V Is Going for a Cliffhanger, Cancellation Fears Be Damned

... Confidence is an admirable quality. But someone at V may be a little too confident. The science-fiction drama's second-season finale will end on a big cliffhanger, which normally wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that the show might not be back for Season 3. Ratings have placed the show squarely on the bubble list of programs awaiting renewal, but producers are carrying on with the story as if their return is guaranteed. Danger zone! [EW]

... TNT's The Closer is entering its final season, but the network has signed a deal to extend it by six episodes and possibly launch a spin-off series called Major Crimes. The now-21-episode final season will air in three chunks, consisting of 10 episodes this summer, five episodes over the winter, and six in the summer of 2012. The only apparent reason for this is to purposely confuse people. [EW]

... CSI is bringing back the boss! The Gil Grissom character, played by William Petersen, will cameo in an upcoming episode. It's unclear when the appearance will air, but Petersen has reportedly already shot his bit—so expect to see it sometime in the next month. [EW]

... Richard Dreyfuss is joining the cast of Parenthood for the series' final four episodes of this season. Dreyfuss, of Jaws and Mr. Holland's Opus, will play a friend of Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) who was once a great theater producer. [TV Line]

... Drug and sex addict Charlie Sheen is in rehab. And in this case, rehab happens to be located at his home. This should work out great. [TMZ]

... The Screen Actors Guild handed out a few trinkets this weekend, and Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire took home the awards for best overall casts. Individual honors went to Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), and Betty White (Hot In Cleveland). Really? Betty White? Really? [SAG]

... Jordana Brewster is heading to Dallas. The TNT show is updating the classic primetime soap and already has original Dallas members Cynthia Cidre, Warner Horizon, and Larry Hagman on board. Brewster will play Elena, the ranch cook's daughter. [TV Line]

... The actor who will play the new cinema Superman has been cast, and it's a good one. Former The Tudors stud Henry Cavill will wear the cape of the Man of Steel in Zach Snyder's take on the superhero. The British actor played Henry VIII's easy-on-the-eyes buddy Charles Brandon. This makes the current Superman, Batman (Christian Bale), and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) all British. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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Feb 04, 2011
this is a good show but to much blood and goar and death
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Feb 03, 2011
Yay for V's confidence, Cavill as Superman is gonna be quite a sight and crazy schedule for The Closer but it's so good that I'll take whatever I'm given.
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Feb 03, 2011
My interest in 'V' is definitely waning- I don't know that i'm that invested in the characters...its too slow and i'm betting very expensive to make. Can't comment on alot of the shows mentioned as I don't watch them. Yay to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife is is stunning, adore that show. Betty White hahaha!!! i want her is my granny she is awesome. I think most of those actors should be mighty jealous, they'll be extremely lucky if they still acting at her age.
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Feb 02, 2011
I don't watch "The Closer", but that is ridiculous how the scheule is.
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Feb 02, 2011
PLEASE STOP DOING THESE RIDICULOUS SCHEDULES!!!! I DON'T WANT TO WAIT A WHOLE YEAR JUST TO WATCH ONE SEASON THAT COULD BE DONE IN A FEW MONTHS. I DON'T WANT TO WATCH 8 NEW EPISODES THEN WAIT 2-3 MONTHS ALL SO I CAN "ENJOY" ONE MONTH OF NEW EPISODES then BOOM season finale. Sorry about the yelling. I'm not sure when this awful awful awful tradition started but i want it to go. I've already re-watched my BTVS and Dexter dvds.
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Feb 02, 2011
The first and most important mistake was to cancel FF and to continue V. V s01 was far worse than FF, which was getting more momentum with each one episode.
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Feb 02, 2011
Yay about the Gil Grissom news! The show has been weird without him as an anchor.
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Feb 02, 2011
V is a good show and one of my favorites they always cancel the good ones
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Feb 02, 2011
It's only fair that this piece of cr*p is cancelled with a cliffhanger after what they did to Flashforward. Yes ABC, we will never forget.
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Feb 01, 2011
season 2 of V is actually really good , probably because we see Diana! love those scenes
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Feb 01, 2011
I LOVE V
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Feb 01, 2011
Guys check it out at www.bigtvshows.com/V-_-Reimagined-Series , watch it for free.
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Feb 01, 2011
loved the original V and love the new V as well.... PLEASE KEEP IT GOING!!
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Feb 01, 2011
Fingers Cross for V
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Feb 01, 2011
Richard Dreyfuss on Parenthood a good choice
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Feb 01, 2011
Yay for The Closer getting six more episodes as well as a possible spin-off and William Petersen appearing on CSI again!!
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Feb 01, 2011
oh man V may b cancelled right when its getting good ugh
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Feb 01, 2011
Henry Cavill is a really good choice for Superman's role!!! And I'm glad that Gil Grissom will be back even if just as a cameo! CSI is not the same since he left.
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Feb 01, 2011
I cant believe V may be cancelled!!!! Yeh it started out a little slow. But not im hooked. They need to give it a chance. and lets be honest, the ratings arent that bad!!!
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Feb 01, 2011
I am going to be so angry if V is canceled with a cliffhanger. it will be like The Gates. And Kyle XY (ABC Family) I'm almost fed up with ABC/ Disney.
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Feb 01, 2011
I couldn't make it through the first episode of V and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
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Feb 01, 2011
Hahaha.... now please tell me who DIDN'T think V would be dropped soon after it was mistakenly renewed in place of FlashForward? I'd say 'hindsight is 20-20' would be an apt expression here, but it's not: the dimwits who made the decision simply seemed to ignore the opinions of many and went on the wishful thinking of others. BOMB.
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Feb 01, 2011
i'm so sick of ratings this, ratings that. networks need to stop paying attention to such an obviously flawed system and pick up/renew/cancel series based on quality of show, not imaginary quantity of viewers
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Feb 01, 2011
Much as I hate series which end prematurely and leave us on a cliffhanger, the V story has much more to tell, we ain't even had the invasion yet. So other than having them all catch the flu and die I don't see how the final ep of this season could be anything other than a cliffhanger / teaser of the next season's storyline. I do hope it returns cos they ain't even shown us a V fully naked of human skin. (iirc).
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Feb 01, 2011
i hope it is back for season 3, would be awesome, show is not all that bad
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Feb 01, 2011
The networks couldn't care less if they end V on a cliffhanger. All this move is going to do is leave the actual fans without any sense of closure for the show.
I'm still wondering what was going on in Persons Unknown and Happy Town.
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Feb 01, 2011
If V gets canned, it just further proves the complete degeneration of these big name TV stations. Makes me wonder if they even count the views made on programs like Netflix and the like.

