johncho josephfiennes flashforward 290 'FlashForward' skips ahead to a full season“FlashForward” has earned a full-season pickup from ABC, meaning viewers will actually get to see why the date April 29, 2010, is so important to the show’s mystery.

The network announced Monday that it has ordered nine more episodes of “FlashForward,” its most-watched new series. It joins fellow ABC pickups “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Cougar Town,” which got the good news on Friday.

The series chronicles the aftermath of an event when everyone on the planet blacks out for 137 seconds and sees a vision of what happens on April 29, 2010 (which happens to be a Thursday near the end of the TV season). Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger and John Cho head the cast.

Through its first three episodes “FlashForward” is averaging better than 11 million viewers (including DVR playback for the Sept. 24 premiere), making it the No. 3 new series of the season behind CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Good Wife.” It also leads the 8 o’clock Thursday time period in the adults 18-49 demographic.

“FlashForward” is the seventh new series this fall to earn a full-season pickup, joining its ABC counterparts, “NCIS: LA,” “The Good Wife” and FOX’s “Glee.”

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Posted by:Rick Porter