Sunday, June 06, 2010

TV NEWS: "Lost" DVD Extras, "Alias" Reboot, and more

• For fans who still feel unsatisfied, the upcoming Complete Series box-set for "Lost" will include a 12-14 minute scene between the time when Hurley became the island's protector and the end of the series.

• In the wake of "Lost" ending, "Flash Forward" being canceled, and "V" being ABC's last cult-type intense drama, the network is actually considering rebooting "Alias." Really? It's only been four years. That's like remaking The Hangover. It JUST happened. According to reports, this reboot will not have the same complex mythology as its underlying theme and JJ Abrams, the creator, will not be involved. So basically they'll be toting it as an "Alias" reboot, but it's actually just a run-of-the-mill spy series. Add it onto the pile: "Covert Affairs," "Burn Notice," "Undercovers," "Human Target," etcetera, etcetera.

• Speaking of "Flash Forward," it looks like its star Joseph Fiennes is returning to period pieces, joining Starz's upcoming 2011 series "Camelot." He'll play Merlin, Eva Green (Casino Royale) will play the powerful sorceress Morgana, Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd and Twilight) will play Arthur, and Tamsin Egerton (St. Trinian's) will play Guinevere. I wonder if fans of Syfy's "Merlin" will watch.

Diane Keaton and Ellen Page will join the cavalcade of prestigious actors who are turning to the small tube for steady work. Both have signed on for HBO's new series "Tilda," a comedy about a "powerful female online Hollywood journalist with a no-holds-barred style" and a "morally conflicted creative assistant." Soooo it's like Devil Wears Prada, except the frivolous journalism is celeb-related instead of fashion-related. I'm not sure why, but I feel like they could both do better. But at least Page is trying something new and less indie.

Julia Stiles is also jumping into television soon. The creators of "Dexter" are eager to include her in the fifth season for a top secret role.

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