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Who Should Replace Laurence Fishburne on 'CSI'?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 21st 2011 8:00AM
Laurence FishburneThere have been quite a few TV departures lately -- some more shocking than others.

Somewhere in the middle there is Laurence Fishburne's announcement that he's leaving his post at 'CSI' after only two and a half years. Fishburne, who played lead investigator Raymond Langston, replaced series star William Petersen, who started as Gil Grissom when the series premiered 11 seasons ago.

Those were some pretty big shoes to fill at the time -- and Fishburne didn't always seem too thrilled at the comparisons -- but now who will be the third person to take the job? And how will the show look with lead actress Marg Helgenberger taking a lesser role next season, too?

We've brainstormed some good men -- and one lady -- for the position. Keep reading and share your own casting thoughts in the comments.

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Elizabeth Mitchell Heads to 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 11th 2011 6:30PM
Elizabeth MitchellElizabeth Mitchell has been a castaway, a doctor and an FBI agent, but this March she'll add a not-so-glamorous role to that list: a woman accused of molesting and murdering a child on 'Law & Order: SVU.'

According to TV Guide, the 'V' star will play an unmarried piano teacher who was the last person to see a student before they died. Jeremy Irons will reprise his role of Dr. Cap Jackson in the same episode.

Irons' sex doctor has experience in researching women who commit sexually deviant crimes, so Benson and Stabler call Dr. Jackson in to consult on the case.

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Elizabeth Mitchell: Watch 'V' for the Beautiful People and Fun (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 11th 2011 2:25PM
Elizabeth Mitchell talks 'V' and 'Lost' on 'Good Morning America'Need a reason to start watching the remake of 'V' on ABC? One of its stars, Elizabeth Mitchell, went on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC) this morning to persuade you.

And if you were hoping she'd say something about how well it compares to the original Kenneth Johnson-created series, or how it's the best sci-fi show on TV, well, she was a bit more honest and modest in her appraisement.

After discussing her role on 'Lost,' Mitchell was asked why people should watch 'V.' She answered with a kind of golly-gee-gosh enthusiasm. "Cuz it's really fun," she said, "and there's lots of beautiful guys on it... and women! I don't know. It's great fun. It's a popcorn show. It's nice to lose yourself every once in awhile."

You probably won't see that review quoted in the commercials. But it might make you more likely to tune in, once you've got your snacks settled.

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'V' Season 2 Preview: Red Sky at Morning -- Visitors' Warning?

by Laura Prudom, posted Jan 4th 2011 1:00PM
Elizabeth MitchellThe Visitors are back, and they don't come in peace. After seven months away from our screens, ABC's 'V' returns with a vengeance tonight to begin its long-awaited second season, and judging by the first few episodes, it certainly intends to make up for lost time.

TV Squad was among a select group of journalists invited up to the set of the Vancouver-based series last September, and we have plenty of juicy scoop to whet your appetite for the new season before it premieres tonight.

Join us after the jump to get your 'V' fix -- it's far more tasty than eating a rat, we promise.

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When Aliens Attack: 'V' Returns With Renewed Energy (and Some Cheese)

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jan 3rd 2011 10:30AM
'V' (9PM ET Tuesday, ABC) certainly had a rocky time of it in its debut season. After a swell pilot, the show slowed down considerably, and 'V' didn't always know how to use its mostly able cast. As the elegant alien leader, Anna, Morena Baccarin acquitted herself well, as did Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Erica, an FBI agent leading an underground resistance. But the quality of everything else on the show fluctuated quite a bit.

Yet there were hopeful signs toward the end of season 1 that the show had gotten a grip on how to depict Anna's campaign to win over Earth's population and Erica's attempts to reveal Anna's unfriendly agenda.

This season, there's clearly an effort afoot to give 'V' more forward momentum and to delineate the differences between the scrappy Earth resistance and the calculating aliens. Yet there are signs that 'V' itself still doesn't know what it wants to be -- a realistic sci-fi thriller or an alien-invasion melodrama complete with mother-daughter shenanigans befitting a daytime soap.

There's more energy on display, but it's not always channeled in encouraging directions.

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The Stars of 'V' Talk Red Skies, Dream Guest Stars (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 27th 2010 8:00PM
V'V' had one of those first seasons that most shows can't quite recover from -- wonky scheduling, showrunner shuffling, the works -- but by finale time, with an entire future generation of Vs wiped out and the sky turning red, the show had found its footing and earned a second season.

With the season 2 premiere (November on ABC) comes an explanation of the bloody atmosphere and the introduction of a few new characters, including Bret Harrison as evolutionary biologist Dr. Sidney Miller and Anna's mother, Diana, who'll be played by the original Diana from the early '80s mini-series and show, Jane Badler.

I caught up with stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Joel Gretsch, Morris Chestnut and Laura Vandervoort and boss man Skeeter Rosenbaum to hear all about what comes next.

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Comic-Con: 'V,' 'Fringe' and 'Vampire Diaries' Round-Up

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 24th 2010 11:00PM
fringe_fox_castFull disclosure, spoilerhounds -- I don't watch 'V,' 'Fringe' or 'The Vampire Diaries' (two of them are on my DVR, I swear!) so you'll have to forgive my ignorance in the following bullet-point recap of all three panels; I have no idea of character dynamics (or even names, without the help of IMDB) but I'll attempt to make the round-up as coherent as possible, and you can correct my ignorance in the comments if you so desire.

Though, after the panels and meeting some of the pretty cast members at the Warner Bros. party last night, they've all moved up on my must-watch list!

