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'V' Star Morena Baccarin Joins Cast of 'Homeland'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 1st 2011 4:15AM
Morena BaccarinMorena Baccarin wasn't out of work for long. Just a short while after ABC canceled 'V,' she's been cast as a series regular in Showtime's hot new drama, 'Homeland.'

Baccarin joins Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis in the political thriller, which tells the story of Scott Brody (Lewis), an American POW who is rescued from the Middle East.

Meanwhile, a suspicious CIA operative (Danes) thinks he may have been turned into a terrorist and released intentionally.

According to Deadline.com Baccarin will take on the role of Jessica Brody, Scott's smart, strong wife. She replaces British actress Laura Fraser, who played the role in the pilot.

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ABC Cancels 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'V,' 'Off the Map,' 'No Ordinary Family' & More, Renews 'Happy Endings,' 'Body of Proof'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 13th 2011 4:20PM
V, ABCThat thunderous pop you just head was the sound of ABC dropping pretty much every single one of its bubble shows at once.

The network has reportedly canceled most of its lowest-rated series, including veterans 'Brothers & Sisters' and 'V' as well as newbies 'Off the Map,' 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Detroit 187,' 'Better With You' and 'Mr. Sunshine.'

Though it was speculated recently that 'Brothers & Sisters' could get an abridged season pickup, it turns out that star Rachel Griffiths' jokes about being unemployed are true after all. The fifth season -- now series -- finale aired last Sunday night.

Meanwhile, the second season (and now series) finale of 'V' aired back in March.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap (Season Finale)

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 16th 2011 7:10AM
V['V' - 'Mother's Day']

Keeping in mind that this could very well be the series finale as well as the season finale (no final word has yet been given from ABC), there were certainly enough twists to keep things interesting as well as a bit of a slaughter of some major characters.

It would be a shame to end the series on such a down note. Usually people prefer happy endings. From the looks of things, humanity will be licking some serious Visitor boot in the coming season.

On the plus side, we saw a lot of Visitor tail this episode. They seriously saved up the CGI budget for this one.

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Scott Wolf Talks Fifth Column Politics, Double-Crossing and the 'V' Season Finale (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Mar 15th 2011 2:30PM
Scott WolfWhen it comes to capricious alien invaders hell-bent on (surreptitious) world domination, we think that the most sensible thing to do is stay on their good side.

It's a strategy that's worked very well for Scott Wolf's character on ABC's 'V' thus far, with his duplicitous journalist, Chad Decker, playing devil's advocate for the Visitors on national television, while secretly working to undermine them behind the scenes.

But is Chad's luck about to run out? Reptilian queen Anna (Morena Baccarin) doesn't take kindly to people trying to sabotage her plans, and now that he's thrown his lot in with the anti-V group the Fifth Column, he's treading on thin ice, especially leading up to tonight's season finale.

We caught up with Wolf to get the scoop on what the final episode holds for Chad, the lengths his character will go to in order to stay on the winning side, and what his predictions are for a potential third season. Join us after the jump for more. Spoilers ahead.

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Morena Baccarin Previews the Bloody Season Finale of 'V'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Mar 15th 2011 1:15PM
It's not easy to be 'V's' Anna. Sure, she's an alien lizard lady bent on world domination and she's murdered countless people (and lizards) who've gotten in her way. But things don't always go swimmingly for her, to put it mildly.

Below, Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna on 'V,' previews the ABC show's Tuesday finale and about talks what's going on in the exclusive Anna image below. Baccarin says the finale is "not for the faint of heart," and that may apply to the freaky picture of Anna as well.

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Laura Vandervoort on 'V' Season Two Finale, Homesickness and Canadian Superheroes

by Bryan Cairns, posted Mar 14th 2011 1:30PM
Laura Vandervoort is out of this world.

The Canadian beauty struck a chord with viewers on the drama 'Instant Star' before taking flight as Clark Kent's Kryptonian cousin Kara on 'Smallville.'

Still in the sci-fi world, and now back as lizard visitor Lisa on 'V,' Vandervoort spoke to TV Squad about being an alien princess, superheroes, and missing home.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 9th 2011 1:00AM
V['V' - 'Devil in a Blue Dress']

As we prepare for the season (and possibly series) finale of 'V' next week, story lines are speeding up to a possible payoff.

Blue energy played a big role tonight. Apparently, Sid learned a great deal about the stuff by playing with a pair of balls (I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. What exactly does a "particle anti-particle construct" mean?). The large-scale spheres that power their ships and plants also seem to be surrounded by that double hula-hoop effect right out of the first two 'Superman' movies with Christopher Reeve.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 2nd 2011 1:15AM
V['V' - 'Uneasy Lies the Head']

As mentioned before, Erica is getting more ruthless in her war against the Visitors, particularly since they're responsible for her ex-husband and son being taken away from her. Naturally, since she'd be feeling lonely, she'd take to the nearest bad boy around, which would be Mr. Hobbes. Since their brief flirtation last week, they pretty much skipped all the courting and went right to the bumpy-bumpy (hey, that's war).

