<strong><em>V</em></strong>'s second season returns to ABC on Tuesday, January 4
ABC has announced that the second season of V will debut on Tuesday, January 4 at 9 PM ET, and the network will also debut a new Dancing with the Stars spin-off series where they take to the ice in Skating With the Stars. Which will premiere on Monday, November 22 as part of a six-episode run.

We have the full press releases for both shows below, but Entertainment Weekly has the details on how Skating With the Stars will affect the current ABC schedule.

The new ABC hit series No Ordinary Family will continue to air on Tuesday nights, but starting on November 29, the series will air at 9 PM on Tuesdays until January 4, where it will return in its 8 PM ET timeslot, serving as the lead-in for the new season of V. Here's a rundown of the altered ABC schedule:

Monday, November 22

Monday, November 29

  • 8-9:30: Skating With the Stars

Tuesday, November 30

Monday, December 6

  • 8-9:30: Skating With the Stars

Monday, December 13

  • 8-9: Skating With the Stars

Monday, December 20

  • 8-9: Skating With the Stars
  • 9-10: Castle (repeat)
  • 10-11: Castle (repeat)

Monday, December 21

  • 8-9: Skating With the Stars (season finale)

Tuesday, January 4

Here are the full press releases for V and Skating With the Stars below:

Skating With the Stars

You've seen what happens when celebrities take on the ballroom, now see what happens when they hit the ice on blades of steel, in Skating With the Stars. The new series from BBC Worldwide Productions pairs a celebrity with a world class ice skater as they prepare to compete in front of a live audience in a televised ice skating competition. The skating pairs will be critiqued by a panel of expert judges and will receive a set of scores based on artistry and technique and by viewers at home, with one couple being eliminated each week. Skating With the Stars will kick off its six-episode run with a live premiere episode on Monday, November 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The Skating With the Stars all-star cast will be revealed on-air, November 2nd during the live Dancing with the Stars Results show.

In the first round of competition, the mood will be tense. Anything can happen when the skating pairs lace up and take to the ice -- live! After enduring hours of rigorous training, the celebrities will display their best figure skating and ice dancing moves on what is sure to be one of the world's most spectacular ice rink sets. Danger will hover close each week as the couples are challenged to incorporate various intense moves into their routines, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

Skating with the Stars is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Izzie Pick (Dancing with the Stars and the UK's Strictly Come Dancing) and Philip Edgar-Jones (Big Brother, and Celebrity Big Brother) serve as executive producers. Paul Osborne (I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and Secret Millionaire) will serve as co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski (Dancing with the Stars) will direct.

V

V, the thrilling drama series about the world's first alien encounter that captivated viewers last season, will make its highly-anticipated season premiere on Tuesday, January 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

Simultaneously appearing over every major city in the world, the Visitors (or V's) arrived offering us the wonders of their technology and promoting peace. While the world quickly embraced the V's as saviors, an FBI Counter Terrorist Agent, and others making up the resistance group called The Fifth Column, quickly discovered that the Visitors are not who they said they were. Will humanity stop being fooled and realize the Visitors true intentions before it becomes too late and they take over Earth?

V, which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series, stood as television's No. 1 new drama during the 09-10 TV season in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, delivering substantial year-to-year improvement in both of its Tuesday time periods (8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). V finished No. 1 in both time periods among key Men (M18-34/M18-49).

Season Two will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the V's mythology, while along the way featuring even more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week.

V stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker. New recurring stars for this season include Jane Badler as Diana, Oded Fehr as Eli Cohn, Jay Karnes as Chris Bolling and Bret Harrison as Dr. Sidney Miller.

V is produced by HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television. The executive producers are Scott Rosenbaum, Steve Pearlman and Jace Hall.