Monday, May 24, 2010

Flash Forward to no "Flash Forward"

ABC's "Flash Forward" is supposedly being cancelled after one season. Having invested hours of time watching this compelling sci-fi drama and following the twists and turns of its intricate plot, I am left wondering why we bother watching new television series on network TV if these programs are never given a chance to develop an audience (such as ABC putting "Flash Forward" on hiatus for three months). According to the network, the show received poor ratings. Yet, there is a big online following, such as on the fan page of Facebook and on the official ABC site. Maybe the Nielsen system needs to be disbanded? Networks can instead get input from the show's dedicated fans via online social networking sites and the like.