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Marc Singer Joins Jane Badler For ABC's Second Season Of V!!

I am – Hercules!! Marc Singer is the second major NBC “V” alum to join the ABC reboot, following Jane Badler. Badler will reprise the role of Diana, who in this continuity is Morena Baccarin’s lizard mommy. Singer, who played Mike Donovan in the original, will play Lars Tremont, a member of an international organization convinced the extraterrestrials are up to no good. "V," which just saw ABC cut its second-season order from 13 to 10 episodes, can use all the help it can get; competition this winter will likely include "NCIS LA," "The Biggest Loser" and "Raising Hope." Its new lead-in will be the low-rated "No Ordinary Family." Despite a coveted timeslot following ABC’s top hourlong, “Lost,” “V’s” ratings saw a precipitous decline last season:

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  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST


    by LeeMajors

    Short for "Do-Gooder"

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Not Even Having Lost As A Lead-In Could Help This Show

    by Crow3711

    And yet they cancelled Flashfoward, the better (if only slightly) of the two terrible shows ABC made to capitalize on the lost audience. Flashforward was entertainingly bad. V is just boring, bland, soap opera crap. I really don't think anything can help this show get better ratings. It's all downhill from there. I maintain, if youre a scifi show, and you cant even retain like 1/8 of the lost audience, youre doomed. You just suck

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Seem ABC knows the new V is a POS series!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I admired their efforts in trying to saved this series by hiring Marc Singer and Jane Badler.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Lee Majors: Ham Tyler for the win

    by Lord Bullingdon

    "Now that's a waste of good luggage."

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    10 EPISODES?!?!

    by ONeillSG1

    Why even bother making it? It will be over by Spring sweeps.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Forget the remake

    by captainxenu

    Just turn the second season into a continuation of the original mini-series (and The Final Battle, I suppose). You've already got two of the most important aspects of it, so just do it.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Why did this even get a season 2. Its so bad

    by Saen

    and the audience is gone. Ill be amazed if it pulls greater then a 1.9.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Stunt casting in lieu of Quality

    by chromedome

    not surprising, after all, but still kinda useless.<p> "continuity" in terms of her being Morena's mother would only be significant if this was a sequel to the original V. This is a Remake, so no "continuity" here. <p>Just desperation.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ABC can fix this by ...

    by Epsilon

    ... simply putting a giant "V" premiere countdown timer on a show that viewers actually enjoy. Because that didn't piss me off at all when they did that last year during LOST.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Do we really need old cast members dragged out?

    by The Founder

    I don't

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    This show sucks.

    by WickedChicken37

    Just because it worked with Battlestar Galactica doesn't mean it will work here.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    My head just exploded!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Now we just need Faye Grant and Robert Englund!

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Game of Thrones - HBO news would be cool

    by Duty

    V sucks

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Singer was one of these great 70s/80s tv leading men

    by chien_sale

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Just want to say that I've never watched the show...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but I've seen the current adverts and Morena Baccarin is s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g.<P> Damn.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    This show isnt all that BUT...

    by AshokForgiven

    1. It has Elizabeth Mitchell in it. <br> 2. Compared to The Event, it is a literal masterpiece of the century.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Point taken. <p> Damn.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Ah, someone mentioned The Event.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    It's about to start.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I've got a thing for women with short hair...and smoking hot bodies.<P>As your namesake would say, "More skin on HBO!".

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    "Lars Tremont"?

    by Rex Carsalot

    Huge McGrointhrust was taken?

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by Yeti

    Try as I miight, I just can't get excited for this.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Robert Englund,..anyone?

    by theheavy

    ..cmon,..then Micheal Ironside...I nokid my friends

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    in other news...

    by lostboytexas

    Marc Singer is so desperate for work that he joined a show with 100% chance of being cancelled real early on.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Marc Singer is not going to save anything.

    by kabong

    I am still willing to betray humanity in order to serve Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    ...jumps in wormhole, joins regular timeline. <br> <br> Series saved.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    TOM: Marc Singer walks up in a loincloth, what do you say...?!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    MIKE: Uh, uhhhh, "Now I know why the show's called 'V'...!"

