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Posted OCTOBER 15, 2010
V's Return Date: January 4
The very reliable "TV MoJoe" has posted that V will return to the ABC line-up a little later than expected... on January 4, 2011.
The show will air on Tuesdays at 9PM, following No Ordinary Family.
Posted OCTOBER 10, 2010
Images Of The V Cast At The New York Comic Con!
Jane Badler, Laura Vandervoort, and Morena Baccarin all appeared yesterday at the New York Comic Con, and thanks to Warner Bros., we now have images from their public appearance.
Posted OCTOBER 9, 2010
The Ladies Of V At New York Comic Con Today!
Three generations of Visitor queens - Jane Badler, Morena Baccarin, and Laura Vandervoort - will be present at the New York Comic Con this afternoon.
Here's the official description of the event:
In the first season of V, the Visitors arrived. In the second, coming in November to ABC, three generations of V queens — played by Morena Baccarin (Firefly), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and guest star Jane Badler (Diana on the original V) — will engage in an epic power struggle over the future of humanity. Join them and V executive producer Steve Pearlman for a panel that will feature Q&A as well as footage from the new season. V is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The event will be held between 5:15-6:15pm in the IGN Theater. If any news comes from this event, look for it here!
Posted SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
Interview: Jane Badler Talks About Her Return To V!
Jane Badler returns to the V franchise in Season 2 of the new series, and several journalists including VisitorSite.net's Craig Byrne were able to visit the set of the series as they were shooting the season's fourth episode, which is titled "Unholy Alliance."
Beware of some spoilers within.
Posted SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
V Mini-Scoop: Who Is Going To A Foreign Country?
V will be going international in Season 2! We've got scoops on two places where the Fifth Column might be going in the new season... all while never actually leaving their Vancouver studio.
Posted SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Dragon*Con: Morena Baccarin Panel!
Thanks to Derbykid, we now have video from the Morena Baccarin panel at this year's Dragon*Con!
Posted SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
Dragon*Con Reveals V Hints
Cast members from V appeared at the Dragon*Con in Atlanta this morning, and thanks to Derbykid, we have some highlights. Beware of spoilers!
- Morena Baccarin said that working with Jane Badler gave her goosebumps.
- When Jane Badler appears, she will be wearing something that throws back to the original series.
- Morena was asked about eating rodents and hinted at it by saying that she recently had a "difficult day at work."
Posted AUGUST 22, 2010
Elizabeth Mitchell Talks Season 2
The amazing Elizabeth Mitchell recently spoke with E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos, and she had some very encouraging things to say about Season 2.
"It comes back in November, and we just started filming. And it's so much better. I feel like [season one] set the groundwork and then it's off and running, which I needed it to be. It's more fun for me. [Erica]'s far more intense," she says.
You can read the full Mitchell piece - including her thoughts on reuniting with LOST co-star Josh Holloway on V - here.
Posted AUGUST 10, 2010
Reaper's Bret Harrison Joins V
Bret Harrison, who starred in the CW's sadly short-lived Reaper, has joined the cast of V in a recurring role.
Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, who first broke this "exclusive," says that Harrison will be playing Dr. Sidney Miller, an evolutionary biologist who may have the scoop on what caused the sky to turn red in the finale.
Look for him to show up first in the Season 2 premiere, when Erica comes to his doorstep looking for answers.
Posted AUGUST 6, 2010
History Repeats Itself: Jane Badler Will Be "Diana!"
TV Guide has confirmed that the role of Anna's mother, "Diana," will be played by none other than the actress who brought a character who made the original V so memorable - Jane Badler!
Their report reveals that Anna is keeping her mother (Diana) prisoner on the mother ship in a never-before-seen section that has been designed to look like the Visitors' home planet. And that's not all - it's a recurring role!
UPDATE: ABC has now issued a press release about Badler's return. Check it out at KSiteTV!
Posted AUGUST 1, 2010
VisitorSite.net Comic-Con Interview: Logan Huffman (Tyler Evans)
The character of Tyler Evans is an example of the "younger generation" that will be fought over in the second season of V. The character's ties to both the Visitors - and the humans, through his mother, Erica - should bring some interesting conflict in Season 2.
VisitorSite.net participated in an interview roundtable where we got to talk to the actor who plays him, Logan Huffman.
Posted JULY 27, 2010
V Season 2 Details Revealed At Comic-Con
The V panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego was a success, and among other things we learned that Charles Mesure is now a series regular and that we will be meeting Anna's mother, named Diana... although strangely and sadly, Jane Badler has not yet been locked for the role.
It is also now confirmed that V will return in November.
VisitorSite.net also did a number of interviews, so look for those here within the coming days!
VisitorSite.net Interviews Charles Mesure (Kyle Hobbes)
The character of Kyle Hobbes was a powerful addition to V in the latter half of the first season.
VisitorSite.net participated in an interview roundtable where we got to talk to the actor who plays him, Charles Mesure.
Posted JUNE 28, 2010
V Comic-Con Panel Confirmed
V will indeed have a panel at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, and VisitorSite.net has the details!
Here's the info:
Saturday, July 24, 2010
V Screening and Q&A – The cast and creative team behind this thrilling drama series about the world’s first alien encounter make their return to Comic-Con. V series stars Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Morris Chestnut (Boyz n the Hood), Joel Gretsch (The 4400), Logan Huffman (America), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Charles Mesure (Xena: Warrior Princess) with Morena Baccarin (Firefly) and Scott Wolf (Go) will join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum (Chuck, The Shield) and Steve Pearlman (Related) for a Q&A session with fans and to screen a special highlight reel from the show’s first season. From HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television, V will return midseason on ABC, and V: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Fall 2010. Become a fan of V on Facebook at www.facebook.com/V and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VonABC.
Posted JUNE 20, 2010
A New Column! "Ten Things I'd Like To See IN V Season 2"
VisitorSite.net's webmaster Craig Byrne has written a new column detailing his wishes for what he'd like to see in the second season of V.
Posted JUNE 10, 2010
The first season of V is scheduled for release on August 24, according to the very reliable TVShowsOnDVD.com.
Amazon.com already has it listed as available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray. Use the pre-order links below and all pre-orders made through VisitorSite.net support this site!
When you order the DVD in advance Amazon has a Low Price Guarantee meaning that if the price decreases between now and the date of release, you will get the lower rate, so pre-order your copy today!
Join The Resistance At KryptonSite's V Forums!
VisitorSite.net's V forum at KryptonSite.com has already become one of the premier go-to places to talk about the new series. But of course, we could always welcome more people to join the community. This summer things have really started popping, with more and more V fans joining in.
