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V: Season (Series?) Finale Will be a Cliffhanger

VThough V hasn’t exactly been a big success for ABC, it seems that the producers have no plans to wrap up the series by the end of season two. Rather than giving some resolution, just in case it’s cancelled, EW reports that the season (and potentially the series) will end with a big cliffhanger mystery that involves Lisa (Laura Vandervoot).

As mentioned previously, V has not been performing all that well this season. The three episodes that have aired so far have averaged a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.02 million total viewers. That’s down by 11% when compared to last season’s average.

That’s not terrible but it was on the bubble with a higher average last May and currently ranks 12th out of 13 on the list of ABC’s scripted shows. When you look at the numbers that way, it looks fairly likely that, unless the ratings pick up, fans of V are going to be pretty upset at the end of this season.

What do you think? Should V producers give the series an ending, just in case, or should they act as if they know the show is coming back next season.


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briang9581 February 3, 2011 at 10:40 am

Here’s the ending…Guessing Alert…

Dr. Sidney Miller, will discover a way to weaponize Red Rain, to use against the Vs
Many Vs will die, others will prepare to flee the Earth, but not before we learn that Marcus is the actual leader of the Fifth Column.

This of course is not the ending we’ll see, in the season two finale, but the one they should use to give closure, in case of pending cancellation.

Oh and Lisa is like totally preggers in either ending. Just a guess.


JerrySD February 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

What these programs always seem to forget is how to script a proper villan to tease the crowed to keep coming back. Where are the JR Ewing’s (Dallas) and the Abbey’s (Knots Landing) that could in one breath have you loving the villian and in the next having you hate them? Too ambigous. It’s in the writing…a total lack of creativity and pandoring to simpletons.


mrsports February 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

And yet another show that isn’t getting love… maybe it’s because the networks end shows in Nov/Dec and don’t pick them back up until the end of Jan or Feb…
well put Bruce, about the other networks… so many great shows on cable… although there are plenty of shows I enjoy on the alphabet networks (Chase, Human Target, Lie to Me, Fringe, etc) most, if not all of them will be canceled… seems like a waste of time to even watch anymore… take a line from “24”, run your season in consecutive weeks and people will know where to find it…


Ashley February 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

this is rediculous. im 14 and i absolutly love this show and i know MANY people my age and in high school that feel the same way. PLEASE HAVE ANOTHER SERIES!


Mike G. February 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’ve always felt like this show was a Ferrari with the emergency brake on. It wants to be exciting, but it just seems like it’s setup, after setup, after setup, with no real payoffs. I WORSHIPPED the original V as a kid, and had such high hopes for this series, but after 16 episodes it’s just been so boring to me. I came into this expecting more action and combat than they have delivered. It is a well written series, the characters and acting are solid, but I think the story overall has been quite lacklustre.


Isaura February 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Would be nice if SyFy picked up the show. I really hate the idea of a cliffhanger for the end of the series.


Shawn Pederson February 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Did anyone ever stop and think that the reason sci fi shows have low rating is because most of the people watching them are downloading them. There is a large fan base for V and shows alike, but they are computer savy people who aren’t on the same grid. The studios are too concerned about making large buck from the advertisements shown on the dumb commercials that they kill alot of GREAT SHOWS!!! like the new star gate….


Kat February 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Yeah, I’m still bummed about losing Stargate Universe (hoping there will be some semblance of closure in the last 10 episodes yet to air), but just because we’re computer savy doesn’t mean we’re going to be downloading them… believe it or not, I still tape things with a VCR, haha. I know what BitTorrent is, but I don’t like to bother with it for television stuff. I’d much rather watch my tapes laying on my bed than sit at a computer to watch ‘em.


Deringer February 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm

This show lost me when it stopped showing up on Hulu or iTunes. My DVR’s busy with other stuff when V airs, and I’d be happy to pay two buck per episode to see it, or be force to watch ads a la Hulu, but I guess ABC would just rather I not watch at all. And yeah, I know what BitTorrent is, and I choose not to use it.


Cz6 February 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

It’s a decent show and better than anything on in that slot. Let it ride, I think it could surprise everyone.


firechick68 February 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

i am just getting into it, finally got to watch last season and i like it, please give it another season !!


Bill C... February 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

We need more shows like this, it does pale in comparrison to Battlestar, but I still like it…What do they expect with ratiings when they put it on hiatus for so long… Going to suck big time if they dont finish it…


OleVizer February 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

That’s the producers’ great plan? If the series ends, it will end with a cliffhanger? I feel sorry for those who have been faithful viewers of V if this is how they will be rewarded. Count me out


Bruce February 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

What a suprise. The 16 year olds aren’t watching, so another good show is gone. Why do the networks bother even having scripted shows? Just show Dance dance dance whatever, 7 nights a week, that’s what the children they seem to care about so much want to see. Us grownups, we can go to USA Network, and SyFy, and TNT, where you can get programs like Burn Notice, The Closer, Southland, Covert Affairs, Saving Grace, Royal Pains, Merlin, etc. Oh, and, if you spring for HBO, you can have True Blood, and last year’s movies. Why watch ABC, CBS, NBC at all? Leave it to the kiddies, that’s all the networks care about anyway.


Kat February 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm

We’re going to be left with a cliffhanger, I just know it… but oh well, it’s too bad more people can’t appreciate this show. It’s weaving this grand, sci-fi story and is just about as close to a network television Battlestar Galactica as you can get (proving, perhaps, that you should never, ever try to make a Battlestar Galactica for network TV) — I’d love to see what happens next season and the season after that! It can only go darker, as the Vs continue their plans to rule us.

I think it’s neat, but I won’t exactly be heartbroken if it gets cancelled. Television just doesn’t come as great as it used to, does it?


Kat February 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Well, I should clarify… Network television doesn’t come as great as it used to — shows like The Walking Dead over on AMC are still stellar.


KJ February 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I would have to say that though it would be a shame to cancel V after only two seasons, it really hasn’t been that great this year so far, especially compared to last year. Hopefully it begins to pick up in the storyline soon or else I’ll be abandoning ship and won’t care anymore either.


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