Articles for Lost Season 6

It‘s been that long, but we‘re finally here: the sixth, and final, season of Lost.I can‘t really imagine how it feels for all of you who‘ve been around for six years, watching each episode multiple times, breaking each scene into crumbs, and arguing every possible explanation for the intentions of the DHARMA Initiative, or the Island, or the survivors themselves. After all, I‘m just new to this game, having started watching the show last September--but, of course, I‘m just as excited (and confused) as you are in finding out what this whole thing has been all about.  Read more »
After five seasons of Lost, we have hundreds of unanswered questions.But we know asking for a hundred answers in a single season from the creators of TV‘s mostmysterious show, would be asking a lot. So we‘ve narrowed down the hundredsto a nice round Lost number: 16. These are the 16 unanswered Lost questions (both big and small) we hope won‘t be a mystery come the end of season six.   Read more »
Set your calendar, Losties: it will all end on May 23.As Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof teased on last night‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC now confirms that Lost‘s two-hour finale will air on May 23, a Sunday, from 9pm. Before that would be a recap show, from 8pm.  Read more »
Early this year, it was confirmed that Cynthia Watross will return for Lost‘s much-anticipated farewell season. But looks like it isn‘t just Libby who Watross is bringing back. Entertainment Weekly reports that the 41-year-old Lost actress is set to appear on a multiple-episode arc on House slated to kick off in April.Watross, who plays tail section survivor Libby on the ABC series, was cast as Wilson‘s (Robert Sean Leonard) first of three ex-wives who comes back into his life as his new girlfriend. Looks like Wilson is finally ready to move on after the tragic death of Amber, lovingly known as Cutthroat Bitch, who tragically died in Wilson‘s arms in the end of season 4. Read more »
Last week two shows created by J.J. Abrams centered heavily on the idea of an alternate universe.  On Lost, the show introduced an altverse where the bomb blew up the Island and Oceanic 815 landed safely in Los Angeles.  On Fringe, the team got one step closer to tracking down the man trying to bring down the walls between two parallel universes.But which altverse is superior?  Which show handles the idea of analternate universe more realistically, more dramatically and morecompellingly?  It‘s the ultimate J.J. showdown between his formerseries and his current one.  Read more »
With Lost already in its final season, there‘s one question: where will the main cast go after the finale airs? We‘ve got an answer concerning Daniel Dae Kim: he‘s staying in Hawaii.Indeed, there is no leaving this island.  Read more »
I‘m having a pretty hard time framing my questions for tonight‘s Lost episode, so let‘s begin with the most obvious reference: the episode title. We do all know that back in the second season there was an episode called "What Kate Did", which featured a flashback to her little dubious crime, which involved blowing up her house with her biological father inside. But, of course, in the alternate timeline, Kate is still under arrest: she still committed the crime, and she‘s still on the run, barely escaping Edward Mars by boshing his head on the sink.So what is Kate supposed to do now? She, of course, barely escapes again, holding a taxi and the two people inside hostage--including a still pregnant Claire. Considering my little theory that all the survivors are still headed towards the same fate despite Jughead‘s detonation, it looks like Kate and Claire‘s lives are still intertwined, never mind that the former eventually takes the taxi for herself.  Read more »
So, we know you‘ve all been waiting for the results and they‘re finally here! Some of the best shippers around came out for our first ever video contest. Things didn‘t run as smoothly as we‘d hoped due to an overwhelming number of entries but we finally have it all straightened out. Our team of writers watched over 90 videos and selected our favorite 5 based on the stories they told. From those finalists, the votes went to the public. After all the votes were carefully tallied, we finally have our winners. First place had an overwhelming 54% of the votes. We really enjoyed watching all of your favorite ships and we hope to do something like this again soon.So, without further ado, here are the results: Read more »
We know you all have been dying to know what‘s going to happen this final season of Lost. You‘ve speculated, you‘ve analyzed, you‘ve agonized and now we have the solution. BuddyTV brought in our very own Non-Prophet to look into the future and reveal the secrets of Lost. No need to hear from the Lost experts Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof because we have a psychic!  Read more »
On Monday Daniel Dae Kim became the first Lost regular to secure a post-Island career by signing on for the CBS remake of Hawaii 5-0.  Obviously the rest of the Lostcast needs to start finding work fast, so here‘s our take on how other Lost stars might be able to capitalize on this trend.Sure, Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly have claimedthey‘re done with TV after Lost ends, but we think our ideas are sogood that they‘ll have no choice but to reconsider that position.  Matthew Fox may want a film career, but the guy from Vantage Point, Speed Racer and We Are Marshall should be like Scott Wolf and keep to awesome TV shows like Everwood, V and The Nine.And now, without further adieu, our lineup: Read more »
Let‘s start the set-up by looking again at the title of tonight‘s Lost episode. It‘s called "The Substitute", seemingly a mathematical term that perfectly ties in to previous episodes "The Constant" and "The Variable". That‘s what many thought, too. But alas, Daniel Faraday is dead, and I don‘t think the producers will introduce another aspect to their version of time travel that will force us off track (unless you could the parallel timelines that define this season). And besides, this is a Locke-centric episode. This should be something totally different.But first, Daniel‘s theory at the end of the fifth season: that they aren‘t supposed to crash on the Island, and that if they remove one element of the ill-fated Oceanic 815--the Swan, which caused the Incident, which caused the crash--then everything will change. "I haven‘t thought about the variables," he admits. So, for swapping that one concept with another--a substitute--things will change, right?  Read more »
Add another one to your guest list, kids: Samm Levine, formerly of the cult television hit Freaks and Geeks and Quentin Tarantino‘s latest epic Inglourious Basterds, will appear as a guest in one episode of Lost.And, as he revealed to TV Guide Magazine, he got his role because of his friendship with series co-creator Damon Lindelof. "I‘ve been friends with [him] for ten years," he said. "Six years ago when he started the show I sat in his living room and watched the screener of the pilot months before it aired, and I went, ‘Oh my God, this is the greatest show ever! When are you going to get me on this show?‘ For six years he‘s been going, ‘I‘m going to write you something on the show.‘"  Read more »
It took a while, but it‘s finally happening: Maggie Grace is returning to Lost."We‘re really excited about having her back on the show," executive producer Carlton Cuse told Entertainment Weekly. "We have a good story for her."  Read more »
Nope, I don‘t think he‘ll be screaming "Waaaaaalt!" this time.Harold Perrineau has booked a guest role in an upcoming episode of CSI: NY, airing in April. Entertainment Weekly reports that Perrineau, best known as Lost‘s Michael Dawson, will play a death row inmate who finds himself fighting for his life when he finds himself in the middle of a prison riot.  Read more »
