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The Visitors Are Back: 'V' Cast Talks About Show's Return (VIDEO)

by Kelly Woo, posted Mar 29th 2010 3:00PM
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Moms rule on the first season of ABC's 'V,' the flashy remake of the 1983 miniseries. In the show's fall premiere, alien ships filled with "Visitors" appeared over Earth, proclaiming peace and promising truly universal healthcare.

A short four-episode run ended in cliffhangers galore -- FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell) found out her son Tyler was on the mothership with head Visitor Anna (Morena Baccarin) and her daughter Lisa (Laura Vandervoort); Father Jack Landry (Joel Gretsch) was stabbed by a V; reporter Chad Decker (Scott Wolf) discovered he had a potentially fatal brain aneurysm; and Ryan (Morris Chestnut), a V posing as human, learned his girlfriend (Lourdes Benedicto) was pregnant with his half-alien baby.

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Are You Going To Watch 'V' When it Returns Tomorrow?

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2010 2:10PM
VI have a feeling that there's only room for one so-so rated sci-fi-ish type show on ABC's schedule, either 'FlashForward' or 'V.' I'm more into 'FlashForward' (though many people aren't, if you look at the ratings). It has gotten a lot better and I'm just more interested in the mystery on that show than I am a show about aliens invading Earth and characters being stupid about it.

'V' left the airwaves for a while (just like 'FlashForward') and it returns tomorrow at 10. Are you going to watch it?

Are you going to watch 'V' when it returns tomorrow?
Yes. I really like it.992 (57.6%)
No. I saw the first few episodes but now I've lost interest.379 (22.0%)
No. I didn't watch the first few episodes either.351 (20.4%)

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'Lost' - 'What Kate Does' Recap

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 10th 2010 12:46AM
Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen on ABC's 'Lost.'
(S06E03) "It's the Others, dude. They caught us ... again." - Hurley

As 'What Kate Does' unfolded, I couldn't help but shake the feeling that everything we're witnessing in the "post-Jughead worked" 2004 time-line is going to end up being very important. Of course, that could have been due to the fact that in this past week's Official 'Lost' Audio Podcast, Cuse and Lindelof essentially laid it bare for us -- there is no alternate reality happening here. What's going on in LA in 2004 and what's going on in 2007 on the island are both very real.

The question to ask is what effect actions in one time-line will have on the events in the other. As far as 'Lost' mindf#%ks go, this one is a doozie, because it's forced us to reevaluate everything we remember about these characters, right back to the pilot episode.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost' and More!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 5th 2010 4:29PM

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 at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '90210,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'House,' 'Lost,' 'NCIS,' 'Smallville,' 'The Office' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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Review: 'Lost' - 'LA X, Parts 1 and 2' (Season Premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 3rd 2010 1:43AM
Lost premiere
(S06E01/S06E02) "We're back." - Kate

Did you hear that? That was the collective sound of TV fans across the country all brain-farting in unison. 'Lost' is back for its final season and I've gotta be honest -- I'm not really sure what to think about 'LA X.' In four or five months time, once the series has concluded, I'm positive I'll think differently about it. However, right now, 'LA X' was easily one of the most confusing hours of 'Lost' yet, and despite ABC's promos promising that "questions would be answered," all it gave us was a jumbo-jet (literally) chock full of new ones. Whatever ... I still loved every second of it.

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Review: V - It's Only the Beginning

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 25th 2009 8:46AM
V: It's Only the Beginning(S01E04) Well, that's it until March 2010. The most important thing that V could do this week was to leave us hanging on the edge of our seats as to what's coming next. If the idea was to give us a sense of sheer hopelessness in the face of the power of the Visitors, then that's what we did.

More importantly, we got to see the genesis of the Resistance movement led by Jack, Ryan and Erica. It makes an even more powerful figure when you consider that at this point there are exactly four people -- at least that we're following -- taking on 29 Visitor ships with technology and power almost beyond our imagining.

Everyone loves a scrappy underdog, and you couldn't ask for much more than that. But it was great seeing them take some of their first strikes against the Visitors as a unit. This is the struggle, against near impossible odds, that will keep us glued to our seats.

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'V' Season 1 Episode 4 "It's Only the Beginning" Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 25th 2009 5:35AM
V: It's Only the BeginningWhat happened on this week's 'V' season 1 episode 4, '"it's Only the Beginning" -- in 100 words or less.

Erica, Georgie, Ryan and Jack work together. Georgie shoots a V, who takes a self-destruct pill. But not before spitting at Ryan, "You can't stop us!"

Ryan is revealed to be a Visitor, but Fifth Column. "We're on the same side," he tells Erica. Tyler is impressed by the V's medical technology. He talks to Valerie, a therapist; Anna and Lisa eavesdrop via the jacket cam.

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'V' Season 1 Episode 3: 'A Bright New Day' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 18th 2009 11:12AM
V: A Bright New DayWhat happened on this week's 'V' episode, 'A Bright New Day' -- in 100 words or less.

Tensions mount as Anna secures 100 diplomatic visas, then smooths things over with newly widowed Mary Faulkner "so she doesn't infect others."

Erica is paired with a Visitor to track down the source of a death threat. The shooter is turned over to the Visitors, as Erica discovers a room full of surveillance videos, transmitting from the V's jackets.

Ryan meets with Cyrus to find John May, head of the Fifth Column, as Dale wakes up in the mothership. Erica interrupts a tryst between Tyler and Lisa, who returns to tell Anna -- her mother -- that "Tyler's the one."