Join the dozens of resistance fighters who already posting! We are of peace, always!
Posted MAY 29, 2010
Season Finale "Red Sky" Recap/Review Now Posted
Cory Barker's review and recap of V's first season finale is now posted. What did he think?
Posted MAY 18, 2010
V Season Finale: What Did You Think?
What did you think of the conclusion of V's first season?
There's also a lot of discussion going on about expectations for Season 2, that all are welcome to join in on.
"Fruition" Recap/Review Now Posted
Cory Barker's review and recap of V's eleventh episode is now posted. What did he think?
Please Note: Laura Vandervoort Is NOT On Facebook
We have received word from Laura Vandervoort herself that someone has been posing as her on Facebook and other websites.
Laura does not have a Facebook account, public OR private. So if you see this person online, be assured this is indeed a phony.
The KryptonSite Network, however, does have a Twitter, so if you want updates on V or the other shows we cover, check us out!
V Season 2 Will Likely Premiere In November
ABC has announced their Fall 2010 schedule, and although the timeslot has not yet been announced, the network is saying they'll be premiering V in November again, and run the season's episodes interrupted.
THR is reporting that the series might take over the Tuesday at 9PM spot following No Ordinary Family once Dancing With The Stars concludes.
Posted MAY 13, 2010
V Renewed For Season 2!
The new incarnation of V has done something the original series couldn't - it has been renewed for a second season by ABC!
We should know more when ABC announces their Fall 2010 schedules next week. Some sources are saying the order is for 13 episodes.
Posted MAY 3, 2010
Season Finale "Red Sky" Full Official Description
ABC has released their full official description for the May 18 first season finale of V.
Posted APRIL 21, 2010
New Laura Vandervoort MAXIM Profile/Image MF Magazine Cover
Laura Vandervoort (Lisa) will be spotlighted in the May 2010 issue of MAXIM. She'll also be seen on an upcoming cover for MF Magazine.
"We Can't Win" Ratings
"We Can't Win" recovered some ratings over last week. Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown for last night (Source: TVByTheNumbers):
(in millions of viewers)
|#1||The Good Wife (R)
"John May" Ratings
"John May" had the added challenge of being up against the last half hour of GLEE last night. So how did it do? Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown for last night (Source: TVByTheNumbers):
(in millions of viewers)
|#1||The Good Wife (R)
Posted APRIL 13, 2010
Preview Of Next Week's V!
Thanks to SycloneFX already have the promotional trailer for next week's episode, "We Can't Win."
Beware of spoilers!
Tonight At 10PM: John May Lives In A NEW V!
Another new episode of V will air tonight at 10PM after LOST.
Tonight's show is called "John May."
Againn, PLEASE spread the word... the best way to ensure a second season of V is if people watch the show and the ratings are good! Competition will be tougher than usual tonight with GLEE running into the 10PM hour.
Here is ABC's official description of the episode, complete with spoilers. Here are some preview clips. The forum to discuss Episode #6 can be found here. If that's not enough, here's a gallery of images from the episode.
Enjoy the show, come by and join us on the forum; and again, spread the message of the V's!
More "John May" Preview Clips!
Courtesy of MovieWeb we have now included some preview clips from tonight's V on our "John May" preview clips page.
Posted APRIL 12, 2010
"Pound of Flesh" Recap/Review Now Posted
Cory Barker's review and recap of V's sixth episode is now posted. What did he think?
"Heretic's Fork" Official ABC Description!
ABC has released their official description for the April 27 episode of V.
Posted APRIL 10, 2010
"John May" Preview Clip & New Promos!
ABC has released a preview clip and two new promos from Tuesday night's episode of V, and thanks to some kind posters on Youtube, they're available for all to see.
Posted APRIL 9, 2010
Episode #9 Title!
VisitorSite.net has learned that the ninth episode of V, which airs on April 27, will be called "Heretic's Fork."
Posted APRIL 8, 2010
Even More New V Cast Promotional Images!
Thanks to Mr. Video, we now have even more new individual images of the entire V cast.
Posted APRIL 7, 2010
"Pound of Flesh" Ratings
"Pound of Flesh" was a good episode. So why did ratings go down instead of up? Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown for last night (Source: TVByTheNumbers):
(in millions of viewers)
|#1||The Good Wife
Posted APRIL 6, 2010
"John May" In TV Guide Magazine
The April 13 episode of V is featured in the latest issue of TV Guide Magazine, and thanks to Derbykid, we have a scan!
The issue is now available on newsstands everywhere.
Posted APRIL 5, 2010
Advance Review Of Episode #6 - "Pound of Flesh!"
A new episode of V airs tomorrow night (April 6), and VisitorSite.net's Craig Byrne has seen it!
This installment of the series answers more questions and is all around a very strong outing.
Full Episode Description For Episode #8!
ABC has released a full description for the April 20 episode of V, which is called "We Can't Win."
Posted APRIL 4, 2010
More V Cast Promotional Images!
More individual images of the V cast have now been released.
The new images feature Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, and Loures Benedicto.
Posted APRIL 3, 2010
"Welcome To The War" Recap/Review Now Posted
Cory Barker's review and recap of V's first new episode back is now posted. What did he think?
Posted MARCH 31, 2010
"Welcome To The War" Ratings
Did the annoying countdown clock during LOST help or hurt V? Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown for the show's return (Source: TVByTheNumbers):
(in millions of viewers)
|#1||The Good Wife (R)
Posted MARCH 25, 2010
Fraud Warning: Beware Of Fake Autographs
We've heard from actor Logan Huffman, who plays Tyler Evans, who has alerted us to the fact that a company called Inferis Online is selling signed photos of him. Only one problem - He didn't sign them.
Please spread the word and if you want a genuine Logan Huffman autograph, the best way to know it's real is to get it signed by him directly. But for now, be warned that what you are looking at might not be real.
Posted MARCH 13, 2010
V Episode #6 Has Some Familiar Smallville Guests
The April 6 episode of V, "Pound Of Flesh," has a few guest stars familiar to Smallville fans.
Brett Dier plays the interestingly-named "James May." He was blond boy living at the Kent home in Clark's life in the "Apocalypse" alternate-reality story in Season 7.
Erica Carroll, who briefly played Inza Nelson in Smallville's "Absolute Justice," is "Lillie May."
Finally, Jessica Parker Kennedy, who appeared as Bette/Plastique in two Smallville episodes, will be "Grace."
Egagle-eyed fans might also notice Jesse Hutch in the March 30 episode. Hutch played small roles in several early Smallville episodes, and even got killed more than once!
New V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum Talks To The L.A. Times
A new interview with V executive producer Scott Rosenbaum can now be found at the L.A. Times website.