I‘ve been deeply devoted to television for more than half of my life and I‘ve watched a lot of shows, but tonight is like no other night I can remember.  The excitement I have for the final season of Lost to kick off is unparalleled in my TV-viewing lifetime.  I have very little idea what the heck is going to happen, but I know this is the real beginning of the end, and by keeping as many secrets from fans as they could, the Lost team has successfully made me more excited for this than I have been for any other episode of television.So with that in mind, I‘ll be here for the next two hours, posting my immediate reactions to the Lost season 6 premiere, "LA X."  I am fully prepared to have my mind blown exactly four times, but anything more than that might kill me. Read more »
Who doesn‘t love a great Lost Easter Egg, one of those tiny little nuggets for hardcore fans that turn watching Lost into an interactive game?  "LA X," the premiere of the final season, had a ton of Easter Eggs, and you can click here to see All Lost Easter Eggs from "LA X."But which ones are the cream of the crop, the coolest bits from the two-hour premiere?  Here are our favorites.  Read more »
I was more excited than ever for the big Lost season 6 premiereand, sadly, felt a little disappointed.  There was a lot of interestingstuff, and seeing people like Leslie Arzt, Boone and Claire again wascool, but I had one major issue: those new "flash sideways."That‘s the name being given to the narrative device of the season inwhich the "flashbacks" are now told as an alternate universe whereOceanic 815 landed safely.  From a storytelling perspective, Iappreciate the chance to see a whole new tale.  But as a Lost fan, it frustrates me.  Read more »
If there‘s one thing I learned after watching Lost, it‘s this: there is no such thing as a pointless detail. It could be an Easter egg, it could be something that characterizes an important element of the show, or it could be a tool to help someone, either the characters or us watching, understand what the heck is going on.Like, say the flash sideways. There surely is a point in showing what happened to the most important characters of the show after Oceanic 815 successfully lands in Los Angeles. Sure, they‘re totally different from the get-go: Jack lost his father‘s body, Locke lost his knives, Kate lost her captors, Hurley lost his bad luck, Sayid lost... well, he didn‘t really lose anything in the alternate timeline.  Read more »
One of the major revelations coming out of Lost was that the fakeLocke, aka Jacob‘s Nemesis, aka the Smoke Monster,  just wants to gohome.  This raised one very real question: where is home?Let the crazy Lost theories begin!  I‘ve got five insane possibilitiesready to go, though I‘m not writing off the chance that Smokey‘s homeis Pittsburgh.  Read more »
Lost definitely answered a lot of questions in the season 6 premiere,"LA X."  Who is Jacob‘s Nemesis?  He‘s the Smoke Monster.  Whathappened when the bomb exploded?  It created an alternate reality. What is the Temple?  It‘s a freaky looking place full of gianthourglasses and strange Japanese men.But for every question that got answered, five more popped up in itsplace, and most of them have to do with the mysterious alternateuniverse where the bomb exploded and sank the Island to the bottom ofthe ocean in 1977, allowing Oceanic 815 to land safely.  Here are someof my immediate questions about this Lost altverse.  Read more »
ABC has released a new clip from next week‘s Lost episode, "What Kate Does". And, as the episode title suggests, the focus of the episode is Kate--specifically, her attempts to escape Edward Mars after Oceanic 815 lands in Los Angeles. (You can‘t really say "again" because time has been altered. Or, again, was it?)The clip in question focuses on that, too: Kate has taken over a taxi and used it as her virtual getaway vehicle. That taxi has a very frightened taxi driver--I understand he‘d be frightened, but watch the clip and you‘ll end up laughing at his predicament--and a similarly frightened Claire Littleton. Talk about timeline collides.  Read more »
ABC has released another video from next week‘s Lost episode, "What Kate Does", and this time it‘s a pretty quick one. 19 seconds, in fact--okay, so the video I embedded below runs for 45 seconds or so, but the whole thing‘s just half that.  Read more »
Lost is off and running, and whenever you hear the word "running," you know it‘s a Kate-centric episode.  Whatever the case may be, Kate was born to run, so say "I do" and don‘t get left behind because whatever happened, happened and Lost is starting fresh with a tabula rasa. Read more »
Some may call "What Kate Does" a pretty uneventful Lost episode. I somehow agree, but in most seasons of the show, the first episodes act as building blocks, establishing things that will either prove critical in the end game, or help us understand what is going on. So, we now know (or at least we think) that the no-crash timeline is a huge what-if scenario, complete with elements from the post-crash timeline. We now know of an impending showdown between whatever‘s left of Jacob (and that‘s definitely not Sayid) and the Man in Black. And, we now know that the infection--the same on Rousseau was talking about many seasons ago--will play a huge part this season.Judging from Dogen and Lennon‘s reaction to Sayid‘s apparent resurrection, the infection has been around for quite a while, and has been busy wrecking havoc way before Rousseau found herself on the Island. They know it‘s the Smoke Monster‘s fault. They sure know a more dignified way of defeating the condition: better a pill full of poison rather than gunshot wounds to the chest. And they know that if the infection consumes a person fully, they will cease to become who they are.  Read more »
As you might expect, the BuddyTV office is a hotbed of Lostdiscussions every Wednesday morning.  Some are diehard fans who‘ve beenthere since the beginning while others are fans who abandoned the show,but came back for the final season.  If you could listen in to theBuddyTV staff‘s opinion of "What Kate Does," you‘d learn one thing:they hated it.Or at least most of them did.  Personally, I thought it was a vastimprovement over last week‘s underwhelming season premiere, but theBuddyTV water cooler has spoken, and here are some of the problems Losthad.  Read more »
The latest episode of Lost may have been a Kate-centric episode, but it‘s Claire who made the biggest impact.  Jack‘s Aussie half-sister made a big splash in the altverse and made her triumphant return to the Island after being MIA since she was briefly seen in Jacob‘s Cabin two season ago. So what has Claire been up to for three years on the Island?  And what can we learn about Claire‘s slightly different altverse backstory?  Read more »
ABC just released a new clip off next week‘s Lost episode, "The Substitute", and judging from this 45-second scene, it‘s a Locke-centric episode. Then again, the episode will go back to (fake) Locke after last night‘s no-show.There isn‘t really much to ask here, so I‘ll just describe the scene below: it‘s Locke, back in the workplace, still paralyzed and being grilled because of his Australia trip... Read more »
Another new clip off Tuesday night‘s Lost episode, and this one‘s much more closer to home. On "The Substitute", Locke sets out to recruit people to aids his cause, whatever that cause is.And in this clip, he gets to Sawyer. Remember, last week, Sawyer escaped the Temple and went to the old Barracks to mourn Juliet‘s death and, definitely, get himself some alone time. For some reason, Locke gets to him, which leads to this exchange about "the most important question":  Read more »