What's the point in even having TV any more if these great shows get canned because of a small drop in ratings? Meanwhile, shows that are complete garbage and that have ratings significantly worse get to remain with seasonal renewals for a good decade.
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Feb 01, 2011
Oh, if ABC cancels "V" FOX can air it between Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. :P
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Feb 01, 2011
Yay Richard Dreyfuss and hot British guys!!!!!!
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Feb 01, 2011
V better come back, and you all should support it!
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Feb 01, 2011
The V cliffhanger will definitely backfire. The 4400 was a waaaaay better show than V and got cancelled even though the last season ended on a cliffhanger (sort of anyway) BTW they share an actor those 2 shows (Joel Gretsch A.K.A. The Priest). Also funny fact about the 3 american superheroes played by brits LOL.
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Feb 01, 2011
didn't the original V end in a cliffhanger and we see how that worked a reboot 20yrs later if u don't learn from the past u r destined to repeat it. here we go again writing campaigns and such and 9 out of 10 times it never works
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Feb 01, 2011
The V cliffhanger comes across as an attempt to blackmail the network into renewal. It's been tried before and it generally doesn't work. All it does is to annoy fans. In fact I generally hate cliffhanger season endings. It's possible to get away with it on a successful show but it shouldn't be tried on a show that's running the risk of not getting renewed.
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Feb 01, 2011
I like Cavill and don't really have a problem with him playing Superman even if he is a Brit. The only super hero who I would never want to see being played by a non American is Captain America.
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Feb 01, 2011
I think it's a good approach that the V producers are taking, While renewal may not yet be certain to write as if it wasn't going to happen would almost e the same as canceling it themselves, Maybe the promise of a cliffhanger will rally the fans around and force ABC to renew it, Besides I see to recall the odds for renewal were much worse last year and that didn't stop a renewal and with the addition of Jane Badler and the upcoming return of Marc Singer I think ABC will do the right thing.
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