He talks a bit about upcoming episodes, including the introduction of some V soldiers.
Posted MARCH 10, 2010
Images & A Title From The New March 30 Episode Of V - "Welcome To The War!"
ABC has released several images and a title for the March 30 episode of V. It will be called "Welcome To The War."
ABC has also released a short synopsis of the episode which can be found here.
New V Promo Images!
Thanks to Mr Video, we now have some new V promo images posted p in the VisitorSite.net gallery.
The newest images posted feature Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, and Joel Gretsch, plus there is one photo of Scott Wolf with Morena Baccarin.
Posted MARCH 5, 2010
V Featured In Entertainment Weekly's Spring Preview
V is featured in the March 12, 2010 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine, now hitting newsstands and subscriber mailboxes.
The magazine's Spring TV Preview contains some quotes from new executive producer Scott Rosenbaum hinting at what is to come in the remaining eight episodes of Season One.
Some highlights (beware of spoilers!):
- "As much as possible" will be packed into each of the eight remaining episodes. "I don't want to make the audience wait," Rosenbaum says. "Every episode is going to have two or three reveals, at least."
- It will all lead to a showdown between Erica and Anna, which Rosenbaum describes as "Ripley versus the alien mother."
- The first episode back will be like a new pilot, and it should be easy for new viewers to come in at this time.
- Expect to learn more backstory about some of your favorite characters.
- Expect more callbacks to the original '80s V, including "more lizard skin," the birth of an alien/human baby, and a moment that will hopefully top Diana's eating of a guinea pig in the original series. "I promise it's something you've never seen before."
(If you see this exact same report from above on another website without being credited to VisitorSite.net, it's because the info is stolen and they dont care to acknowledge the source)
Posted MARCH 4, 2010
Confirmed: V Clips Show To Air On March 23
V will be returning to ABC a week earlier than expected... sort of.
The Futon Critic tweeted a rumor this morning that ABC would be airing a clips/recap show on March 23, a week before the March 30 return; VisitorSite.net has gotten confirmation that this indeed true.
The special clips show will air on ABC Tuesday, March 23 starting at 10:06PM, apparently accomodating a few-minutes-longer-than-usual LOST.
Posted MARCH 2, 2010
V In TV Guide Magazine's Spring Preview
The article reveals that Rosenbaum's first order of business as the new executive producer of V was to "ramp up the storytelling speed." We'll learn more about why the Visitors are here and what exactly it is they want from us, with the article implying it's not the same thing as what they were after in the original V of the 1980's.
"The Vs are animals and the one thing they care about is the survival of their species," Rosenbaum said in the magazine. "They will do whatever it takes to ensure that."
The article also mentions the growing rivalry between Anna and Erica. "This show boils down to two mothers who will do anything to protect their children," Rosenbaum says. "It's all going to lead to a major battle."
TV Guide Magazine's Spring Preview is now on newsstands. Thanks to Elizabeth-Mitchell.org, by the way, for first spotting this new photo.
Posted FEBRUARY 24, 2010
New V Promotional Artwork!
ABC has made a new promotional "poster" for the return of V.
The new imagery features Morena Baccarin's Anna and Elizabeth Mitchell's Erica Evans.
It's "Us V Them" on March 30!
Posted FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Is A Lizard Baby In V's Future?
Robin Maxwell's giving birth to a lizard baby in the V: The Final Battle miniseries is thought of as one of the most memorable TV moments of all time. Now with the revelation that Val is expecting, could history repeat itself?
New Executive Producer Scott Rosenbaum spoke with TV Guide Magazine about the possibilities. You can read that entire article at their website.
Posted FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Jonathan Frakes To Direct For V
Another star of a legendary sci-fi TV series will be beaming aboard once the show returns.
VisitorSite.net has learned that Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation's Riker) will be helming an upcoming installment of the show.
The episode should be shooting soon.
New V Promotional Image!
A new promotional image to publicize the March 30 return of V has now been released.
Posted FEBRUARY 12, 2010
He Is John May: Battlestar Galactica's Michael Trucco Cast
TVGuide.com has revealed that Battlestar Galactica actor Michael Trucco has landed the role of resistance leader John May on V.
Posted FEBRUARY 4, 2010
Three New Actors Cast For V's Return
TVGuideMagazine.com has posted the scoop of three new actors joining V when the series comes back on March 30.
Charles Mesure, who played the Archangel Mchael on Xena: Warrior Princess, will be playing the recurring role of mercenary Kyle Hobbes, who is described as "an in-demand back ops expert who forms an unlikely alliance with the Resistance" when he is hired by them for strength in their fight against the Vs.
Nicholas Lea of X-Files fame will be playing Erica Evans' ex-husband in a two-episode arc.
Canadian actress Lexa Doig will be playing Dr. Leah Pearlman, the OB/GYN for the pregnant Valerie.
Less than two months before V returns!
Posted JANUARY 30, 2010
V Director Update
Filming for V has started up again and will continue for the next few months.
VisitorSite.net has learned that the show's fifth episode will be directed by Yves Simoneau, who worked on the show's first, second, and fourth episodes which aired in November. The show's sixth episode will be directed by Dean White, whose previous credits include Castle, The District, and The Shield.
If anyone is reading who would like to anonymously share episode titles, you know where to find us.
Posted DECEMBER 9, 2009
Two Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Vets Join V
VisitorSite.net has gotten official confirmation that John Wirth and Natalie Chaidez, both veterans of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, have joined the writing staff of V for episodes that will air once the show has returned in March.
Previous credits for Chaidez include the first season of Heroes; John Wirth's other credits include Nash Bridges and The District.
Posted DECEMBER 8, 2009
ABC's Order For Season 1 Down To 12 Episodes
The Futon Critic has revealed that ABC has confirmed to him that the first season order for V will now be for 12 episodes total, down one from the previously-expected 13-episode first year. ABC has also reduced the number of Flashforward episodes ordered, down to 24 from 25.
This would mean the second "pod" of episodes, which begins on March 30, will now be for eight episodes. Those eight episodes begin shooting in mid-January.
Posted DECEMBER 5, 2009
Fan Poll: Your Favorite Incarnation Of V?
Since there are a few months before we'll even be hearing about V's new episodes, and the first four episodes of the latest version of V have now aired, we're putting a new poll out there asking for YOUR favorite version of V so far.
The poll is below. You're all also invited to discuss the topic and why you voted the way you did on our forum.
Posted DECEMBER 3, 2009
Updated: The Visitors' Return Date Is Now Known: March 30, 2010 at 10PM
Talk about waiting until the very end of March...