Previously on Lost: Sayid came back to life, Claire returned, Sawyer fled to the Barracks and Flocke was very disappointed in everyone.  Then a bunch of altverse stuff happened.If you‘re confused, Flocke is the nickname I‘ll be using for Fake Locke, aka the Smoke Monster possessing John Locke‘s body on the Island, aka Jacob‘s Nemesis.  This has nothing to do with Flockapella, my Flock of Seagulls a cappella tribute group.  Though we are available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and ritualistic drownings  Read more »
Finally, some answers--and, obviously, more questions that go with it. So Oceanic 815 crashed on the Island because the passengers inside, or at least some of them, were pegged by Jacob, at one point in their lives, to be his successor. Surely the same also happened with Black Rock, and Danielle‘s gang, and maybe the folks at the DHARMA Initiative, too. Along the way, names were crossed out, probably because they weren‘t sympathetic towards the cause. Now, with Jacob dead, Locke is looking for a replacement--a substitute--and... isn‘t there something wrong with it?I mean, the Man in Black and Jacob have coexisted on the Island for what seems like forever, and yet they never really got along. MIB, in fact, just wanted to get rid of Jacob, exploiting his loophole to fulfill the deed. Now he‘s looking for someone to replace the very person he killed? To what, regain the balance in the world? Is he just looking for someone else to kill? He‘s getting a kick out of it.  Read more »
Time travel on Lost has always bee surprisingly logical. Despite all of the time jumping in season 5, there were clearly definedrules and a set timeline.  However, the weird altverse created by theflash sideways has torn the fabric of time apart.I‘ve been operating under a simple assumption.  I thought that the bombdetonating on the Island created a separate timeline and that, even inthe altverse, all events prior to the explosion were identical to thosein the original timeline.  Read more »
ABC released a new clip from next week‘s Lost episode, "Lighthouse", where Hurley tries to convince Jack to join a mission, and we (presumably) find out more about the Japanese dude at the Temple, Dogen. I‘m saying that because there‘s a Japanese kid on the guest cast--oh, and Mark Pellegrino, too.But the clip involves two other people entirely: Jin and Claire. Or should I say kick-ass Claire? We know she‘ll pretty much take on the void Rousseau left, and it‘s obviously because she lost her son, Aaron. Now, see the kick-ass Aussie in action:  Read more »
It‘s an unusual day in the Lost world today, as a handful of details in future episodes were revealed. There are spoilers after the cut, but they‘re pretty good ones: about Dogen‘s past, about Michael‘s return, and about Boone‘s possible role when Shannon returns.  Read more »
It took me a while to realize that the centric characters for this season of Lost correspond exactly to the centric characters from the first season. Kate and Locke were the first back then; Kate and Locke are also the first this season. Jack followed the two back then, and judging from the second promo clip released a few days back, Jack will be the focus of tonight‘s episode.It‘s also interesting seeing what happened in the flash-sideways. Up until last week‘s episode, the idea was this: everything that happened in the original timeline also happened in the parallel timeline, regardless of the fact that Oceanic 815 landed safely in Los Angeles. But, instead of regaining the ability to walk, Locke did the complete opposite: he embraced his paralysis and lived every moment of his life. Then again, the circumstances surrounding Locke‘s back story has totally changed as well: he‘s friends with his father, which should mean he was paralyzed for different reasons entirely, and he‘s engaged to Helen.  Read more »
Previously on Lost: Sayid was claimed, Sawyer became the newJacob, Claire gunned down an Other, and the Temple was the only placesafe from Flocke.FYI to new readers, Flocke refers to Fake Locke (Jacob‘s Nemesis, theSmoke Monster, etc).  It has nothing to do with Bagels and Flox, a newbreakfast joint I‘m opening featuring the best faux salmon around.  Read more »
ABC released a second clip off Tuesday night‘s new Lost episode, and like the first one, Sayid is the star of the night. Remember, the first video featured him finally confronting Dogen about the "medical exam" he supposedly "passed". The second video features him in the parallel timeline, doing the one thing he should‘ve done if not for Oceanic 815 crashing on the Island: meeting Nadia.  Read more »
Here‘s the first clip off next week‘s episode of Lost, named "Sundown". This one involves Claire sending a message to the Temple and its inhabitants, and Sayid making a tough decision... which perhaps ties in with his supposed "infection".Because, finally, he‘s asking the right questions! And for a former interrogator of the Iraqi Republican Guard, this move was a long time coming. No, he isn‘t torturing Dogen, but he‘s asking questions--about his "medical exam", the one he supposedly passed, and perhaps his discovery that the pill Jack wanted him to take is poison.  Read more »
The promos for the final season of Lost promise that questions will be answered.  The problem with that claim is that for every question Lost answers, a million new ones pop up in its place.In "Lighthouse," fans learned that Jacob was able to control people‘sdestinies by looking into his Magic Mirrors to see their lives.  So, inone sense, the question was answered.  Read more »
I think that settles everything, then.Jack and Hurley are on one side. Jacob easily convinced Hurley to return to the Island. He also convinced Jack, but he‘s having a hard time convincing him of his supposed duty now he‘s back. But I doubt Jack will continue to resist. He ended up pressing the button every 108 minutes after Desmond left. He ended up being a believer in destiny after Locke‘s death. He will end up taking on whatever Jacob wants him to do.  Read more »
Here‘s another short clip from Tuesday night‘s Lost episode, "Lighthouse". It seems we‘re looking at Jack in the parallel universe again: this time, he‘s looking for his late father‘s will, and judging from the video below, it‘s not an easy task.  Read more »
The Chile earthquake--and the consequent tsunamis in Hawaii--may have prevented Daniel Dae Kim from flying to Los Angeles for the Paley Fest, but most of who‘s supposed to come have. Regardless of who‘s there, however, what‘s important is what‘s been revealed about the final episodes of Lost: the questions they‘ll answer, for one. And by that, I think they mean both the questions that have been out there since the first season, and the questions that they raised as early as last week. You know, stuff like:  Read more »
It‘s that point in a Lost season when we‘re presented with several storylines and you can‘t find a way to quickly make sense of them all. So far we‘ve had Flocke looking for a replacement for Jacob, for reasons we still do not know. There‘s Jacob, asking Hurley and Jack to guide whoever is returning to the Island. And then there‘s the "infection" that‘s supposedly going around the Island, affecting Sayid and Claire in separate instances.Looks like tonight‘s Lost will tackle that storyline. After all, it‘s a Sayid-centric episode, judging from the two clips ABC released last week--the first one featuring his confrontation with Dogen, and the second one featuring his reunion with Nadia in the parallel universe. The official synopsis hints at Sayid making a tough decision, which should have something to do with his "infection".  Read more »
