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V To Follow ORDINARY On Tuesdays Starting In January!!

I am – Hercules!! Those who have been wondering since May’s first-season finale what the lizard-Nazis’ next move will be? They’ll have to wait a couple months more. ABC is sticking “V” after “No Ordinary Family” in the 9 p.m. Tuesday slot currently housing the “Dancing With The Stars” results show. "V's" competition will likely include "NCIS LA," "The Biggest Loser" and "Raising Hope." ABC also announced "Ordinary" will move to the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot for three weeks beginning Nov. 30. Look! Press release!
SEASON PREMIERE SEASON TWO OF "V" WILL PREMIERE JANUARY 4, 2011, ON ABC "V," the thrilling drama series about the world's first alien encounter that captivated viewers last season, will make its highly-anticipated season premiere on TUESDAY, JANUARY 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Simultaneously appearing over every major city in the world, the Visitors (or V's) arrived offering us the wonders of their technology and promoting peace. While the world quickly embraced the V's as saviors, an FBI Counter Terrorist Agent, and others making up the resistance group called The Fifth Column, quickly discovered that the Visitors are not who they said they were. Will humanity stop being fooled and realize the Visitors true intentions before it becomes too late and they take over Earth? "V," which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series, stood as television's No. 1 new drama during the 09-10 TV season in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, delivering substantial year-to-year improvement in both of its Tuesday time periods (8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). "V" finished No. 1 in both time periods among key Men (M18-34/M18-49). Season 2 will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the V's mythology, while along the way featuring even more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week. "V" stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker. New recurring stars for this season include Jane Badler as Diana, Oded Fehr as Eli Cohn, Jay Karnes as Chris Bolling and Bret Harrison as Dr. Sidney Miller. "V" is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Brothers Television. The executive producers are Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall.
With its third airing, “Ordinary” plummeted to a 2.3 in adults 18-49. It should be interesting to see how “V” fares without “Lost” as a lead-in.

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  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    So Ordinary isn't getting cancelled?

    by HoboCode

    No way.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    there's no way NOF will last until January

    by oisin5199

    it just can't, unless it somehow gets interesting and gets viewers.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    V lost me last season. As much i like Elizabeth Mitchell

    by V'Shael

    I can't stand a show THAT bad.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    V needs a character to rise up and catch us...

    by jgsugden

    V doesn't have a central character that I care about. I have watched the entire thing, but I just don't give a darn about anyone. The show has no heart. Lost had three or four characters we cared about. We need to have a character get enough character development that we care more about them than we care about the action.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    But...

    by Karuma

    ...you told us "Ordinary" was canceled, or at the very least you hinted at it by your incessant and over the top analysis of the ratings numbers. Just goes the show not everything is decided on by numbers. I am-Wrong!! (Once again)

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Cancellation Tuesday it is then

    by lostboytexas

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    NOF

    by blhotz

    is "perfect" for those who aren't critical and families so it will be around for a long while with ratings creeping upward.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    V got better when it got its Ham Tyler character

    by CCon99

    Still nothing great, but better then the rest of the SciFi shows that aren't Lost or Fringe. It will probably come down to how things change in season 2 now that Anna attacked Earth in the Finale. If they make things interesting it could grow in viewers. If they take forever getting the "war" going it will die horribly.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    The ORIGINAL Diana will be a recurring guest!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    I don't really know how to feel about that. I mean, she's pretty ancient at this point, but she was one naughty bitch in the previous incarnation so it could be fun.</p><p>I thought the first 4-5 episodes were merely ok, but then it seemed to catch a groove and it got pretty good by the season finale.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    If aliens really arrived...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...it'd be like if ants tried to communicate with us when we stand over their ant beds... not much possibility of anything happening. They'd likely be so much more evolved than us there wouldn't even be a way to communicate with them. We'd just have to sit back and hope they were just dropping by to check on things.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Im guessing 2.0, 1.7, 1.4, cancelled.

    by Saen

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    NOF is like that old early 90's show...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...Life Goes On except the whiney teen chick can read minds and the retarded kid isn't so retarded and ends up with genius powers. It would've been great if the son was full-on mongoloid and developed super strength instead of the dad. Sorta like the MILF-y mom, even though it looks like super-speed hasn't been improved any since John Wesley Shipp was doing it on The Flash way back when.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    ABC just ordered four more scripts of NOF

    by SpyGuy

    So it gets half a season at least. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the series ends up being moved over to ABC Family.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    V is being retitled "Not Your Average Alien Invasion"

    by cookylamoo

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Jane Badler returns as Diana?! Count me in!

    by Sithdan

    This is going to be fucking EPIC!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    HIDDEN HEADLINE = BADLER RETURNS AS DIANA!

    by Mullah Omar

    Jesus H. Christ how is THAT not the headline?!? <br> <br> I never watched this reboot or whatever so maybe that was some sort of big reveal in S1. <br> <br> And if she is back as Diana, does this mean the series is a reboot or just a sequel?

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    why is jane badler not in the headline?

    by Hercules

    aintitcool.com/node/46055

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    The imperative of "family entertainment"

    by kabong

    doesn't mean that the label or concept of "family" has to be hammered into every TV series. <p> The TV industry is supposed to provide programs appropriate for family viewing. <p> Instead, it's yap about "family" that clogs every show. The "notFive-O" crew do the family yap. The CSI teams bleat, "We're family." There's family staggering around "Chuck." The "Chase" chick in charge has father problems. Just do your jobs; I don't care about your familial relations. <p> Maybe if the Chiklis character did more heroic stuff instead of vocalizing his "family" concerns, the ratings would go up. <p> I make an exception for "V" because the family in that show is composed of Morena Baccarin, Laura Vandervoort and Jane Badler.

