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V: Is the ABC Series Already Doomed to be Cancelled?

1 December 2009 6:37 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Though the television networks don't seem to notice, remakes of old series rarely meet with much success. While shows like Bionic Woman, Knight Rider, and Melrose Place bring name recognition, they rarely live up to expectations. Still, ABC moved ahead with their plans to revive V. Though it was initially successful, will it ultimately meet the same fate?

Like the original, the new V revolves around the arrival of aliens to the planet Earth. While the visitors profess that they've come in peace, their ulterior motives slowly become clear. The cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Morena Baccarin, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Lourdes Benedicto, Laura Vandervoort, and Scott Wolf.

The new V started out strong with a 5.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 14.3 million total viewers. That was the highest rated debut of the 2009-10 season.

Unfortunately, a large »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Jonathan Bernstein: Aerial view of America

27 November 2009 4:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On Us telly this month, V gets a bland reboot, Wanda Sykes heads a rash of uninspiring new late-night talkshows, and Sex Rehab marks a new low in reality TV

Probe a geek of a certain age about his recollections of the cult 80s alien invasion series V and he – there's no question it'll be a he – will have only one response: the moment the alien commander extended her jaw until it was a foot long and then swallowed a gerbil. Over the course of two miniseries and a sporadically scheduled season of one-hour episodes, V chronicled the occupation of Earth by a seemingly benign race of visitors who swiftly revealed themselves to be evil lizards hiding under lifelike rubber flesh fomenting plans to take over the planet and colonise the flabbergasted inhabitants. V's journey from insanely addictive to entirely unwatchable was speedy. But it remained on the air long »

- Jonathan Bernstein

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Flautist's V Tribute Is Awesome, Insane

25 November 2009 1:30 PM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Viewers of ABC's V, the sci-fi serial spun off from the legendary '80s miniseries, can rest easy during the four-month hiatus until the show's next new episode. While new footage of V's alien leader/religious icon Anna (the sexy Morena Baccarin) may be difficult to do without, Movieline stumbled across footage of an identical alien with a more devastating means of infiltration: mad woodwind skills. »

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'V' Episode 1.04 Recap: 'It's Only The Beginning'

25 November 2009 6:00 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Episode Title: "It's Only The Beginning"

Written By: Cameron Litvack & Angela Russo-Otstot

Synopsis: FBI Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), Father Jack Landry (Joel Gretsch), secret Visitor Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut) and the trigger-happy Georgie (David Richmond-Peck) set forth on their first mission as a rudimentary resistance upon learning that the Visitors' plan to institute revolutionary healing techniques secretly spells disaster for humanity. Unbeknownst to Erica, her son Tyler (Logan Huffman) is being seduced by Lisa (Laura Vandervoort) and her mother Anna (Morena Baccarin), leader of the V's, for a still murky plot. Elsewhere, Chad Decker (Scott Wolf) and Ryan's girlfriend Valerie (Lourdes Benedicto) get shocking medical news, while the Visitors' premiere medical officer Joshua (Mark Hildreth) is forced to commit an unspeakable atrocity towards an ally.

Kill Heal The World: The world has latched onto the Visitors like a dog fatefully chasing down a car or a horse sprinting into »

- Josh Wigler

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Talking 'V' with Morena Baccarin, plus 5 clips from Tuesday's fall finale

23 November 2009 10:02 PM, PST | The Watcher | See recent The Watcher news »

Usually it's the aliens who say "Take me to your leader." But on "V," the intriguing ABC series that wraps up its four-episode fall run Tuesday, it's the humans who are clamoring to meet Anna, the charismatic leader of the recently arrived aliens. Anna (Morena Baccarin) is beautiful and well-spoken, and she's literally the face of the V invasion, which kicked off when giant ships arrived and began hovering over 29 Earth capitals. Hoping to avert widespread panic, the visitors, or "Vs," broadcast Anna's reassuring messages from the undersides of their ships. Then they set up clinics doling out free »

- Tempo

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5 Sneak Peeks – V 1.04 "It's Only the Beginning"

23 November 2009 5:28 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

After the November 24th episode, V goes on hiatus until the spring.  So it looks like Anna has a daughter, huh?  And that the Vs are definitely up to no good.  I'm sure there will be a big cliffhanger for tomorrow night's episode, which is going to suck.  ABC has released 5 sneak peeks for your enjoyment.