A month before this season of Lost premiered, ABC released a couple of promo photos featuring the whole cast imitating Da Vinci‘s famous painting, The Last Supper. Our first point of discussion, then: Locke took on the position of Jesus Christ, immediately triggering talk that he (or the Man in Black, technically) holds an important role in wrapping up the series. But some thought we‘re just putting too much meaning into photos that ABC‘s publicity department--a bunch of people technically separate from the show‘s producers--took.It‘s been two months since, and after the awesome last ten minutes of "Sundown", this all gets clearer. Bah, I knew this was going to happen! Let‘s look back at it, shall we?  Read more »
Previously on Lost: Sayid was alive, then dead, and now he‘s alive again.  Claire and her new friend Flocke swore a vendetta against Kate.  Jack and Hurley went to the lighthouse to help Jacob bring someone else to the Island.  And in the altverse, Jack has a freaking son.As always, "Flocke" refers to Fake Locke, Jacob‘s Nemesis currently using John Locke‘s body.  It has nothing to do with The Hurt Flocker, my Oscar-nominated documentary short following the aftermath of the tragic day when Captain Sullenberger killed several members of a flock of geese with his plane.  Read more »
At this point, I think the best question is this: who isn‘t returning?Michelle Rodriguez is now also returning to Lost this season, adding her name to a roster of former cast members who will make an appearance in the ABC series‘ final episodes.  Read more »
ABC has released a couple of clips (yes, two this early) from next week‘s Lost episode, "Dr. Linus". And, as the episode title suggests, it‘s going to focus on Ben‘s fortunes after the attack on the Temple, and in the alternate universe as a European history teacher.Take the Quiz: How Well Do You Know Ben Linus?To be more specific, it‘s more about how he deals with, as the official synopsis suggests, "the consequences of an uncovered lie." This must be on the Island, and that‘s where we begin.  Read more »
The best source of spoilers for Lost‘s final season might be theofficial press releases from ABC.  Each week they give a simpleone-sentence description of the episode that gives nothing away, butthey also provide the guest cast. Take the Quiz: How Well Do You Know Ben Linus? Read more »
The promos for tonight‘s Lost may suggest that Ben will meet his demise--in other words, die--but I don‘t think so. It‘s too early to kill him off, don‘t you think? Especially now that the Island is breaking apart in the figurative sense, the good side (whoever that side is) needs someone who will explain how the Island actually works. And you don‘t want to be deprived of Michael Emerson‘s creepiness, right?Take the quiz: How Well Do You Know Ben Linus?  Read more »
Previously on Lost: Sayid turned evil and helped Flocke destroy the Temple, Kate may or may not have been recruited, Miles was rescued by the Ajira people, Jack and Hurley were chilling at the lighthouse and altverse Ben met altverse Locke in the teacher‘s lounge.  Read more »
For the past seven weeks we‘ve been trying to crack the very point of the Lost flash sideways, the way it related to the Island timeline and all the mess that‘s happening there. Or maybe we‘ve given up on it. Sure, there will be answers soon, but connecting those two timelines seems quite a task. How exactly do you reconcile all that we knew about the show‘s characters over the past five years, with a revisionist take on their back stories? We‘ve seen slightly different versions of the same people, doing slightly different things with slightly different versions of those close to them. It doesn‘t connect easily.Nope, I don‘t have an idea about that. What I have, though, is some vague idea on what these scenarios are trying to tell us. Missed the episode? Read our recap of "Dr. Linus" Read more »
In "Lighthouse," Jacob told Hurley that "someone‘s coming to the Island."  At the time, Lost fans wondered who this person was and whether it was Wallace, the person‘s name next to 108 on the lighthouse dial.Read Our Recap of "Dr. Linus">>Now we have a strong candidate for the role, because Charles Widmorecame to the Island.  In a surprise twist ending, Widmore was revealedto be in a submarine just off the shore of the Island.  But does thisnecessarily mean he‘s who Jacob was talking about?  Read more »
It‘s this time of the week again for a sneak peek into next week‘s Lost episode, "Recon". While it‘s all about Sawyer and his con artist ways, we also get a look at the possible tension between Claire and Kate. Possible, because Claire wants to kill whoever took Aaron, and Kate took Aaron, and she doesn‘t have any idea about what‘s in store for her.That brings up to this clip, with Claire giving Kate a Cribs-like tour of her little shack on the Island, and especially, to that weird skeleton/squirrel hybrid that we can call, uhh, Aaron‘s substitute. See photos from next week‘s episode, "Recon" Read more »
Every promo for Lost‘s final season promises that answers willbe revealed.  What they don‘t tell you is that the answers are beingrevealed in official ABC press releases.I‘ve never been a fan of Lost spoilers, but I always assumedreading official press releases and watching video clips released byABC wouldn‘t count as spoilers.  That changed this season.  Read more »
Here‘s the second clip off next week‘s Lost episode, "Recon", and yes, it is a Sawyer-centric episode. Why else would we see him on the alternate timeline?Anyway, here‘s Sawyer in the middle of another con, with a lady beside him and a suitcase of money that, err, just flies open, uncovering the secret (supposedly) contents inside. Yes, this did happen before to Sawyer, didn‘t it? Only it‘s a different scenario...See photos from next week‘s episode, "Recon" Read more »
On TV, he‘s Matt Parkman from NBC‘s Heroes.  In film, he provided the voice of Captain Kirk‘s stepfather in Star Trek. On stage, he‘s part of the TV actor musical super group Band from TV. On your iPhone, he‘s a creator of the Yowza application.  In videogames, his voice will be heard for the upcoming Halo: Reach.All these titles, and many more, describe actor Greg Grunberg, a truemaster of all media platforms.  I recently spoke to Greg about an upcoming performance of Band from TV in California, the future of Heroes, his musical influences, and his devotion to charity and social media.  Read more »
We‘re one step closer to defining the sides that will fight it out to the very end--or the sides that will complicated everybody else‘s lives. Last week‘s Lost saw one group form: Ben was adopted by Ilana, Frank, Miles and Sun, and were later reunited with Jack, Hurley and Richard. The week before, we saw Locke strengthen his claim on Claire and Sayid, bringing with him a boatload of scared Temple inhabitants, as well as a confused Kate, and presumably Jin and Sawyer.We‘re focusing on the latter group this week, arguably because we‘ve had enough of Jack playing crazy with dynamite. That, and--admit it--at the moment it‘s much more interesting to see what Locke will do to get his way. See, the Man in Black is a much more questionably character than Jacob will ever be... Read more »
Last week on Lost, Ben‘s involvement in Jacob‘s death was revealed, and it almost got him killed... at least until Ilana decided to adopt him. I guess she was afraid that he‘d flip to Flocke‘s side like he initially planned to. This week, we head on over to Locke‘s side of the Island, where we discover a couple more things. Just a couple.  Read more »
The latest episode of Lost featured Kate not immediately getting to grips with Claire‘s lack of appreciation for her efforts. You can imagine what she‘s thinking. "I left the Island to take care of her kid, I returned to the Island so I can get you, and now you attempt to kill me?" All that was quelled when Locke got to her and explained why he had to lie to Claire about Aaron‘s whereabouts. Then, the surprise line: he‘s got a crazy mother, too, one that gave him "growing pains". Finally, he swiftly connected that to Aaron.The first thing I thought: the Man in Black is Aaron?  Read more »
