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A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.
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2010   2009  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 nominations. See more awards »


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After the entire world's population blacks out for approximately 2 minutes and 17 seconds, which in effect causes the entire world to see a glimpse of life 6 months into the future, an elite FBI task force is formed to investigate who/what caused the global blackout, whether the events foreseen were simply flashes or true events of what's to come, and whether or not it could possibly happen again... Written by Anonymous

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Everyone in the world will get a flash of their own future.


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24 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Flash Forward  »

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1.78 : 1
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The characters "Mark Benford" and "Bryce Varley" were named after science fiction writers Gregory Benford and John Varley, both well-known for stories dealing with time paradoxes. See more »


Referenced in 15 Till Midnight (2010) See more »

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Surprising, thought provoking, well-worth your time
16 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

ABC's new drama Flash Forward is excellent. I have been texting my friends and family on Thursday nights, telling them to start watching this show. It is fast paced, and the drama keeps building. It will make you think about your own future. The surprises keep getting me, and I am hooked for the season. It is a thriller that revolves around a core cast, and each character develops his or her own plot line, and many times those elements tangle with those of the other characters. It just adds to the suspense and gives a real feeling of what's at stake. Every week a new clue is discovered and further obstacles arise. The main premise is what caused the black- outs, and it seems as though a group of people are responsible. It was not a naturally occurring phenomenon. The FBI is front and center in the investigation. Every person in the world has a story to tell--everyone saw a glimpse of the future. It makes you think about destiny and how much of our own futures are up to chance.

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