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Invasion: The Last Wave Goodbye (finale)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 18th 2006 9:16AM

Invasion; ABC(S01E22) I really don't think ABC understands what they're giving up here. Granted this wasn't the best episode of the season. But as far as season finales go, this is right up there. Things you wanted addressed were taken care of and the cliffhanger... man, I never saw that coming. The only gripe I had was the middle. There was a lot of filler and it took some patience to get to the good stuff. I'm glad I waited.

We picked up right where last week left off with Szura's gang pushing people into the water to do a dance with the orange aliens. Tom and Russell put up a fight though. They bust out their guns and take out a ton of the hybrids. Just in time too because Dave and Louis finally show up with Colonel Lopez and the Air Force. Szura, being the smart guy that he is, grabs Mariel (four of the pregnant ladies too) and drives off with them. Game on.

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Conviction, Teachers, Invasion, Freddie, Hope & Faith -- CANCELED

by Anna Johns, posted May 15th 2006 8:02AM
convictionAhead of today's Upfronts, The Futon Critic is reporting that NBC is not renewing Conviction or Teachers for the fall. Neither of these cancelations comes as a surprise, really. The storytelling style on Conviction was so complicated that it was virtually impossible to feel anything for any of the characters (although, I'm going to miss Julianne Nicholson and Eric Balfour). And, Teachers? Why was that even on television?

Also, ABC had reportedly decided not to renew Invasion, Freddie and Hope & Faith. Also not major surprises-- and Invasion might end up on The CW. What will Kelly Ripa do with all her extra time?

Stick around... Bob will be covering NBC's Upfronts later today.

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Invasion going to the CW?

by Bob Sassone, posted May 14th 2006 9:50AM
Invasion There's been no official word yet (ABC unveils its new fall schedule this Tuesday), but SyFy Portal is reporting that they have heard from inside sources that Invasion will not be renewed by ABC and that the new CW network might be interested in picking it up. I wonder if this would have any effect on Supernatrual or Smallville. Nah, I'm sure there's more than enough room on the network for all three.

Whatever happens, if it turns out that Invasion sticks around for another year and Surface doesn't, I'll be pissed.

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Invasion: Round Up

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 11th 2006 11:47AM

Invasion; ABC; Eddie Cibrian(S01E21) Holy crap, this show is incredible. This episode had the potential to be the season finale the way it ended... I can't believe what the hybrids are up to. But we still get one more episode next week and I can't wait. With Alias, Lost, and Invasion, ABC has one hell of a Wednesday night line-up right now. Too bad we're only getting it for little while longer.

Last week we left Tom and Russell as they headed back into Homestead to try and stop Szura's plan... whatever it was. Now we know. Using the military uniforms and guns that Tom supplied Szura with, the hybrids are posing as National Guard. They're driving around, picking people up, and dropping them off at this (deserted?) military base. As the hurricane keeps knocking trees down and blocking off roads, Mariel, Larkin, and the kids end up with nowhere to go. Until one of the hybrid patrols drives up. They hop in the back of the truck but by the time Mariel realizes what's going on (I guess they all have some kind of "hybrid sense"), it's too late.

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Keith McDuffee, posted May 10th 2006 4:15PM
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Hello. My name is Keith and I'm a spoiler junkie. This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we'll 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@gmail.com - your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week: Lost, Alias, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, The Shield, CSI, Invasion and The O.C. . Now let's get down to business ... (SPOILERS BELOW)

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Invasion: Run and Gun

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 4th 2006 3:48PM

Invasion; ABC(S01E20) Consistency ... it's just always good. There's a reason that Surface only had a 15 episode first season, and there's a reason why Threshold got the axe. Invasion was, and is, the best of three new sci-fi shows this year, and after last night's episode, it's one season finale I'm truly looking forward to.

If you had asked me earlier in the season, would we see Rusell and Tom joining forces by the end of the season, I would have never called it. But they are, and after they send Larkin, Mariel, and the kids out of town, the two of them venture back into the storm to take on Szura and his minions. This is too good.