A few weeks back, Jacob tasked Hurley and Jack to go to the Lighthouse--yep, that one with the mirrors--to guide whoever it is that he claims is arriving on the Island. Well, no guiding happened because Jack busted the mirrors.Last week, someone did arrive on the Island, only on a submarine, with equipment that‘s definitely more sophisticated than that primitive lighthouse. That, and since it‘s in a submarine, there‘s no way he‘ll see the light from the lighthouse. That guy happens to be Charles Widmore, and it looked like a pretty easy fit... until history caught up with him.  Read more »
ABC has just released a couple of clips from next week‘s Lost episode, "Ab Aeterno". Well, actually they released one. The other clip was apparently released by mistake last week--or is it a mistake? It‘s a clip we got a little glimpse of in the promos for "Recon", after all...Anyway, while next week‘s episode will finally give us the lowdown on Richard Alpert‘s arrival on the Island, it seems we‘ll also go back to Ilana‘s side of the Island and learn more about her task on the Island.  Read more »
Most of you called her a Liz Lemmon look-a-like when she popped up on Lost last week, but Zoe--the girl working for Widmore who tricked Sawyer into believing she‘s from Ajira 316--is more than just a henchman. Well, at least according to Sheila Kelley."She really believes what she is doing is the right thing to do and you‘ll understand that more when you see the upcoming episodes," she told "She is there on the island looking for somebody and she‘s looking for something. She will know who it is when she finds that person. She also believes she has the answer."  Read more »
Tonight promises to be a very pivotal episode of Lost.  Three of the shows most mysterious figures, Richard Alpert, Jacob and the Man in Black, will take center stage in the ninth episode of the final season, "Ab Aeterno." Take the Quiz: How Well Do You Know Richard?>> Read more »
We‘re now just two months away from the series finale of Lost, which means fans who have dedicated their hearts and souls to this epic series will soon have a very big hole to fill.  The dedication of Lost fans is unparalleled by any other TV series, with viewers becoming deeply invested and noticing every little detail.Is there anything else that comes close to filling the void that will be left by a world without Lost?  After May 23, as I see it, Lost fans have four possible options.  Read more »
Here‘s where we‘re at on Lost: Jack, Hurley, Miles, Sun, Lapidus, Ilana, Ben and Richard are on Team Jacob.  Sayid and Claire are on Team Flocke.  Sawyer and Kate are on their own team.  Jin is a POW and Charles Widmore is back on the Island with another mercenary team.Easter Eggs from "Ab Aeterno">>Quiz: How Well Do You Know Richard Alpert?>>  Read more »
This is perhaps one of the most anticipated bits of info every Lostie in the world is looking for: the name of Lost‘s very last episode, which airs on May 23.Well, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have confirmed the series finale‘s title on the official Lost podcast, and for those who are expecting to read some meaning into this, then maybe you‘ll get disappointed. Episodes 6.17 and 6.18, Lost‘s final episodes, will be named:  Read more »
Since that pivotal scene at the start of the season 5 finale of Lost, the battle between Jacob and the mysterious Man in Black has been a key part of the show.  Those characters returned in a big way during the latest episode, offering new looks into their battle.The most complicated part is deciding who the good guy really is.  At first, it seemed like Jacob was the hero and the Man in Black was the villain.  But the more Lost shows us, the more confusing it becomes.  There is an eternal struggle between these two and it‘s obvious that one of them is good and one is evil, but which is which?  Let‘s look at both sides:  Read more »
Looking for answers? Then voila, here are the answers. Let‘s party.I may have been a Lostie for just eight months (you all know why) but I feel the same satisfaction in finally knowing answers to some of the most critical questions we‘ve ever faced on Lost--and not just the ones about Richard.Missed the episode? Read our recap.  Read more »
Here‘s a clip off next week‘s Lost episode, "The Package". Yep, it‘s the one about Jin and Sun‘s efforts to find each other on the Island, something they don‘t have to do on the alternate timeline because nobody‘s lost there.This clip brings us to alternate LAX, with Jin and Sun reunited after that little customs fiasco we saw in the season premiere. Now, for those of you who believe they aren‘t married on the flash sideways, the dialogue here could serve as more proof:  Read more »
It‘s not often when we get a lot of Lost-related news that‘s not necessarily connected to an upcoming episode, so here‘s a rare Lost roundup. Yes, there‘s some history being made.  Read more »
Part of the official synopsis for tonight‘s Lost episode is as follows: "Sun and Jin desperately continue their search for one another."Indeed, desperate. How long has it been since they last saw each other?  Read more »
If you‘re a religious Lost zealot, you‘ve probably noticed all the mirrors and reflections in season 6‘s alternate universe.  If not, you should know that in every flash-sideways episode, there‘s at least one key moment of a character looking into a mirror or reflective surface, contemplating who they are.For John Locke, it came as he was deciding whether to call Dr. Shephard for a consult on his spine.  For Kate, it was right after leaving Claire on the side of the road.  But what do these mirror images have to do with the series? Read more »
Previously on Lost: Charles Widmore returned to the Island to get Flocke, Sawyer and Kate made plans of their own, Richard got a message from his dead wife about stopping Flocke, and Sun and Jin have been separated since the Kahana exploded back in season 4.What Are the Best Jin and Sun Moments?This week‘s episode, "The Package," is all about Jin and Sun, which is good because there‘s no such thing as a bad Jin and Sun-centric episode. Read more »
This week on Lost, the one thing we expected to happen finally happened: Desmond returned to the Island, as an unwilling member of Widmore‘s plot to take over the Island.We did see it coming, right? Henry Ian Cusick is still in the opening credits despite not appearing for the eight episodes that followed the sixth season premiere. He popped up on the alternate Oceanic 815 and then just disappeared. Add in Eloise‘s "the Island is not done with you" line, and Desmond‘s return isn‘t really much of a surprise.Read our recap: Sun, Jin and a special package  Read more »
Now that Desmond is back on the Island, Lost has a lot of questions to answer, and next week could be when a lot of them are finally answered.  Desmond-centric episodes are usually heavily based on time travel and the scientific phenomena of the Island, and "Happily Ever After" should be no exception.See Photos from "Happily Ever After"  Read more »
The Desmond-centric "Happily Ever After" promises to be one of the more revealing episodes of Lost, especially if you‘re interested in theories about time travel and the existence and meaning of the alternate universe.  Desmond‘s episodes always involve the greatest theoretical elements of Lost‘s scientific ideas.See Photos from "Happily Ever After"Now you can check out a clip from next week‘s new episode set in the alternate universe.  It seems that Desmond did land in Los Angeles after all, and he‘ll be meeting plenty of very familiar faces in his alternate life.  Read more »
