Ex-Losties Land New J.J. Abrams Series at NBC

My Dear Losties!!!! I’ve missed you my long, lost friends! It seems like an Alt-Verse ago since we’ve been together, doesn’t it? But I come to you today with a message from The Island … muwahahaha. Apparently, Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson aren’t done working with each other yet–the ‘Lost’ actors are reuniting on-screen in […]

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‘Undercovers’ Boss Apologizes: An Attractive Cast Wasn’t Available

Point out to the executive producers of NBC’s ‘Undercovers’ (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8/7c) that their two leads are kinda sorta, you know, lacking in the looks department, and you’ll hit a sore spot. “We tried finding better-looking people, but they weren’t unavailable,” J.J. Abrams (‘Alias’) tells Fancast, following our sarcasm-laced lead. Adds Josh […]

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J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz-Based Mystery Series Lands At Fox

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: J.J. Abrams is shepherding a top-secret new TV series that involves a history-rich island and a multitude of mysteries. But in contrast to the idyllic-slash-hellacious tropical destination of ‘Lost,’ which Abrams created, this time around his target is Alcatraz, the remote, now-defunct prison near San Francisco. And […]

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First Look, Two Takes: Early Intel On J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’

As the fall TV season nears, it’s time to get a feel for the fresh fare coming our way. In Fancast’s First Look, Two Takes series, executive editor Matt Mitovich shares a snapshot overview of each new show, noting strengths and areas for improvement, and then invites senior editor Julie Zied to offer a second […]

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‘Wicked’ Movie Buzz: J.J. Abrams! Lea Michele! Amanda Seyfried?

A big-screen adaptation of Broadway’s ‘Wicked’ is inching closer to reality, now that the hit musical’s creative team has started meeting with prospective directors – J.J. Abrams (‘Star Trek’) and Ryan Murphy (‘Glee’) included. Deadline.com was first to dish on the ‘Wicked’ movie movement, and now speculation is flying faster than a winged monkey as […]

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J.J. Abrams Hopeful That ‘Lost’ Fans Will Turn To ‘Fringe’

How in Jacob’s name are ‘Lost‘ fans expected to sate their appetite for twisty, supernatural-tinged tales populated by compellingly flawed characters, now that ABC’s island-based saga has bid the pop culture-verse adieu? ‘The Shield’ Creator: ‘Lost’ Bosses Should Be ‘Very Happy’ With Series Finale Fancast took that dilemma to ‘Lost’ creator J.J. Abrams himself, and […]

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New J.J. Abrams Spy Series Lands on NBC’s Fall Schedule

NBC is officially going ‘Undercovers’ with auteur J.J. Abrams (‘Lost,’ ‘Fringe’), having picked up his new spy drama pilot for the 2010-11 TV season. This marks NBC’s first announced drama series pick-up for the fall. ‘Undercovers’ stars Boris Kodjoe (‘Soul Food’) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (‘Doctor Who’) as Steven and Samantha Bloom, married retired CIA agents […]

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Fox Goes on the ‘Fringe’ with Musical Episode

Walter Bishop, Lounge Singer? No, ‘Buffy‘ is not the only supernatural songstress to sing it once more, with feeling…. ‘Fringe‘ is now preparing to hit the high notes with its own musical episode. Just imagine a particularly gory, gut-gushing episode of ‘Glee‘ (because ‘Fringe’s producers surely have). The melodic mayhem drops Thursday April 29th in […]

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