Articles for V Season 1

ABC unveiled its Fall schedule today and it features an ambitious lineup of new series to premiere all season long.  The schedule features eight new shows, including a Wednesday night that contains nothing but new programs.  This is identical to the strategy ABC used two years ago when it premiered three new hour-long shows on Wednesdays.The new Wednesday, however, features four new half-hour comedies which I will tentatively title the Back to You reject lineup, as three of the sitcoms star former cast members of that failed FOX sitcom, including Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton and Ty Burrell.  The other big change to the schedule is that Ugly Betty has been bumped to Fridays, wedged between Supernanny and 20/20.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
For a moment, there was a lot of talk about whether a Supergirl spin-off will be made from whatever happens to Smallville.  Kara--uhh, Laura Vandervoort--did the role pretty well, and when her short role suddenly found itself settling for the whole of the most recent season, well, the questions are inevitable.  And then she gets a role on the upcoming ABC series V--also a sci-fi inspired ditty--and her future is in question.  The usual liners await.  Will she, or won‘t she?"I couldn‘t tell you," she simply said.  "[The producers] called and asked me for what they thought would be the [series] finale, but now they‘re coming back for another year.  I have an inkling that I‘ll be back for an episode next year.  I don‘t think they can keep me hanging for too long." Read more »
The Saturday and Sunday Comic-Con schedules were released over the weekend. I thought things would get really good on Saturday, but the list is less than impressive. I suppose with four full days of Comic-Con, you can spread out the really big panels. Once again, below is a list of our picks for the day. Check it out and if you see anything missing, check the full list here.One thing I‘m curious about is the Chuck panel. Why is it at 10am? Doesn‘t Chuck deserve one of the better time slots? Wouldn‘t NBC push for a better panel time? Chuck already had some struggles last season, but this season promises to kick-ass and the new kung fu twist is perfect for the Comic-Con fans. I stand perplexed. Either way, it looks like I‘ll be spending my morning with a donut, cup of coffee and my favorite show Chuck.Check out our list of picks below. Check out the other schedules: Thursday Friday Sunday Read more »
First, let‘s get this out in the open: initial reports said that Supernatural and Smallville will have their panels on Sunday so don‘t freak out that the shows aren‘t included in the first two days.Other than that, Friday‘s schedule looks amazing. Although my TV favorites aren‘t on the list, my movie favorites are. There a a couple more timing conflicts and I‘m guessing that people are going to have to make some tough choices. When in doubt, stick with Whedon, Rodriguez, Cameron and Jackson.Below are my picks for Friday‘s schedule. Once again, it was hard to narrow down the list. Check out the full schedule here. Check out the other schedules: Thursday Saturday Sunday Read more »
And she‘s returned to Lost because of the fans, she thinks.Elizabeth Mitchell‘s one of those names tossed into the pot that says "former Lost stars that will appear in the final season", and while the other names are still a slight secret, the one we know as Juliet has confirmed that she‘s doing at least two more episodes--and thanks the fans for it. Read more »
This season there are a ton of new shows on TV, but only five that youabsolutely, positively must watch.  Sure, we‘re definitely going tocheck in every week on the sexy stars of the CW‘s Vampire Diaries andMelrose Place, and we‘ll enjoy the ladies of Eastwick, but right now,we‘re talking about five watch-or-die shows.  Read more »
If you‘ve seen a lot of science fiction movies about life outside the earth, then you‘re already aware that aliens are not that friendly. Because underneath their breathtaking exterior and gracious persona is a hidden agenda that is contrary to their promise of peace.  V, Scott Peters‘ reboot of the 1980s‘ miniseries about the world‘s first encounter with an alien race, captures this very premise with the introduction of the Visitors tonight at 8pm on ABC.   Read more »
For those of you who think that you wouldn‘t be into a science fiction show about aliens trying to conquer the world, you need to see V. I‘ve never seen Alien or Close Encounters and I only have a moderate obsession with the Will Smith action flick Independence Day once a year around the 4th of July (I used to have Will Smith rap-offs in college at parties. I know, I was cool.). Despite my aversion to alien epics, I love V. Within the first two minutes I was hooked, just as Anna‘s speech draws in the entire planet.On the outside, V seems to be the age-old story of aliens coming to Earth in order to destroy the human race. On the inside, it‘s something more complex. V is a character driven show meant to capture its audience by telling the stories of the people whose lives will never be the same. What would you do if aliens showed up one day? Would you trust what they say? Would you go to them to use their medical and technological advances if they offered? Would you fight? Read more »
