Stars: Joseph Fiennes (pictured), Sonya Walger, Brian O’Byrne
The concept: The world burps for 2 minutes and 17 seconds, and everyone blacks out and envisions themselves on a specific date in the future. A married woman sees herself with a lover, a recovering alcoholic sees himself with a drink.
Our take: An ambitious and intriguing sci-fi premise, which ABC is bringing to us just in time for the last season of “Lost.’’ They’re hoping we’ll segue from one time-warp mystery to another. But will “FlashForward’’ be clever and agile enough to keep us? If not, it could become this season’s “The Nine.’’
Alternate name: “BlowYourmind’’
Grade: A- (Sept. 24)