by Michael Ausiello
WHO: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Lourdes Benedicto, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, and exec producers Scott Peters and Jeffrey Bell.
PREMISE: The rodent-eating lizards are back! Slick production. Great cast. Not scary enough. (Watch the trailer) The last session of press tour!
5:21 pm: Mitchell confirms for the umpteenth time that she will be returning to Lost. “I am going to be traveling to Hawaii for Lost more than once,” she says. “I can’t say whether Juliet is alive or dead, but as with all things on Lost, it will be tricky.”
5:31 pm: Wolf’s dimples remain a force of nature.
5:32 pm: Scoop! V will premiere on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 8 pm/ET.
5:34 pm: Iconic scenes from the original V—like alien queen Diana devouring the hamster—will be replicated in some form. ”We would be morons if we didn’t find a way to pay homage [to the original],” says Bell. “But if we had her do exactly what was done in the original, been there done that.”
5:36 pm: Paging Jane Badler… E.P. Peters says some of the original V actors will definitely be making cameos on the reboot as a “tip of the hat” to old fans.
That’s a wrap, folks! Heading off to the ABC cocktail reception to get scoop for next week’s Ask Ausiello. I survived another press tour! Yay me!