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ABC Finds a Potential Lost Companion in Flash Forward

As great as Lost has been, ABC has had a hard time finding another show to pair with it. The Nine? A bust. Invasion? Yeah, not so much.

Now the network has set its sights on a new show that could be a potential Lost companion come 2009: Flash Forward, a show that, like Lost, would use flash forwards in its storytelling.

The show is based on a book of the same name in which a science experiment gone wrong causes everyone in the world to black out for two minutes, during which they see visions of the world 20 years in the future. In the book version of the story, the world reawakens to chaos, and people use their visions to change their lives — whether for better or for worse. ABC and Fox — both of which currently have shows that deal with time travel or alternate universes in some way — apparently fought for rights to the show, with ABC winning out.

Have any of you read the book? Does it sound like an appealing story? And after watching Lost, do you think you could handle another show that flashes forward?


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356UIK 356UIK 8 years
I do mari! Sounds good to me.
mariserin mariserin 8 years
anyone else remember the disney show called flash forward? i loved that show.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm still trying to figure out why the Nine didn't work. everyone i knew at the time watched it and we were all really upset that they took it off the air before we could really understand what happened in the bank. i think that there a really high expectations for shows that air on the same night and if we all remember -didn't grey's premier the same night and see how successful it's doing now..
Phil Phil 8 years
It sounds interesting, but I hope it doesn't turn out to be too similar to Lost in narrative style. This doesn't sound much better than The Nine and Invasion. Both of which were two pretty phenomenal shows that suffered because the core Lost audience has little interest in anything that comes on after and because unless you're getting an older-skewing audience like CBS your network will not find any type of success in the 10-11 time slot. NBC's only success in that slot on any day is Law & Order: SVU on Tuesdays (a slot CBS regularly lags). I have a fledgling theory that the decline of the 10-11 slot has something to do with the success of American Idol, and FOX's neglect of taking advantage of the 10-11 time slot. But I digress.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Yeah, I'll be throwing this on my very long "to read list". Sounds interesting and as long as they do it right should finally give a mate for LOST. It always seems like whatever they put it w/ either fails or doesn't fit.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
I haven't read the book, but now I want to. Sounds like a good one...if they produced it well it could be a good companion.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Ooo, this sounds really interesting! I like the concept and it would definitely pair well with Lost.
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