ABC has announced that V will be returning on March 30, 2010. It's a Tuesday, and it will be paired with LOST which will air at 9PM.
Several sources (including Zap2It and TV MoJoe) are also reporting that the show will be airing at 10PM following LOST - a much later slot, but, out of the way of the ratings beasts that are NCIS and American Idol.
As always (especially with this show), plans are subject to change.
Posted NOVEMBER 28, 2009
V Episode #4 Recap/Review Now Posted
Cory Barker's review and recap of the fourth episode of V's initial four-episode run is now posted. What did he think?
Posted NOVEMBER 25, 2009
Ratings Hold Steady: 9.2 Million For This Week
V had 9.2 million viewers and a 3.1 rating for this week, keeping its audience from last week instead of dropping, which is a great sign.
The consistent ratings must be making ABC happy, because the show has been announced for a March 2009 return.
Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: TVByTheNumbers):
(in millions of viewers)
|#3||The Biggest Loser||NBC||8.65||9.64|
|#4||So You Think You Can Dance||FOX||5.97||6.54|
|#5||90210||The CW||1.20 (repeat)||2.14|
Posted NOVEMBER 24, 2009
VisitorSite.net Interviews David Richmond-Peck (Georgie)
David Richmond-Peck's character "Georgie" has quickly become a favorite among fans of of V, and now, he's been kind enough to do an interview with VisitorSite.net where he talks a bit about his character and more.
Be aware that story elements from the November 24 episode are discussed.
ABC Publicity Confirms V Return
ABC's publicity confirmed on Twitter that after tonight's episode, V WILL be making a return to television in March 2010. The exact time slot and return date are currently unknown.
The show is said to begin shooting again in January, though this has not been officially confirmed.
Talk About This Week's New V! "It's Only The Beginning"
What did you think of the cliffhanger-filled 2009 finale of V?
Here are some other extras that you may enjoy:
Posted NOVEMBER 23, 2009
V Series Premiere Numbers Increase In DVR Playback
DVR seems to be the Visitors' friend as the show saw significant gains in total viewership once playback is figured in.
According to an ABC press release, "the numbers for the V debut jumped by 2.4 million viewers and by 1.0 Adult 18-49 rating point, finishing with an average audience of 16.7 million viewers and a 6.2 Adult 18-49 rating in the finalized DVR playback averages."
Hopefully we'll get similar news regarding later episodes.
VisitorSite.net Exclusive: Logan Huffman Interview
VisitorSite.net is lucky enough to have had the chance to interview one of TV's newest stars as V's Logan Huffman speaks in an exclusive interview where he talks about his character, working with his fellow actors, and more. He even has a response for the critics who might write Tyler off as a "stupid emo kid."
This interview comes a day before the thrilling "2009 finale" of V, airing Nov. 24 on ABC. Don't miss it, and enjoy the interview!
Laura Vandervoort On The KTLA Morning Show
Laura Vandervoort is a scheduled guest on the KTLA Morning Show on Tuesday morning, November 24.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, that will be on Channel 5.
UPDATE: Laura's interview is now available online (at least for now) at KTLA's website.
Posted NOVEMBER 20, 2009
Advance Review For Tuesday's Episode: "It's Only The Beginning"
VisitorSite.net's Craig Byrne has posted an advance review of the November 24 episode of V.
What did he think?
(Don't worry - it's pretty spoiler-light!)
Posted NOVEMBER 18, 2009
V Week 3 Ratings: 9.26 Million
Again, V had a ratings drop this week, and although the numbers are still respectable, the show does still need to be stabilize.
Perhaps ABC should pair V with LOST when the show returns in the Spring... and in a timeslot that's NOT up against NCIS.
Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):
(in millions of viewers)
|#2||The Biggest Loser (8:30-9:00)||NBC||9.64||9.58|
|#4||Merry Madagascar (8:00-8:30)||NBC||8.96||N/A|
|#5||So You Think You Can Dance||FOX||6.54||6.14|
Posted NOVEMBER 17, 2009
V Talk Show Appearances
The cast of V will be making several talk show appearances this week to promote the show.
Here's who you have to look forward to seeing. Keep in mind schedules are subject to change; check local listings for exact air times.
Elizabeth Mitchell (Erica Evans) on The Bonnie Hunt Show
Morena Baccarin (Anna) on Last Call With Carson Daly
Thanks to Bob for the tips.
What Did You Think Of "A Bright New Day?"
What did you the third episode of V?
There's also a whole image gallery. which contains some images from scenes that apparently didn't make it into the episode's final cut. (Either that, or they were mislabeled Episode #4 pics.)
Here are some other extras that you may enjoy:
Posted NOVEMBER 16, 2009
New Promo Has Anna Addressing Dancing With The Stars Viewers
A new V promo features Anna directly addressing viewers of ABC's Dancing With The Stars.
Episode 3 of V airs on ABC Tuesday, November 17.
Morris Chestnut Talks About The Fifth Column, Human/Alien Relations, And More
A new TVGuide.com interview with Morris Chestnut talks about a "fifth column" of good V's, human/alien relations, and even reveals a bit about the "skins" used by the Visitors which may reveal a bit more about what's to happen with certain characters.
He also talks about why Ryan doesn't just tell Val the truth.
Preview Clips From Tuesday Night's Episode!
ABC has released nine (!!) preview clips from the November 17 episode of V, which airs Tuesday night at 8PM.
The clips may contain new spoilers.
Posted NOVEMBER 11, 2009
Overnight Ratings Drop To 10.56 Million; 3.4 In 18-49 Demographic
Overnight ratings for "There Is No Normal Anymore" dropped a bit from last week, but hopefully that's the only drop the show will see. To drop like this from a series premiere is relatively normal, though this is a bit big.
Hopefully the drop isn't tied to the fact that V is available to watch so many places - iTunes, ABC.com, even XBox Live - that perhaps folks don't take it as "must see on broadcast" television. However, with those many options for watching, that could mean that V has an even bigger final rating in the end. (Do old people watch NCIS online? Doubtful.)
Either way, until the eventual (hopefully higher) final numbers come out, here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):
(in millions of viewers)
|#3||The Biggest Loser||NBC||9.58||8.53|
|#4||So You Think You Can Dance||FOX||6.14||6.39|
Posted NOVEMBER 10, 2009
"There Is No Normal Anymore" - What Did You Think?
What did you think of this week's new episode of V?
Here are some extras associated with the episode that you may enjoy:
New Morena Baccarin Interview At TVGuide.com
Morena Baccarin (Anna) is featured in a new interview at TVGuide.com where she hints at upcoming episode ideas and future interactions for Anna. There are some spoilers involved, but all in all it's a fantastic read!
