Inside ABC's new hit show FlashForward

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About John Cho: Actor John Cho first started catching people's attention in the 1999 breakthrough hit comedy "American Pie," in which he popularized the slang term "MILF". Next he achieved near-household name status starring as Harold Lee in the cult comedies "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay." As one of today's most exciting actors, Cho continues to deliver compelling performances in comedy and drama. Cho was last seen starring opposite Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine in J.J. Abrams "Star Trek" as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu. Additional film credits include the Weitz Bros' "American Dreamz," starring alongside Willem Dafoe and Hugh Grant, "Better Luck Tomorrow," the "American Pie" series, "Pavilion of Women," Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris" and the Best Picture Oscar winner "American Beauty." In addition to numerous guest roles on television, he was a series regular on the Weitz Bros' "Off Centre" and had a recurring role on the last season of "Kitchen Confidential." Born in Seoul, Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Cho began acting while studying English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He toured with his first show, "The Woman Warrior" -- an adaptation of the renowned memoir by Maxine Kingston -- across the country. Other stage roles include Laertes in the Singapore Repertory Theater's production of "Hamlet" and a variety of shows for East West Players. He resides in Los Angeles.

About "FlashFoward": A mysterious global event causes everyone on the planet to simultaneously lose consciousness for 2 minutes and 17 seconds (137 seconds), during which people worldwide see what may be visions of their lives approximatly six months in the future. The event results in many deaths from accidents and leaves the survivors wondering whether what they saw will happen. A team of Los Angeles FBI agents, led by Stanford Wedeck and spearheaded by Mark Benford, begin the process of determining what happened, why and whether it will happen again. With the help of his team, Benford creates a database of people's flash-forwards from around the world. He calls it the Mosaic Collective after the case he saw during his own flash-forward. Along with various catastrophic or joyful visions, people also see themselves engaging in unexpected behavior; for example, Benford sees himself drinking > again, and his wife Olivia has an intimate vision of herself with an unknown man. Some see themselves in unusual locations, such as in a meeting between the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Service meeting in London, or see unanticipated events, such as a pregnancy for a woman who doesn't have a boyfriend.

In the minutes after the event, a series of strange clues begins to form, leaving more questions than answers including those those which Bedford saw in his own flash-forward. A kangaroo is seen hopping along a street in downtown Los Angeles, and a bird hits a window in London in an FBI agent's vision. The strangest clue emerges from CCTV tape made at the time of the event, where a mysterious person in shadow is observed walking through a baseball stadium in Detroit whilst all around the world, people have blacked out.

"FlashForward," airs Thursdays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT) right here on ABC7/KGO-TV-DT.

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