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Old May 19 2010, 12:15 AM   #1
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"V" second Season not till 2011!

"Our favorite visiting lizards instead have been pushed to 2011, creating a seven-month wait between May 18's season finale and the second season premiere."

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This sucks. In 7 months i will have forgotten all the storylines etc. Very bad move.
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Old May 19 2010, 12:32 AM   #2
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Well, this is the second time they've put the show on extended hiatus in an effort to improve the writing. The first hiatus failed miserably in that respect; aside from portions of last week's installment, the post-hiatus show has been even worse than the first four episodes.
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Old May 19 2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

I don't think the hiatus has anything to do with the writing. ABC has better stuff to launch in the fall - or should I say, they think they do (only one interesting show in the whole bunch) and they aren't wasting a prime slots on a show that barely got a renewal.

If V's fans are loyal enough to fiind it again, it may survive. Otherwise, eh. Not holding my breath either way.

In 7 months i will have forgotten all the storylines etc.
What's to remember? The story so far: Erica and the gang are failing miserably at whomping up a resistance movement. But that's okay because the writers are making it easy on them by having every other V secretly rebelling against Anna, for reasons nobody seems very curious about, even though it's the key to winning or losing the whole fight. Seems pretty clear to me. It's a fight to see which species is stupider. Least stupid species wins.
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Old May 19 2010, 04:15 AM   #4
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

In the 70's & 80's, there was always a 6 month wait between seasons. They ran 26 eps in a row (barring "pre-emptions"), then had 26 weeks of reruns.

We've gotten spoiled with the way they do it now, myself included.
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Old May 19 2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

Even though I watch the show, the fact that I find myself shrugging and saying "Whatever" does not bode well in terms of bothering with V!
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Old May 19 2010, 05:57 AM   #6
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

Yeah. I really don't care when--or if---V comes back. I loved the mini series back when I was a kid, so I was hoping to like this one, too.

Didn't really work out that way, though. This new one, so far, is a bore. How in the hell they made a show about sophisticated lizard aliens invading the planet BORING, I'll never know.
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Old May 19 2010, 07:48 AM   #7
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Until/unless VisitorSite (the subsite of KryptonSite dedicated to V) reports on or confirms this news, I'd take it with a very big grain of salt.
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Old May 19 2010, 08:39 AM   #8
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I'm kinder losing interest in V. Didn't watch the episode on Sunday night. Might catch the re-run of the episode tonight, but more likely to watch episodes on DVDs when they get released here. Plus I like the idea of it returning next year, but have a feeling it would be at later time here, as it started at 8:30pm, and now it's on 2 hours later.
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Old May 19 2010, 03:14 PM   #9
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

Wow, that sucks.
I like the show but think this is a bad move.
ABC will unintentionally kill it with this decision.
As another said, we've been spoiled to having our shows return 3-4 months after the finale. With few exceptions(24, LOST, Sopranos) modern shows don't survive this type of hiatus.
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Old May 19 2010, 11:31 PM   #10
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How in the hell they made a show about sophisticated lizard aliens invading the planet BORING, I'll never know.
Yeah I'm amazed. If ever there were a slam-dunk premise this should be it. I feel like rooting for its demise but after watching the boring, vanilla previews of the 2010-11 season, I'm even starting to regret Heroes' cancellation. I'd rather have V back than whatever crap ABC would put in that timeslot.
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Old May 19 2010, 11:49 PM   #11
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ABC have made so many mistakes with this show...

Splitting up season 1 was a huge no/no that killed any chance of ever gettign an audience and then returning it as a 10pm show.

ABC should of waited to air the show in January from the start in a 8pm or 9pm slot.
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Old May 20 2010, 12:03 AM   #12
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Splitting up season 1 was a huge no/no that killed any chance of ever gettign an audience and then returning it as a 10pm show.

ABC should of waited to air the show in January from the start in a 8pm or 9pm slot.
By the time the retoolings proved so problematical that they were forced to postpone the bulk of the season, they'd already launched an extensive ad campaign promising a fall premiere date, and had probably sold a lot of ad time on the show to various sponsors, so they were kind of stuck with premiering it when they said they would.

So it's not like the hiatus was planned, however much they tried to spin it as such. The people who were initially in charge of developing the show had no real vision or focus for the show, so ABC tried bringing in new people to fix it, and things didn't get fixed, so they kept having to delay production more and more until they were forced to postpone the rest of the season. And the "fixed" show they finally ended up with was just as bad, even worse in some ways. So the hiatus wasn't really the problem, just a symptom of a much bigger systemic problem with the whole creative process behind this show.
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Old May 20 2010, 03:33 AM   #13
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Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
In the 70's & 80's, there was always a 6 month wait between seasons. They ran 26 eps in a row (barring "pre-emptions"), then had 26 weeks of reruns.

We've gotten spoiled with the way they do it now, myself included.
And as I just posted in another thread, if you were in Britain it would be commonplace for a year or more to pass between seasons. Doctor Who ends its current season in about 5 weeks and then there's no more (except a Christmas special) until at least April of 2011. And Torchwood fans don't expect to see Season 4 of that series in 2010 at all.

I'll grant you that extensive breaks between seasons is a lot easier to deal with when you have a show with standalone stories. Star Trek TOS could have had 5 years between seasons and it wouldn't have mattered. That said, if the writers of V do their jobs properly, then it shouldn't matter if you've forgotten the arcs by then; the script will remind you. And, also, the assumption is you'll buy the DVDs or download the things in the interim to remind yourself what's going on. Which is pretty much how Lost has muddled through doing much the same thing.

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Old May 20 2010, 03:46 AM   #14
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Re: "V" second Season not till 2011!

This sucks. I'm quickly running out of shows to watch on TV. Guess I'll finally sit down to watch Surface and Earth2. Any other sci-fi shows on the horizon?
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Old May 20 2010, 12:53 PM   #15
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23skidoo wrote: View Post
That said, if the writers of V do their jobs properly...
Why start now?
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