Also, check out the promos and photos we have already posted.

Erica Looks To Uncover A Biological Threat From The Visitors, Anna Befriends A Special Guest Inside The Mothership And Chad Does An Investigative Report On The V Healing Centers, On The November Cliffhanger Of ABC's "V"

"It's Only the Beginning" — Erica works with newly-formed allies to uncover a biological threat they suspect the Visitors have been plotting.  Aboard the Mothership, Anna meets with a special guest while managing the investigation into the murder of a V. And Chad does a segment on the V Healing Centers, »

- Clarissa

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The Ladies Are Short, Long and Shiny on the Ama Red Carpet!

22 November 2009 11:59 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The 2009 American Music Awards descended on the Nokia Theatre in La last night, which meant a star studded red carpet before the big show. It was a pleasant mixture of long and short dresses on all the ladies, though some even found a way to do both simultaneously like Rihanna in her cutout gown. Carrie Underwood has the early lead in Fab's best dressed poll, but Rih is close behind. Alicia Keys stood out in blue while Fergie's high slit meant she showed off some leg as she posed. Nicole Kidman spent most of her red carpet time on the arm of her husband Keith Urban - speaking of which, check out all the guys here. Shakira and Selena Gomez cozied up for the cameras in their standout short dresses while Demi Lovato sported some bling around her neck. Paula Abdul went all out in her black gown and Carrie Underwood »

- Molly

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Promos – V 1.04 "It's Only the Beginning"

21 November 2009 1:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The last new episode of V for 2009 will be airing on November 24th and then the show will be on hiatus until the spring.  We've posted promo photos for this episode, but now we've found several promos for episode 1.04 (the first one is extra long and seems to contain a few very short sneak peeks).  If we get our hands on sneak peeks from ABC, we'll post them.

Erica Looks To Uncover A Biological Threat From The Visitors, Anna Befriends A Special Guest Inside The Mothership And Chad Does An Investigative Report On The V Healing Centers, On The November Cliffhanger Of ABC's "V"

"It's Only the Beginning" — Erica works with newly-formed allies to uncover a biological threat they suspect the Visitors have been plotting.  Aboard the Mothership, Anna meets with a special guest while managing the investigation into the murder of a V. And Chad does a segment on the V Healing Centers, »

- Clarissa

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Twitter Discussion: TV Teens

18 November 2009 8:42 AM, PST | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Over on Twitter this morning, one of the main topics of TV-focused conversation is the dearth of well-crafted and three-dimensional teenage characters on television. The Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan raised an interesting question about why teen characters are often so unlikable, to which I replied that television writers are often too quick to paint them as brash and unpredictable rather than develop them as full-blown characters with strengths and weaknesses. The initial conversation stemmed from a dislike on the part of many of V's Tyler Evans (Logan Huffman), who seems in the series purely to advance a subplot and not because his character's participation in the overall story (yet anyway) has made an indelible mark. It's especially noticeable given the strength of the series' female characters, particularly those played by Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin. But the real question is: why are teens given short shrift when it comes to characterization? »

- Jace

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V Review: "A Bright New Day"

18 November 2009 7:28 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Wake up, America! The next, great, suspense-filled mystery drama is not FlashForward. It's V.

For the third week in a row, the series delivered an exciting hour of television, complete with intrigue, double crosses, surprising reveals and a never-aging Scott Wolf.

Follow the proceeding link to get caught up on the episode "A Bright New Day" and read our review below to find out why we like this show so much...

Actual chill moments: Few dramas can pull off true shocks anymore. There are too many spoilers, too much poor writing. But we audibly gasped last night when the Visitor treating Dale turned out to be part of The Fifth Column. We didn't see that coming.

Great acting: Elizabeth Mitchell, Scott Wolf, newcomer Morena Baccarin as Anna. Just three episodes in, all these stars already inhabit their roles completely. We've almost forgotten that Mitchell was ever on Lost.