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The fans want their Scrubs for next season

by Richard Keller, posted May 3rd 2006 5:43PM

Fans want their Scrubs back for next yearIt's that time of year again, folks! Yep, some of your favorite shows are on the cancellation bubble and you can vote on which ones you'd like to see next fall and ones that should go far, far away. It's an annual tradition that sometimes predicts what shows will be renewed and which shows won't. So far you want your Scrubs.

In fact, according to the ninth annual USA Today 'Save Our Shows' survey (say that five times fast) a whopping 61 percent of you would like to see the NBC comedy renewed for a sixth season. Only fourteen percent of you want to see the show die a quick death. Scrubs is a good bet to be renewed for the fall, as long as the network is willing to pony up the increased dough to the show's production company,  Touchstone Television. If NBC doesn't renew the program there is an equally good chance that Touchstone's sibling ABC (both are owned by Disney) would pick up the show.

Six more shows on the USA Today survey have more supporters than detractors: Veronica Mars (UPN), Commander in Chief (ABC), Everwood (WB), Invasion (ABC), Reba (WB) and The King of Queens (CBS). After ABC shelved Commander in Chief this week, there is a good chance that it will not be renewed; Kevin James, the star of The King of Queens, wants a bigger paycheck for the new season; and Veronica Mars and Reba are vying for spots on the new CW network, which will be a combination of the WB and UPN.

What shows have the least amount of supporters? FOX's one-camera comedies The Loop and Free Ride and UPN's Half and Half  and One on One.


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Invasion: The Son Also Rises

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 28th 2006 12:49AM

Invasion; ABC(S01E19) Ehh... not so much. This episode was kind of like Oscar Mayer Bologna. They tell you it's not all "filler," but after you look it? Yeah, it's "filler." All this episode really achieved was the creation of a bond between Tom and Russell and I don't think we'll see that bond break for the rest of the season. It's gotten to the point where I'm starting to believe Tom. He was genuinely surprised when Russell told him that he saw pictures of Szura with the military. I really think he means it when he tells Russell that he wants to stop Szura and whatever's planned.

That's all you really needed to know about this episode. It concluded with those two teaming up but it was stretched out because Jesse decided that he just can't take living with "all these bastard hybrids" anymore.

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Invasion: Re-Evolution

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 20th 2006 2:33PM

Invasion; ABC(S01E18) I kind of like it when good shows go on hiatus for three or four weeks because when they come back, it makes it that much better. This show is too good, and anyone who says otherwise is crazy. It's got drama, engaging characters, and a great storyline. So much happened in this episode - it was incredible.

At this point, the whole town is on edge. No one knows who's "one of them" and everyone is running around like a bat out of hell. Larkin even runs over a guy who escaped from the local military complex. But hey... wait a tick. Why does the military have people in captivity? I thought the military didn't know anything? Wrong.

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Invasion marathon on ABC Family

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 31st 2006 9:26AM
invasion; abc family; marathonYes, Invasion is still on. Of all the new Sci Fi shows that premiered on the big three networks this year, it's the only one that is still hanging on. I saw the first two episodes and quicky gave up because of the long stares from characters who may or may not be aliens. Oh, and I couldn't handle the premise that a hurricane was bearing down on the town and no one was evacuating (school was still in session, for crying out loud!). Anyway, I may have given up too soon because Jonathan really seems to dig the series.

On Sunday Saturday, April 15th, ABC Family will air ten back-to-back episodes of Invasion.

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What's on tonight: new Lost, South Park, Idol, Veronica Mars, Heist, and poker

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 22nd 2006 3:59PM
  • Mike WallaceFOX has a new Bones at 8, and then another singer is voted off American Idol. Then it's the premiere of the new reality game show Unanimous.
  • ABC has new eps of George Lopez, Freddie, Lost (new? wow!), and Invasion.
  • CBS is all new tonight too, with Out of Practice, Courting Alex (on their new night), Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • There's yet another new Deal Or No Deal on NBC at 8, followed by a new Law and Order and the premiere of Heist.
  • The WB has repeats of One Tree Hill and Gilmore Girls, while UPN has new eps of America's Next Top Model and Veronica Mars.
  • Also at 8: Showtime has Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
  • At 9 on CNN, Larry King interviews Mike Wallace.
  • There's a new World Poker Tour on at 9 on The Travel Channel.
  • The TV Land Awards air on TV Land and Nick at 9.
  • At 10, FX has a new Black. White.
  • Bravo has a new Top Chef at 10.
  • Also at 10: Comedy Central has a new South Park, followed by a new Mind of Mencia.

