Looks Like Nobody Cares About 'FlashForward'
by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 19th 2010 1:09PM
Flash forward to 2011 and you'll probably see that 'FlashForward' isn't on ABC's schedule. That's the only thing that one can think after last night's episode. The show returned after several months off the air and was greeted by a huge yawn from viewers. It got the lowest ratings yet, down 10% from the last episode that aired.
In happier news (well, for NBC, not ABC), 'The Marriage Ref' is actually getting better ratings-wise. It was up 8%. I watched last night's episode with Jason Alexander, Martha Stewart, and Cedric The Entertainer and I didn't hate it. I see now what they're going for, and it's entertaining to a point (depending on the celebs they get and the marriage problems presented). It just doesn't seem like a show I can watch every week, and I bet a lot of viewers have that feeling.
On the other hand, I can see myself watching 'FlashForward' every week. I had been on the fence about whether or not to jump back into the show when it returned, but I decided to watch last night's two-hour episode and you know what? I got hooked all over again. At the same time I wasn't too happy that (SPOILER) they killed off Ricky Jay, one of the most interesting characters on the show (and in real-life) so maybe its best that it's one season and out.