I hear the order of ABC’s sophomore sci-fi drama V is being reduced from 13 to 10 episodes for scheduling reasons. ABC last week announced that V will return January 4 and will air in Dancing with the Stars’ result show slot at 9 PM on Tuesdays, following fellow sci-fi drama No Ordinary Family. That gives V a 12-episode window until the spring season premiere of Dancing on March 29, but I hear the period is expected to include 2 preemptions, leading to V’s order getting trimmed. Since the series is still filming, V producers will adjust the storyline for a proper season ending.
V will return for its sophomore season on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 9/8c, ABC announced Friday.
The sci-fi drama, which stars Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin, focuses on the coexistence of humans and supposedly friendly aliens (aka Visitors) after the lizard creatures arrive on Earth. The second season will focus more on lizard reveals as well as the Visitors’ mythology, the network said.
The Shield alum Jay Karnes will join ABC’s V in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Karnes will play FBI agent Chris Bolling, a newly assigned partner for agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell). The two have some history, having trained together at Quantico. However, Bolling quickly begins to suspect Erica may have divided loyalties when it comes to her dedication to the Visitor resistance group, the Fifth Column.
Karnes, 47, is best known for his role as Detective Dutch Wagenbach on The Shield. He has also held recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, Burn Notice and Brothers & Sisters. His role on V reunites with him former Shield producer Scott Rosenbaum, who now serves as V‘s showrunner.
The second season of V is slated to begin airing in November on ABC.
Recently, The V Files informed everyone that the Writers, for V: The New Series, had gone back to work writing for the upcoming Season Two.. The series Writers have been penciling away for three ( 3 ) weeks now, and now we can give you the date of when Cast and Crew head back to begin filming.. We heard a rumor recently of a date in which Cast and Crew would start filming for Season Two.. Now we can confirm it!!
In a recent interview, Elizabeth Mitchell ( Erica Evans ) spoke about her character; what she likes about her role; Alan Tudyk ( Dale Maddox ); and talks about Season Two.. During the interview, at the 2:56 minute mark, Elizabeth was asked:
When do you think you’ll be starting filming for Season Two?
Elizabeth Mitchell: August 12th..
So the Writers have been back at work since the first week of June 2010.. Cast and Crew begin filming Season Two from Thursday 12th August 2010.. Will we see V: The New Season Season Two in November 2010??