewers return to FlashForward remains uncertain. After premiering to strong ratings last September, FlashForward’s numbers declined dramatically by the end of November, when its break began.  

Mediaweek correspondent Alan Frutkin talks with the cast and crew of FlashForward about the program’s return, what lessons were learned from the first half of its freshman season, and how those lessons will be applied to the second half.

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