  • Oct. 15, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Right on Kabong!

    by cookylamoo

    But the Christian groups that rate TV programs look for the word "family" because they're too fucking stupid to judge without a Keyword.

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Two exlamation marks for this?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 5:35 a.m. CST

    V S2

    by lukestarkiller

    I've managed to get a chance to read the first 3 shooting scripts of season 2. To their credit, they are trying to shake things up a bit with a clutch of new characters. However, it's still a turgidly paced talkfest with no interesting characters. Since it will be premiering shortly after the cool looking, likely action packed "Aliens-in-big-spaceships-hoving-over cities-but-shot-on-a-shoestring-because-the-directors-own-the-own-FX-company", I suspect people will tune in again to the premiere but soon tune out when they realize it's just a dull talking head show...better luck next reboot: "V:2020"...

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    VS2

    by lukestarkiller

    Sorry bad typos on previous post...using Iphone...NEED REAL KEYBOARD!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Ugh...

    by Gigabrian

    Still can't believe this shit got a second season over FlashForward. I wish that show was coming back. That press release seems like a healthy mix of half-truths and full on lies. Fuck ABC.

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Will anyone still care ?

    by dj_bollocks

    The V stands for Very little happens...

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    They need to reboot this series.

    by mistergreen

    Get somebody who can write for the show.

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Dang, RPLocke is such a asswipe.

    by F-18

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Asswipe

    by F-18

    Were you refreshing te page waiting for someone to post? Because you posted pretty quick after me.

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    V lost me with the season finale reveal.

    by obi_juan

    It became known that the blonde girl is the V leader's daughter. Since I started watching I had no idea that was a secret.

  • Oct. 16, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    And THE EVENT to follow.......

    by ForgetfulPete

    OUTLAW.

  • Oct. 17, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Show really needs to start picking up the pace

    by FlandersBum

    Plot has been slow and lathargic so far. We haven't even seen what the lizard folk look like yet! We saw that right away with the original. Seriously needs to start delivering or else this show is a gonner

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    There is no pace. This is an FBI-type crime show,

    by V'Shael

    with little to no SciFi elements in it. <br /><br />Thematically, it's a sequel to the crappy V series, where Warners execs said things like "So long as we have lazers and space ships we are GUARANTEED the sci-fi audience. We have to go after the main stream audience."

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with V

    by MonkeyManReturns

    It was never going to be a proper sci-fi show (like BSG or Babylon 5)- because noone actually sees those shows; the ratings are normally awful...the tact here was to create a main stream show to catch the imagination of the public (like the original). Unfortunately, they were too slow at the start, and with American audiences having the attention span of a goldfish, people turned off! I actually liked the show and felt it started to build rather well...the British mercenary was a nice touch and Anna is one cold bitch - great casting! Elizabeth Mitchell does what is asked of her but that is not a bad thing. She plays her character well...but the reality here is that making her the mother of a (very annoying) teenage son was not really thought out...but we can't do much about that. Someone here mentioned the reveal - the 'secret' that the blonde alien was Anna's daughter - it was a reveal for the characters (for the purposes of the story) and not for us as viewers...so it wasn't really a plot killer but a plot starter, i.e. to show how easy it was to divide humans...The mythology in the show is coming along nicely and I for one will continue to watch the show....nothing wrong with it, nothing wrong with it at all...

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Oh, trust me, there's plenty wrong with V

    by newc0253

    first up, it's dull. duulll dull.<p> secondly, nothing happens. why? because it's so dull. it's so dull that even when something does happen, it seems like nothing of consequence happened, because the characters are all so boring.<p> thirdly, whenever something does happen, it's usually telegraphed way in advance so even the small children and household pets watching will be able to predict it a couple of scenes ahead.<p> fourthly, whenever someone does something on this show, it's almost always for a reason so stupid, you can't believe the show has writers.<p> honestly, there's not an ounce of intelligence in this show. or threat. or drama. or anything else even halfway compelling. even Flashforward, which was most of the time as pointless and as worthless as V, had the occasional clever idea. truth is, the only thing V has got going for it are three hot actresses: elizabeth mitchell, morena baccarin and the blond one who was supergirl - all of whom deserve to be in much better shows than this one. those three actresses and my nostalgia for the original series are pretty much the only reasons i've watched the show this long. right now, i have a hard time imagining i could care enough to watch it when it returns.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    My Patience Was Used Up

    by _Maltheus_

    The first few eps were ok, but it was enough to get me through until the mid-season reboot. After that reboot, the show got substantially worse. So now they want to reboot it again, but everything they've been describing make it sound even worse than before, so I'll take this moment to bow out.<br /> <br /> Jane Badler might have been an interesting addition had they not used her to introduce yet another set of mommy issues. I think some producer came up with the idea for this show by watching Lost. He probably thought the daddy issue were what made that show and decided to try a show with nothing but mommy issues. Uggh.<br /> <br /> And where's the fucking resistance??? Three humans, erroneously calling themselves the 5th column, do not a resistance make. They should have made this an ensemble show or not made it at all. That broad scope was a big part of what made the original successful.