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'Battlestar' Alum Could Head Back To 'V'

Michael Trucco says John May really could live

He has a new series, but Michael Trucco is keeping his routes in Vancouver, and possibly in something else that starts with a "V" -- or should we say, only has a "V."

Trucco, who played Sam Anders (and a member of the Final Five) in Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica," could be doing an encore of his one-episode guest stint last season on ABC's "V" playing the much-talked-about John May.

Trucco's appearance would be rather interesting -- and possibly a bit confusing -- especially since May was said to be dead at the hands of Ryan Nichols, played by Morris Chestnut. However, Trucco told TV Guide that he could indeed be coming back, and coming back soon.

"That's what they hinted to me," Trucco said. "I thought, 'OK, he's dead, but he's coming back?" They're like, 'Nope, he's dead.' I wrote that off as a one-off [appearance], but they made some indication that maybe he'd come back."

Of course, there are several possibilities on how that could happen outside of the cliche back-from-the-dead angle used too much in science-fiction and soap operas. Trucco could appear in a new flashback, or it's possible that a Visitor could be made up to look like him. Or he could be simply a mental manifestation.

No matter how it's done, it's likely Trucco will only be back for a single episode, two tops. Trucco has signed on for the new USA network series "Facing Kate" alongside some other recognizable alums including Richard Dean Anderson from "Stargate SG-1" fame.

Both "Facing Kate" and "V" film in Vancouver, so Trucco wouldn't have to go far to make a guest appearance. Either way, it will be interesting to see if John May really does live.

"V" faced a potential cancellation threat following its first season, but ABC renewed it, planning for a November premiere of its second season.

"V" finished its first season as the second most-watched network genre program, its 5.3 rating/8 share overnight average behind only the final season of "Lost," which earned a 6.6/11. It was ranked 35th overall, tied with the cancelled "Three Rivers" from CBS, and just behind "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS, "Biggest Loser" on NBC and "Human Target" on Fox.

It did, however, finish better than ABC's overall average of a 5.0/8, ranking as the network's 11th most-watched show franchise behind "Modern Family," and was one of only 11 ABC shows to finish above a 5.0 rating. CBS had 18 shows that achieved that feat, followed by Fox with six, NBC three, and none from The CW.

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