Michael Keaton Explains Turning Down ‘LOST’ Over Pilot Twist

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 3, 2017 @ 8:09 PM
ABC / Open Road Films
It’s been some time since ABC’s LOST was a matter of regular discussion, but one of the more famous points of trivia saw Michael Keaton earmarked for the role of Jack Shephard, with a caveat that his character be killed off as a pilot twist. That obviously never came to pass, though Keaton finally explains why the change came about, as well as his decision to decline the role.

Damon Lindelof’s ‘Leftovers’ Finale Won’t Be Influenced by ‘LOST’ Ending

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 13, 2016 @ 12:37 PM
LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof famously departed Twitter amid a never-ending stream of criticism for the ABC mystery’s finale (and perhaps not coincidentally, ahead of HBO’s The Leftovers premiere). The impending third and final run of the HBO rapture drama will inevitably draw comparison, though Lindelof breaks his usual silence to explain a purposefully-vague Leftovers ending, differentiating it from LOST.

NBC’s Modern ‘Xena’ Reboot Hires ‘LOST’ Writer to Pen Pilot

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 14, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
News of NBC’s proposed Xena reboot was quickly distanced from iconic series star Lucy Lawless, who thought of the prospect as a rumor, despite husband Rob Tapert’s attachment behind the scenes. The idea for a modern warrior princess doesn’t appear to have gotten very far, but NBC has at least made things more official, hiring LOST alum Javier Grillo-Marxuach to pen the pilot episode.

Get ‘LOST’ With 15 Mysterious Facts About ABC’s Island Drama

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 26, 2015 @ 2:40 PM
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
NBC / AMC / Showtime / FOX
Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

Netflix's 'Sense8' Cast: Wachowski Drama Adds 'LOST's Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah and More

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2014 @ 7:38 PM
ABC / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything on the development of the Wachowski's forthcoming global Netflix drama 'Sense8,' but with shooting set to begin in recent weeks, the world-spanning cast has finally been revealed. The mysterious 'Sense8' will feature 'LOST' star Naveen Andrews, along with Daryl Hannah and 12 others.

'Vikings' Season 3 Adds 'LOST' and 'The Tudors' Vet to Cast

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 18, 2014 @ 3:30 PM
History / FX
We'd already heard the good news that History's period epic 'Vikings' had officially been picked up for a third season, but now real history buffs have yet another reason to celebrate. Joining the 'Vikings' in season 3 will be 'LOST' and 'The Strain' star Kevin Durand in a magical new role, as well as 'The Tudors' star Lothaire Bluteau as Emperor Charles of France, among others.