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NBC's 'The Event' Gets Huge Buzz at Comic Con

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 25th 2010 11:25AM
jason_ritter_The_event_nbc'The Event' deals with a young man -- Jason Ritter -- who's thrust into the middle of mystical game of espionage as he tries to find his missing girlfriend.

Most of the panel for the NBC series that's best described as part 'Lost' and part '24' was taken up by the screening of the show's pilot. Fans had only about 15 minutes for a moderator-conducted Q&A with the ensemble show's cast, which is headlined by Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood and Laura Innes.

But the good news is that If the crowd reaction was any indication, THIS is the must-see series of the fall. If you're still going through Jack Bauer and Jack Shephard withdrawal, trust us -- Ritter's Sean Walker is your new hero.

Each act break ended on a compelling cliffhanger, the biggest one was saved for the end of the show. Kudos to producers for informing viewers as to when a scene was set by starting each one off with "eight days ago" or "13 hours ago." It would be nice if 'Lost' had done that all shows with big casts and lots of flashbacks would do that.

Creator Nick Wauters explained that there are definitely elements of "mystery, sci-fi, thrillers, and a love story" to 'The Event.' "We wanted to create something that' has a little bit of something for everyone."



Show runner Evan Katz ('24') teases that what occurs in the pilot is "not the event." He adds that the second episode will answer some obvious questions that are left. "What happened to the plane?" "Who are the detainees?"

"We don't want people to feel like we're making this up as we go along," says Katz. Is he referring to criticisms some had of 'Lost'?

"Everything is designed to answer questions," he says. "We'll spool out some of our mysteries and keep people guessing in a fair way."

Fans can log onto nbc.com/fan-it to enter a contest to win a walk-on role on the show.

'The Event' debuts Monday, Sept. 20 at 9PM ET on NBC. Set your DVRs now.

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So what is the event?

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