ABC cancels V

On May 13 it was announced that ABC’s cancelled V, so the show won’t come back for the third season, at least on that network. :((((((

UPDATE (May 16)

V cancelled after two seasons
The plug has been pulled on the new take on V, as it’s confirmed that the show has been axed.

Now, this is sad news. Appreciating that many people gave up on the new take of V after a few episodes, across the second season of the show, it was consistently delivering, and proving itself to be one of the more intriguing shows on US television.

However, in spite of setting things up for a third season run, it won’t be happening. ABC has now cancelled the show. And there doesn’t seem to be much hope of changing its mind.

A pity. We know that not everyone was enamoured with the new V, but there was a lot more here than some did give the show credit for. And it’s sad to see it go.

Source: den of geek


UPDATE (May 14)

Vote for V here: tvseriefinale


VThe 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.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


ABC cancelled a number of dramas today to make way for new ones. Gone are Brothers & SistersV, No Ordinary Family,Detroit 1-8-7 and Off the Map. The latter three aren’t necessarily a surprise; All three freshman dramas had disappointing ratings this season.

Genre fans were hoping V would make the cut for another season but the ratings just weren’t up to snuff.

Source: EW


Friday the 13th turned out to be doomsday for Brothers & Sisters and V: ABC has axed both series. The Alphabet net also pulled the plug on rookie series No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Detroit 187 and Mr. Sunshine.

Though, as Deadline reported, the network was trying to find a way to bring back B&S for an abridged final season, in the end, the suits elected to free up their post-Desperate Housewives time slot for a new show. As a result, last Sunday’s B&S season finale is now, retroactively, the series’ finale.

V, meanwhile, was on the upswing. Its ratings remained so-so, but after a shaky start, it returned for a second season on solid ground creatively. Heck, it even added to the cast the delectable Jane “Diana” Badler from the ’80s version.

So, are you surprised that the Walkers have popped their last cork? That the aliens are no longer a threat? And which dearly-departed ABC series will you miss the most?

Source: TV LINE



It’s official, there will be no sixth season of ABC’s family drama Brothers & Sisters. And V won’t return for a third season either. ABC just made the calls.

Source: deadline


ABC has pulled the plug on Brothers & Sisters and V.
As reported by Deadline, a serious effort was underway by ABC to find a price point at which Brothers & Sisters could return for an abbreviated sixth and final season. There was even talk of Calista Flockhart only appearing in six episodes. Ultimately, the network decided to give the post-Desperate Housewives real estate to one of its new shows.

Souce: TV LINE

V: ABC Cancels Sci-Fi TV Series; No Season Three

Sadly, the Visitors aren’t among us any longer. After two short seasons, ABC has cancelled their V TV series.

A reimagining of the original V, this series tells the tale of what happens when an advanced alien race arrives of Earth professing their desire to help mankind. Fortunately, not everyone trusts them. The second season features the talents of Charles Mesure, Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Joel Gretsch, Laura Vandervoort, Logan Huffman, Morena Baccarin, Morris Chestnut, and Scott Wolf.

For season one, V ended up averaging a 2.25 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 5.7 million average viewers. It was “on the bubble” but ended up being renewed for a 13 episode second season. The network was hoping that the show would catch on and the ratings would improve.

ABC later reduced the episode order to just 10 installments and debuted them mid-season. Unfortunately, ABC’s gamble didn’t pay off. Season two of V ended up averaging only a 1.9 in the demo and 5.49 million viewers.

Though the network and producers maintained that the show was still in contention for next season, it was clear that there would only be a third season of V if ABC was willing to gamble once again. In the end, they weren’t.

ABC confirmed today that V has been cancelled after two seasons and 22 episodes. The series finale aired on March 15th and, unfortunately, there were lots of unresolved cliffhangers. Hopefully the producers will someday share what they had in mind for season three.

What do you think? Are you sad that V won’t be returning next season? Why do you think the series didn’t catch on?

Source: tvseriefinale


ABC cancels ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and ‘V’: Fans react with sadness and outrage

Sad news came down for two series that air on Channel 15 in Tempe today. Deadline reported on Friday that ABC has canceled both Brothers and Sisters and V. Brothers and Sisters ended its fifth season on May 8, while season two of V finished off at the end of March.

Prospects for a sixth season of Brothers and Sisters looked possible in the days before the season finale aired, but budgeting for the series was a problem. With the size of the cast on Brothers and Sisters, the price to keep the series on air was too much for ABC. Recent discussion on the series had Calista Flockhart possibly only returning for six episodes next season. She is the highest paid cast member, but talks apparently stalled on that front.

As for V, that series had a good first season with decent ratings, but season two saw a ratings drop. Towards the finale, viewer numbers began to rise, but the fate of the series continuing on to season three was already in doubt. However, a strong season finale gave hope that the series would continue on to next season.

Now fans know both shows will not return in the fall for new seasons. Fans immediately began to flood twitter after the news of the cancellation was released this afternoon. Here are some of the comments made by fans on Twitter:

  • So, no more #V. Not that I’m terribly surprised, but it’s still sad. I need my Elizabeth Mitchell fix. Someone give her a show? A good one?#V cancelled. How will I get my weekly Ms.Mitchell fix?!
  • NOOOOOOOO its official #V (series) has been cancelled!!!! :'(
  • I wish #V had just accepted fate & gave resolution–now we will be left forever hanging. #BrothersAndSisters was well past its prime anyway.

Brothers and Sisters and V both aired on Channel 15 in Tempe. No word yet on what ABC will replace those time slots with come fall. Are you sad about the news of the cancellation of these two series?

Source: Examiner