THE BIRTH OF SYDNEY�S BABY, THE RETURN OF MICHAEL VAUGHN,
THE RESURFACING OF IRINA DEREVKO AND A LITTLE HELP FROM FORMER
AGENT WEISS ARE FEATURED ON THE MUCH ANTICIPATED RETURN OF
ABC�S �ALIAS,� AIRING AS A TWO-HOUR EVENT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Michael Vartan Guest Stars as Michael Vaughn
Lena Olin Guest Stars as Irina Derevko
Greg Grunberg Guest Stars as Eric Weiss
The Emmy Award-winning spy drama, �Alias,� returns to the ABC primetime schedule with a two-hour event, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Editors please note: �Alias� will air in its regular time period beginning Wednesday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
Jennifer Garner stars in her Golden Globe Award-winning role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow in this non-stop thrill ride through espionage, adventure and heart-wrenching drama. The electrifying return event includes the birth of Sydney�s baby and reappearance of Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan).
In the two-hour return event, featuring the episodes �S.O.S.� and �Maternal Instinct,� Jack calls on former Agent Weiss (Greg Grunberg) and the APO team to search for Sydney after receiving a distress call from her. But Jack believes that a larger conspiracy may be in play, thwarting their attempts to rescue her. Meanwhile, Tom�s suspicious actions may suggest he has a hidden agenda, Irina Derevko (Lena Olin) is a surprise partner to Jack and a very pregnant Sydney on a mission to retrieve �The Horizon� � but her allegiances still remain in question -- and Sloane is forced to scramble when Devlin suspects a mole is working inside APO.
Upcoming episodes will reveal the outcome of Sloane�s unholy alliance in his search for the cure for daughter Nadia (Mia Maestro) and the endgame of the Rambaldi prophecy. Other familiar faces from the past will crop up in Sydney�s life � for better or worse -- including best friend Will Tippin (Bradley Cooper) and nemeses Julian Sark (David Anders) and Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres).
�Alias� stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, Victor Garber as Jack Bristow, Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane, Carl Lumbly as Marcus Dixon, Kevin Weisman as Marshall Flinkman, Balthazar Getty as Thomas Grace, Rachel Nichols as Rachel Gibson, �lodie Bouchez as Ren�e Rienne and Amy Acker as Kelly Peyton.
Guest starring on �S.O.S.� are Greg Grunberg as Eric Weiss, Emmanuel Todorov as guard, James Handy as Devlin, John Aylward as Davenport, Kathe Mazur as Dr. Lynn, Cate Cohen as tour guide, Kitty Swink as Tracie and Charlie Mattera as security guard.
Guest starring on �Maternal Instinct� are Michael Vartan as Michael Vaughn, Lena Olin as Irina Derevko, Ivo Nandi as Bertrand, Robert Dolan as Agent Barker, James Handy as Devlin, Lama Chodak Gyatso Nubpa as Lama, Ho-Kwan Tse as Nabin, J. Michael Flynn as Alex Moreau, Keith Sellon-Wright as Dr. Ellis and John Aylward as Davenport.
�S.O.S.� was written by J.R. Orci and directed by Karen Gaviola.
�Maternal Instinct� was written by Breen Frazier and directed by Tucker Gates.
�Alias� was created by J.J. Abrams, who executive-produces the series along with Ken Olin, Jeff Pinkner, Jesse Alexander and Jeffrey Bell. The series, which is filmed in Los Angeles and premiered on September 30, 2001, is from Touchstone Television.
�Alias� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
These programs carry a TV-14,V parental guideline.