It must be because Seven “leaked” it to the US.
The ABC Network has placed FlashForward on hiatus, decided it won’t be returning until March 4th. Most fans expected the show to continue in January.
The network wants to give the show a clear run without repeats. In the US some network shows are paused or recapped to fill in while production of episodes catches up. It also has the Olympics to contend with in early February.
Seven is now up to date with FlashForward‘s current US batch.
Meanwhile Seven isn’t the only one having to work around US dates. V will not return in the US until March 30th.
Only four episodes have aired in the US, and while it was always clear the show would be split either side of the New Year, the end of March is quite some way off. Nine may have moved sensibly on this one, even if it teasingly aired promos to us already.
Easter non-ratings begin March 28th for 2 weeks making the scheduling a bit of a challenge for the show, this week plugged by CEO David Gyngell as one of the network’s big titles for 2010.