Tuesday brings an exciting Desmond-centric episode of Lost that promises to have major answers to some of the show‘s bigger mysteries, most of them surrounding time travel and other science fiction devices.See Video of Desmond in the Altverse>>This new video clip offers a look at the first meeting between Charles Widmore and Desmond back on the Island, as Widmore explains what happened.  The clip from "Happily Ever After" provides some answers about other characters who we will be seeing in some form in the episode.  Read more »
Like an airdrop of DHARMA supplies on the Island, today BuddyTV got an e-mail from a friend who sent us a video shot during the filming of the 12th episode of this season of Lost (airing April 13).  The source also provided some very cool insights into what, and more importantly WHO, we‘ll be seeing.SPOILER WARNING: This article contains details about upcoming episodes of Lost, so do NOT read if you want to stay unspoiled.  Read more »
Tonight‘s Lost episode is called "Happily Ever After", but I highly doubt what‘s going to happen tonight will be any similar to what the title suggests.Okay, there is a reason to be happy. Desmond is back! He is, indeed, Widmore‘s special "package", kept in a locked door inside his sub! It ends our weeks-long question of how he‘ll figure in the final season, especially after his blink-and-you‘ll-miss-it appearance on alternate Oceanic 815.  Read more »
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" was the best episode of Lost season 3.  "The Constant" was the best episode of Lost season 4.  Those were both Desmond-centric episodes, and so is this installment of Lost, "Happily Ever After."  Needless to say, Desmond‘s return to the Island and the series carries a lot of expectations, so did Lost deliver?See Photos from This Episode>> Read more »
Yes, I‘m still up, trying to take everything in. So forgive me if these next paragraphs sound a bit incoherent--but please know I tried.Last night‘s Lost was such a great episode, both because of the return of several of our favorite characters (mine would be Daniel and Desmond and, along with him, Penny) and because of the answer we‘ve been searching for in the past ten weeks. Read our full recap: Desmond violates the rules Read more »
We all know Hurley talks to dead people, so it‘s no surprise that next week‘s Hurley-centric Lost will feature the return of several dead cast members.  Who‘s coming back, and how will they fit into the puzzle?See Photos from This Episode>>SPOILER WARNING: This article contains the guest cast list from next week‘s episode.  Read more »
ABC‘s just released two preview clips for next week‘s Lost, simply titled "Everybody Loves Hugo"--because one, altverse Hurley‘s the "luckiest person in the world", and two, this episode is all about him.The first clip is in the altverse, with Hurley pulling off a Desmond: successful, single, and not willing to be tied up. And then there‘s his mom, who‘s bent on changing things for him. Let‘s just call her his Charlie. Read more »
Harold Perrineau is returning to Lost tomorrow night, but that‘s not the only show he‘ll be popping up in this week: he‘s also making an appearance on this week‘s CSI: NY.And judging from what we‘ve heard about it so far, it‘s shaping up to be a huge episode. Anyone who follows Hill Harper‘s tweets would be excited too, seeing that the actor‘s calling it a landmark episode for his character, Sheldon Hawkes.  Read more »
In the past few weeks, it seems Hurley‘s had more answers than he‘s letting us into. He brought Sayid to the Temple to be healed, albeit unsuccessfully. He brought Jack to the Lighthouse, although that backfired when fury got in the way. He brought Richard back to their fold after threatening to change sides. All that, because he gets to talk to the dead, and more importantly, to Jacob. So what exactly is he up to now?Last week, while we learned more about Desmond‘s involvement in Widmore‘s plan to take over the Island and Lost being all about true love, most of the major players haven‘t budged an inch. Flocke is still out to leave the Island using the marooned Ajira plane. Jack and the gang are preparing to destroy that plane, now that Richard has returned with a concrete plan. Oh, and there was Sayid successfully snatching Desmond from Widmore‘s folk. Spoilers: Find out who‘s returning tonight Read more »
Desmond is in the altverse, suddenly awakened to its connection to the real world, but now Lost is all about Hurley.  The jolly lotto winner has spent most of this season being Jacob‘s minion, doing and saying whatever the dead man tells him.Check out Hurley‘s Best Moments>>Even though this episode is about Hurley, he‘s not the star.  The star is the shocking twists and turns.  Someone dies, someone is thrown in a well and someone is hit by a car.  Also, if you ever wanted to know what the Whispers on the Island are, this episode provides the answer. Read more »
Desmond‘s return into the bigger picture a few weeks back sure has rattled all that we thought we knew about Lost--or, at least, all that we knew about the show‘s remaining episodes. What used to be a war between two mythical forces in the Island, made complicated by the fact that some of Oceanic 815‘s survivors are candidates, became a concerted effort to unite two timelines together. Maybe to avert the war from happening, to avert the evil that is Flocke from seeping out into the world and destroying the balance.With his special abilities and what seems to be the side effect of Widmore‘s tests on him--his consciousness traveled, or maybe got multiplied, whatever, between dimensions--Desmond‘s now out to rectify things. That interesting (if not cheesy) bit about him and Charlie finding their true loves, one that defies the barriers between both timelines, spurred him to find everyone on Oceanic 815 (or at least those he remembers from the Island) and have them experience the same. That pretty much explains for what he did to Hurley this week, as well as him running over a wheelchair-bound Locke.  Read more »
Lost fans already got a very trippy introduction to next week‘s episode, "The Last Recruit," courtesy of ABC‘s Willy Wonka trailer.  That seems appropriate since the episode is airing on 4/20.  Now we have the official press release with the guest cast to give us insight into who will be back for this episode.SPOILER WARNING: Don‘t read if you don‘t want to know who‘s returning on Lost.  Read more »
Here‘s the first clip off next week‘s Lost episode, named "The Last Recruit", one where we pretty much see the effects of Locke‘s camp and Jack‘s camp merging. It‘s also the same episode where we‘re all supposed to go, "so Widmore‘s the enemy now?"This clip features Jack and Locke, having a good chat for the first time since the latter‘s death. Well, technically Jack isn‘t talking to Locke, but he surely has questions for whoever‘s taking his form--besides, the last time they met, Locke was a corpse and Jack didn‘t want to read his suicide note. Unfortunately for us, Locke isn‘t exactly telling Jack anything new.  Read more »
Here‘s another clip from tomorrow‘s Lost episode, titled "The Last Recruit", and this one brings us back to the alternate timeline--a timeline where, apparently, Los Angeles is served by only one hospital. And I‘m willing to bet that‘s Jack‘s hospital.If you may recall, last week alternate Desmond ran over alternate (and wheelchair-bound) Locke with his car. If you may also recall, a few weeks back Sun was shot as Mikhail tried to kill Jin. In a fit of convenience, they were rushed to the same hospital... although that means Sun will remember something. And that something isn‘t so nice.  Read more »
