In the news: More Flashpoint reviews, interviews

From Verne Gay of Newsday:

  • CBS imports Hugh Dillon’s ‘Flashpoint’ from Canada
    Reason to watch: Idle curiosity. “Flashpoint” is one of the rarest of the rare, an all-Canadian import that was ordered during the writers’ strike when CBS execs were starting to think that even reality shows starring dogs didn’t seem like such a bad idea.” Read more.

From Ian Spelling of UGO:

From Rick Bentley of the Providence Journal:

  • A toughened Enrico Colantoni plays Flashpoint’s top cop
    “Enrico Colantoni was surprised when he was contacted by the producers of the new CBS summer series Flashpoint to play the head of a group of handpicked cops. The group handles everything from hostage situations to defusing bombs. The efforts of the SRU (Special Response Unit) can be seen starting tonight at 10 on CBS (Ch. 4, 12).”
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From Eric Goldman of IGN:

  • Amy Jo Johnson in the Flashpoint
    “CBS’s new series Flashpoint premieres Friday, July 11th. Inspired by Toronto’s real life Emergency Task Force, the series centers on the SRU, a special SWAT-like unit that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and more. The group is led by Sgt. Gregory Parker (Veronica Mars‘s Enrico Colantoni) and includes Jules Callaghan, a sniper played by Amy Jo Johnson.” Read more.

From Kat Angus of

  • Back in a Flash
    Enrico Colatoni is glad to be home. After spending many years building a name for himself in U.S. television productions like Just Shoot Me and cult favourite Veronica Mars, the 45-year-old actor has returned to his native Toronto to film his new series, Flashpoint, premiering July 11 on CTV.” Read more.

From Variety:

  • Flashpoint
    “Looking to the Great White North for cop drama while its domestic mainstays take a breather, CBS introduces “Flashpoint,” a pretty nondescript hour that — much like the net’s “The Unit” — attempts to straddle the line between gung ho/Spartan and soft/mushy. Focusing on one of those elite cop squads (in this case, Toronto’s Strategic Response Unit) that producers love, the series benefits from the sturdy presence of Enrico Colantoni as its easygoing sergeant, but the premiere mostly fizzles with what amounts to a minor hostage situation and its prolonged aftermath.” Read more.