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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'
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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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'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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Spoilers Anonymous: Lost, Lost and more Lost!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 15th 2010 2:30PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: Lost's final season. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Lost's final season won't answer all of viewers' questions - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 12th 2010 10:01PM
Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse at the Lost panel at the Winter 2010 TCAsRight before the Conan "piss off, NBC" letter exploded all over the place, ABC had started their day at the TCAs with the critics' full attention. Why? Because the first panel of the day was the last time that the producers and crew of Lost would be in front of the critics answering questions about their confoundingly complicated show.

It almost felt like a collective valedictory speech, as the cast was given a chance to talk about their biggest memories from six years of shooting the show in Hawaii, and EPs Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof waxed poetic over what they think the legacy of the show is going to be.

But the big takeaways? The final season is not going to answer every question surrounding the show. The story arc this year will be told in a way that might not actually confuse anyone who's decided to finally jump on board and watch. And Lindelof's reaction to the possibility that the premiere might be pre-empted by the State of the Union address was priceless.

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Harold Perrineau and Cynthia Watros to appear in Lost's last season - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 12th 2010 1:01PM
Lost: The Final SeasonDuring the fun session for Lost this morning, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse announced that two favorite cast members will be seen on the show's last season. And since they announced this in front of a room full of 200 reporters, it's safe to talk about it here:

Cynthia Watros, who played Libby, and Harold Perrineau, who played Michael, will both be appearing on the show this season. How and why they will appear, of course, is a secret. Cuse and Lindelof even joked about it, with Cuse going "All your Libby questions will be answered," and Lindelof countering, "No, they won't."

More on the lively panel later.

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'Lost' Creator Damon Lindelof Gives Us New Details on the Show's Final Season

by Nicholas White, posted Nov 18th 2009 1:15PM
Unexpected dish from 'Lost' creator Damon Lindelof falls like manna from heaven.

You never know when it's coming. When it does, you have all the answers you were seeking. Such was the case in Hollywood at Paramount's DVD launch party for 'Star Trek,' which Lindelof produced with his old 'Lost' friend J.J. Abrams.

"We have written 112 episodes, with about 9 more to go. We have come this far, so just trying not to screw it up," Lindelof told AOL at the 'Star Trek' event. "We really want the focus in the last year to be on the original castaways that we have been following since the beginning. But that doesn't mean there won't be a couple new flavors in the mélange. There are a couple new faces, but not as many as there have been in past seasons."

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Lindelof and Cuse display Lost ending at Comic-Con... at least on paper

by Neil Gladstone, posted Jul 26th 2009 5:01PM
Lindelof and CuseSince the creators of Lost, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, are always being accused of making the show up as they go along, they decided it was time to prove they had the last page of the show written.

So at this year's Lost Comic-Con panel, which will be the show's last, Damon and Carlton pulled out the final scene to get that chip off of their shoulders: Two pieces of paper they taunted the audience to steal. Although it won't be easy for anyone to get their hands on those pages.

You'll have to watch the panel video to see why, after the jump.

(Post originally published by sister site ComicsAlliance)

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Let the Star Trek sequel talk begin

by Mike Moody, posted May 5th 2009 1:25PM
star trek uhura paramountActually, talk about a sequel to J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot started a few months ago. In March, Paramount announced plans to hire Abrams' pals Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman (Fringe, um, Star Trek) and Lost producer Damon Lindelof to pen the sequel.

Now, the writing trio is talking about ideas for the sequel. One idea they have is possibly casting Javier Bardem as frakkin' Khan!

I like the idea, but I doubt it's gonna happen. As Lindelof said in a recent interview with Crave, Bardem as Khan -- originally played by Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan -- would probably eat up the entire film and possibly push characters like Kirk, Spock and Bones to the sidelines. It would be too big.

