Hit Crime Drama 'Flashpoint' Returns to Ion Television With All-New Season Five Premiering Tuesday October 16

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September 26th, 2012

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NEW YORK (September 26, 2012)How far can, and will, law enforcement go to keep the peace? What happens when peace doesn’t feel the same as justice?  That’s the question faced by the Strategic Response Unit (SRU) on the new and highly-anticipated fifth season of Flashpoint, the popular crime drama, premiering on ION Television on Tuesday, October 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT.


The thirteen, original one-hour episodes (airing Tuesdays at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT) follow Team One, an elite police unit that specializes in high-risk critical incidents and faces their toughest challenges yet.  While trained in physical and emotional tactics to deal with extreme situations, they find themselves contemplating the very reasons they chose their paths as police officers. For Team One, the deeply personal journeys of the group pulsate through each episode, building to a powerful finale.


Flashpoint, a nail-biting cop drama, is an emotional journey into the tough, risk-filled lives of a group of police in the Strategic Response Unit. Members of a highly-skilled tactical team, they're trained in negotiating, profiling and getting inside the subject's head to understand the emotional breaking point (the "flashpoint") that triggered the crisis. The series stars an impressive list of talent, including Hugh Dillon (Durham County) as Ed Lane, team leader and lead sniper; Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) as Gregory Parker, team sergeant and head negotiator; Amy Jo Johnson (Felicity) as Julianna “Jules” Callaghan, profiler and secondary negotiator; David Paetkau (“Whistler”) as Sam Braddock, the young, hot-shot sniper; Sergio Di Zio (Just Buried) as Mike “Spike” Scarlatti, bomb tech and communications specialist; and Clé Bennett (The Line) as Rafik “Raf” Rousseau, Team One’s newest diamond-in-the-rough recruit.


Flashpoint is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment and Avamar Entertainment in association with CTV and ION Television. Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos serve as executive producers, and co-creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern helm the writing department. David Frazee is the Series Consultant.


About ION Television

A leading U.S. general entertainment network, ION Television combines high-quality programming and dependable distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming. ION Television is one of the fastest growing networks in the nation. A top 15-rated entertainment network among Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54, ION is the only entertainment network with double-digit growth three years in a row. For more information, visit www.iontelevision.com.

  • Ben

    Cant wait!

  • Dan S

    Finally, but a little perplexed why their airing at 11pm outside of primetime. All the same it’ll be good to see it have 1 more go around before it ends it’s run.

  • david

    I was wondering that too. They used to air the new episodes at 10 PM. and i thought the fifth season was going to be 15 episodes but here it says 13. I wonder why.

  • Stella


    it was originally planned for 18 episodes but got cut down to 13 episodes.

    besides that, i’ve already seen the first Season 5 episode and it was amazing as always!

    still gutted it’s the last season.

  • bill

    11pm!?! that’s so odd. great show – weird time.

  • RJ

    For all the repeats that air on this channel, the best they could do is 11pm??

  • Mike

    this is also the final season.. hope they have a proper finale

  • sheryl spruell

    I hate that this show is ending No matter what I dont think it can all be good as I heard that Jules will be pregnant…. how do you go back to work and leave a baby at home with a sitter knowing that you and ¨daddy¨may not come home..and Why do the producers of an outstanding show say that they want to ¨Leave on a high note¨when they end a show that could go on for another 3,4, or even 5 more seasons…without losing integrity?…. they always take off the worth while programing while leaveing the crud on…. It is so sad to see this show end… I only hope that they at least gave us a great Sam and Jules storyline ending…. and dare I say at least one bed\intimate scene nothing crud…but how they have done everything with this couple…subtle…. but hot….

  • Bob Keller

    Excellent News! Got the DVR all set up!

  • david

    Thanks to Stella.

  • RJ


    Since the creators know, I’m sure there will be.

  • Steve

    “Flashpoint” never got the respect it deserves. It’s way better than most of the cop shows on TV.

  • Janie #2

    YEH! I am so happy that “FLASHPOINT” will be returning. The acting and direction is superb. HURRAH to all who are keeping this great show alive and well. Thank you,


  • Mary Townsend

    I have watched Flashpoint from day one. I have never been disappointed at anytime. Flashpoint has the best actors I have seen in a long time. My favorite actor on the show is Hugh Dillon who plays Ed Lane. Best wishes to each actor and may we see them soon on another show. I agree it should and could have gone on for many years. But we must respect the writers and directors opions. But it is sad to see such a great show come to a end.

  • maggie martini

    ION is AWESOME…So glad your carring flashpoint. Have been a fan from the beginning. Also keep the FP marathons.

  • Whitney A

    I wish I’d found this show sooner. I’m watching reruns now and loved the episode where Spike’s best friend was killed in a bomb blast. Too bad it didn’t get great publicity or this wouldn’t be the last year. Ed Lane is hot.

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