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ABC's Season Finale Explosion

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 22nd 2006 1:34PM

Jennifer Garner; Alias; ABC; Sydney BristowGet ready to plan out your weeknights for the month of May because ABC finally announced the airdates for their stable of popular shows. The biggest news is that Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, Boston Legal, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will all have two-hour season finales. Now that definitely counts as a real gift for the fans of these shows.

Also announced was the airdate for the much-anticipated movie based on Stephen King's novel Desperation. It will air on Thursday, May 18 at 8PM.

The dates for all the other finales:

  • Grey's Anatomy (2 hours) - Monday, 5/15 at 9PM
  • Boston Legal (2 hours) - Tuesday, 5/16 at 9PM
  • Invasion - Wednesday, 5/17 at 10PM
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2 hours) - Sunday, 5/21 at 7PM
  • Desperate Housewives (2 hours) - Sunday, 5/21 at 9PM
  • Alias (2 hours) - Monday, 5/22 at 9PM
  • Lost (2 hours) - Wednesday, 5/24 at 9PM

Also of note is the season finale of America's Funniest Home Videos which has it's finale on Friday, May 19 at 9PM. This episode will mark AFHV as the longest running entertainment program in ABC history.

[via Ain't It Cool News]

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Invasion: The Key

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 16th 2006 10:45AM

Invasion; ABCI'm going to miss this show when it goes on hiatus for the next three or four weeks, but is anyone else looking forward to that new show The Evidence? The previews make it look outstanding. Then again, the previews for The Unit looked pretty good too. Oh well, we'll see.

Back to Invasion, not the greatest episode. But the last five minutes - whoa! When it does come back, there's gonna be a whole lotta explainin' to do.

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Invasion: The Fittest

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Mar 9th 2006 12:09PM

InvasionI usually start my reviews for this show by saying something along the lines of, "It gets better every week!" Well, we've finally reached the point where I don't think it did. If you hold this one up with the episode from a few weeks ago, it just isn't as strong.

A few major things were revealed. Actually, the biggest question still lurking was let out of the bag. But Invasion is actually doing a few things that are starting to bug me.

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What's on tonight: Bones, Mythbusters, Drawn Together, Invasion, Top Model

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 8th 2006 3:49PM
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IdolThe guys sing tonight on American Idol, on FOX at 8pm. It's followed by a new Bones.
  • ABC has a repeat George Lopez, a new Freddie, a repeat Lost, and a new Invasion.
  • CBS continues their burning off of new eps of Still Standing by scheduling two more starting at 8 (I think this is the last year - too bad, it's a good sitcom). It's followed by new eps of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has another "special edition" of The Biggest Loser, followed by a repeat Law and Order, then a new one.
  • The WB has a repeat One Tree Hill at 8, followed by a repeat Beauty and the Geek.
  • UPN has a new two hour America's Next Top Model.
  • It's I Want That! night on HGTV, with new eps of I Want That! Baths at 8, I Want That! Kitchens at 8:30, then the plain old regular I Want That! at 9.
  • If you're too young to remember these 60s spies shows, check out I Spy at 8, and then eps of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. On American Life.
  • Or you can catch the ultimate spy, James Bond, in Diamonds Are Forever, on AMC at 8.
  • There's a new Mythbusters on Discovery at 9.
  • At 10, Fox Movie Channel has Timothy Hutton and Robert Urich in Turk 182!
  • Also at 10: FX has a new Black.White, and Bravo has the Project Runway finale.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Drawn Together.
  • At 11, a new reality show: Top Chef premieres on Bravo.

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