A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.
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Series cast summary:
 Stanford Wedeck / ... (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Mark Benford (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Lloyd Simcoe (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Dr. Bryce Varley (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Nicole Kirby (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Aaron Stark (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Dr. Olivia Benford (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Janis Hawk (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Demetri Noh (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Simon Campos (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Dylan Simcoe / ... (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Agent Shelly Vreede (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Charlie Benford (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Marshall Vogel (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Tracy Stark (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Zoey Andata (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
 Al Gough (10 episodes, 2009-2010)


After the entire world's population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds, which in effect causes the entire world to see a glimpse of life 6 months into the future, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate who/what caused the global blackout, whether the events foreseen were simply flashes or true events of what's to come, and whether or not it could possibly happen again... Written by Anonymous

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Everyone in the world will get a flash of their own future.


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24 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Flash Forward  »

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Jack Davenport and Sonya Walger both starred in the television show Coupling (2000). Davenport in the UK version and Walger in the short lived US version. See more »


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The pilot episode and the overall concept alone has got me hooked.
28 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. Who would've thought that in the history of TV, a show such as Flash-Forward, a sci-fi show of all things TV, knocks "Survivor" off the top spot in the ratings!! Amazing. People are finally getting a show that clicks with viewers amidst the sea of chaos of soulless Reality/Gameshow crap of today's airwaves with such an impact of drama and mystery-tinged bravado with exceptionally good acting performances from Joseph Fiennes and Courtney B. Vance. David S Goyer of BB and The Dark Knight lens his pen to ensure that the series is both epic and captivating and it's because of this that I'm hooked. The female leads are not bad either but could use a bit of polish that's bound to improve in future episodes. But on top of all this is the show's concept which is really cool and has me anxious to see the next episode. Some may complain about the slow build up but I'm glad for it because it lets the audience become acquainted with the characters and their experiences during a worldwide cataclysmic event and the plot moves at a steady pace without leaving too much out of the main story. It's a little rough around the edges but I say here's to ABC for delivering a intriguing and exciting piece of TV that has yet to reveal itself in a grand and spectacular fashion.

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