The End of an Era: FLASHPOINT's Mind-Blowing Two-Part Series Finale Marks the
Conclusion of CTV's Trailblazing Series, Thursday, December 6 and 13 on CTV
- 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
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
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 demand partners.
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 U.S. networks.
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.
Upon filming its final scene in August, FLASHPOINT will have filmed in more
than 500 Toronto locations, covering 75 episodes, 525 shoot days, 7,000
scenes, and 4,500 script pages, and feature 925 characters, 2,250 extras, and
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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Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @FlashpointTeam1 @Flashpoint_TV
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Facebook: facebook.com/CTV.Flashpoint facebook.com/FPTOne
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's
most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's
premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and
digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest
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