RookieBlue44Rookie Blue creator Tassie Cameron has credited Flashpoint as being a “game-changer” for TV in Canada.

Cameron, who served as a co-executive producer and writer on Flashpoint, says that without it Rookie Blue may not have even existed.

“I have such a soft spot for that show,” Cameron says of Flashpoint. “Having been involved in the first year and having worked with Mark (Ellis) and Stephanie (Morgenstern, its creator-producers) closely. It really was a game-changer for Canadian television.

“Certainly, I don’t know that there would have been a ‘Rookie Blue’ without a ‘Flashpoint,'” adds Cameron. “I feel grateful, and I feel that I learned a lot. They made a very gracious exit, and did it on their own terms and did it beautifully. I really respect that.” Continue reading »

Today the nominees were announced for the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.

Here are the nominees for all of the major TV categories. Continue reading »

Flashpoint went out with a bang last week, posting its biggest audience ever.

The CTV series ended its final season with 2.1m viewers, bringing the season’s average up to 1.8m per episode.

The Canadian drama was the #3 program of the night, trailing only The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men.

“[Thursday] night’s Flashpoint audience is a tribute to everyone involved in this history-making television series,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “We could not be more proud of what this remarkable show accomplished over the past five seasons. To all the cast, producers, crew, and of course the viewers who made FLASHPOINT the success story that it is, we say a final heartfelt thank-you.” Continue reading »

10:00pm – Thursday, December 13 on CTV

In the highly anticipated series finale, it’s all hands on deck as Team One joins forces with firefighters, paramedics, and the military to contain a threat that’s gone amiss. As Jules (Amy Jo Johnson) and Parker (Enrico Colantoni) learn the true dark origins of the bomber, they realize this is not a man that can be talked down. In the Team’s final showdown, tragedy and triumph collide as peace is kept at a painful cost.

10:00pm – Thursday, December 6 on CTV

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 tear the city apart with terror as Team One juggles high-risk rescues, multiple diffusions, and fear for its members own loved ones. Just as they begin to grasp the chilling truth behind the bomber’s mission, a diffusion takes a shocking and tragic turn.

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. Continue reading »

10:00pm – Thursday, November 29 on CTV

A shattered, emotionally disturbed man (AJ Buckley, CSI: NY) boards a city ferry with a shotgun and a suspicious package. Fearing the worst, Team One speeds to the scene, and discovers the delusional man is in fact a gifted pianist, and the package is a baby.

10:00pm – Thursday, November 22 on CTV

Team One is on the trail of Cole Berkley (Andrew Walker, Lawman), a desperate man who kidnaps a prominent politician in a last-ditch effort to save his land. Struggling to connect with Cole, the Team discovers he’s risking his life for his deaf nephew (Connor Price, Good Luck Chuck) who’s scarred by a traumatic past. But when the team learns that Cole himself is being used, Team One faces an explosive situation, with the life of Cole’s nephew hanging in the balance.

10:00pm – Thursday, November 15 on CTV

Parker’s (Enrico Colantoni) son Dean (Jack Knight, A Heartland Christmas), and Ed’s (Hugh Dillon) son Clark (Tyler Stentiford, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) join Team One in a ride along. But, when a shootout at a drug den reveals a conspiracy among local cops to clean up the neighbourhood, the boys are exposed to the brutal realities of their father’s jobs, and to the true cost of being a police officer.

10:00pm – Thursday, November 8 on CTV

When an armored truck loaded with over $2 million vanishes, Team One races to track it down and intercept it – and finds itself under fire from an elite team of ex-soldiers. Sam (David Paetkau) must reach out to a proud and charismatic Sergeant (Steve Bacic, THE LISTENER) and convince him to surrender before it’s too late.