FlashForward's good/bad news: More show runners, fewer episodes

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Things didn't look good for FlashForward last week, when it was announced that co-creator and executive producer David Goyer was exiting as show runner just months after he took over. But now, according to Variety, there's some upbeat news for the beleaguered show.

Unfortunately, there's a little bit of bad news, too.

The good news is that someone's in charge again. Make that three someones. Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Tim Lea have been named show runners for the series, which is currently in production on its 17th and 18th episodes.

Who are they? Borsiczky, who had already been a show runner, produced the feature film The Unborn, Zwerling was a writer and co-executive producer on ER, and Lea was a supervising producer on CSI: NY.

Unfortunately, the trio will have fewer episodes on which to work their magic. At the same time that ABC announced the hiring, the network reduced its order on the series from 23 episodes down to 22. That reverses the October decision, when ABC upped its count to 25, which the network later reduced to 24, then 23.

So what do you think? Will the show be ready for its return on March 18? Will you be ready?

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