Isn‘t it a little funny that, in the same week, Lost and Survivor--one of the shows the former took inspiration from--will feature a merging of camps?Only, of course, the circumstances are different. In Survivor, it means the stakes are raised, as game play shifts from the group to the individual. In Lost, it still stays in the group, as everyone attempts to get out of the Island through whatever means. But, the worst thing that could happen to you in the latter is elimination, and your chance at a million dollars fizzling away. In the former, it‘s death. Spoiler: Who‘s returning in tonight‘s episode? Read more »
The two tribes have merged, so now it‘s time to see which survivor can outwit, outplay and outlast the others.  But the Island on Lost doesn‘t have any hidden immunity idols.  Or does it?  Have I accidentally stumbled onto a great Lost theory where the Smoke Monster is actually the ghost of Jeff Probst?Check Out the Easter Eggs from this Episode>> Read more »
With Jacob‘s death, I thought the Man in Black would have a stronger hold on the Island--or, at least until he finally leaves it. Widmore may have entered the Island, but pylons have nothing compared to Flocke‘s sheer, err, Flocke-ness.So I was a little scared when Hurley decided to bring his entire group to Locke to make peace. Sure, I still don‘t know who‘s on the good side and who‘s on the bad, but the idea of people who just want to resume their lives as "normal" striking a deal with the devil isn‘t something that went well with me. All the things Dogen was saying--Sayid and Claire being claimed, the infection--it‘s just not what you want to happen to the Oceanic survivors. You want them as lame ducks as Locke wrecks havoc in the world? Read more »
The final season of Lost features 15 series regulars, and thanks to the arrival of Ilana Verdansky as Desmond‘s lawyer and the executor of Christian Shephard‘s estate, almost all of them have shown up in the flash-sideways.  Obviously Richard Alpert isn‘t there because, more likely than not, he died with the Island.  Read more »
Lost has shown fans Jack‘s altverse son David twice, but both times any attempt to learn the identity of the mysterious kid‘s mother have been thwarted.  In "Lighthouse" Jack went to her house, but she wasn‘t there, and in "The Last Recruit," she called Jack, but he gave no clues about her identity.See Easter Eggs from "The Last Recruit">>  Read more »
We‘re gonna need a bigger DVR.  ABC‘s plans for the final week of Lost are getting a bit out of control, and as of now, the network has eight hours of coverage devoted to Lost for the week of its finale.On Tuesday, May 18, viewers can catch the second-to-last episode at its regular time, 9pm.  On Saturday, May 22, ABC is airing the original two-hour Pilot from 8-10pm.  That leaves five hours for the actual day of the finale, May 23.  Read more »
The worst part of my job is that I can‘t be too selective in what I read.  Gawker has uncovered possible call sheets from the series finale of Lost that detail several scenes being filmed for the series finale.  After reading them, I wish I hadn‘t, but since I work for a TV website and write about Lost, I don‘t have that luxury.So I‘ll give you all fair warning.  DO NOT continue reading if you don‘t want to be spoiled.  I consider this as important as the flash forwards in the season 3 finale, so unless you want the experience tarnished, stop reading now.  Read more »
First off, some warnings: One, this is wildly speculative, a result of my idle mind. Two, I haven‘t read any of the spoilers, because I try my best to avoid the juicy ones. Three, I‘ll ramble.I was thinking of a few Lost-related things while returning from my out-of-town trip over the weekend. Three things, actually. One, next week‘s new episode (tonight‘s a rerun) is named "The Candidate", suggesting that we‘ll finally know who gets to take over Jacob‘s place on the Island. Two, we probably already know who that person is, judging from the last scenes in last week‘s episode: it‘s Jack, he who decided to embrace his destiny on the Island and has become a more convincing believer than that "sucker" Locke.  Read more »
Sadly, tonight is a repeat of Lost, but next week the show returns and there are only five hours left.  The May 4 episode, "The Candidate," looks like it will continue to focus on the relationship between Jack and Locke, both on the Island and in the altverse.  Read more »
Here‘s the first preview clip from next week‘s Lost episode, named "The Candidate", and it seems Jack is really going rogue from this episode on. He jumps off Sawyer‘s boat and virtually joins Locke‘s gang, all because he wants to fulfill his destiny on the Island. (Edit: Yes, I wrote Jack Bauer earlier. My mistake.)And in this clip, Jack pushes his intentions further. Locke, of course, still wants off the Island, and with Sawyer‘s people captured by Widmore‘s folk he can‘t leave--they have to be complete, of course. But is Jack willing to have any of it?  Read more »
4     8     15     16     23     42Lost is, indeed, a show that‘s chock-full of twists, U-turns and sudden dives. What began as a show about plane crash survivors became one about what seemed to be a conspiracy, and then time travel was thrown into the mix, and now the possibility of the past five seasons being somehow irrelevant--as everything will start over--is looming. Lost season 6? It‘s going to be pretty hard to guess.So, in Lost season 6--and the last one, we must note--many things still remain in question. Did the bomb work? What happens afterwards? Can we know? While the crew‘s been extra tight-lipped at what happens in Lost season 6, some things have been seeping out--and once we get them, we‘ll place them here. But they‘re spoilers, as you all know. Once things get really crazy, you might lose track. That, or you‘ll lose the crazy feeling when you watch it. Consider yourself warned.WARNING: LOST SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Read more »
Here‘s the second preview clip for next week‘s Lost episode, "The Candidate", and this one is admittedly much more interesting than the one we posted yesterday.So, last week on the alternate timeline, Locke was rushed to the hospital after being run over by Desmond. Since the world is small over there, he ends up in the same hospital where Jack is, and he suddenly had a chance to fix his spine and make him walk again. Well, he didn‘t exactly do that, but watch the clip below and marvel at all the parallelisms.  Read more »
If you like daydreaming about dating your favorite TV characters, then you‘re not alone. After all, TV Land might just be the best place to find that perfect hunk, whether you‘re looking for someone who will knock you off your feet with grand romantic gestures, a knight in shining armor who will rescue you from serial killers or that special friend with benefits. We asked and you answered the call for your favorite TV boyfriends. Here‘s who made the short list:  Read more »
If you want answers to some of Lost‘s biggest questions, you‘ll have to tune in on May 11.  The episode airing next week, "Across the Sea," promises to explain some major secrets.SPOILER WARNING: Do not continue reading if you don‘t want to know who‘s appearing in this episode of Lost.  Read more »
Last week on Lost, it was a rerun. That means tonight‘s Lost has got to be really, really interesting.Spoilers: Who‘s Returning in This Episode>>Things are taking shape on the Island. On one side, Sawyer‘s runaway gang has made contact with Widmore, and were subsequently captures. On the other side, Jack--bent on fulfilling whatever the Island has for him--ended up in Locke‘s side. And in the middle of it all, Desmond, whose fate remains hanging after Sayid was sent to kill him... although I doubt he‘ll be killed off just like that, no?  Read more »
After a painfully long week without a new episode of Lost, the show returns with Jack and Flocke united, Sawyer and his group betrayed by Widmore, and an altverse where Jack has to perform surgery on John Locke.  After this episode, there are only four hours of Lost remaining, so treasure every second of it.See Photos from This Episode>> Read more »
