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Fox and J.J. Abrams Headed to 'Alcatraz'

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 16th 2010 1:00PM
FoxWhat happens when you take an eager network, a respected TV creator and America's most notorious prison? 'Alcatraz' happens.

Earlier this month we reported on the project from J.J. Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff, an executive producer on 'Lost,' but now it's found a home on Fox. According to Variety, the network has given the project a pilot commitment.

Not much information has been released about the project besides a logline The Live Feed reports as: "A show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz."

If we've learned one thing the past few years it's that Abrams knows how to handle sweeping mysteries.

Sarnoff, Abrams and Bryan Burk will executive produce the pilot and Warner Bros. TV will be the studio home to the project. Both of Abrams' current TV projects, 'Undercovers' and 'Fringe,' started out as spec scripts.

Tell us: Does 'Alcatraz' sound interesting to you?

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Ha, it speaks volumes that ABC refused it! They got burned by LOST (final season, at least) and don't want anymore of JJ Abrams' juju.

September 20 2010 at 3:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Welcome to the Rock"

September 16 2010 at 4:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

J.J. Abrams has been very busy. Is he trying to buy the island from Lost?

September 16 2010 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sign me up!

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