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|June 22, 2017|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
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The series is titled "Flashpoint." It comes from Canada and CBS contracted 13 episodes of it earlier this year as a hedge against the writers' strike. The show is scheduled to debut July 11 on both CBS and CTV and is slated for a 13-week run.
"Flashpoint" deals with the emergency Task Force Unit of a large city police force (presumably Toronto). And Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky gives it a "maybe" for the fall schedule.
The show, he says, will have to be compared with such current standbys as "CSI" and "Law and Order" and those comparisons are not always too favorable.
However, he adds, its pilot episode shows some dramatic promise in spite of a fairly familiar plot and it is highlighted by actor Hugh Dillon's portrayal of a police sniper.
Sokolsky is also intrigued by the casting of Amy Jo Johnson as another officer. noting that she is a former Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, the pink one. And, he notes, "not even Andy Sipowicz ever had a partner like that."
Episode Date: July 3, 2008