Originally slated for midseason and then tentatively set for November, ABC's remake of the sci-fi classic "V" now has a formal premiere date.

It was announced at Saturday (Aug. 8) afternoon's ABC Television Critics Association press tour panel that "V" will begin its run on Tuesday, Nov. 3, airing in the 8 p.m. time slot.

If you don't remember the vintage '80s miniseries and subsequent series, "V" focuses on humanity's reaction to an extended alien visitation, which becomes complicated when they discover that they extra-terrestrial visitors have ulterior motives.

The remake's ensemble cast includes Scott Wolf, Elizabeth Mitchell, Joel Gretsch, Morris Chestnut, Morena Baccarin and Lourdes Benedicto.

Producers insisted to assembled reporters that they know where they're going for the first and second seasons, if that's somehow reassuring to you. They also said they know where the end is.


Check out images from ABC's new "V." 

Also, check out our report from the "V" pilot screening at Comic-Con.


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.