Relevant, debate-filled »

- matt@iscribelimited.com (M.L. House)

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'V' Episode 1.03: 'A Bright New Day'

17 November 2009 7:17 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Episode Title: "A Bright New Day"

Written By: Diego Gutierrez & Christine Roum

Synopsis: Certain Visitors — including apparent leader and spokesperson Anna (Morena Baccarin) — are allowed access to United States soil, thanks in large to positive publicity on the part of newsman Chad Decker (Scott Wolf). But a potential assassination plot requires FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) to protect the Visitors on their first visit, despite knowing their true intentions. To make matters worse, Erica's son Tyler (Logan Huffman) is getting closer to the Visitor known as Lisa (Laura Vandervoort), who winds up having surprising secrets of her own. Elsewhere, renegade alien Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut) attempts to reassemble a group of like-minded Visitors known as the Fifth Column.

Security Breach: There were so many double-crosses and back-stabbings in this episode that it's hard to keep track — from the would-be assassin secretly working for the Visitors to the shady Cyrus »

- Josh Wigler

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Five Things You Didn't Know About Morena Baccarin

17 November 2009 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Never has an alien looked so out of this world. When the Visitors landed on Earth on ABC's hit sci-fi drama, V last Tuesday, none was more captivating than Morena Baccarin. The stunning, 30-year-old Brazilian-born actress - who previously starred on Firefly - made quite a first impression with humans and viewers alike in her role as Anna, the sly and smooth alien leader. (V airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC through November.) Here are five things you may not know about TV's hottest new star. 1. She is a gourmet cook: "I love to get random recipes and try them. »

- Monica Rizzo

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7 Sneak Peeks & Promo – V 1.03 "Bright New Day"

14 November 2009 8:09 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

V is all new on November 17th (check out promo photos) and things are starting to get awkward between the humans and those wacky aliens who might have come to earth just to kill us all.  ABC has released 7 sneak peeks for the episode and we have also included a promo for you below.

As 100 Diplomatic Visas Are Being Issued To The New Visitors — Anna As The 1St — Erica Starts Tracking A Death Threat While Paired With A V Officer, On ABC's "V"

A Bright New Day" — Chad reports from the Peace Ambassador Center as 100 diplomatic visas are being issued to the first wave of American Visitors, with Anna getting the 1st, but not everyone agrees with the decision. Meanwhile Erica has started tracking a death threat while paired with a V officer, as she actually has to protect the V's, and Ryan starts reaching out to his old friends »

- Clarissa

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TV Ratings: ‘V’ Down 27% In Second Week

12 November 2009 10:05 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Citizens of Earth, as the resistance against the Visitors grows, mankind just may have a fighting chance against the alien beings. Unfortunately, I don’t believe our favorite alphabet network (ABC) is so gung-ho about this particular extraterrestrial opposition, as resistance means that ratings for their new science-fiction series V have dropped significantly from last week’s debut.

The premiere episode of ABC’s re-imagining of the 1983 sci-fi mini-series raked in 14.30 million viewers, while this week’s episode saw its audience drop 27% to 10.7 million viewers. While all new shows expect to see a slight drop in ratings after their premiere episode, the drop that V saw was the largest since this season started in September.

Still, 10.7 million viewers is nothing to complain about. If V continues to received ratings in that range, fans of the series need not worry about its fate (sorry Dollhouse). Also, looking at Tuesday’s ratings »

- Anthony Ocasio

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Promo Photos & Synopsis – V 1.04 "It's Only the Beginning"

11 November 2009 5:01 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Did you like last night's episode of V?  We've posted promo photos for the November 17th episode (will post sneak peeks if they are released) and now ABC has released photos and a synopsis for the November 24th episode.  See them below.  This will be the last new episode before the series goes off the air until March 2010 (booo!)

By the way, have you read our interview with Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna?

Erica Looks To Uncover A Biological Threat From The Visitors, Anna Befriends A Special Guest Inside The Mothership And Chad Does An Investigative Report On The V Healing Centers, On The November Cliffhanger Of ABC's "V"

"It's Only the Beginning" — Erica works with newly-formed allies to uncover a biological threat they suspect the Visitors have been plotting.  Aboard the Mothership, Anna meets with a special guest while managing the investigation into the murder of a V. And »

- Clarissa

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Mega Buzz: Scoop on V, Grey's, Vampire Diaries and More!