ABC gives a new spin to the world‘s first encounter with an alien race with its new series V, which offers a lot more promise than just fond memories from the 1980s original miniseries. The groundwork is similar though. Huge alien ships are hovering over the world‘s major cities, causing panic and commotion, while an image of Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the Vs, is projected as she speaks about worldwide peace and the timely subject of universal healthcare. Although by the end of the "Pilot" episode, we learn what we already know: the Vs have a sinister agenda!Warning: Read no further if you haven‘t seen the season premiere. Read more »
Tonight we find out if V can really live up to our expectations. After a well-received pilot, the show is moving on to its second episode entitled "There Is No Normal Anymore," which teaches us a couple of things in terms of surviving an alien invasion. Unfortunately, nearly all the characters will defy these lessons.     Read more »
Everyone is a suspect as V moves on to its second episode, "There‘s No Normal Anymore" while Erica and Father Jack are engulfed in paranoia, not knowing who to trust. Picking up right where things left off in the season opener, Erica calls the police in attempt to thwart the newly arrived Visitors in the warehouse but discovers that the Visitors have intercepted the call. Instead, she cautions Father Jack not to trust anyone and resolves to come up with a big clandestine plan. Read more »
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the set of America‘s favorite new show V. Obviously, i was excited to see the spaceship and lizard-alien gadgets but was surprised to find out V films in this huge green screen warehouse. I‘ve seen a big green screen or two in my time but this one takes the cake. But, despite the fact that I didn‘t get to run around on a spaceship, I was able to interview the amazingly talented and wonderfully friendly cast of the new hit ABC series.  Read more »
Diplomatic relations are in full swing now that 100 visas are being issued to the first wave of American Visitors in "A Bright New Day," the third episode of V. Though most people welcome the Vs, not everyone agrees with the decision to let the Visitors roam free within the boarders of the nation. Catch up by reading last week‘s episode review here.  Read more »
As many of you probably know, I had the opportunity to visit the set of V a couple weeks ago. I spent most of my time in Father Jack‘s (Joel Gretsch) office, waiting around to interview the actors. I was even given a tour of Erica Evan‘s (Elizabeth Mitchell) house and part of the V spaceship. I can say, with all honesty, the cast and crew are extremely friendly and they all have faith in the show. Despite the ratings dip in the second week, viewership is still strong and the story is stronger than ever.Last week, Erica Evans worked to prove that her partner, Dale, was working with one of the terrorist organizations. Unfortunately, she worked alone. Father Jack was timid to help and had difficulties learning who to trust. Luckily, he came around by the end of the episode and decided to join forces with Erica to take down the Vs. The two of them hope to build a resistance. Read more »
Things are getting interesting on ABC‘s V as we uncover more mysteries in the third episode called "A Bright New Day." This week, we learn about Anna and Lisa‘s connection, the existence of the Fifth Column and an urban legend in the form of John May.When we last saw V, Chad has opened the idea of diplomatic relations with the Visitors to the public, consequently allowing the aliens to have visas and travel within the nation‘s borders. Eric and Father Jack have teamed up to fight the Vs as they got their hands on the FBI‘s list of people with alien encounters, while Erica‘s partner Dale has been brought back to life.  Read more »
This is it V fans! After three riveting episodes, we‘re down to the final episode of the year and it looks like the series won‘t go out without a bang. So far, we‘ve learned about the Fifth Column, the legend of John May and that Anna is using her daughter Lisa to get closer to V‘s main target, Tyler, but it seems that this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Read more »
