CBS has renewed "Flashpoint" for a third cycle, ordering 13 episodes of the Canadian-produced drama to air later this season.
"Flashpoint" has already been picked up for a third season by Canadian CTV, which originally developed the cop series and has been airing it concurrently with CBS.
"Flashpoint," starring Enrico Colantoni, has been the most successful among the slew of recent scripted imports on the U.S. broadcast networks, which have been looking for lower-cost drama programming.
In its second season on CBS, "Flashpoint" averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/6 share among adults 18-49.
The series, which revolves around the members of a strategic response unit, is produced by Pink Sky Entertainment, Avamar Entertainment in association with CBS TV Studios and CTV.
Outside North America, the series is distributed by Germany's Tele Munchen Gruppe.
Plot Summary For Flashpoint
When the Strategic Response Unit arrives, the rules change. The bad guy's caught - he just doesn't know it yet. The SRU, inspired by Toronto's Emergency Task Force, is a handpicked team of elite cops. High risk is their business and these men and women do it all: rescue hostages, bust gangs, defuse bombs. Talk down suicidal teens. Protect the Pope. They handle state-of-the-art weapons - sniper rifles, flash-bang grenades, tasers. They climb the sides of buildings. See through walls. But they're different from other SWAT teams. Because their arsenal also includes a gift for words. A knowledge of human intuition. An instinct for when it's time to negotiate - and when the 'solution' calls for something more. On the scene, they're in charge. No one knows their job better. SRU Constables outrank senior Inspectors - and the Inspectors don't like it. Regular uniforms grumble when pushed aside by the SRU 'prima donnas.' While secretly wishing they were in their place. It's a tough job. A job that carries the kind of pressure only your teammates - your band of brothers - can really understand. It's a stress that shades all your choices and can take a heavy toll on families, friends, lovers... These people are A-types and risk-takers. On the job, they play by the rules, bend them if they have to. But off the job, all bets are off...