Given time, there would probably be some sort of relationship, possibly romantic, between Erica and Father Landry as well, since she obviously cares for him too. Perhaps that's a third or fourth season story line.

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Spoilers Anonymous: '90210,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'V' and More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 25th 2011 2:30PM
Spoilers Anonymous logo This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Glee,' 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS,' 'Parks & Recreation' and 'V.'

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'V' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 23rd 2011 1:15AM
V['V' - 'Birth Pangs']

Several of the plot points for tonight's episode seemed to come out of left field. It's difficult to tell if these were planned in advance or off the cuff as a method to extend the story lines a little. I'm more inclined to think the latter due to the fact that they smack of poor writing.

There was a lot of concentration on the overall plans of the Visitors and we finally got an explanation as to why the human race isn't being raised as cattle at the moment. It does offer some interesting conjectures regarding the Visitors that I will get to shortly.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 16th 2011 1:15AM
V['V' - 'Siege']

Things are moving along. One regular character lost his job and two recurring ones lost their lives.

The writing for 'V' remains a problem that keeps the series from living up to its potential. A sci-fi storytelling master like a Joss Whedon or a Ron Moore would never have telegraphed to such a degree the deaths that occurred. It made the actual events seem anti-climactic.

Don't get me wrong. It's understandable how the arc of the season has to be moved along, but it felt like the writers told us how the episode would end somewhere around the half-hour mark. Twist surprises work much better. See '24' for examples of this.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 9th 2011 1:15AM
V['V' - 'Concordia']

Happy Birthday to Tyler Evans. Now that he's 18, he can join the army and die for his country, but still can't legally partake of an alcoholic beverage. That is the extent of my legal criticism in this review.

This episode was interesting in that it somewhat wrapped up some plot lines (and did move the story along), but left enough room to return to those ideas if the writers so desire. While Tyler may currently no longer be a cog in Anna's plot to rape all the women on Earth (an issue I'll return to in a moment), he could be again later on. It's also unlikely we've seen the last of Marcus.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'V' Stars and Producer Dish on Season 2, Wild Stunts and the Controversial Finale

by Maureen Ryan, posted Feb 8th 2011 1:50PM
When 'V' returns from a short break 9PM ET Tuesday, expect a lot of intrigue between alien leader Anna (Morena Baccarin) and FBI agent Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell) at a swanky party. The two women will finally meet again in Tuesday's episode of the ABC show, and according to executive producer Steve Pearlman and stars Baccarin and Laura Vandervoort, there are many more twists to come before 'V' finishes its second season March 15.

But before we get to the scoop on what's coming in the remainder of the season, one question has to be asked: Is it fair for the sci-fi drama to leave its viewers on a cliffhanger at the end of season 2, given that the show's return is not a sure thing?

"There are a number of different cliffhangers that I think fans will enjoy and there are some holy-[crap] moments that I think they won't have expected," Pearlman said of the season 2 finale. Some stories will be resolved, but he and the show's other producers also want to leave fans "in a place of wanting more," he added.

"Will [fans] be pissed if there's no third season? I think fans of show are going to be pissed there's no third season under any circumstances," Pearlman said.

I've got much more 'V' intel below, but before we get to that, check out an exclusive clip from the show's Feb. 22 episode. It's one of the most elaborate, complicated stunts 'V' has ever done, and it involved the production taking over two floors of a Vancouver hotel for two days.

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'V' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 2nd 2011 1:10AM
V['V' - 'Unholy Alliance']

This week's episode carried the story along pretty well, but didn't really jump out with anything big or shocking, preferring to just slowly move along to what will hopefully be a grand finale.

It was written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, better known as the creator of 'Alien Nation,' 'SeaQuest DSV' and 'Farscape.' The episode was somewhat disappointing in a sense because the latter series was pretty good at using pop culture references that the nerds who watch this sort of program (like myself) tend to enjoy. It would have made the show a little better to include some of those. Oh well.

Poor Laura Vandevoort didn't have much to do this week as Lisa. Fortunately, you can watch her AOL interview here to make up for lost screen time.

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'V' Star Laura Vandervoort Talks Love, Switching Sides, Guest Stars & More (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Feb 1st 2011 9:00AM
Laura VandervoortAs if Laura Vandervoort wasn't already the object of many a geek's affection ... On top of her sci-fi-tastic turn on 'V,' she'll probably also be returning to 'Smallville' as Supergirl before the series ends, according to our friends at IGN TV. And now her 'V' character Lisa is becoming a woman and lusting after human guys every week on TV (Tuesdays, 9PM ET on ABC).

Stop drooling. Seriously. It's embarrassing.

Vandervoort laughs at the mention of her character maturing, but gets serious when talking 'V.' She gave me the scoop on Lisa's growing love for Tyler, her newfound bond with his mom Erica (Elizabeth Mitchell), having grandma around (original 'V' castmember Jane Badler) and continuing to deceive mom Anna (Morena Baccarin).

She also dished a bit about the great lineup of guest stars coming to play -- including 'Shield' alum Jay Karnes, perennial baddie Oded Fehr and another alum of the original 'V,' Marc Singer -- and who makes her laugh when the cameras stop rolling.

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