In what might possibly be the most ingenious act of TV fan protest in history, viewers who are angered over the cancellation of FlashForward are taking to the streets. They won't be marching and they won't be holding hands while singing in unison. Instead, they will be staging a two minute and seventeen second blackout. Worldwide. In front of ABC offices in major cities.
For those who don't know the premise of the cancelled series, that was the duration of the global blackout that began the show. The plot centered around a day when everyone in the world fell to the ground at the exact same time. While unconscious they saw flashes of their own future.
When the series was axed at the end of the first season, outraged fans began taking action. And they just may be the most organized fans ever. Check out the intense website they have created preventtheblackout.com. Their tagline reads "On June 10th, there will be another blackout, this time to change fate."
Protests will be happening in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, as well as in London, Germany, Toronto, Edinburgh, Pisa, Rio De Janeiro and San Paulo.
We'll be stopping by the Los Angeles event this afternoon and will be sure to report back.
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: ABC Offices in Burbank, CA
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 77 West 66th Street
Location: Outside of WXYZ ABC Affiliate
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: The Great Lawn at Millennium Park
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: KOMO 100 Fourth Avenue North