The final episode of V this year didn‘t exactly make a significant leap plot-wise but it did dole out several mystery arcs that lay the groundwork for the rest of the season when the show returns early next year. Read on for the highlights of "It‘s Only the Beginning." Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Read more »
It‘s only the beginning. I don‘t know how many times I‘ve heard that line going into the first four episodes of ABC‘s V. But it looks like it really is a long road ahead before we get to the bottom of this alien mystery. I was actually expecting that the midseason finale, if I could call it that, would lead us to a clearer direction on the Visitors‘ true agenda, and what they really want with Tyler but I didn‘t exactly get the answers I was hoping for. Instead, the show left fans with a fuzzy cliffhanger involving Anna getting naked and mentally reaching out to her kind and the fact that there are giant V ships waiting in space, seemingly ready to strike at Anna‘s beck and call. It‘s not really a climactic cliffhanger but it‘s enough to keep me curious until the show returns in March.  Read more »
There may be a noticeable number of people giving up on freshman series V, but the network sounds like it‘s really pushing for the show‘s success.  ABC hired a couple of new producers to work on the sci-fi drama, and word is they have quite an impressive background.John Wirth and Natalie Chaidez are going to be familiar names once you tune in to V next year.  Though if you already know who they are, we won‘t be surprised.  These two are both from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
V left fans hanging just after four episodes but the ABC re-imagining of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson is sure to come back with even more puzzling mysteries beginning March 30.  In the meantime, here are some spoilers to prepare you for the coming eight new installments.Warning: V spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
ABC has released a new promo for V, the re-imagining of the 1983 alien miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson. It doesn‘t really show what‘s in store for the remainder of the first season, but it does serve as a reminder to fans that the Visitors are coming back on Tuesday, March 30. Read more »
The Visitors aren‘t the only ones coming back on March 30. When ABC‘s V returns for the rest of its first season this spring, more characters will be introduced to spice up the fight between reptiles and humans, including U.K. actor Charles Mesure, Canadian actor Nicholas Lea and Canadian actress Lexa Doig.Warning: Minor spoilers ahead! Read more »
The question of whether the leader of the Fifth Column really exists can now be answered. According to TV Guide, Battlestar Galactica‘s sexy Cylon Michael Trucco has been cast on ABC‘s V as the mysterious John May.  Read more »
Wouldn‘t it be cool if one of the cast members of from V: The Original joined the cast of ABC‘s V? According to The V Files, that just might happen. Jane Badler, who is perhaps best known for her role as Diana, the chief antagonist in the 1983 science fiction miniseries V and its sequels, is in talks of appearing on Kenneth Johnson‘s latest alien series. Read more »
Jonathan Frakes, best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as David Xanatos in the animated television series, Gargoyles, has joined the cast of ABC‘s V. Instead of flaunting his acting skills however, the 57-year-old actor is working behind the cameras as director.  Read more »
Who knows what will come out of Valerie (Lourdes Benedicto)? But you better prep yourself because you‘ll finally learn the outcome of her pregnancy before ABC‘s V takes a break for summer. And before you make your predictions, there are several things you need to know, according to exec producer Scott Rosenbaum, who tells TV Guide Magazine about this odd storyline.Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! Read more »
Here‘s what to catch this week on TV. Monday, March 29Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8pm): Eleven couples take the floor again for the second week of dancing, but somebody is going to be sent packing on Tuesday.  Read more »
After a long hiatus, V returns tonight at 10pm following a new episode of Lost on ABC.  If you‘ve forgotten about V, don‘t worry.  The show‘s first four episodes that aired in November were mostly a prologue, setting up the alien invasion.  The return marks the start of alien Anna‘s master plan and FBI Agent Erica Evans‘ resistance army.Find Out Which V Character You Are>>I was a visitor on the set of V recently and spoke to the leader of the aliens, Morena Baccarin, about the show‘s two female leads, Anna‘s relationship with her daughter Lisa, and what the presence of an alien-hybrid baby could mean.  Read more »
