HUGE SPACESHIPS SIMULTANEOUSLY APPEAR OVER 29 CITIES
AROUND THE WORLD, ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL
OF THE VISITORS, ON ABC'S "V"
"Pilot"-- An image of Anna (Morena Baccarin), the leader of the Visitors (V's), is projected worldwide, heralding the arrival of Earth's first alien visitors. At first considered a threat, the V's quickly become a fascination and a link to things that lay just beyond our reach. For Tyler (Logan Huffman), a teenaged boy, the V's are his ticket to being a part of something big and something that offers hope. To Chad (Scott Wolf), an egotistical news anchor who wants to further his career, his exclusive interview with Anna begins his desire to dominate the airwaves. Father Jack (Joel Gretsch), a priest with questioning faith, is hesitant to believe in the Visitors' righteousness and goes outside of the church in search of the truth. There are other dissidents who believe the Visitors aren't who they say they are, including Ryan (Morris Chestnut), who is faced with a life-altering decision when the V's show up. And to FBI Counter Terrorist Agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell), who discovers, while investigating a terrorist cell, what lurks beneath the alarmingly human exterior of the Visitors, resisting this new world has never been more important, on "V," SATURDAY, JANUARY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/3/09)
"V" stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Lourdes Benedicto as Valerie, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna, and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.
Guest starring in "Pilot" are Alan Tudyk as Dale Maddox, Jesse Wheeler as Brandon, Britt Irvin as Haley Gordon, David Richmond-Peck as Georgie, Christopher Shyer as Marcus, Scott Hylands as Father Travis, and Stefan Arngrim as Roy.
"Pilot" was written by Scott Peters and directed by Yves Simoneau.
"V" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14,V parental guideline.