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V (2009): Canceled by ABC: Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell

Morena Baccarin, V, Mother's Day

V (2009) has been canceled by ABC. The V remake TV series starring Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell had been met with praise and dismay since its outset. V was about “an extraterrestrial race [who arrive] on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.” The great season 2 finale, written about here: TV Review: V (2009): Season 2, Ep. 10: Mother’s Day and pictured here: V (2009): Mother’s Day: High Resolution Photos, spoke of the science fiction TV series that could have been, maybe not as great as Bablyon 5, Fringe, Space: Above and Beyond, the new Battlestar Galactica series, Firefly or Farscape but there was geek sustenance to be had. I have to give V writers Gregg Hurwitz and Scott Rosenbaum credit for the last episode, as I did in its review. They threw everything they had into the last episode and it showed.

Unfortunately, that same shine was absent from many of the other episodes during the series. Too many common sense oversights, too many blatant, astronomically humungous plot holes, some enumerated here: TV Review: V (2010): Season 1, Ep.12: Red Sky.

Some of the official reasons why V was canceled:

With ABC’s upfront presentation less than a week away, the network’s new boss Paul Lee opted for an out with the old, in with the new approach to slate for the coming season.

The second season of the alien-invasion remake starring Elizabeth Mitchell dipped to 6.9 million viewers, on average, reports Nielsen, though fans blame ABC’s scheduling.

As was mentioned in our Mother’s Day review, the end of Mother’s Day “reminded me of the cliff hangers left unanswered in the Season Two finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – entitled Born to Run.” If seems those were prophetic words. It’s too bad. I would have loved to have seen what Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell)’s response was to her son Tyler Evans (Logan Huffman)’s death and how Anna (Morena Baccarin) would use the doppelganger Lisa (Laura Vandervoort) in Season 3.

V also starred Jane Badler, Marc Singer, Mark Hildreth, Morris Chestnut, Roark Critchlow, Chris Bolling, and Jay Karnesand. For more V photos, videos, and information, check out our V Page. What do you think of ABC canceling V?

Source: Hollywoodreporter

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