Watch the Lisa-Anna scene now

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Review: V - A Bright New Day

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 18th 2009 10:29AM
V: A Bright New Day(S01E03) When you're mounting a resistance against an alien presence that way outclasses you in technology, and even outclasses you in propaganda and being good-looking, you're going to need help, and preferably of the "inside" variety. With V scheduled to go on a long hiatus after next week's episode, it's important that the resistance come together by then.

While we made good progress this episode, and learned some more good information, I fear they won't get us to a compelling hook before they go into hibernation for the winter. People will forget about this show if we don't get hooked in good next week. Unless ABC wants to promote its relaunch like another new series, they need to grab us by the jowls and sink their teeth in ... or at least unhinge our jaws and cram a guinea pig of awesome down our gullets.

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Lisa and Anna's Relationship Revealed on 'V' - Watch It Now (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 18th 2009 8:58AM
The "V' saga continues in season 1, episode 3, 'A Bright New Day.' In last night's episode, the Visitors are granted visas and allowed to enter the U.S., the Visitor resistance cell the Fifth Column is introduced and joins forces with the human uprising, and we learn that the Visitors are under the control of a druglike influence.

In this clip, FBI Agent Erica Evans walks in on son Tyler and Visitor Lisa while in the midst of some inter-species mingling, and a surprising relationship is revealed between Lisa and the leader of the Visitors, Anna.

Read our 100-word recap of 'V' Season 1 Episode 3: 'A Bright New Day'

Watch the video after the jump.

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7 Ways to Fix the New 'V'

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 17th 2009 2:26PM
It's still too early to tell whether the reimagined 'V' will be a hit or not, since only a handful of episodes have aired to date -- but a nearly 30% decline in viewership (to a still-respectable 10.7 million) from the premiere to second episode could indicate the show is in trouble.

Reviews of the new series starring Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, Scott Wolf, and Morena Baccarin have generally been favorable, but critics also argue the show feels rushed and doesn't really offer much that's new from the original aside from superficial things such as tone, pacing and effects. Yes, the acting is in a totally different galaxy, but is that enough to make the new series a success? We think not. And while we still think the series has plenty of potential, it could stand for some improvement. Here are seven geeked-out ways to make 'V' the kick-ass show it deserves to be:

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Review: V - There Is No Normal Anymore

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2009 12:46PM
Morena Baccarin(S01E02) See, now things are starting to make more sense. The important thing, as a fan of the old V, is to remember that this is a whole new kind of war. The Visitors aren't coming down in bright red suits with funny voices. Instead they've been infiltrating our society for years, possibly decades.

The question of why Erica wouldn't just go straight to her bosses at the FBI with what she knows is self-explanatory when you consider that her partner of seven years was a Visitor. They look and act like us, and they could be any one of us. So who do you trust takes on a whole new meaning.

I think it's a smart move to establish more of a guerrilla war against the Visitors. And now that the one resistance cell Erica and Jack found has been scattered to the wind, it's a matter of starting over. But, as seen with the developments this week, it may be a race to uncover the truth before it's too late.

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Elizabeth Mitchell Gets Feisty and Talks 'V' Showdowns and Returning to 'Lost'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 10th 2009 7:45PM
Elizabeth Mitchell, 'V'Elizabeth Mitchell has quickly become every geek's dream girl. Not only is she out for alien blood in ABC's new hit series 'V,' but she's also reprising her role as Juliet, the bomb-detonating bad girl gone good, for the final season of 'Lost.'

And did we mention she's positively lovely in person? That's a pretty amazing trifecta of awesomeness right there.

AOL TV visited the set of 'V' in Vancouver to chat with all of the cast members -- who were wrapping up the fourth and final installment of this first pod of episodes -- including the busy, multi-tasking Ms. Mitchell. While she wouldn't give too much away, she did talk about her character's feisty attitude, trigger temper and the "painful" battle to come.

Read our Q&A to get the full scoop on her inevitable showdown with V queen Anna and why you won't want to miss the first two minutes of the second episode. And if you're dying to hear about her return to 'Lost,' we've got a little tease of that too ...

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EXCLUSIVE: 'V' Star Elizabeth Mitchell Dispels Rumors of Show Being Retooled

by Bryan Reesman, posted Nov 8th 2009 3:21PM
Many sci-fi fans were ecstatic at the arrival of 'V' last week -- it became the biggest scripted debut pilot of the fall season -- even as some hardcore fans from back in the day were cringing at what the reboot will bring.

And yet despite the premiere's success, a persistent rumor has swirled that producers are retooling the show. Scott Rosenbaum has replaced Scott Peters as showrunner and executive producer of 'V,' while executive producer Jeff Bell has left; hence, there will be no episodes between December and March or April. One other reason that the show's taking a hiatus is to avoid competition with the Winter Olympics broadcasts -- but some people are presuming that the show is in trouble.

Star Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays heroic FBI agent Erica Evans, set the record straight exclusively for AOL TV.

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Five reasons V didn't work for me

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 8th 2009 2:02PM
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You probably heard that ABC's V premiere got off to a big start in the ratings. In fact, it was the biggest drama series premiere of the season, seen by 14.3 million viewers and netting a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49. What does all that mean? To me, it says that even without the skywriting promotion that was canned, ABC marketing had raised awareness and drew the curious, the sci-fi fans, the nostalgic and a few more watchers for the launch.

Despite the big number, there's a good chance that V will sink in future outings because viewers like me were not hooked. I wanted to fall in like/love, but it didn't happen. Here's five reasons why:

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