10 November 2009 8:26 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

You raised the question last week, so answer it. Will there be a Visitor-human birth on V? — Jim

Mickey: We already know that Morris Chestnut's Ryan Nichols has a human lovah, but I'm hearing that a different human-v coupling will produce a bouncing baby reptile. Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna, the creepy-hot leader of the Visitors, is coy on the matter, but says it's definitely a possibility. There's your breaking news, Chad Decker.

V: Sit down with Visitors' leader Morena Baccarin

I loved the Arizona-centric episode of Grey's Anatomy. What's next for her? — Lori

Adam: Show of jazz hands: Who wants a musical episode of Grey's? Well, you're...

Read More > »

- Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant

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'V' Episode 1.02: 'There Is No Normal Anymore'

10 November 2009 7:11 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Episode Title: "There Is No Normal Anymore"

Written By: Scott Peters & Sam Egan

Synopsis: FBI Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Father Jack Landry (Joel Gretsch) must decide whether or not to hide their knowledge of the Visitors' true intentions — a particularly difficult decision for Erica given the fact that she had to kill former partner Dale (Alan Tudyk), who was secretly a Visitor. Journalist Chad Decker (Scott Wolf) attempts to control the public perception of Visitor spokesperson Anna (Morena Baccarin), while secret Visitor Ryan Nichols (Morris Chestnut) tries to find a way to repair his damaged flesh.

Don't Trust Anyone: Tonight's episode reinforced the theme that everybody is suspect — after all, if you can't trust Alan Tudyk's face, then who can you trust? There are already some suspicious characters in my mind including Agent Malik (Rekha Sharma, one of the elite final five on "Battlestar Galactica") and Father »

- Josh Wigler

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Tonight's 'V': Take Me To Your Figuratively Hot Yet Physiologically Cold-Blooded Leader!

10 November 2009 6:00 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Having dazzled us last week with extravagant spaceships and enticingly exotic ETs, V’s second episode scaled back the pricey pseudo-cinematic ambition and shifted to a more sustainable gear-a Trust No One paranoid thriller like Invasion of the Body Snatchers, tailored for a culture coached to worry about sleeper cells in the suburbs. (Be honest: How many of you really sweat that?) V’s second episode left me disappointed me, but not so much to diminish my interest or my belief that there’s a really good series somewhere in here. Elizabeth Mitchell can make me believe in anything-even when »

- Jeff Jensen

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'V' star: 'Show is full of twists'

10 November 2009 1:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

V star Morena Baccarin has claimed that the programme's plots are full of "twists". The 30-year-old, who plays Anna on the ABC reboot of the '80s miniseries, said that she is intrigued by the duality of the characters on the show. She told TV Guide: "There are some great plot turns and character twists that I love. I love that every character has a good and a bad side. "I love that Elizabeth [Mitchell's] character is struggling with being a good mom and saving the world. She's got some faults when it comes to her (more) »

- By Tim Parks

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Interview – Morena Baccarin, "Anna" From 'V'

10 November 2009 9:30 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Last week, V's aliens arrived at Earth and went on to dominate the airwaves.  ABC's reinvention of the 80's miniseries captured imaginations around the world, proving that the reliable SciFi trope of sneaky alien invaders never goes out of fashion.  Where the original was an parable on the spread of Nazi-era fascism, ABC's new turn on the series is fast being eyeballed as a more contemporary allegory – focusing on the political idolatry of the here and know, with mesmerized earthlings falling easily under the spell of charismatic alien leader Anna, played skillfully by Morena Baccarin.   It wouldn't be a stretch to say that the role of Anna can make or break V, in Baccarin's hand every aspect of Anna – her duplicity, sensuality, to the subtle glare in her otherwise catching smile that betrays an intense evil lurking within – is done to perfection.

We had the opportunity to speak with Morena Baccarin last week, »

- Jon Lachonis

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