Lost's Writers Are Working on a New Show

... Once upon a time, two writers helped write one of TV's biggest programs. Then the show ended and they started on a fairy-tale drama. That's what's in store for Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two vets of ABC's Lost. The two are getting ready to pitch their show to networks, and it should be picked up in no time. Also working on the project? Damon Lindelof. [EW]

... Brett Favre and SextingPenisGate were a ratings gold mine for ESPN and Monday Night Football. 17.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Favre's Minnesota Vikings (thanks for scoring 22 points on my bench, Percy Harvin!) and the Hard Knocks Jets squabble, making it the sixth most-watched cable broadcast of all time. I'd list off the top five, but then I'd have to search through Wikipedia and that's too much work. [Multichannel]

... Whenever ABC has a hole in its schedule, it fills it with people and big balls. The network has picked up another round of Wipeout for a winter run, because nothing warms people up like watching other people break their necks. Look for winter-themed obstacles this January. [Deadline Hollywood]

... E! is getting into the housewives craze with Married to Rock, a reality show that follows the better skankier halves of rock stars like Jane's Addiction's Perry Ferrel, Guns N' Roses bass player Duff McKagan, the Cult's Billy Duffy, and guitarist-to-Billy Idol Steve Stevens. Couldn't they have come up with a better name than Married to Rock? Maybe Groupie for Life or Whore City, USA? [THR]

... Scorsese can do it, so why can't Robert De Niro? Bobby is producing a new police drama for CBS dubbed Rookies, which follows a six-pack of green cops, I'm guessing in New York. Richard Price (The Wire, The Color of Money) is writing and producing, so this could be extra good. [THR]

... The creators of The Amazing Race are working on a new program for ABC, and helping them out will be Jerry Bruckheimer. Take the Money and Run has been picked up for six episodes and features contestants trying to get away with the perfect crime. [Deadline Hollywood]

... A while back, Funny or Die sent a disguised Jewel into a karaoke bar and let her sing away in a segment called Undercover Karaoke. Now it's going to be a TBS show. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Running Wilde has tumbled down 17 percent from last week to a 1.5 rating, meaning its chances of renewal are slim. Also falling a bit was No Ordinary Family, with a ratings drop of 12 percent to a 2.3, but this should be okay for a while. [TV By the Numbers]


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A new series written by Damon Lindelof will be interesting.
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Did Robert de Niro not watch Rookie Blue this summer? Better yet - didn't CBS?
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New Lost? I'm in.
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Since there was already a show about fresh rookies called Rookie Blue, they decided to make an ingenious new show about fresh rookies called.....Rookies.
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If they're the ones that wrote the end of Lost they'd better work hard 'cause whoever wrote that did a crappy job.
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I need a new drama-action-mystery-serialized-scifi(ish) show.
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Please, NO MORE cop-dramas... Isnt there enough of that bull....
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Hate to say "I told you so," because you'd just say, "And you are...?" But Running Wilde just keeps getting less funny each episode. I have high regard for the lead actor--he's great in "Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret", "30 Rock", etc. The problem with this show is 1) the Premise and 2) the voice over by a little girl. It just doesn't work.
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Married to Rock sounds like a dumb name for a show. A name like Rock Star Wives is not much better but at least the title lets you know what you are in for. Please no more cop shows. I feel like every angle has been done and to try something else might be a bitter pill to swallow.

And how about making a Canadian game show? Sure we have a Canadian Big Brother but it's French. Canada is an untapped reality gold mine. I suggust to start digging and let me be the first call :)



Happy veiwing!
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@Muderboy Oh yeah...that's the only cop show I'd watch without doubt.
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Someone put a stop to so-called reality, its not! Not even close to reality, with a camera around no one is real!
Running Wilde really is quite funny!!!!!
Please, do we have enough cop/lawyer shows on tv? How many different twists can one think up!
OH, MAGGIE Q AND GRACE PARK! NUFF SAID!!!!!!!!
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And yes, we do need more cop shows. Hey, how 'bout that fairy tale Sawyer and Miles thing. Those Lost writers are sure clever...
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"Reality TV, please, don't get me started. May as well just knock the back off my TV and watch through there": Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld and Superman...
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Well, hopefully it'll be like a new Lost for me, watching The Event just reminds me of how good Lost was, I need a new drama-action-mystery-serialized-scifi(ish) show.
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Running Wilde isn't going to make it much longer.
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Lost turned into a fairy tale drama (piece of....) in season 6, so this should be right up their alley. Wait, was that your point, or are they writing a fairy tale drama now? I'm confused. On another note, my fiend just told me he lost this week cuz he benched Percy, so you're not the only one...
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Percy Harvin is gonna become one of the top players in the league
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Do we need more Cop shows? -.- Cant they think in an interesting idea for a TV show?
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Lost writers FTW!!!!
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Rookies sounds like a carbon copy of Rookie blue except American.
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