CTV Picks 'Flashpoint' For Coveted Post-Super Bowl Slot


TORONTO – Canadian broadcaster CTV has chosen the third season finale of the homegrown cop drama Flashpoint, starring Victor Garber, for its coveted post-Super Bowl slot on Sunday, Feb. 6.

CTV will simulcast Fox's Super Bowl XLV game, but not the U.S. network's lead-out show Glee, which airs on rival Global Television in Canada.

 So CTV will air at around 10 p.m. on Feb. 6 the cliff-hanging Flashpoint episode Fault Lines, where Garber (Eli Stone) stars an elite military psychologist intent on destroying a rival squad.

 Flashpoint as a Super Bowl lead-out show aims to help CTV draw viewers to the upcoming fourth season of the homegrown cop drama, which CBS and ION are to jointly air as part of a complicated U.S. syndication deal recently unveiled.

Rival Global Television plans to air Glee after the Super Bowl game at 10:30 p.m., as part of a Gleeks Sue-Per Bowl Sunday.

That airing will be preceded by the Simpsons: Elementary School Musical episode at 7:30 p.m., two Glee episodes at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., followed by a re-run of The Office at 10 p.m., where the office is invited to a Glee viewing party.

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