Needless to say: SPOILER ALERT.

Let's jump in with 'V' ...

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A New Experience for Anna on 'V' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 19th 2010 6:58AM
Anna Has an Emotion on 'V'All is not well for Queen Visitor Anna on 'V' (Tue., 10PM ET on ABC). Erica gets an invitation to the mothership, but has ulterior motives for the visit, causing drastic action from Anna.


[Spoiler alert.]

When Anna finds out her baby soldiers have been destroyed, she starts to wail and cry. "What is happening to me!?" she asks Marcus. "I believe you're experiencing your first human emotion," he explains.

No one gets between a mother and her babies -- even manufactured alien ones, it seems. For Anna, it's time for vengeance.

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From Abuse to Love on 'V' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 12th 2010 4:40AM
Lisa Loves Tyler on 'V'Anna, the evil alien queen, physically abused her own daughter Lisa on 'V' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABC). But if her intention was to create friction between Lisa and Tyler, it looks to have backfired.

"I've never had feelings like this for someone before," said Lisa, whose human emotions are growing. Tyler told her he felt the same.

His mom Erica looked on, worried and disturbed by the idea that their relationship was getting stronger. But Joshua had some comforting news for her. Only time will tell if it's true.

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'V' - 'Heretic's Fork' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 28th 2010 9:12AM
V: Heretic's Fork
(S01E09) "What does this mean? I'm pregnant! What about the baby?" - Val to Ryan, after learning that he's a Visitor

I guess it would be pretty startling to learn that the guy you've known for ten years, the guy who's the father of your baby, is an alien with a lizard-like body hiding under his human suit, or "meat suit" as the 'Supernatural' boys call it. Poor Val. What a shock. And a shock for Ryan when she tells him she doesn't want him getting on the train with her.

In one way, I'm worried that she won't have Ryan to protect her, but in another way, she might actually be safer without him. Either way, it's a dismal situation, and Anna won't stop until she has that "mongrel" baby. But doesn't it seem like there would be other half-breed babies, since the Visitors have been living on earth for quite some time now? Anna better prime up some more soldiers, because they have their work cut out for them.

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'V' - 'We Can't Win' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 21st 2010 9:02AM
(S01E08) "Your girl's got a baby lizard in her terrarium?" - Kyle to Ryan

Somewhere in the past few episodes, 'V' has gotten really good. I've always loved the show -- and haven't watched the original series yet, so can't compare -- but I found myself waiting impatiently to see what would happen in this episode. And also see how much scarier Anna could get. I swear she gets scarier every week. She's one scary lizard-chick.

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'V' - 'John May' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 14th 2010 5:18AM
V, John May
(S01E07) "Let them have this one victory, because I'm about to deliver them a thousand defeats." - Anna, before she sinks into the shiny pool with her little eggs.

Hells bells, Ryan may be a good guy now, but he wasn't always that way. In fact, he was pretty nasty back in the day. When he and the gang went to track down John May's communication device, Ryan spilled the beans to John's stepson James about what really happened ten years earlier. John May's suicide note was a fake.

Oh, and by the way, James, that girl you're hanging out with? Under that human skin, she looks like the Vaal from the planet Gamma Trianguli VI on 'Star Trek.' Hmmm...

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'V' - 'Pound of Flesh' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 7th 2010 5:54AM
V, Pound of Flesh
(S01E06) "It's time we told him the truth about who he really is." - Joe to Erica, about Tyler

Well, who is he?! Is he supposed to be some sort of warrior a la John Connor, who'll lead the resistance against the aliens? I have no idea, but can't wait to find out. Based on the fact that Tyler seems enamored with the Visitors, it's hard to imagine him as a leader of the resistance. The dynamics will have to change with Lisa; Erica's plan to hide Tyler away at his dad's isn't working.

I've been thinking about where I'd fall in the alien vs. humans war, and I'd definitely be a member of the Fifth Column -- organizing meetings, gathering weapons, training people to fight ... I have no tolerance for any sort of manipulation, and doubt that I'd fall prey to Anna's bliss. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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'V' - 'Welcome to the War' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 31st 2010 4:20AM
Elizabeth Mitchell, 'V'
(S01E05)
Remember this show? If the ratings results for the return of 'FlashForward' are any indication of things to come, the answer appears to be "No." A difference between 'FlashForward' and 'V,' though, is that while 'FlashForward' delivered ten episodes, which many found to be disappointing, 'V' has only had four.

While ratings did decline over the course of the four episodes, the reaction to them wasn't as clearly negative. For the most part, the jury seemed to be out. The question now is whether or not the show has been out of circulation too long to recover with these remaining nine episodes of the first season.

It's been four months since a new episode of 'V,' but to the credit of the vision, it doesn't feel as if we've been gone that long at all. Tonight's mid-season premiere certainly brought plenty of exciting moments in the growing war between the Visitors and the human race, as well as a nod to a classic 'V' moment.

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Elizabeth Mitchell on Her Son Being a Flirt (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 30th 2010 4:40PM
Elizabeth Mitchell on Her Son Being a FlirtActress Elizabeth Mitchell, star of 'Lost' and 'V,' appeared on 'The Bonnie Hunt Show' (weekdays, syndicated) to talk about her family. The good news? Her son C.J. has learned how to flirt with girls!

The bad news? C.J. is only four years old. "He's flirting -- I swear he's flirting," said Mitchell. "And he has the most fascinating tactics." Apparently, C.J. has learned the most valuable secret in the universe: how to flirt with girls and succeed every time.

Watch the video after the jump.

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