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Too bad they didn't just do a continuation of the original

    by slayme

    V. I would have watched that. Couldn't get into the new one. Might give it another chance w/these original cast peeps coming back.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by Russman

    they're really grasping at straws

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Unbelievably bad....

    by radioflyer

    ...and in many ways worse than the horrendous V series that ran after the movies in the mid 80's. What irks me the most about this shiteous remake/reboot is that they completely ignore the fascism analogies that made the original so badass. Much like the original Star Trek series, it wasn't the special effects or acting that made it worthwhile - it was the story and intelligence. ...ech.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    They need to go balls out on this season...

    by Jobacca

    Obviously they had hoped to do a LOST and stretch things out for the next ten years...they have to know that aint gonna happen. They need to go batshit INSANE this season...kill regulars,blow shit up,have Morena and that chick who plays Supergilr nude in every episode...then,and only then,if they get a third season bring in Ironsides and end the show by having him kill everyone in an orgy of violence the likes of which the FCC has never seen!!!

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I want them to reveal that...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...the entire first season was an attempt to rewrite the memories of Earth's population re: the V's arrival in the '80s. Mike Donovan, Juliet Parrish & Ham Tyler then have to run around waking people up to a real world where the Visitors have strip mined the world for 25+ years a la THE MATRIX.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:23 a.m. CST

    If Badler is reprising her Diana role, then why...

    by DickBallsworth

    ...don't they do the same thing with Singer? Have him be still be a media presence who is convinced that the V's are evil, but he's a fringe Alex Jones type conspiracy theorist who actually got this one right and is itching to prove it? Much more of a callback to his original character as well as a nod to the fans.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    He only appears in the finale episode.

    by V'Shael

    So if it is cancelled, that'll be exactly one episode.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Laser guns

    by Modus

    Show needs them badly.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember how

    by V'Shael

    they brought in a high ranking visitor named Charles, and then forced the plot lines in such a way that we could have an alien wedding with Charles and Diana? Just like the real life wedding in the UK?<br /><br />I hope the writing is at least *that* good this year.<br /><br />Maybe they can introduce a character called Camilla, and Badlers character was believed dead after a shuttle accident in Paris...

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    We Will Be Victorious!!!!!!!

    by GornPirate

    so come on

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    I love "V".

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    The original that is. <p> <p> Not this bland, soulless, ball-less, reheated crap. It has nothing to do with the original. No depth, no intelligence, and could quite easily be called something else entirely if they renamed the aliens. <p> <p> And by the way, the "V" stood for "victory", you idiots - not "visitors". <p> <p> The one glaring oversight in the whole thing is that we never actually SEE the aliens up to no good. It's just implied. What proof do this so-called Resistance HAVE that the Visitors are evil? <p> <p> In the original, we witnessed them inveigling their way into society, government, law enforcement, peoples homes and minds. It was genuinely chilling in parts. Whole towns being herded up to motherships in the night, never to be seen again. <p> <p> These lot hang around on a shitty CGI set, and talk to reporters outside something that looks like a convention centre. There's no global scope to it, no suggestion of the whole planet gradually slipping into siege. It's shit, and neither Singer nor Badler can save it. It's lipservice to bring old-time fans on board. <p> <p> And really - you KNOW they'd go for Ironside and Faye Grant if there wasn't a massive chance these are the last ten episodes. If that's the case, why the fuck didn't they just continue the original? Pretend that shitty weekly series didn't happen. Or at least gloss over it. <p> <p> Kenneth Johnson tried for years to get his own sequel off the ground, and no one wanted to know. These guys swoop in with a shitty, point-missing "update" and get the greenlight. Granted though, Johnson published his own sequel as a novel and it was pretty crap and hugely disappointing (and made many of the same missteps The Final Battle did - even though Johnson has spent years criticising it, and walked off the production) but it was light years better than this shit.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

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    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Faye Grant was gorgeous.

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    And Jane Badler made me spring wood when I was too young to know what it was for. Thank you Diana, for turning me into the raving perv I am today.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Faye Grant was sexy as hell, especially in the skin-tight

    by V'Shael

    white outfit for her conversion. That was sexy as hell.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

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    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    The Beastmaster has traveled through the portal of time!

    by PeopleCallMeTheBriMan

    Will he have that ferret in his Jack Sack?

