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Comic-Con 2011: 'Lost' Alternate Endings, Or the Panel No One Saw Coming

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 23rd 2011 8:10PM
Damon Lindelof & Carlton CuseThere's so much going on at Comic-Con that it's impossible to see it all, so you make your priorities: favorite hit shows, exciting new shows and then other random panels on canceled or won't-ever-be-seen stuff.

Obviously our priority list was off, because we totally missed Entertainment Weekly's 'Totally Lost' podcast's panel on 'Lost,' one year after the finale. Doc Jensen and Dan Snierson are awesome but, well, we kind of thought we were done covering the show in any big way, at least until some giant 10th anniversary "Where Are They Now?" type thing.

We were so wrong.

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse showed up as surprise guests (Cuse dressed as an Imperial Stormtrooper!), carrying out their little faux Twitter feud from last week by teasing the audience with a some lost 'Lost' footage.

Want to see it? It's after the jump. Now they joked that this was an alternate ending shot for Season 1, complete with early looks at the Man in Black and Jacob. Obviously, they had a little more fun with the final season than what we saw onscreen ... honestly, we'll take whatever we can get. (And we'll never say no to another 'Lost' panel again.)

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Carlton Cuse Preps Civil War Drama at ABC, 'Mike & Molly' to Address Marie Claire Blog and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 19th 2010 5:40PM
Carlton CuseCarlton Cuse is taking on the 1800s with a new ABC drama.

The 'Lost' executive producer is teaming with 'Secretariat's' Randall Wallace for a Civil War-set drama. The two are co-writing the pilot script and if it's picked up, Wallace will direct.

According to Variety, details are still vague, but the project is set in Virginia and has been envisioned as an "event" series.

In other TV news ...

Syfy will air the final five episodes of 'Caprica' in a January marathon. The episodes will start at 6PM on Tues., Jan. 4 and end at 11PM. [TV By the Numbers]

'Mike & Molly' is using its Thanksgiving episode to address the Marie Claire blog controversy. Look for the mention to happen in a speech by Billy Gardell. "It's a very eloquently put thing that I get to say at the Thanksgiving speech that kind of says everything we feel." [Entertainment Weekly]

Jennifer Esposito has been promoted to a series regular on 'Blue Bloods.' Esposito plays Detective Jackie Curatola, the partner of Donnie Wahlberg's Danny Reagan. [TV Guide]

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Favorite 'Lost' Episodes: Cuse, Lindelof and Staff Picks

by Kelly Woo, posted May 21st 2010 1:45PM


All good things must come to an end, as the proverb says. And as the end of 'Lost' draws painfully near, we here at TV Squad took a look back -- all the way to the very beginning -- to choose our favorite episodes from the show we collectively obsessed over..

We also asked the show's executive producers, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, to name their favorite episodes before their TimesTalk panel discussion in New York City last night. To see which ones they chose, plus our staff picks, read on ...

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Sarah Silverman Grills 'Lost' Producers on Funny or Die

by Gabrielle Dunn, posted May 20th 2010 5:30PM
Sarah SilvermanComedienne Sarah Silverman got to sit down with producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, the creative minds behind 'Lost,' as part of her new (fake) show 'Sizzle Alert' on Funny or Die (R.I.P. 'The Sarah Silverman Program'!).

The duo, dubbed "Darlton" by fans, got a few tours of the 'Sizzle Alert' offices, saw what Silverman considers her "tunnel of light" (oh, yes) and defended 'Lost' as a religion for "dolts and queers."

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This Year's Time 100 List Includes Several TV People

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 29th 2010 1:30PM
ConanAh, what a difference one year can make.

Last year, Time magazine did a cover story on Jay Leno and his big move to primetime, in which the magazine called him the "future of television."

But on this year's list of the 100 Most Influential People, Leno is nowhere to be found. Who made it instead? Yep, you guessed it: former 'Tonight Show' host Conan O'Brien.

There are eight other TV people on the list too, ranging from talk-show hosts, to a reality show judge to a couple of producers. See who made it after the jump.

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This 'Lost' Character Chart Will Just Confuse You Even More

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 26th 2010 11:00AM
Lost chartAs well all know, 'Lost' is a difficult show to understand, even if you're a regular viewer. A couple dozen characters, various timelines, various locations all add up to a confusing (though great) show.

Wired has a handy character chart (yes, there might be spoilers!), created by bioinformics scientist Martin Krzywinski using Circos software (even that sentence is confusing) that shows how all of the characters are related. The chart showing the entire cast is just a mess of colored lines that might be hard to follow, but you can use the list on the left to narrow down the list of characters and plot points you want to examine.

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'Mad Men' May End in 2012

by Gary Susman, posted Apr 19th 2010 12:45PM
'Mad Men' and 'Lost' have a lot in common. Both are critically acclaimed shows with small but fiercely devoted followings. Both feature square-jawed men and feisty dames, many of them with unresolved daddy issues, trying to understand life on a mysterious island characterized by brutal power struggles. Both shows center on thick plumes of smoke.

