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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  1. Mina Geldi says

    … what part of the 95% of the votes the producers don’t understand?
    is the “low average” really the problem or there is something that we don’t know?
    here in Greece we think abc sucks for this reason…

  2. Cesare morsani says

    V was great!!!!! I think it got to close to the truth and They JFK ed it…dont belive it had no ratings everyone I know was watching it..Long live Queen Anna..You suck abc

  3. John Price says

    Very sorry the series did not continue. I don’t know how they gauge an audience, but everyone I knew were faithful watchers. It seems to e if they want to have these series picked up as DVD’s to bring in continued revenue that they would want to at least finish out the main plot. This happened with Surface, Heroes, and The Cape, etc. and no one wants to rent videos that have no ending.

  4. says

    The last show that killed Dianna we found out she the new leader daughter.
    Also thay brought back Mark who is from the old TV Series V.
    What happend to him ?
    Please bring it back on the air why dose SiFi pick it up ?
    I always watch it when it was on. I watch every episode.

  5. chad says

    ABC should bring the show back especially since there have being activities of aliens in our world this days than ever before.And just as the Tv series portrayed they are already in our mist.so they should bring it back for us to know what to do.

  6. J M says

    Not enough publicity. I didn’t even know the show was already showing until the last couple of episodes. Bought the complete 1st & 2nd seasons just to see and catch up. Loved them!! The show is great. ABC should really consider bringing V back!

  7. Klara says

    Lack of publicity. Though I had access to internet, I never saw a comercial for the show. I liked the show. and was bad ended in that way, they did the same with TSCC, why you start project and never end it? but is all about money, that why, they don’t care about the audience, they care only about profit. damn mainstream media…

  8. Anonymous says

    Loved the original series and was thrilled when the reinvented series showed up in 2009 – much better than much of the crap currently on TV!

  9. says

    It should come back! especially now when there are more science fiction movies & tv programs with that type of genre. But of course, the producers & studios don’t know their nose from their ears so it doesn’t surprise me that they cancelled this series. However, they keep idiotic tv series which have no good story plots and have incredulous actors (so-called). Me, my friends, and neighbors do not watch your tv channel any more.

    You guys are idiots!

  10. says

    I love the show !!!!! please make the season 3 !! i dont understand how can they cut on such a good show .. if there’s a vote for it .. i’ll go for it for sure !!

  11. E.MARRAST says

    I real liked the show. Was looking forward for the next season and am should there are a lot of people out there feel the same. Hate that this is the end of a Dam good sci/fi……. As i did see the original :(

  12. charlie says

    ABC needs to pick up a season 3 now. get a little better editing, little more special effects budget, take off with the same characters if even possible.
    the second season choked out badly because the network fucked up and decided it better to drop 3 episodes down to 10 and release it early causing them to cram way to much into a short period. i liked where it was going, killing off the ***** kid and brainwashing the entire planet….but sadly i’ll never know where it will go!

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