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Beastmaster II

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... is underrated genius. Just for the moment where he drives past a cinema showing "Beastmaster II". Nuts and brilliant.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Beastmaster III, however...

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... was a failure. Something of the "Godfather III" of it's own saga. Much like "Iron Eagle III". <p> <p> Sarcasm.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Now, I may watch

    by shutupfanboy

    I guess they can't have Singer be Donovan since the kid from Party of Five is already that character or at least that is what is implied. Diana is my all time favorite female villain, I can't wait to see her again. I just hope they find a way to get Singer and her in a scene before the end which will be in May even with stunt casting. They really should have done this in the first season to win the fans until waiting for the last hour.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    The Princess Uncle?

    by DrManhattansUnit

    I don't remember this film...

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    10 episodes is better than 13

    by johnnyangelheart

    because some of the episodes the first season were paced too slowly so maybe now stuff will happen faster. Faster is better with brainless sci fi, and V is pretty brainless.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Marc Singer is a god of the genre!

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Y'all talk up Bruce Campbell and Nathan Fillion but Singer is the cultiest of them all. It was always a thrill when he'd pop on Highlander or something.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Pay attention! He is only in the final episode!

    by V'Shael

    Stop your wishlisting that he and Diana will share scenes together at some point. He is only in the final episode of the season.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    This is a dumb idea.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I loved both of the original series. The TV show alas was only mediocre. Hell they wouldn't even pay to have the Visitors voices sound different. They're just trying to draw in fans of the original, nothing more. Cameos are one thing, and I'd be cool with that. But, to give them major roles is just silly. Unless it was a continuation from the original series, which it isn't, it's just best to not mix your apples and oranges.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Final episode scene.

    by shutupfanboy

    They could easily have Singer's character be captured and brought to Diana or have him at a press conference with Diana. There are ways to do it that would not be impossible or far fetched. It all depends on how they use the characters. If both are in the shadows characters, they probably won't meet. If they say he is in just one scene then yeah it probably won't happen, but if they have 30 to 35 minutes, they can do it.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    That chick that played Supergirl is still oddly hot despite...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...having had the worse nosejob in history after Michael Jackson.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    what they should have done

    by smackfu

    Is bring back Marc Singer and some other original cast members as their original V characters. You could bring in the original series full continuity by making it so that this new batch of Visitors used a form of mass hypnosis prior to arriving and made most of the world forget about the first invasion, and instead are trying a 'soft' invasion since the first one failed. But that might have been interesting.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    and that Supergirl chick

    by smackfu

    is intensely strange looking, nosejob or not. I don't know what it is, she has everything in the right place but I find her extremely off-putting to watch onscreen.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Jane Badler was hot as hell on the original V

    by Beezbo

    Do I even want to know what she looks like now, or will it just depress me?

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11 a.m. CST


    by Le Phantom

    An unbelievably, overblown, mediocre show at best...I am surprised it was picked up for a second season. I guess "Vomiting With The stars" was a no go! I likes Singer, but both he and Badler are both horrible actors! From the 70's soap style of acting technique!

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... Jane Badler is still hot for a chick of her age. You would.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by TommyGavinsEgo

    .... you DEFINITELY still would.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST

    why does Herc give shitty shows publicity?

    by DioxholsterImperium

    all the TV shows talkbacks are crap shows.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I just saw all 11? episodes of season 1....not too bad

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    It's not, say,BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, which is now the watermark for SCI-FI television...but V isn't bad at all. If they deliver on the "more action" promise for this season, they can count on me.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    BSG was more concerned with bitchslaps than science

    by DioxholsterImperium

    if you looking for a total mindfuck look no further, theres SGU.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Bring in the red space-nazi-suits

    by TommyGavinsEgo

    ... sinister visors, and brilliant laser-blasters. Best laser sound FX ever!

