Jimmy Kimmel's Lost Special Will Feature Alternate Endings

By Tim Surette

May 07, 2010

... With all the hype and expectations surrounding the series finale of ABC's Lost, it's bound to disappoint at least a few fans. Thankfully, the show will have three more chances to get it right. The Lost-themed Jimmy Kimmel Live special airing after the series finale on May 23 will not only feature executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and several cast members, it will also feature "an exclusive look at three alternative final scenes." Now, whether these are fully filmed scenes, doodles on napkins, or pantomimes performed by Team Darlton is still up in the air. [Variety]

... Sons of Anarchy is down with the King. FX's "Hamlet on Harleys" has booked legendary author Stephen King for a guest appearance as a "quiet loner" who helps out club matriarch Gemma (Katey Sagal). King's a huge fan of the show, because he's smart and the show's really good. [EW]

... FlashForward is struggling for a slot on ABC's schedule next season, so dropping 19 percent in the ratings is probably not a good idea. Thursday's airing drew a series low 4.7 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults. Even the CW's The Vampire Diaries posted better ratings. The only way things could get worse for FlashForward is if a naked Joseph Fiennes runs into ABC president Stephen McPherson's office and poops on his desk. [The Live Feed]

... Speaking of the CW and vampires, the network has decided to re-air the canceled CBS vampire series Moonlight this summer. Rumor has it that the move was made partly to keep Alex O'Loughlin's face fresh on TV in anticipation of his new CBS show Hawaii Five-0 (CBS is the parent company of the CW). The show will be paired with an encore run of The Vampire Diaries' first season, making the CW on Thursday nights THE place to be for lonely housewives. [CW via press release]

... NBC continues to pick up shows before anyone else does and has signed the following: Outsourced, a comedy about a company that outsources its call center to India; The Event, a thriller about a plot to assassinate the president; and Love Bites, starring Becki Newton and Jordana Spiro in a comedy about love and all that. The Event sounds great, Love Bites has a great cast, and Outsourced... well... we'll see. [The Live Feed]

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  • torontogirl98 May 13, 2010

    Yay Moonlight so excited I love that show!

  • mgfish May 10, 2010

    The ratings should be through the roof. I will be watching every minute.

  • Erekle_var_ra May 08, 2010

    oh come on.... renew FF.... vampire diaries really rocks!!! :)

  • prison_lost May 08, 2010

    I wish they wouldn't cancel flashforward! They should at least give it a chance with a second season, and then cancel it if it really goes wrong! :((

  • VConn May 08, 2010

    Good news about SOA - Nice to see one of my favourite authors has such good taste in tv shows!

  • motleylil May 08, 2010

    Yes, Flash is done. It's time whomever still care about it make their peace.

  • SokkaAppa May 08, 2010

    nbc just needs to renew chuck! period

  • TIGRBOAR25 May 07, 2010

    Many times anternate cuts are completed in order to keep the the final version a fresh and secret. I personally love that idea. It keep's me wondering even rumors and rumblings.

  • buildam2005 May 07, 2010

    Sorry, any show that has "alternate" endings clearly hasn't been written as sharply as it should be--there should only be ONE viable ending, if a show's characters, themes, and plot arcs have synchronized as they should. Seems like a publicity stunt and nothing else--though why they'd need a publicity stunt after ending is a good question.

  • staind47 May 07, 2010

    Ah no man, I kinda enjoyed FlashForward. And enough with the vampires already, jeez, we get it.

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