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What happens when Bad Robot and Mastermind Laboratories get together? The CW may be answering that question for us as the network has ordered a pilot by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) and Mark Schwahn (One Tree Hill).
Fox's Alcatraz is one of the more fascinating upcoming shows. Produced by J.J. Abrams, it looks to have the potential to be the next Lost thanks to a crazy-twisty storyline involving inmates from the infamous prison vanishing and reappearing several decades later in modern San Francisco. Hell, it's even got ex-Hurley Jorge Garcia in the cast. Unfortunately, it sounds like there may be some turbulence in the waters surrounding Alcatraz. Showrunner Elizabeth Sarnoff is leaving the show over creative differences.
Despite his more recent TV roles, there’s always going to be some part of me that associates Greg Grunberg with his roles in Felicity and Alias. Both series had two other things in common, besides Grunberg: Jennifer Garner, and J.J. Abrams. Garner only appeared in a few episodes of Felicity, but she was reunited with Grunberg and series creator J.J. Abrams in Alias. Now it’s looking like there’s a chance that two of these three people will be teamed up again for another TV project.
Having forged an empire out of Family Guy, the show that wouldn't die, Seth MacFarlane has gone on to put the "domination" in Fox's Sunday night Animation Domination line-up. This is the guy with the stones and the pull to reboot The Flintstones. Like him or not, at this point, Seth MacFarlane can do pretty much whatever the hell he wants to. And now he wants to get Star Trek back on the air.
Supernatural creator Erik Kripke's career certainly isn't hurting these days, despite having left the Brothers Winchester in the capable hands of showrunner Sera Gamble and company. We told you a few weeks back that Kripke would be lending his supernatural experience to an adaptation of DC Comics' Deadman character for The CW. Now Kripke is teaming up with one of the biggest names in entertainment right now: J.J. Abrams.
This week has seen a major catalogue update for Netflix, and we're focusing on the arrival of one of the best-loved SF franchises of all time. That's right, Star Trek has come to Netflix, and today FlixWorthy is running down the new arrivals and suggesting a few side dishes to complement your main course. And before we dive in, no, I don't know why Deep Space 9 is the lone Trek hold-out.
David Fury has worked on some of the defining television of the past two decades, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Lost, and 24. Now, Deadline is reporting that Fury will be reteaming with Lost alum J.J. Abrams on Fringe.
Given how controversial Lost's storyline and eventual finale became, you couldn't blame Fox for wanting to know where JJ Abrams was planning to take his new paranormal thriller series Alcatraz before they signed on the dotted line. And it turns out that Fox put Abrams under the interrogation lamp before they agreed to give Alcatraz the greenlight.
There will never be another prison like Alcatraz. Situated on a creepy island within eye sight of San Francisco, the former federal penitentiary once housed the worst of the worst during an era when many Americans
J.J. Abrams is really spreading around his talent on the small screen. With Lost wrapping up on ABC and Fringe airing on Fox, it’s no real surprise that he’s managed to mark some territory on NBC. Word is, the Peacock picked up his new series The Undercovers.
TV Guide seems to be treating this story as if Terry O'Quinn is trying to develop a genuine spin-off of Lost for his character John Locke and Michael Emerson's Benjamin Linus. However, it reads more like O'Quinn simply wants to work with his friend in a new series. The premise could actually work either way, interestingly enough
While Lost may be coming to an end, it seems Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Jin in the ABC series, has found another TV role. It was recently announced that Kim’s been signed to play the starring role in the Hawaii Five-0 remake.
Seeing how it revitalized Lost when things started to get off track, J.J. Abrams says he's considering setting an end-point for his FOX series Fringe as well. Now in it's second season, the larger mythology of Fringe has definitely started to come forth, with the introduction of a parallel reality, and the mysteries behind William Bell
One of the most anticipated series set to make it’s debut this fall is Fox’s Fringe. The new J.J. Abrams exec-produced show looks like it could be another one of those series that keeps us fairly confused but hopefully at the same time, completely enthralled. Based on this behind the scenes look at the series, it seems like the cast may very well be nearly as in the dark about their characters as we’re likely to be.
Comic Con doesn’t actually start until Thursday, but on Wednesday they had a “preview night” and opened the doors to the exhibit halls for members of the press and those holding 4-day passes. To make the “preview night” even more special, an exclusive advanced screening of the pilot of J.J. Abrams’ new Fox television series