Posted NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Full Synopsis For Episode #4 "It's Only The Beginning"
ABC has released a full spoiler-filled synopsis for the fourth episode of V, scheduled to air on November 17.
Posted NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Images From Episode #4: "It's Only The Beginning"
Several images have now been released from the November 24 episode of V.
Beware of a possible big spoiler within.
Posted NOVEMBER 6, 2009
Clips From The Next Episode Of V!
ABC has released five clips from the second episode of V. Thanks to Andreas, we now have those to share with you!
Posted NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Images From The Third Episode Of V!
ABC has released several images from "A Bright New Day," the November 17 episode of V.
UPDATE: Even more images have now been added.
More Episode #2 Images
Also just released are four new images from the second episode of V. Since they are a bit spoilery for those who have not seen the pilot, it might be best to not provide a thumbnail here and instead refer you directly to the gallery.
Posted NOVEMBER 4, 2009
V Pilot Streaming At Amazon Unbox & iTunes
The pilot episode of ABC's V is now showing at the Amazon Unbox website. So if you have not yet seen the pilot, check it out! (Note: For a short time these promotions were free; now, it seems they are for a fee.)
UPDATE: The V pilot is now also available on iTunes:
Did You Miss V? ABC.com Offers The Pilot Saturday, With Exclusive Commentary
ABC will be launching their ABC Social: Episode Commentary feature with their posting of the V pilot episode on ABC.com Saturday, November 7.
The commentary will feature executive producers Scott Peters and Steve Pearlman.
Series Premiere Ratings: Nearly 14 Million Viewers, 5.0 In 18-49 Demographic
Viewers weren't resistant to the coming of the Visitors on Tuesday night, as the show achieved 13.9 million viewers in preliminary overnight ratings and a 5.0 rating in the important 18-49 age demographic.
Here's the overnight-ratings breakdown (Source: Mediaweek):
(in millions of viewers)
|#3||The Biggest Loser||NBC||8.53|
|#4||So You Think You Can Dance||FOX||6.39|
ABC has issued a press release about the ratings "win." Here's what they had to say:
Opposite stiff established original competition in Tuesday's 8 o'clock hour, including CBS' top-rated NCIS, NBC's Biggest Loser and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, ABC's V opened a strong #1 in Adults 18-49, soaring to the top of its slot and leading second-place CBS' NCIS by 19% (5.0/13 vs. 4.2/11).
In fact despite its early time period with lower overall viewing levels and with no network lead-in, self-starter V stood as Tuesday's #1 TV program overall in the key young adult sales demo and as the season's highest-rated new series debut this TV Season. In a good sign for future viewing the new ABC drama generated tune-in throughout its premiere, growing in both Total Viewers (13.8 million to 14.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (4.9/13 to 5.1/13) from its first half-hour to its second half-hour.
V marked ABC's strongest performance in the time period among Adults 18-49 in 3 years (any programming) since 11/14/06.
Topping CBS' spinoff NCIS: LA series debut in September by 14% (5.0/13 vs. 4.4/11 - which had the added advantage of airing out of the season opener of NCIS), V qualifies as the top-rated Tuesday night fall series debut among Adults 18-49 on any network since 2005 and ABC's highest since 2003 since 9/20/05 and since 9/23/03, respectively.
V opened with the highest Adult 18-49 rating for a regular 8pm drama debut (any net/any night) since ABC's Lost on 9/22/04.
Needless to say, if V keeps up this momentum, we'll soon be hearing about episodes #5 and beyond.
Posted NOVEMBER 3, 2009
What Did You Think Of The V Series Premiere?
Now that the first episode has aired... what did you think of the series premiere of V?
Talk about it on our forum! Already it has grown to become one of the largest V discussion areas on the Internet. Beyond episode discussion, you can talk about the cast, create fan art, discuss spoilers and theories, and more.
Here are some extras associated with the series premiere that you may enjoy:
Thanks again for dropping by VisitorSite.net. Hopefully this will be the first of many episodes for this new series, and hopefully you'll find VisitorSite.net to be an ideal V destination. We are of peace, always. And don't forget to come back Wednesday to find out how V did in the ratings!
Classic V Airings Do Well For Syfy
TVByThe Numbers is reporting that the Sunday airings of classic V did quite well for the Syfy cable channel, getting over 2 million viewers for The Final Battle and with both miniseries hitting their top fifteen for the week. This could bode very well for new V tonight.
Here are the top 15 shows for Syfy this week:
|Rank||Shows||DAY||Time||Viewers Live SD (000)|
|2||V:THE FINAL BATTLE-PART 2||Sun||07:00P-09:00P||2,225|
|3||V:THE FINAL BATTLE-PART 3||Sun||09:00P-11:00P||2,179|
|5||V:THE FINAL BATTLE-PART 1||Sun||05:00P-07:00P||2,105|
|7||GHOST HUNTERS COUNTDOWN||Sat||11:00P-01:00A||1,875|
|9||GHOST HUNTERS COUNTDOWN||Sat||09:00P-11:00P||1,841|
|10||V: THE MINI SERIES-PART 2||Sun||03:00P-05:00P||1,763|
|11||GHOST HUNTERS COUNTDOWN||Sat||07:00P-09:00P||1,716|
|14||V: THE MINI SERIES-PART 1||Sun||12:30P-03:00P||1,429|
Syfy will be continuing to air the classic V weekly series through 4PM today (though be warned, it's not very good). Then, from 4PM-8PM leading into ABC's premiere of V, Syfy will be re-airing the original V mini-series, which is a much better example of what the original V actually was.
V Gets A New Showrunner
TV MoJoe has revealed that Scott Rosenbaum, a producer whose credits include Chuck, has now been appointed as an executive producer/showrunner for V, replacing Scott Peters.
The article also mentions that the show is set to return in March after the initial four-episode run which begins tonight.
Posted NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Exclusive VisitorSite.net Interview: Laura Vandervoort Talks V
The series premiere of V is almost here - airing Tuesday night, November 3! - and on the eve of the big premiere, Laura Vandervoort has done an interview with VisitorSite.net where she talks about her character of the Visitor Lisa, the show and what to expect, the possibility of a Smallville return, and more.
Scott Wolf On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight
Scott Wolf is a scheduled guest for tonight's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Chances are good that there will be V clips with his appearance, so check it out!
"A Bright New Day" Promo Image!
One promotional image has been released so far for "A Bright New Day," the November 17 episode of V.
V International Marketing Images
Thanks to Andreas... international marketing images for V in other countries!
Episode #3 "A Bright New Day" - Full Official Description
ABC has released their full official description for the third episode of V, which airs on November 17.
Marc Singer Signs On For New Web Series!
Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly are reporting that Marc Singer, who starred as "Mike Donovan" in the original 1980's V, has signed on to star in an internet series titled The Republic.
Singer will play the husband of a character named Martha Alden, a "working mother who evolves into an activist fighting against new laws imposed her family." Martha Alden will be played by Melody Thomas Scott.
The project will begin filming later this month. Hopefully this does not mean that Mr. Singer would be too busy to make a V appearance at some point...
Thanks to Derbykid for the tip.
Posted OCTOBER 30, 2009
Episode #3 and #4 Spoilers!
ABC has released official spoilery descriptions for the third and fourth episodes of V.
Posted OCTOBER 28, 2009
More V Video Interviews: Morena Baccarin
In this series of press kit interviews (thanks again to Andreas), Morena Baccarin talks about "Anna," her relationship to other characters, and her experience with watching the original V.
Laura Vandervoort Talks V (Video)
Laura Vandervoort discusses V in this series of three press kit interviews. Thanks to Andreas for the videos.
ABC's "Peace Ambassador Program" Hosts New Videos
ABC's V "Peace Ambassador Program" is now in full swing, and recent new additions include video introductions from Lisa (Laura Vandervoort) and Anna (Morena Baccarin):
Posted OCTOBER 26, 2009
ABC's FULL Description For "There Is No Normal Anymore"
ABC has released a more comprehensive official description for the second episode of V, airing November 10.
Posted OCTOBER 21, 2009
Syfy Welcomes Visitors By Airing The Original V
The Syfy Channel in the United States will be preparing for the second coming of the Visitors by airing the original V in the days leading up to the ABC series premiere.
Here is the current schedule, subject to change. All times listed are ET.
Sunday, November 1
1PM-5PM V: The Original Miniseries
5PM-11PM V: The Final Battle
11PM-3AM V: The Original Miniseries
Monday, November 2
8AM-7PM Syfy will be showing V all day. We're assuming this will be comprised of episodes of the original series.
Tuesday, November 3
8AM-4PM Again, Syfy is doing a marathon that we assume is made up of episodes of the original weekly series.
4PM-8PM V: The Original Miniseries - Then catch the premiere of V on ABC at 8:00!
Posted OCTOBER 20, 2009
V Screens In London At The MCM Expo - A Week Ahead Of The U.S. Premiere!
The Geek Syndicate has posted a press release revealing that V will be screened by SCI FI at the London MCM Expo on the 24th and 25th of October.
You can read more details at the Geek Syndicate website.
Thanks to Jonno for the tip!
Posted OCTOBER 16, 2009
Episode #2 Title
The title for the second episode of V has now been revealed.
The title of the episode is "There Is No Normal Anymore."
Posted OCTOBER 13, 2009
New V Promo Art From TV Guide
TVGuide.com has posted this fantastic advertisement for V - airing in just three weeks on ABC!
Jane Badler Talks V
Jane Badler, who starred as "Diana" in the original incarnation of V, recently did an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Owen.
In this interview, Badler talks about reaching out to the producers of the new V and what role she might play if she were to show up on the new series. "I don't think they're interested in bringing me back in the same guise," she says. "I think they want more of a surprise element so everyone would go, 'Whoa!' I think that's more interesting to them and having it done so it makes total sense with lots of integrity. I'm sure I would be a Visitor but if I was going to be part of a storyline maybe I would be a judge or a lawyer but that wouldn't be who I really am, it would be something twisted."
Posted OCTOBER 12, 2009
ABC's Official Description For The V Pilot!
ABC has released their official press release for the V pilot.
Posted OCTOBER 11, 2009
A New Full Cast Photo From V!
ABC has released a new photo of the cast of V.
The image quality isn't the greatest but hopefully a better-resolution version will be out shortly. The image features Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Scott Wolf, Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, Morena Baccarin, Morris Chestnut, and Lourdes Benedicto.
Posted OCTOBER 7, 2009
Nearly 40 New V Promo Photos!
ABC has released nearly 40 new promotional photos for V's first season.
The new images feature Elizabeth Mitchell, Morena Baccarin, Joel Grestch, Scott Wolf, Morris Chestnut, Lourdes Benedicto, Logan Huffman, and Laura Vandervoort.
Posted OCTOBER 4, 2009
V Advertising Push Begins
Billboards and promotion for V have started to pop up in the Los Angeles area, so it's likely it will soon be hitting other major metropolitan areas very soon.
Thus far, bus stop posters have been seen, as has a building in Los Angeles - apparently on Sunset Blvd. though that is not yet confirmed - which has a giant "V" logo on the side of the building.
Posted SEPTEMBER 25, 2009
Entertainment Weekly Reveals V November Schedule Of 4 Episodes
Entertainment Weekly has posted a new article revealing that V will first premiere with four episodes in November as planned, and the "production hiatus" that was broken here at VisitorSite.net will be to plan for episodes when the series makes its return after those four weeks. This "pod" plan will make the show "more like event programming," and also possibly more like the original two mini-series which were so good (that would be V and V: The Final Battle) rather than the original weekly series which was ... not so good.
Bad News (Now With More Info): A Longer Production Hiatus For V
V might be approaching a longer production hiatus.
Vancouver production charts list V as being on hiatus between September 25 - October 14. The show was supposed to resume shooting a week ago, though we're not sure if that has actually happened.
No formal announcements have been made, and it's possible this is a misprint. Stay tuned for more info if and when it becomes available.
Posted SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
V On The Cover Of SFX Magazine, New Photo In TV Guide Magazine's Fall Preview
V has landed on the cover of the October 2009 issue of SFX Magazine. The issue also includes information on several other new shows that are premiering this Fall including Eastwick, The Vampire Diaries, and Stargate Universe.
Also to look out for this week is the Fall Preview Issue of TV Guide Magazine, which includes a photo of Elizabeth Mitchell, Scott Wolf, and Morena Baccarin which you can also find in our VisitorSite.net gallery.
Posted AUGUST 26, 2009
V Shuts Down Production For A "Creative Hiatus"
Josef Adalian of TheWrap has revealed that production of V will be shutting down for a two-week "creative hiatus."
Adalian reports that people familiar with the decision have indicated that the hiatus was put in place so that there would be time to beef up future scripts and put them in line with the pilot, which received a positive response from bloggers, critics, and last month's Comic-Con screening. Warner Bros. Television, who is producing the show, wants to "take advantage of our November premiere to maximize creative opportunities and deliver the audience the best show possible," Adalian has been told.
This shutdown will not affect the planned air dates for the six episodes ABC plans to air starting on Nov. 3.
Creative shutdowns are not unprecedented. Grey's Anatomy had a similar hiatus to perfect the series before it hit the air, and the final results were very positive.
Posted AUGUST 24, 2009
V Composer Revealed!
A posting in Variety today has revealed that the music for V will be composed by Marco Beltrami.
Posted AUGUST 10, 2009
Images From The Television Critics Association Press Tour!
Now added to the VisitorSite.net gallery - images of Elizabeth Mitchell, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Scott Peters, and Jeff Bell at the Television Critics Assocation press tour from this weekend.
Posted AUGUST 8, 2009
V Updates From The TCA Press Tour
The V panel at the Television Critics Association's press tour was held this afternoon, and in attendance were Joel Gretsch (Father Jack), Morena Baccarin (Anna), Morris Chestnut (Ryan), Elizabeth Mitchell (Erica), Scott Wolf (Chad), Lourdes Benedicto (Valerie), and executive producers Scott Peters and Jeffrey Bell. Here are some details we were able to gleam from some folks who were lucky enough to be there (including our friends at TV Guide Magazine):
After showing a "sizzle reel" of clips from the pilot, Scott Peters began by saying "None of us would be here without Ken Johnson." He adds: "It's an honor to move the story forward."
Elizabeth Mitchell has revealed she will be traveling back to Hawaii "more than once," which implies her time with LOST is not yet over.
Jeffrey Bell hints that there will be some sort of homage to the rat-eating from the original V, and that there are other iconic moments from the original that there will also be homages to. Scott Peters says some actors from the original V may show up in new roles, and we will be seeing more of Alan Tudyk after the pilot.
We will know the Visitors' agenda by the end of the first season, and is NOT the same agenda the Visitors had in the original series. Season 2 will have a completely new arc. Arcs are mapped out already for the first 1-2 seasons. Elizabeth Mitchell joked that the Visitors brought down the Oceanic 815.
The November 3 premiere date has now been confirmed! V will air Tuesdays at 8PM on ABC.
V Premiere Date Announced: November 3 at 8PM!
ABC has now confirmed that V will be premiering on November 3, taking on a Tuesday 8PM timeslot, just like Amber at the Metro newspapers groups had suggested.
That's less than three months away!!!
Posted AUGUST 5, 2009
Presenting... The VisitorSite.net Gallery!
Although we've had images from the new V on the site before, now there's a much better gallery added to the site, featuring images from the new V as well as the classic series!
All Of VisitorSite.net's V Interviews In One Place!
Looking for more from our V coverage at Comic-Con, including our interviews with Morena Baccarin (Anna) and the show's producers?
Posted AUGUST 2, 2009
VisitorSite.net Rings A Bell: Interview With V Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell
Concluding our string of V interviews from Comic-Con, we talk to V executive producer Jeffrey Bell about episodes after the pilot, alien queens, international storylines, visual storytelling, reviving 1980's TV shows, and more.
Posted JULY 29, 2009
Bringing The Visitors Home: VisitorSite.net Interviews V Executive Producers Scott Peters & Jace Hall
Scott Peters and Jace Hall are two of the talented folks who will be making V happen, and in a special roundtable interview, Peters and Hall spoke with VisitorSite.net about what to expect from the show beyond episode one, the series' themes, appearances by cast of the original V, and more.
Posted JULY 27, 2009
She Is Of Peace, Always: VisitorSite.net Interviews Morena Baccarin
She's the new face of the Visitors in the latest incarnation of V, set to premiere on ABC in November.
Morena Baccarin participated in interviews with several media outlets including VisitorSite.net following Saturday's Comic-Con panel, and now we have that interview to share with you, as Morena talks about Anna, Firefly, the original series, red jumpsuits, green screens, and more.
Posted JULY 21, 2009
Be Of Peace - Always - With A Special Jace Hall Show T-Shirt
Want to be a few months ahead of the curve by wearing a phrase that will soon be bigger than "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World?" Want to trick your gamer friends into thinking you're a good guy by proclaiming that you're of peace - always?
The fine folks at J!NX.com have teamed up with The Jace Hall Show to give you a special "We Are Of Peace, Always" shirt. It's even currently advertising a free Jace Hall DVD with the purchase!
Order now because this is a very limited release.
Posted JULY 20, 2009
VisitorSite.net Special Feature: V Pilot Review!
And now for something we've wanted to be able to do for a while here at VisitorSite.net... webmaster Craig Byrne has seen the V pilot, and the reaction is... it's great!
Check out the review and see several reasons why this is a "must-see" for Comic-Con, and see why it shouldn't be missed when the show premieres in midseason.
Posted JUNE 21, 2009
Follow VisitorSite.net & The KryptonSite Network on Twitter!
If you'd like to get instant notifications to know when VisitorSite.net may be updated, you can sign up for the KryptonSite Network Twitter feed which shares announcements for various sites in the network - of course including VisitorSite.net but also covering KryptonSite (Smallville), HeroSite.net (Heroes), Target419 (Human Target), and more!
This will especially come in handy once filming resumes and there will be more updates.
Posted JUNE 4, 2009
Angel Alum Jeffrey Bell Signs On As V Showrunner
Daily Variety reports that Jeffrey Bell, whose previous credits include Angel, Alias, and The X-Files, has been hired as the new showrunner for V.
"Like many people, I have had fond memories of watching the original V miniseries," Bell told Variety. "And to see how they did it now, it's epic. Scott Peters did a fantastic job relaunching it. It seems like there are so many waysthat you could go with this story."
The new show will tackle issues of government, devotion, race and faith."Especially when you look at our current times, with the economy, wars, and social strife, it's a perfect time for a force like this to come along," Bell also said. "In many ways this is a very American show, about the individual vs. society. It's about how America can appreciate and question things that seem to be too good to be true."
Bell also discussed the show's definitive plan for running for a set number of episodes. "I've been on a bunch of serialized shows now, and it helps the audience to know that this is what you're in for, and this is how and when it's going to end. We've been talking about it in terms of installments, either by chapters or seasons. We'll build this first season to a big conclusion that is hopefully awesome, with a cliffhanger that launches you into the second season," Bell says.
The article also confirmed that Bell met on Wednesday with the show's new writing staff. So far, there haven't been many announcements on who has joined the staff, though if anyone has any anonymous tips, e-mail us! (You'll stay anonymous.)
Posted MAY 26, 2009
International Broadcasters Like V
The Hollywood Reporter today featured an article about the new Warner Bros. and CBS productions that are currently being shopped around to foreign and international markets. Of the Warner Bros. product, buyers seemed to really like V. Here's what the Reporter's article had to say:
"Of the dozen series screened for clients throughout the day, it was "V," a cross between "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Star Trek," that got the most upbeat comments from buyers, several of who termed it "highly cinematic" and "full of interesting characters."
