Is ABC Remaking Alias Already?

... According to my personal wealth of knowledge, ABC's Alias ended its run in 2006. But for ABC, that's apparently long enough to start talking about remaking it. E! is reporting that early talks are happening within the network to reboot the series in an attempt to keep something J.J. Abrams related on ABC. The new version would be more of a second take on the series, with new characters and a new storyline. And no stupid stuff about a dumb prophecy. If this goes through, we can expect a remake of Lost any day now. [E! Online]

... Lost has become the most illegally downloaded show over a 20-hour period, with 900,000 torrents of the series finale zipping through the tubes of the internet. The episode is expected to eclipse four million thefts by week's end, but still has a way to go to beat the all-time record, which belongs to... Heroes? That's like carjacking a Hyundai! [Mobile Computing News]

... The UK's almost-a-teen-porno Skins, which is already being remade for the United States, will also become a movie. Because we can never have too many topless teens having sex and doing drugs. [The Guardian]

... Disney is killing off its frothy cable venture SoapNet to make way for another channel aimed at preschoolers. Disney Junior will launch in 2012, further proof that the Mayans were right. [NY Times]

... American Idol said goodbye to Simon Cowell and its prime last night, with its lowest-rated finale EVER. Only 24.2 million tuned in? It only got an 8.2 rating? That's totally weak. It's a wonder the show is still on the air. [The Live Feed]

... Hulk Hogan is suing Cocoa Pebbles because the delicious chocolatey cereal totally ripped him off and made a character that looks exactly like him to sell the scrumptious breakfast food to tots. Dude, I would pay to be associated with Cocoa Puffs. Wait, how is this related to TV exactly? Don't ask me, I don't work here. [AdWeek]

... And just because, here's a trailer for the coolest movie ever, Iron Baby:


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Man I give a full AMEN to the person that spoke about the lack of creativity in the television/movie area. All we have is the same stereotypical reality show theme (thank god I'm not much into them), movies that are remakes, sequels, and/or from a book and then you have the "copycat" stuff on network tv.
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Skins totally puts me to sleep......zzzz.....
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Does the person that wrote that blurb on "Skins" even watch the program? To call it "almost a teen porno" is just ignorant. It is one of the most truthful, honest portrayals of growing up that has ever been played on television. The language is rough but when you were young you used foul language, that is a fact. Also, most of the times when drugs and alcohol were consumed, no lesson was learned and no one got hurt. It has also told the story of a high school student discovering she was gay in the most original and honest telling of that high school reality ever seen in a high school drama. "Skins" is a much better show than it is given credit for. The students actually remind you of high school students (because 30 year olds aren't playing the roles) and the adult characters, parents and teachers, actually remind you of real people not just the same stereotypes lazy writers churn out over and over and over again. (see "Glee", "90210", "Gossip Girl", etc.) Stop dissing the best show about high school on television.
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I liked the lingering prophecy mistery too.

It was just a shame that when time came for the revelation in the final episodes, it all lost sence and fell disappointingly flat.

I can't even exactly remember how it ended.
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The prophecy is the essential part of Alias and a darn great one!
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I agree with Kopaka-1, that 'dumb' prophecy stuff was a big part of the show, and I liked it. Otherwise its just a procedural spy show. There needs to be an overall big story-arch. I think a remake is pretty stupid though.
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making alias with the "dumb" prophecy would be like making lost without the island...
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Is ABC starting to run out of ideas or something? I loved Alias when it first came out, but it lost it's charm a few seasons in. I can understand bringing show's like Charlie's Angels back because it's been years since it's been on. But Alias hasn't been gone that long.
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There are no more ideas from humanity? really, everything lately its a remake, a comic, a "new version", a "based on" show... anyway: done before... we need new things...
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I'm not that surprised about that many people "stealing" Lost because in many countries the finale wouldn't air for a couple days after that, in my country the finale could be downloaded on monday or you could wait till firday evening when they air the hour and a half long episode at ten thirty and don't say that iTunes is a good alternative, that thing is only available in the US and UK in the rest of the world we still have to wait a week before we get to watch something and even then in Europe it's not that comon to have a credit card which is practically the only thing you can use to get stuff from itunes so even if they did that it still would be too difficult. Do you know how hard it was to avoid going on any site that could mention a spoiler about Lost's final episode while I waited for friday? In the end I just gave up and downloaded it thursday and then watched it on TV again friday, how is that any different from recording it on DVD and then watching it later? I just did it in reverse
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A big mistake Alias was and is great so leave it be ABC
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Alias would have been great without the stupid Rimbaldi artifacts.
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No, no, I was not being sarcastic. I've read the rumours, but couldn't believe it. Thanks for the confirmation. Let's pray it will be as good as the 1st time around.
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Screwing Alias about and then cancelling it once wasn't enough for ABC? You want to be the new FOX or something?
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Alias again? NO!
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FYI for DanFixx: A new TV version of La Femme Nikita will be airing in the fall on the CW network. Unless of course you were being sarcastic.
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An Alias remake sounds ridiculous. Never heard of something being remade so fast!

As for Lost downloads, it's hard to tell where the line is between wrong and just fine. Nowadays it's stealing to download for free because we have iTunes we could buy it from? But what about ten years ago when everyone popped in a VHS to tape their favorite show? And people today with DVRs? That's never been illegal. So why is downloading? It really is a fuzzy line. I say if you weren't gonna pay for it anyway you may as well see it free, but if you have the means then support the show.

I don't like America remaking British shows, generally. I mean, why remake when you can just import? Not everything has to be American just because. But also, just because it is an American remake doesn't mean it will automatically be terrible. Queer as Folk was originally a British show, and after they said no American show ever could have done what they did or done it as well, America said, "Challenge accepted!" and we ended up with four seasons of great storylines and amazing performances, All that being said, I won't be watching either the British or the American Skins because I have better things to do than watch self-involved lusty teens spiraling through self-destruction. Saw enough of them in high school.
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very pathetic the show has been off for four years so they want to make a remake. Stupid if you ask me.
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You can also get off the illegal down load BS - once it's aired on FREE TV - it's FREE for the taking. All this crap with illegal downloads is overblown. Don't worry about it.

Hope Alias is as good as the original. I just watching Season 1 again - on a bought DVD set, but I guess I should have just downloaded it.
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How about they create something completely new and refreshing to reclaim lost's old position. That's what Lost did. No re-makes please.
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ABC trying to recapture lost glory
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Skins is not a porno. The only nudity seems to be in season 1 and is so brief that it's less risky than HBO. Skins is the best teen drama out there, and the American remake will most likely fail unless it has whole bunch of nudity to deter from the terrible acting that I'm sure will surface from it.
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Yet another remake??? This is rather pathetic.
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An Alias remake?

OK for me. But I would prefer a sequel to la femme Nikita.
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LMAO so desperate for ratings they'll remake anything. This is sad really I can understand movies doing it but really seriously? Next week their gonna be remaking 24 and I will never turn on the TV again
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yes 'memnochzero' i also thought it would cool if, they continued the show with rachel gibson as well.
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I always thought Alias could've continued if it followed Sark or the Rachel Gibson character. But "new" take on Alias with new characters/storyline/no Rambaldi sounds less like a remake and more like a cheep knockoff. Kinda like the live action BTVS movie they want to do without Joss Whedon, SMG, or any of the characters from the TV series.
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Such a ridiculous thing to deem a 'theft' in torrenting or dling Lost or any other TV series show that is widely available to watch with TV, anyway...Now that's theft?...Soon breathing in air will be considered theft too
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And oh yea, Art Linkletter died. Come on, he at least deserves a mention.
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