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Star Trek "sequel" already has writers

by Brad Trechak, posted Mar 31st 2009 10:01AM
Star TrekArguably the twelfth movie in the franchise (or the second movie in the rebooted franchise), Paramount and J.J. Abrams are showing a lot of faith by already hiring the writers for the Star Trek "sequel". These scribes are frequent co-conspirators of Abrams: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

Orci and Kurtzman wrote the upcoming "first" movie (and are also responsible for the first Transformers movie, although the bulk of the blame for that should go to Michael Bay). Lindelof is a co-creator of Lost. Abrams is "staying within the family", as it were.

(And since the franchise is being rebooted from scratch and all the rules can now be broken, can we have Kirk fight the Borg? I've always wanted to see that.)

I know that advanced planning like this is normal in Hollywood, but In the event the movie bombs (not bloody likely, admittedly), they're going to have eggs on their collective faces for their presumptuousness.

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Lost & Found - the Lost spin-off of our dreams

by Eliot Glazer, posted Feb 2nd 2009 11:02AM
lost rose bernardCall us crazy, but wouldn't it be rad if Lindelof and Cuse, the bigwigs behind Lost, had a little fun in light of the superspeed at which we're plowing through the final two seasons of the show? Specifically, would it not be absolutely amazing if one of the characters from Lost left the island for greener pastures, and those greener pastures were a sitcom?

Picture it: Rose Henderson (L. Scott Caldwell) (disclaimer: my favorite character on the show) has escaped the island with her hubby, Bernard (and, because it's a sitcom, she's completely healthy). The lovebirds have returned to The Bronx, where Bernard (Sam Anderson) has resumed his dental career while Rose has taken a job as a safety specialist at Kennedy Airport (*wink wink*).

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'Lost' Interview with Producers Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 28th 2009 7:00AM
"A lot of the big cities that we're visiting on the proverbial roadmap are all planned. The road between the cities ... that's an episode-by-episode journey." --Carlton Cuse

Do you want real dish on 'Lost'? So do we, which is why AOL TV went straight to the source and got the exclusive scoop on season 5 of the complicated show from the guys behind the scenes, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Questioning whether they know where the show's headed? Wondering if Rose and Bernard survived that brutal flaming arrow attack? Want word on the possible Sawyer/Juliet coupling? The producers reveal all of that and more -- including which character they want to see more of and why they went pants-less for this interview. (That's right. We said pants-less.)


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'Lost' A to Z

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 21st 2009 6:00AM
The ultimate guide to one of TV's biggest, most mysterious dramas.

Whether you've been counting the minutes until 'Lost' returns or can't remember what exactly happened in the season 4 finale, you need us.

Our handy 'Lost' A-to-Z Guide will get you back up to speed, rehash some of the show's biggest defining moments and give you 26 reasons (from A to Z!) why you won't want to miss this season.

And believe us, you won't want to miss this season ...


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8 Things We Learned From the 'Lost' Producers

by Kelly Woo, posted Dec 9th 2008 6:00AM
lostInside scoop from the executive producers of 'Lost'

Are you ready to get 'Lost' again?

Though the fifth and penultimate season of the hit show doesn't premiere until Jan. 21, fans can refresh their memories (and obsess over those hidden Easter eggs) with the Season 4 DVD, which hits shelves today.

AOL TV participated in an online roundtable chat with executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof about how the writers' strike changed the fourth season, the fate of a certain character, a big-screen version of 'Lost' and the series' rapidly-approaching end.


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Lost - Comic-Con Report

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jul 27th 2008 5:35PM
lost panel
As I awaited the Lost panel to start in Hall H Saturday morning, I felt bad for the multitudes of people who were still standing in line outside the convention center, behind the convention center and all the way down the road behind the Marriott hotel. If you were a fan of Lost, but not of Heroes, you simply had to sit in line and then sit through the Heroes panel in order to see Lost; there was no way around it.

The Lost panel was quite a change from Heroes, as rather than the entire cast appearing on stage, only Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse made up the panel. Later, though, a "surprise guest" came out: Matthew Fox. However, nearly everything discussed came from Lindelof and Cuse.

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