V Gets Cut In Two - More Signs Of Trouble?

Rumors of ABC's revival of V being in trouble have only been strengthened by the strange decision made by network schedulers to keep the show in its original slot for four weeks, before taking it off-air for four months.

Variety reports that ABC have made the decision to split the 13-episode first season in two, and to hold the show's back nine episodes until midseason, expected to be March next year. The March decision is charitably being explained as protecting the show from next year's Winter Olympics and traditional ratings juggernaut American Idol, but rumors persist that not only is the series in trouble - production is still halted, with no set date to restart - but also in danger of seeing the number of episodes reduced in an attempt to minimize damage for the network, something that ABC and studio Warner Bros. deny.

Developing.

ABC eyes 'pod' treatment for 'V' [Variety]