News ‘Flash': ABC Delays Return of Drama

‘Flash Forward’ will take a two-month break and return in March … to avoid repeats and the Olympics

Last Updated: December 4, 2009 @ 9:46 PM

 

Fans of "Flash Forward" are going to have to wait a little longer to get some resolution.

ABC just ran a promo on the east coast letting viewers know the show wouldn’t be back until March of next year. It had been scheduled to return in January after a holiday hiatus.

Now, however the network has decided to delay the show’s return until March 4. Insiders said the network wants to run the remaining episodes without repeats. Avoiding the Olympics onslaught in February is also part of the equation.

ABC has ordered 24 episodes of "FF" for this season. Unless the production order is cut– and so far, it hasn’t been– ABC will have to get a little creative if it wants to fit the whole run of "FF" into the official season.

Possibilities include a two-hour return in March, a two-hour finale… or maybe just airing the finale the week after the season ends.

No word yet on what ABC will air Thursdays at 8 in January and February. It’s got some reality options (Jamie Oliver, anyone?) as well as "Happy Town" and a legal drama ("The Deep End") on the bench.

UPDATE: ABC has set March 30 as the return date for "V." It will follow "Lost" Tuesdays at 10.