"Veronica Mars" is returning to TV ... well, sort of. "Veronica Mars" reruns are returning to TV! The beloved, short-lived drama about a sassy teen sleuth (Kristen Bell) is coming to SOAPnet this month, marking the first time it's aired on TV since the series ended in 2007.
To celebrate the show's arrival, SOAPnet is airing am 11-hour marathon on Sun., April 15 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET before moving to its regular timeslots. Starting Mon., April 16, "Veronica Mars" will air Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. So much "Mars," so little time.
Series star Kristen Bell, who can now be seen in Showtime's "House of Lies," looked back on her time on the show. This may not make up for the not-dead-yet "Veronica Mars" movie -- you can read Bell's hopes about project here -- but Bell was eager to dish on what exactly Ms. Mars would be doing now.
"She's infiltrating some Northeastern state in a political venture to begin her quest to be president," Bell told me in a HuffPost TV interview in late December. President Mars? Bell said that's a big dream the fictional character "probably wouldn't follow through with."
"What is Veronica Mars doing? She's definitely not married with three kids in Tennessee, I can tell you that much," she said.
Fans will remember creator Rob Thomas' Season 4 pitch was about Special Agent Veronica Mars, FBI and Season 3 ended with the character landing an internship with the Bureau. So what about her big FBI dreams?
"She could be," Bell said. "She's probably working in Homeland Security"
There you have it: Veronica Mars, Homeland Security agent. Working side by side with "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)? We can dream.