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    The reason I hope this gets canceled soon

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    I want to see Elizabeth Mitchell in a really good series that will last. She's being wasted in this crap.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    It's stunt-casting, but I might start watching it now.

    by Royston Lodge

    I watched the premiere and was not terribly impressed. None of the actors really clicked for me. Also, I really dislike the designs for the alien tech.<p> With this stunt casting for season 2, I might give it a second chance.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST


    by DioxholsterImperium

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    by DioxholsterImperium

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    lol wrong talkback

    by DioxholsterImperium

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    wheres SGU talkback ???

    by DioxholsterImperium

    legit question, its the end of the first half

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    alright, im heading to LATIONREIVEW for real news!!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    SEE YA!!

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    its really embarrassing coming to this site

    by DioxholsterImperium

    i rather be caught viewing

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    not having SGU talkback is a personal insult to me

    by DioxholsterImperium

    this will not go unnoticed. I will always remember this.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Having Englund on would be fun, but

    by daggor

    I'm guessing even he's too expensive for them.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Wow, he's belongs to a secret goverment organizaton?

    by _Maltheus_

    He'll fit right in with the FBI agent, the special forces dude, and the new mossad agent. The original show was about everyday relatable people joining a resistance to defend their planet when an obviously co-opted government wouldn't/couldn't. Now it's like a Homeland Security recruitment video. Way to miss the point.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    by DrPepperPHD

    Just went to that site for the first time and now I fear I shall not return.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Add Faye Grant and maybe Ill watch

    by JackieJokeman

    Or at least have Singer kill somebody with his crotch like in the original

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    I hope the new Diana brings...

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    ...a bunch of red-suited alien Nazi thugs along with her. "Enough of this new-age, hand holding crap. Let's take over this planet NOW!" pew pew pew <p>Please last another season so Lydia can come back too.

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by DioxholsterImperium

    i wasnt sure a site called even existed, i just said anything. lol

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    V is just

    by v3d

    a bloated expanded and heavy handed rip-off of the Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man".

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Herc The Predictable

    by Ironhorse

    No V post can go up without Herc trotting out his little bar graph boasting V's ratings failures. Gee, Herc, if you dislike the show and focus on its failures why post anything?

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST


    by matineer

    I wish he was Mike Donovan, though. Too bad the original sequel premise -- post invasion humans who have become fat, dumb and happy under Visitor rule (guess they didn't all die by red dust), then are prodded to revolt by the old cast -- wasn't used. But will they let Marc Singer do some action?

  • Nov. 30, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 6:15 a.m. CST


    by Maniaq

    only thing this show was missing <p> BRING IT ON!!

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Watched a few of episodes of the new V

    by daglesj

    I think that writers have confused "deep and meaningful" with "slow and boring". Loved the original was a treat to swatch whilst the 84 Olympics was on. I still have my original 'V' novelisation on my bookshelf. I thought Singer was cool as Donovan. Made me want to be a news cameraman when I grew up. I remember my Dad writing on my careers form "this is not an occupation I wish my son to pursue!" Thanks Dad!

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    New V never had a chance

    by snappy

    The main hook with the original series was finding out that the benevolent aliens were, in fact, evil Nazi lizards. For the reboot to have been a success, every viewer would have to have forgotten that particular plot twist. So the whole thing has been an enormous waste of money... like most remakes.

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Sons of Anarchy finale

    by OSAMP1

    Was the best thing on tv in a while. Where is that talkback?

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    I didn't say she was ugly, just that there was something weird about the way she looks that I find off putting. Her cheekbones are cartoonishly oversized, with a tiny narrow pointy chin, her eyes are large and far apart and her mouth is tiny and scrunched up, and her nose job looks worse than Michael Jacksons. It's like when an artist tries to draw a pretty girl but doesn't quite get it right. All the features that usually constitute 'pretty girl' are present but just look odd in that particular combination. Everyone has different tastes I guess, I just prefer a more natural looking girl than the glossy plastic Barbie Doll look.

  • Dec. 1, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Resistance is small because shows are TOO TIGHT.

    by kabong

    They want every show to be like "Friends." A small group of goofs yakking at each other. <p> Loosen up. Casually kill off characters. Take wild plot tangents. Throw some curves. Try some zig and then some zag.

  • Dec. 2, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST


    by Darth Busey