News Briefs: Lost's Carlton Cuse Has a Show in the Works at ABC


... We all know what Damon Lindelof has been up to since Lost went off the air: being defensive about the ending of Lost on Twitter. But his showrunning partner Carlton Cuse has stayed pretty quiet. No longer! Cuse will help write and produce the ABC show Stronger, about a musician who becomes a spiritual guru. [Vulture]

... The ratings were not kind to Charlie's Angels and Whitney last night. Charlie's Angels drew 7.11 million viewers, but saw its rating in the 18-49 demo drop from a mediocre 2.1 to a dangerous 1.5. NBC's Whitney also struggled, plunging from 6.84 million viewers and a 3.3 rating to 5.40 million viewers and a 2.5 rating. [TV By the Numbers]

... NBC is delaying the premieres of Chuck and new fantastical show Grimm for a week, moving their debuts from October 21 to October 28, because it wants the shows to premiere closer to Halloween. For some reason. Don't ask why, just know it's NBC we're talking about. [Hitfix]

... TBS has ordered a pilot of Sullivan and Son, starring Steve Byrne and produced by Vince Vaughn. It's about a half-Irish, half-Korean man who leaves his corporate job to tend bar at a popular watering hole in Pittsburgh. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Good news for fans of goat people! Jim Breuer has a family comedy in the works at ABC. The multi-camera sitcom will star Breuer as a dad who lives with his wife, three daughters, and father in a house. It's being produced by the same dudes who produced According to Jim, which now makes total sense. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Following its underrated first season, Alphas has a new showrunner: Bruce Miller (Eureka). He replaces Ira Steven Behr, who is departing for reasons unknown. [Deadline Hollywood]


... Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) is stopping by NBC's Up All Night to play a love interest of Ava's. Look for him as a clean-cut single dad in November. [EW]

... DJ Danny Masterson (That '70s Show) will play the lead in the TBS pilot Men at Work. The comedy is about a recently dumped man whose friends help him become a man again. Really? Another one of these? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Stan Lee of comic-book fame will guest-star on Chuck, because he has no shame and will appear on anything. [Hitfix]


... Amidst rumors that their marriage is falling apart, Ashton Kutcher is no longer following Demi Moore on Twitter. Hey, I warned you it was lame news. [Radar Online]

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