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

V season three canceledSadly, 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.

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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?

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Mike February 22, 2015 at 6:04 am

I am amazed that a really brilliant series like V was cancelled when there are so many crappy programmes. shows and TV series still running that should have bit the dust instead :(


loving v February 16, 2015 at 8:54 pm

PLZ COME BACK V. Loved the show. can’t understand why it didn’t catch on. I love sci fiction and this is one of the best shows.


Lisa Groves January 23, 2015 at 9:55 pm

I really don’t know why V didn’t catch on! I am a sci-fi buff and cannot understand why the other sci-fi buffs around the world were apparently NOT watching it!! Regardless of ABC’s expectations, they didn’t do themselves a favor canceling the show. They really disappointed the buffs like me around the world, I am sure.
I think and hope that Steven Spielberg will take the story from ABC and continue the V series sometime in the near future, if ABC doesn’t want to do so.


Ian Derby January 15, 2015 at 11:21 am

I was really getting into that too, wish they would have at least made a couple of episodes to finish it off.

Plus, just how far in advance did they know there was going to be No season 3 before letting folks spend their hard earned cash on purchasing seasons 1 & 2 on DVD.

It stinks!!!


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