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CBS Orders New Police Drama 'Flashpoint'

January 30th, 2008 10:06am EST
Enrico ColantoniCBS has ordered 13 episodes of "Flashpoint" (working title), a new police drama about an elite big city Strategic Response Unit (SRU) that will be broadcast later this year both on CBS in the U.S. and on CTV, Canada's largest privately owned English language broadcast network.

"Flashpoint," starring Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon and David Paetkau, was originally developed by CTV and Toronto-based Pink Sky Entertainment.

"Flashpoint" is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of cops in the SRU (inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force). It's a unique unit that rescues hostages, busts gangs, defuses bombs, climbs the sides of buildings and talks down suicidal teens. Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they're also trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the suspect's head to diffuse the situation to try and save lives.

Production will begin on the new one-hour drama in Toronto beginning in April.

Released by CBS