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'The Good Wife' Nabs Parker Posey, Eric Close Books 'American Horror Story' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 19th 2011 11:00AM
Parker PoseyParker Posey is heading to 'The Good Wife.'

According to TVLine, Posey will play the estranged wife of Alan Cumming's character, Eli Gold. Viewers have already met their daughter, Marissa (Sarah Steele).

Posey recently guest starred on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' and will soon appear on Showtime's 'The Big C.'

In other 'Good Wife' casting news, Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) may be getting a younger beau. According to Vulture, Bill Heck will play a young legal aid lawyer who connects with Diane after presenting her with an award for her pro bono work.

And a third guest star, 'House''s Peter Jacobson, will appear in the third season premiere, which is set to air Sun., Sept. 25 at 9PM. Watch CBS's new promo here. Posey's episode is set to air in October.

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EXCLUSIVE Casting Scoop: Joel Gretsch Headed to 'In Plain Sight'

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 18th 2011 6:45PM
Joel GretschWe're OK with the passing of 'V,' but honestly, I'm not quite ready to lose Joel Gretsch on my TV.

I've loved him since 'The 4400' and every sci-fi fan will agree that he deserves another great show.

Luckily, he won't be gone too long -- while Gretsch hasn't been snagged for any new series (yet), he has booked a guest spot on USA's 'In Plain Sight,' and AOL TV has the exclusive details on his sexy new role.

Later this summer, on Sunday, July 10 (10PM ET on USA), Gretsch will appear as Provo in an episode titled 'Provo-cation.' No aliens to be found and not a priest collar in sight, but it sounds steamy, doesn't it?

Keep reading for more details ...

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

by Kelly Woo, posted Mar 29th 2010 3:00PM
V cast

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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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 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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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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Joel Gretsch Talks 'V,' Playing an Action Priest and Having a Crush On Elizabeth Mitchell - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 13th 2009 2:00PM
Joel Gretsch, 'V'Joel Gretsch achieved cult fan status during his stint on USA's 'The 4400,' but it's his role on ABC's new hit 'V' (Tuesdays, 8PM ET on ABC) that has everyone talking ... and not just because he's a pretty amazing actor.

Gretsch plays Father Jack Landry, a priest who's having a crisis of faith due to the aliens who have invited themselves to our planet. And due to the fact that the woman he's fighting against the Visitors with is Elizabeth Mitchell. See? We're not the only ones who have a crush on her.

So what about the next two episodes of the show, the last in this first batch to air? "There is a thing ... that is so surprising and so compelling ... it's just a beautiful ending to this particular pod that has a great reveal," Gretsch promises. OK ... tell us more: "It was surprising -- it's not where you think it's gonna go."

Watch our full interview with Gretsch, straight from the set of 'V' in Vancouver -- including the adorable bit where I made him all self-conscious by smiling too much. Then check back for a new 'V' video interview every day until the next episode airs Tues., Nov. 17.

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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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