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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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'Lost' Creator Damon Lindelof Rips January Jones' Performance in 'X-Men: First Class'

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 8th 2011 11:20AM
January Jones and Damon Lindelof'Lost' co-creator Damon Lindelof wasn't a fan of 'Mad Men' star January Jones' performance in 'X-Men: First Class' and let all 129,000 of his Twitter followers know about it.

After watching last week's No.1 movie at the Box Office, Lindelof took to his Twitter page to praise the movie and some of the performances, "Dug FIRST CLASS though, especially Fassbender, McAvoy and the best deployment of the PG-13 single-use eff-bomb I have ever seen."

However, he was less than kind to Jones' acting skills.

In the movie, Jones plays the character of 'Emma Frost', and Lindelof talked about Frost's powers in the movie, or lack thereof.

Lindelof tweeted this message, "Emma Frost's THREE mutant powers: Telepathy, Transformation to Solid Diamond and last but not least, Sucking at Acting."

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The 'Lost' vs. 'Game of Thrones' War, and the Agony and Ecstasy of Endings

by Maureen Ryan, posted Apr 6th 2011 11:30AM
So what would happen if the Others waged war on Lord Eddard Stark? If you recognize those references, you probably already know about the beef between Damon Lindelof, one of the creators of 'Lost,' and George R.R. Martin, the man behind 'Game of Thrones.'

In the run-up to the April 17 debut of HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' a drama based on Martin's fantasy book series, Martin was profiled in The New Yorker, where he took some swipes at the ending of 'Lost,' saying he felt "cheated" by the finale, and in a Time interview, he likened it to a "turd on my doorstep."

'Lost' creator Damon Lindelof fired back on Twitter, saying, "I don't take issue with his opinion, I take issue with the fact that he coined 'Pulling a "Lost"' as empirically '[Screwing] up the ending." In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Lindelof called himself a fan of 'GoT,' which he's reading now, but added, "Look, 'Lost' is my baby, and you don't put baby in a corner."

It's a fascinating conflict, given the many similarities between 'Lost' and 'Game of Thrones.' But, all things considered, Martin's reaction to the finale of the ABC drama is not surprising.

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News Roundup: 'Lost' Producers Working on Fairy Tale Series, CBS Names Judges for Paula Abdul's Dance Competition and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 13th 2010 6:45PM
Damon LindelofFormer 'Lost' executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are teaming up for a new fairy tale series. Sound cool? It gets better.

According to Ausiello Files, Kitsis and Horowitz will be joined by Damon Lindelof as a consultant. The duo are prepping a pitch for ABC Studios. Details are scarce, but the report indicates the proposed series will have a female lead.

In other TV news ...

CBS has announced the judges for Paula Abdul's new dance competition. Abdul will be joined by host Andrew Günsberg of 'Australian Idol,' choreographer Travis Payne and singer/dancer Kimberly Wyatt. [Live Feed]

ABC is developing a series based on 'Romeo & Juliet.' The series is a retelling of the classic Shakespeare tale, but unlike past attempts, this show would be set in Renaissance times. Catherine Hardwicke is in talks to direct. [Deadline Hollywood]

Craig Ferguson and 'Half & Half' writer Yvette Lee Bowser are developing a comedy project at CBS. 'Roz,' follows a single mom who has to support her extended family. [Variety]

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Television Critics Honor 'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'Lost,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'The Good Wife' - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 1st 2010 4:29AM
Ryan Murphy and the cast of 'Glee' accept their TCA award for Program of the Year for 2009-10
The TCA Awards are always a hoot, mainly because the critics put their tape recorders away and just hang out with the folks we're honoring that night. And tonight, there was a pretty good crowd:

-- Ryan Murphy accepted three awards on behalf of 'Glee' (Best New Program, Program of the Year, and Jane Lynch's award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy), he and writer Ian Brennan extolling the importance of public funding for school arts programs,

-- Tom Hanks, accepting the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie award for 'The Pacific' saying 'I'm not f--king dressing up for you guys anymore" after seeing host Dax Shepard's red suit, Murphy's t-shirt-under-tux-jacket look, and the entire cast of 'Yo Gabba Gabba' out to accept the award for Outstanding Youth Programming,

-- Damon Lindelof, accepting the Outstanding Achievement in Drama Award for 'Lost' (which tied with 'Breaking Bad') reading all the nasty tweets he got after the show's epic finale,

-- Steven Levitan, accepting the Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Award for 'Modern Family,' telling the crowd that he was out of the country and didn't have time to memorize his speech, then talking about just-departed ABC entertainment chief Steve McPherson, quoting him as saying "as long as I'm around, your show is safe."

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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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Damon Lindelof Says 'Lost' Fans Will Still Have Questions After Finale

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 29th 2010 5:15PM
Damon Lindelof says not all questions will be answered in the 'Lost' finaleThe creators of 'Lost' are not nice people. Oh, they may entertain us with smoke monsters, islands that are not islands and time jumps that would trick even H.G. Wells, but they have left so many questions unanswered during the last five seasons that fans are still trying to figure out what the heck is going on. The only thing that's keeping them going is the feeling that all will be answered in the series finale.

Well, guess what? That's not happening, either.

So says co-creator Damon Lindelof. In an interview with the Live Feed, Lindelof states that they'll be as definitive as they can be with their ending; however, people are still going to say, "What did they mean by that?" That's not to say the finale is going to be like the still talked about cut-to-black ending of 'The Sopranos.'

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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'
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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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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