For most shows, getting pregnant means happiness is ahead for the characters.  On V, Morris Chestnut and Lourdes Benedicto know that‘s not the case.  The V stars play Ryan Nichols and Valerie Stevens, a couple expecting a half-human, half-alien baby.Which V Character Are You?>>  Read more »
Now that the computer with contact info for other Fifth Column members has fallen into the wrong hands, the lives of the Fifth Column members are in danger, prompting Erica, Father Jack and Hobbes to take drastic measures to protect them in the V episode "Heretic‘s Fork." Read more »
Nothing much has changed on V since the last episode of this alien series: Tyler still has a strained relationship with his mother, the human assassin still won‘t cooperate with Erica‘s team and the lives of the members of the Fifth Column are still in danger. At any rate, there were a few somewhat significant developments this week though most of what happened only made me wish I was watching something else. More on the highlights of this week‘s episode after the jump.  Read more »
After releasing a V soldier that failed to capture Ryan and his pregnant wife Valerie last week, Anna takes drastic measures to eliminate her enemies. The never-ending quest to fight the Visitors continues tonight on ABC‘s V and this time, more lives are at stake when Anna sends a V shuttle with a deadly tracker team to hunt Erica, Ryan, Father Jack and Hobbes.  Read more »
Tonight on V, Anna turns the tables on the Fifth Column by staging a destructive plot that will cause uproar from the public against the "terrorist" group. It‘s not exactly breaking new ground but it‘s a pretty good twist for a series that has been dwindling in terms of plot and numbers. More on the highlights of the episode "Hearts and Minds" after the jump.  Read more »
Though we‘ve always known that the leader of the Visitors will eventually square off with the show‘s human female protagonist, we haven‘t really seen any solid scenes that will possibly ignite tension between Anna and Erica. However, that all changed in the penultimate episode of ABC‘s V. More on the highlights of "Fruition" after the jump. Read more »
Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly announced that ABC swung its dreaded axe on several new shows recently. Among the canceled series is FlashForward, headlined by Joseph Fiennes.  But it‘s not all bad news.  Ausiello also reports that ABC has renewed the alien invasion drama V for a second season.PHOTOS: Check Out Stills from the FlashForward FinaleJoining it in the graveyard is Romantically Challenged, a newbie comedy starring Alyssa Milano. And though a late reveal, ABC has also decided to pull the plug on Better Off Ted and the seemingly, but no longer immortal Scrubs. Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
Anna‘s V solider eggs are about to hatch but leave it to Erica to come up with a plan to stop the Visitors from destroying Earth. Will Erica succeed? We‘ll find out tonight in the season finale of V entitled "Red Sky." Read more »
Anna‘s V eggs have reached their prime and so has the tension between the Visitors and the Fifth Column. In the final episode of V, Erica tries to come up with a last ditch effort plan to prevent Anna‘s eggs from hatching. Will she succeed? More on the highlights from the episode "Red Sky" after the jump. Read more »
V‘s season ender left us with more questions than answers. Because while some characters have boldly revealed where their allegiances lie, others remain on the fence between the Fifth Column and the Visitors, including Ryan, Hobbes and Chad.In the episode "Red Sky," Ryan seemingly lost his humanity when he found out that his fiancee Val didn‘t survive childbirth. Anna immediately offered her bliss to take away Ryan‘s pain and as a result, Ryan‘s allegiance to the Fifth Column is now a big mystery. Has Anna really convinced him to join the Visitors? Or is there still some humanity left in him that would make it possible to resist Anna‘s bliss?  Read more »
Comic-Con beings Thursday, July 22, and while we‘re still waiting for the full schedule, Warner Brothers has released information on its TV show panels. This includes panels for returning favorites The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory, V, Human Target and the new CW series Nikita.  Read more »
Saturday is traditionally the big day at Comic-Con, but without the standard Lost panel, there could be a large hole to fill. The schedule for Saturday features a whole lot of television shows, both new and returning, from comedy to sci-fi.See the Sunday Schedule>>See the Friday Schedule>>See the Thursday Schedule>>  Read more »
Fans who thought V season one was eventful (colossal spaceships, FBI counter-terrorism agents, hidden alien agendas, and of course, Anna) will be happy to know that the writers are juuust getting warmed up on this series. Season two pulls back even more layers, as we learned at the V Panel earlier today. Read more »