‘The Event’ is back for the new year (after a 3 month hiatus) with 2 new episodes on NBC at 8/7c tonight.

The science fiction series returns with the episodes “And Then There Were More” and “Inostranka” which finds President Martinez and his chief of staff (Roger Bart) using all their resources to decrypt the message. Meanwhile, an Alaskan senator (Virginia Madsen) discovers the existence of Mount Inostranka and prepares to out the revelation on “Hardball With Chris Matthews.” While Sean and Leila get another lead on where to find Samantha.

About the show:
The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker played by Jason Ritter (‘Joan of Arcadia’, ‘W.’), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila played by Sarah Roemer(‘Disturbia’), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez played by Blair Underwood (‘Gattaca’,’L.A. Law’); Sophia Maguire played by Laura Innes (‘Deep Impact’, ‘ER’), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila’s shadowy father played by Scott Patterson (‘Justice League’, ‘Gilmore Girls’). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

If you need to catch up, all of season one’s nine episodes are available at www.nbc.com until 3-8-11.

Here are some clips: