Lost “deleted” scene unveiled at Comic Con

Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse unveiled a so-called “deleted” scene from the series at their Comic Con 2011 panel ‘Totally Lost: One Year Later’ this week. The clip was said to prove that the series was planned all along but in reality it was shot just a few weeks ago as a special treat for Comic Con attendees.

Royle Family Christmas special confirmed

Craig Cash has confirmed that there will be another Royle Family Christmas special later this year on BBC One. “We’re going to do another episode at Christmas. We think that the characters still have lots of mileage. They are very popular. And my wife wants a new kitchen,” he said.

Norton and Hammond land BBC America shows

Graham Norton and Richard Hammond have both secured TV shows on BBC America The pair will front their own shows with Norton shooting 13-part comedy gameshow in New York and Hammond travelling across the country driving unusual vehicles.

ITV renews drama series

ITV1 has renewed its popular drama series Vera, Scott & Bailey, Monroe and Case Sensitive. ITV’s director of drama commissioning Laura Mackie said: “We couldn’t be more delighted with the success of Vera, Case Sensitive, Monroe and Scott & Bailey. It’s terrific to think we are commissioning the most watched and appreciated original dramas for the ITV1 audience.”

Stelling may change mind over Countdown decision

Several reports are suggesting that John Stelling may change his mind about departing as host of Countdown. A production insider has claimed that Stelling is discussing staying on the series.

Lost has been off our screens for more than a year now and die hard Lost fans are no doubt hankering for a similar show and have put faith in J J Abrams’ new show Alcatraz.

Lost star Jorge Garcia who played Hugo has stated that the two shows, despite both being from Abrams, are not to be compared.

He said, “I believe I’m going to be a lot less sweaty!  There are no planes crashing and it’s not in the jungle!  Let Lost be Lost and now find what Alcatraz  is.  Don’t chase Lost; love it and put it to bed. You can bring out the DVDs whenever you want but don’t go to Alcatraz  looking for Lost .”

He added that the new prison drama may share some elements with the island series “since it comes from the same family but it’s going to be its own thing.”

Recently Abrams referred to the series as being “kick-ass.”

Watch a preview for Alcatraz below.  Watch out for it later this year.

We’re going to call it Prison Break meets Lost. 


Being Human scoops Writers’ Guild Awards

New drama series Being Human has scooped the Best Television Drama award at the recent Writers’ Guild Awards in the UK, beating out the likes of Doctor Who to take the title. Coronation Street continued its dominance over the Continuing Drama category while mini-series Occupation picked up Best Short-Form Drama.

BBC and Discovery to make history series

BBC and Discovery Channel have teamed up for a new show centring on world history. The series, entitled History Of The World, will focus on the major turning points from the past with host Andrew Marr. The eight-part series will screen sometime in 2012 on BBC Two.

Lost actor joins new J.J. Abrams series

Former Lost actor Jorge Garcia has been signed on for J.J. Abrams’ new TV project Alcatraz. Garcia, who played Hurley on Lost, has been cast as Dr Diego Soto in the new series which centres on the infamous San Francisco prison.

Children In Need dominates I’m A Celebrity

I’m A Celebrity’s audience plummeted on Friday night due to the BBC coverage of Children In Need. The ITV1 show pulled only 6 million from 9pm compared to the 9.1m that watched BBC One’s special.

Grey’s Anatomy to do musical episode?

Several reports are suggesting that the makers of Grey’s Anatomy are planning a musical episode of the drama series. It is understood that the episode will air in the second half of the show’s current season in the US.

X Factor pulls over 11m

Sunday night’s X Factor drew an audience of over 11 million people, pulling a 42.8% audience share for iTV1 from 7.45pm. An average of 11.58m watched the final audition episode, peaking at 12.13m at 8.15pm.

Charlotte exits BNTM

Charlotte Holmes has been eliminated from Britain’s Next Top Model this week, leaving only three girls left to fight for the title on Living. Holmes impressed during her photo-shoot but not enough to keep her in the competition.

Joe Jonas to guest on 90210

90210 has signed another guest star for its current season with Disney teen Joe Jonas set to make an appearance in the coming weeks. Jonas will join the likes of Adrian Grenier and Kim Kardashian in making a cameo on the drama series.

J.J. Abrams pitches series to Lost actors

J.J. Abrams has reportedly pitched a new programme to former Lost actors Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn which would centre on a couple of former black-ops agents. The pair, who played Benjamin Linus and John Locke respectively, had previously announced that they were looking to develop a new series together.

Grand Designs returns to 3.3m

Grand Designs returned to an audience of around 3.3 million on Channel 4 on Wednesday night, with an audience share of 14.5% in the 9pm hour. Arsenal’s opening game in the UEFA Champions League against Braga drew 3.50m on ITV1 from 7.30pm.

Morgan to leave Britain’s Got Talent

Piers Morgan has reportedly signed a new deal with ITV which will see him leave Britain’s Got Talent in order to host new shows including 12 episodes of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.

Lost actor joins Criminal Minds

Former Lost actor Sterling Beaumon will guest star on an upcoming episode of Criminal Minds. The 15-year-old, who played the young Benjamin Linus in Lost, will feature in the crime procedural as a young boy who is suspected of murdering his family.

Alcatraz series gets picked up

J.J. Abrams new project revolving around the island prison of Alcatraz has been picked up by Fox, who will produce a pilot for the series. The series is described as “a show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz”.

Last of the Summer Wine exits to 5.5m

The Last of the Summer Wine ended its tenure on the BBC with a series high 5.5 million viewers on Sunday night. The show, which starred Pater Sallis in his 295th episode, took a 23.4% audience share on BBC One from 8pm making it the most-watched programme of the night.

Olivia eliminated from Top Model

Olivia Oldham-Stevens has exited Britain’s Next Top Model after failing to take part in one of the week’s tasks. The 19-year-old broke down when faced with a jump from a scaffolding block and was sent home by Elle Macpherson and co.

Jersey Shore cast sued

The entire cast of MTV reality series Jersey Shore is being sued by a woman who claims she was assaulted by the show’s security team. The woman asserts that she was thrown to the ground after engaging in a war of words with one of the show’s primary cast members.

Trump to guest on Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is bolstering its guest star ranks for the upcoming season with Ivanka Trump signing on to appear in an episode alongside her husband. The daughter of The Apprentice’s Donald Trump will play herself on the show in what is described as a “quick cameo”.

Fallon pays tribute to departed TV favourites

Emmy Awards host Jimmy Fallon paid homage to finished TV shows Lost, 24 and Law & Order at the ceremony last night by adapting pop songs. Fallon dressed as Elton John, Billie Joe Armstrong and Boyz II Men for the various tributes, in which he poked fun at the continuity of 24 and the often confusing nature of Lost.

Matthew Fox is certainly a man of his word.  The Lost star always said he would quit TV after Lost and after the culmination of the groundbreaking series, he has.

Speaking of his decision, the actor said, “I’ve done almost 300 hours of television now and I’ve done two six-year shows.  I’ve had two incredible experiences and I’m very grateful for them, but getting involved in another long-term relationship with a big company that’s telling me when to jump and how high is just not something I’m going to be looking to do again.”

The other long term role Fox held was as Charlie Salinger in Party of Five which ran from 1994 to 2000.

Fox added that, “My decision has nothing to do with any kind of snobbery at all.  I think… that some of the very best things are happening on television. For me, it’s… about having more control over when I’m working. I’m at a point in my life where I want to be able to spend time with my family and my kids.”

For all the female fans in the UK, fear not, as Fox has expressed his desire to take to theatre instead,
“I definitely want to get on stage.  I’m looking right now at doing a play in London next year.”

Lost fans in the UK also have an exciting opportunity to sit through all 121 episodes of the epic series to celebrate the release of the final season on Blu-ray and DVD.

Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema will play host to the marathon run which starts on September 13th at 10am and lasts for 3 days!

Only a select 280 people will be able to take part and takes place on a first come first served basis.  To pre-register email lostmarathon@taylorherring.com

Prince Charles Cinema director Gregory Lynn says of the marathon lost run, “We’re thrilled to host such an exciting event and look forward to keeping our cinema running all day and all night for as long as it takes!”

Paramedics will be on standby throughout the 3 days and breaks will be enforced.

Lost: The Final Season and Lost: The Complete Season Box Set are released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, September 13, 2010.


Michael Cera developing comedy series 

Michael Cera is developing a new comedy series called 13th Grade which will centre on a high school graduate who is stuck in limbo between childhood and adulthood. Cera will work with Derek Waters on the show, who has previously been seen on The Middle and The Sarah Silverman Programme.

MacIntyre finishing on London Tonight

Donal MacIntyre is reportedly finishing up on London Tonight after less than six months in the role. The Guardian is reporting that MacIntyre will quit his presenting role on the ITV 1 programme with his final show on September 17.

Susan Boyle auto-tuned?

Amid controversy that the latest season of The X Factor is employing the use of auto-tuners on its auditioning contestants, newspapers are reporting that Susan Boyle’s famous audition on Britain’s Got Talent was “smoothed out” in post production. 

Fox quitting television

Former Lost actor Matthew Fox has declared he will never work on television again after spending more than 12 years working for the small screen. Fox, who featured on Party of Five before Lost, added that he is keen to take on more theatre role sin the future.

BBC developing Douglas Adams novel

The BBC is planning to adapt Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for TV in the coming months. No casting has been announced yet for the hour-long dramatization which will screen on BBC Four as a one-off pilot.

Jolie signs for movie adaptation of ITV1’s Unforgiven

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie will play the lead role in a big-screen adaptation of ITV1’a mini series Unforgiven. The actress has reportedly signed on for the role of Ruth Slater, a woman who rejoins society after 15 years behind bars for the murder of two policemen.

Former Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick will make an appearance on crime procedural Law & Order: SVU, with the actor signing on for a multi-episode arc. Cusick, who played Desmond Hume on Lost, will feature in at least two episodes.

Actor Skeet Ulrich has been cast in the upcoming legal spin-off Law & Order: Los Angeles as an ex-marine character called Rex Winters. Ulrich previously guest starred on fellow spin-off CSI: NY in a three-episode arc.

Richard Dreyfuss, star of 1970’s blockbuster Jaws, will guest star on Weeds in the upcoming sixth season. Weeds producers have announced the veteran actor will feature in at least four episodes of the drama series.


Sky has apologised for the temporary blackout which occurred during the Lost finale yesterday morning.

During the live simulcast, a technical hitch occurred causing a disruption to the viewing of the two-and-a-half hour finale.

The channel made an announcement on the Sky Player website saying “We’d like to apologise for this morning’s blackout during Sky1’s live simulcast of the series finale of Lost.

“We’re currently investigating what went wrong, and if it’s any consolation we’ll have the entire episode available to watch as a catch-up title by lunchtime today. Once again, apologies.”

Sky1 screened the Lost finale at 5am as to keep as close to the US screenings as possible to avoid internet pirates taking control of the highly anticipated television event.

Source: Digital Spy


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