Posted MAY 22, 2009
A Bigger Look At ABC's V Logo!
VisitorSite.net now has a much bigger look at ABC's logo for V. Make it your desktop background!
Posted MAY 19, 2009
Screen Captures From A V Preview Promo!
Here's a special treat... over 65 screen captures from a V promo that give us a look at the Visitors' spacecraft (inside & out), some iconic imagery, and maybe - just maybe! - a look at a lizard face!
Below are two clips from the V pilot episode.
Don't forget once you've seen them that there's a gallery of images here at VisitorSite!
Here It Is: A Full Gallery Of V Images!
We have now posted all of ABC's new promotional images for V.
In addition to the individual cast shots, look for several shots from the series pilot - including a few featuring actors Laura Vandervoort (Smallville) and Alan Tudyk (Dollhouse/Firefly).
V Official Cast Photos!
ABC has released over 30 images from the V pilot and its cast.
Here's Morena Baccarin as "Anna" - one of many cast images we just posted!
The New V Logo?
ABC's still-in-progress V page on ABC.com has the logo posted to your right to promote the show.
Chances are it will still appear red when it's on screen. Still, looks cool, no?
Thanks to Swindle for finding this.
V To Have "A Beginning, A Middle, And An End"
ABC's Stephen McPherson today confirmed that V will be premiering with an order of 13 episodes at midseason. "We want to craft a whole series," McPherson said this morning when unveiling ABC's 2009-2010 schedule. "At this point we believe the show will be four parts, with each consisting of anywhere from 13 to 22 episodes," McPherson says. "It will have beginning, middle and end."
ABC representatives have assured that Elizabeth Mitchell will be able to appear on LOST in addition to V next season, though she won't be a series regular on LOST. (With the frequent use of flashbacks on LOST, that shouldn't be considered a spoiler.)
Posted APRIL 13, 2009
A V Primer
While the V that is hopefully premiering this Fall on ABC will be something brand new, the concept has been done before in television, and it has been done very well. All of the original V television material is available on DVD.
Kenneth Johnson's original miniseries V is the most famous, and the most successful. All of the characters from the original, who will be quite different from what you will see in this new "take," are well-formed and played by some very good actors. Marc Singer played cameraman Mike Donovan, one of the first to rebel against the Visitors.
The original V had the deepest message of all of the incarnations as well. Parallels could easily be found between the Visitor situation and the situation in Germany with Nazis in World War II. A lot of this is personified in the character of Abraham Bernstein, played by Leonardo Cimino, an old man who saw the horrors of WWII and was afraid of history repeating itself.
That original V two-part miniseries had huge ratings when it originally aired, but left on a note where (spoiler warning!) the Visitors were not yet defeated and Mike Donovan had not found his abducted son, Sean. So, V: The Final Battle followed, an even longer miniseries which introduced new characters such as Ham Tyler to the mythos. Although settings and situations change a lot during The Final Battle, it is also engaging television and worth a look.
The final televised version of V came with the weekly V television series. Many of the actors from the two miniseries were present for at least half of the episodes. While some episodes of the series are quite enjoyable, the recycling of special effects for the two movies and the fixation on a certain character introduced in the second miniseries kind of bring it down. The 19-episode DVD set has been seen on Amazon.com at times for as low as $11.99.
It doesn't seem that you need to know classic V to understand the new series, but it is recommended if you're a fan of good television. However, if you're going to check anything out at all start with the very first mini-series. It's V at its best, and if the new series even comes close in quality, it'll be a hit.
Posted april 9, 2009
ABC Releases A V Synopsis
ABC has issued a press release with a synopsis on what we should expect to see, plot-wise, with V. This is a spoiler-filled introduction but it may reveal a bit more of what the project is all about. More spoilers, of course, can be found on our V spoilers page.
This release may also clear up the "is Elizabeth Mitchell just a guest star" debate.
Here's the release:
Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They're lying. Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We're eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. When her partner tries to kill her, Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they've given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they've rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica's son, have been recruited as 'Peace Ambassadors' but they're actually serving as unwitting spies. Erica's violent introduction to the truth thrusts her into the resistance movement, where she joins forces with Ryan, a rogue alien driven to save humanity. She'll have to balance her covert activities with her job, and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler even as he joins forces with the enemy. From executive producer Scott Peters, Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400, comes a bold re-imagining of the sci-fi classic. Let the invasion begin.
Cast: Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans; Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Lowery; Scott Wolf as Chad Decker; Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans; Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols; Morena Baccarin as Anna
Posted February 11, 2009
In 1983, producer Kenneth Johnson brought us V - a television program with lizard-like alien "visitors" who claimed to come in peace but really had their own agenda. The original mini-series is still one of the highest-rated science fiction television programs of all time - and its success spawned a sequel mini-series, an ongoing show that lasted for one season, and even a novel "The Second Generation" which served as a "next generation"-style look at the original miniseries by V's original creator.
The feeling is that V would be a perfect addition to the KryptonSite Network - that is, if it even hits the air. Right now, a pilot episode is about to film. It is written by Scott Peters (The 4400) and directed by Yves Simoneau (whose credits also include The 4400). Kenneth Johnson - who has his own ideas on what to do with V - is apparently not involved. The new V will air on the ABC television network if it is picked up as a series.
Some reinventions of TV work. Look at Battlestar Galactica. Some fail miserably. See Bionic Woman, another show that Kenneth Johnson had worked on which lost its heart on the second try by other producers, partly due to having villains that were more entertaining and interesting than the titular heroine.
Full disclosure from the webmaster: I come into V as a new fan. I have seen some of but not all of the original material, and I understand there are people who have a lot of affinity and affection for that original material. Maybe they don't want to give this new version a chance, and I respect that. But my hope is that this new take on V will be something that will appeal to the new folks like me, and hopefully some of the old, but most importantly, I hope it is as valid of a social commentary as the original V was so many years ago. Hopefully this website will be a good fan destination, and I encourage all of you to post in the forum and let your thoughts be heard. Yes, familiar characters like Diana or Donovan aren't on here, which says to me it's just a very different take on the story not intended to step on the original. Both can co-exist, and hopefully, both will be good in the end.
This site is in no way affiliated with ABC, Warner Bros. Television, the show's producers, or V's original creators. V, its logo, characters, and related imagery are ©2009 Warner Bros. Television and this page is ©2009 KryptonSite unless material is noted as coming from someone else or being by an individual author. If you're involved with this new project and would like to send news tips, please don't hesitate to send an e-mail - your contact will be confidential. We are of peace, always.