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ABC will air its alien-invasion drama V in two parts starting in November and then continuing after the Olympics in March 2010.

"We're planning to air four episodes in November and end with a cliff-hanger," a rep for the show tells TVGuide.com. In March, the show will resume airing the rest of the original 13-episode order, which has not changed with the new airing schedule. V continues to be on a production hiatus until mid-October, an insider tells TVGuide.com.

ABC Sets Date for V's Prime-Time Invasion

At the fall TV previews, Steve McPherson, ABC's entertainment prez, said they were planning a non-traditional way to air the series. "We always intended to break the show up into 'pods' to make it more of an event," the rep adds.

Watch full episodes of the original V miniseries

Do we believe ABC? Or is this a bad sign?