TV Alert: “V” invades primetime with Elizabeth Mitchell

Hey, do you like aliens? What if the aliens are really hot? And what if the really hot aliens are being investigated by the really hot Elizabeth Mitchell? Ah-ha, now I have your full attention.

The new alien-invasion series V premieres at 8 p.m. tonight on ABC, bringing with it critical acclaim and the return of Elizabeth’s arched eyebrows. Consider me sold. Also selling me? The first nine minutes which were released as a preview by ABC.

Kind of blows “Look, up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane!” away, doesn’t it?

In the series, a re-imagining of the 1983 miniseries by the same name, aliens descend en masse to Earth calling themselves the Visitors. They come promising peace and technological secrets. But cut a little deeper and they have creepy green reptilian skin and what might be a considerably more sinister agenda.

In the new version the gorgeous Morena Baccarin plays Anna, the Visitor’s soothing-voiced leader. Firefly fans will remember her as Inara Serra, a high-society courtesan who is friendly with the Serenity crew. In V she makes “Take me to your leader” look incredibly appealing, and I think that’s the point.

Fellow Firefly alum Alan Tudyk (most recently seen as Alpha on Dollhouse) stars as Elizabeth’s FBI partner and Lourdes Benedicto appears as the girlfriend of Morris Chestnut’s character. You might remember her better as Alicia, the girlfriend of Bonnie Somerville’s character on the short-lived Cashmere Mafia.

The reviews have been largely positive, with Elizabeth being called “TV’s go-to gal for strong, brainy women of action,” by Entertainment Weekly. Speaking of action, in a separate interview for Entertainment Weekly, Elizabeth reminisced about kissing Angelina Jolie in Gia, saying her lips were “Pillowy and fabulous. Honestly, you got lost in her lips. It was almost overwhelming, like a peach.”

Um, wow. Hell, I don’t even care about the aliens. I just want to watch Elizabeth and fantasize about her kissing pillowy peach lips. So, what do you think? Are on sold on V? Are you ready for more Elizabeth?