Confirmed- Alias will return, but not for a full 22 episodes. According to Kristin at EOnline, Alias is set to return this spring (date still unknown) but ABC has cut the 22 episode season to 17. 9 have already aired, so that leaves us with 8, count them, 8 episodes of Alias. The returning episode 5.10 "S.O.S." is scheduled to be a 2 hour episode.
Sad pandas my little Alias fans, but we still get Vaughn, Will and Irina!!