If you type in "Sawyer" in the search box at the top of this window you'll see a whole bunch of reviews I've written of the books of Robert J. Sawyer. Well, ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a series based on his book "Flash Forward".
In the book an experiment in particle collision at CERN causes the whole planet to have the experiences from 21 years in the future for 2 minutes instead of the ones they should be having now. The book lays out what happens next. Is it a set future or a possible one? One man is looking for the person who is to kill him. An engaged couple loses her child and they're deciding whether to call off the wedding knowing that they not together in 21 years. Another couple contemplates abortion knowing what their child will become. I read Asimov, Clarke, and Niven for their great technological ideas. Their ability to delve into previously untouched areas. Sawyer can't really do the science, but his ideas, his ability to work out subjects that others haven't really touched, is fabulous.
The series is a bit different. They see only 6 months instead of 21 years. Here, look at the trailer. It's split in two. Sorry.