Now there's one more similarity: Both shows' creators decided about three seasons into their runs to end their series after six seasons. According to The Weekly Blend blog, 'Mad Men''s Matthew Weiner announced last week at the National Association of Broadcasters' convention in Las Vegas that he could not envision writing the show beyond a sixth season.

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'Lost' - 'Everybody Loves Hugo' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 14th 2010 5:40AM
'Lost' - 'Everybody Loves Hugo'
(S06E12)
You can certainly tell that we've turned the corner on this final season of 'Lost.' Suddenly, the alpha-verse and beta-verse seem to be on a collision course with one another, and I'm very intentionally using that expression. With Desmond on the loose in both universes now, things have gotten a lot more interesting, even if I'm still not 100% clear what either of his motivations are.

As expected, the beta-verse Hurley is every bit the financial success with Mr. Cluck's that the alpha-verse Hurley could never quite manage. What was alpha-Hurley's deep-rooted desire, if I'm going to continue that theory, that the beta-verse fulfilled? He said many times that he didn't want the millions he won in the lottery, but I think it was his never-ending plague of bad luck that he really wanted to get rid of. Trying to shed his winnings was just a means to his desired end.

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Does NBC's Olympics Theme Music Sound Familiar?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 15th 2010 5:03PM
Sharp-eared TV fans have probably known this for a long time because NBC has been using the music for a while, but 'Lost' producer Carlton Cuse Twittered about it the other day to let everyone else know: a lot of the music that NBC is using on their Olympics coverage is the theme song to another show that Carlton co-created/produced back in the early 90s. Here's the video. God I loved this show.

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Cuse and Lindelof Give Some Clues About the 'Lost' Timeline(s)

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 10th 2010 4:30PM
LostIf you're not listening to the weekly 'Lost' podcast, you're missing out on a lot of great stuff. I didn't start listening to it until recently, and I've discovered that not only are the podcasts entertaining, they're giving a lot of clues as to what's happening on the island (and these are official clues, not rumors or theories that you might find on other sites - though producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are more than a little coy in the podcasts).

What jumped out to me in the podcast posted after the season premiere last week has to do with the timeline(s).

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'Lost' - 'What Kate Does' Recap

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 10th 2010 12:46AM
Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen on ABC's 'Lost.'
(S06E03) "It's the Others, dude. They caught us ... again." - Hurley

As 'What Kate Does' unfolded, I couldn't help but shake the feeling that everything we're witnessing in the "post-Jughead worked" 2004 time-line is going to end up being very important. Of course, that could have been due to the fact that in this past week's Official 'Lost' Audio Podcast, Cuse and Lindelof essentially laid it bare for us -- there is no alternate reality happening here. What's going on in LA in 2004 and what's going on in 2007 on the island are both very real.

The question to ask is what effect actions in one time-line will have on the events in the other. As far as 'Lost' mindf#%ks go, this one is a doozie, because it's forced us to reevaluate everything we remember about these characters, right back to the pilot episode.

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Subtle Subtitles: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 5th 2010 2:28PM
The Mentalist
If you haven't seen our game before, we give you a picture from a recent episode of a TV series and you provide the caption!

Last week's winner is Katie with this: "I wouldn't drink that. The guy from that 'Psych' show said he added his own 'special' ingredient."

This week's picture is from 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' with guests Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, producers of 'Lost.'

Jimmy Kimmel Live

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What You Missed Last Night: 'Lost' producers explain things to Jimmy Kimmel

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 3rd 2010 11:55AM
So you watched last night's season premiere of 'Lost,' hopefully with a bottle of Advil by your side. I think I know what's going on (translation: not really). But Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof were on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night and actually answered some questions from Jimmy about the plot (and spoiled some of it for the studio audience - the episode was taped before anyone in the audience had seen the episode).

The interview is in two parts, the second is after the jump.

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'Lost' Series Finale Date Revealed (VIDEO)

by Sandra Deane, posted Feb 3rd 2010 9:45AM
'Lost' Series Finale Date Announced on 'Kimmel'If you've been in denial about 'Lost' coming to an end this season, it's time to face reality. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC) that the 'Lost' series finale will air Sun., May 23 on ABC.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: 'Lost' - 'LA X, Parts 1 and 2' (Season Premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 3rd 2010 1:43AM
Lost premiere
(S06E01/S06E02) "We're back." - Kate

Did you hear that? That was the collective sound of TV fans across the country all brain-farting in unison. 'Lost' is back for its final season and I've gotta be honest -- I'm not really sure what to think about 'LA X.' In four or five months time, once the series has concluded, I'm positive I'll think differently about it. However, right now, 'LA X' was easily one of the most confusing hours of 'Lost' yet, and despite ABC's promos promising that "questions would be answered," all it gave us was a jumbo-jet (literally) chock full of new ones. Whatever ... I still loved every second of it.

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