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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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Lex Luthor Returning For 'Smallville' Finale: Michael Rosenbaum 'Doing it For the Fans'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 14th 2011 8:10AM
Michael Rosenbaum as Lex Luthor'Smallville' fans rejoice! Lex Luthor is back!

Last week disappointed fans were coming to terms with news that Michael Rosenbaum wouldn't be returning as Lex Luthor for the series finale. Well, now it seems Rosenbaum was listening to the wailing and gnashing of teeth, as he's changed his mind. Was it our own Brad Trechak's 'Open Letter' that did it?

In an interview with TVLine.com, Rosenbaum confirmed that he's signed a deal to play Superman's archnemesis in the two-hour season finale. "I'm delighted to return for the series finale," he said. "I'm simply doing it for all of the fans out there who made 'Smallville' the great success it is. I appreciate all of their passion, their relentlessness, and even their threats. Ha ha."

Rosenbaum continued, "I can't wait to hug the old crew back in Vancouver one last time and see all of my old friends once again. Oh, and for Lex to become the bad-ass he's destined to be."

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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' 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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'Law & Order' Star Alana De La Garza Joins 'Law & Order: L.A.,' William Petersen Returns to 'CSI' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 31st 2011 11:00AM
Alana De La GarzaFans of the mothership 'Law & Order' take note: Alana De La Garza is joining the cast of NBC's struggling 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.' Hooray! And it gets better: She's playing her 'Law & Order' character, ADA Connie Rubirosa.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the L&O veteran completes the casting overhaul that began with the dismissal of three actors and and the move of Alfred Molina's character to detective.

De La Garza joined 'Law & Order' in season 17 and was with the show until it ended in May 2010.

"I hope fans of the 'mothership' will be happy to see the return of Alana's character, Connie Rubirosa, one of the longest-running assistant prosecutors on 'Law & Order,'" Dick Wolf, the show's creator, said. "Alana has a huge following and it will be interesting to follow her character as she comes to terms with Los Angeles justice."

In other casting news ...

William Petersen will return to 'CSI.' An upcoming story features Grissom's mother and wife, Sara, but CBS did not confirm if Petersen will appear in that episode. The actor left the series in 2009. [Entertainment Weekly]

Laura Vandervoort is returning to 'Smallville.' The 'V' star will reprise her Supergirl role in one of the final five episodes of the hit CW series. [TVLine]

Jordana Brewster is the new face of 'Dallas.' The 'Fast and the Furious' star will play Elena, the daughter of the ranch's cook who is in a love triangle with J.R.'s son, John Ross, and Bobby and Pam Ewing's son, Christopher. [Deadline Hollywood]

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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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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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Laura Vandervoort Flies Back to 'Smallville' for Final Season

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 14th 2010 10:20AM
Laura Vandervoort smallvilleClark Kent won't be the only fledgling superhero zipping around 'Smallville' this year. Laura Vandervoort has singed to reprise her role as Clark's super-powered cousin Kara, aka Supergirl, on the CW series' upcoming final season.

The 'V' star will head back to 'Smallville' for one episode only, the Ausiello Files reports. Her return is tentatively scheduled to air in October, a few weeks after the Sept. 24 season premiere.

Vandervoort left the show in season 7 along with series vets Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) and Kristen Kreuk (Lana Lang). She guest starred in a season 8 episode in which Clark (Tom Welling) helped her escape from the deadly Phantom Zone, but she flew away at the end of the episode, presumably to start her own superhero adventures.

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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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Anna Punishes Lisa on 'V' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted May 5th 2010 9:55AM
V Laura VandervoortNever cross an angry alien mother. That's what we've learned from 'V' (Tue., 10PM ET on ABC).

Anna (Morena Baccarin) wasn't pleased when Lisa told her she couldn't get Tyler to live on board.

[Possible spoilers ahead]

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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'
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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