Farewell to thee, Sun and Jin. It seems there‘s no use to asking about which of you two is a candidate to replace Jacob now. If we‘re to believe Jacob--him saying that the Island exists to prove that there is still good in the world--then the Kwons have fulfilled their destinies. They have reunited in the original timeline and are also together in the alternate timeline. Synthesis has been done. Time to pull the plug on one side of the fence.As for Sayid? Despite being this guy with ambiguous morals from the very beginning, we knew he would deliver, and this week he definitely did. He didn‘t kill Desmond! He ran away with the bomb! He saved (almost) all of the candidates and kept Locke stuck in the Island to continue his work! Call this a good way of subverting evil incarnate. Farewell to you too, Sayid. I figure you‘d have a happy ending in the alternate timeline soon, too.  Read more »
I realize that the death of the best thing about Lost (Jin and Sun) is still rocking the world, and while I mourn quietly for Frank Lapidus, who is most likely dead unless he‘s as invincible as Mikhail, I can‘t help but think about another loss.  This other loss is one that I‘ve felt for two long episodes and which needs to come to an end.  It‘s the loss of Ben, Miles and Richard from the show.Read My Recap from "The Candidate">>Ever since splitting up from Jack‘s group at the end of "Everybody Loves Hugo," those three have been MIA on the Island.  With only three episodes and four and a half hours left, now is not the best time to go missing.  Read more »
ABC is trying to keep a tight lid on next week‘s episode of Lost.  First we get a promo after The Candidate comprised entirely of old footage, now they‘ve released officially photos from next week‘s episode, titled "Across the Sea."  Two photos.See Who‘s Guest Starring in "Across the Sea">>The episode, featuring Jacob and the Man in Black, is sure to be full of answers and will most likely be a companion episode to "Ab Aeterno," where almost the entire episode is set in long ago flashbacks on the Island.  Read more »
It‘s pretty obvious why I‘m excited for next week‘s Lost episode, "Across the Sea": we finally learn of the origins of both Jacob and the Man in Black, and presumably, the Island as well.Here are two preview clips from next week‘s episode, and none of them feature any of the series regulars--as expected in an episode that‘s been hyped precisely because of a lack of familiar faces. Spoilers: Who will you see on "Across the Sea"? Read more »
Things really got going after last week‘s Lost. Three deaths! It could‘ve been four but I‘m not sure about Lapidus‘ status all of a sudden. And after the unraveling of Locke‘s ultimate plan--and the plans of the remaining survivors to get out alive--it seems the series‘ remaining episodes possess an unstoppable momentum.Or maybe not, because tonight‘s Lost is going to tune out of the events on the island and take us back in time. I mean really back in time.See photos from "Across the Sea" >>  Read more »
With only four and a half hours left, Lost is pulling out the big guns and answering major questions with an episode entirely devoted to explaining the backstory of Jacob and the Man in Black.See BuddyTV‘s Lost Finale Countdown>> Read more »
As expected, this week‘s Lost yielded more questions than answers -- just as mother told us.Actually, to the show‘s credit, a few questions did get answered. We now know where Jacob and his twin brother came from. We now know what said twin brother set out to do. We now know that he, along with his "crazy" mother, are actually Adam and Eve, the skeletons that Jack and Kate found at the beginning of the series.  Read more »
Two weeks ago I wrote about a call sheet from the series finale of Lost that was leaked onto the Internet.  At the time, it detailed specific scenes and locations that were a bit confusing, but after watching "Across the Sea," the spoilers make a lot more sense.SPOILER WARNING: Do not read if you want to remain unspoiled for the Lost series finale.  Read more »
"Across the Sea" didn‘t feature many familiar faces, but the penultimate episode of Lost, "What They Died For," is full of returning characters.  It‘s also a title that promises serious answers about the major deaths in the series and possibly an explanation about the alternate universe.See Easter Eggs from "Across the Sea">>Continue reading for the official episode synopsis and the guest cast for this episode of Lost.  Read more »
A strange thing happened after last night‘s episode of Lost, "Across the Sea."  The lack of original characters and the seemingly made-up answers and new plot twists like the cave with the Light of Life have left fans full of a catty, ironic rage manifesting itself on Twitter.Today one of the hot new games spreading like wildfire on Twitter is the hash tag #LostJokes, where people come up with random, absurdist jokes mimicking the show‘s ability to make up answers as it goes.  Read more »
After last night‘s excursion to the island before everything even mattered, we return to our own timeline--or, technically, three years ago--on next week‘s Lost. Or is it the case?Spoilers: Who‘s Returning in "What They Died For">>Next week‘s episode, "What They Died For," features Jack‘s gang looking for Desmond as Locke goes after them. But there might be a delay, and it‘s thanks to young Jacob, who pops up in front of Hurley and asks him for something, as this preview clip suggests:  Read more »
Here‘s the second preview clip from next week‘s Lost episode, "What They Died For." The unusual thing about this clip is that it is also set in the original timeline, unlike previous episodes where there is always a clip set in the alternate timeline. For an episode that promises to make sense of those sideways flashes this is a bit unusual.Watch the First Preview Clip from This Episode>>But at least it means we really are going to get some answers to those flashes. Read more »
Summer is upon us and that means it‘s time to mark our calendars and bid farewell to some of our favorite shows, including Lost, Grey‘s Anatomy, Glee, and 24, just to name a few. To help you plan your TV schedule, here‘s a rundown of shows that are about to wrap up and their respective finale dates. Read more »
I just realized it now: we only have three and a half hours of Lost left. Ever.Video: Sawyer‘s Guilt | Jacob ReturnsTonight the series‘ penultimate episode airs, and after what transpired in "Across the Sea," it seems that more things will make sense. Consider the promos for the episode: all those reflection scenes in the flash-sideways! Also consider the name of tonight‘s episode: "What They Died For." It seems that we will get happy endings for the dead, much like what many of us thought when Sun and Jin died a few weeks back--that their romance will continue in the alternate timeline with a marriage in the United States and a baby on the way.  Read more »
The series finale of Lost is this Sunday, making this the penultimate episode.  There‘s a lot to get through, and with a title like "What They Died For," Lost has no choice but to explain why they died.Series Finale Countdown>>By "they," I mean Sun, Jin, Sayid, Frank Lapidus, Ilana, Juliet, Jacob, Daniel Faraday, Charlotte, Naomi, Matthew Abaddon, Alex, Danielle, Karl, Michael, Charlie, Mr. Eko, Ana Lucia, Libby, Boone, Shannon, Nikki, Paulo, Edward Mars, Dr. Arzt, Christian Shephard, Anthony Cooper, etc.  There‘s been a lot of death on this show. Read more »
As Ricky Ricardo would say, Lost has some splainin‘ to do.  This Sunday at 9pm is the two-and-a-half hour series finale of Lost, and there are still a ton of questions dangling in the air.  Series Finale Countdown>>What is the Smoke Monster?  What is the Light at the heart of the Island?  Who is the mother of Jack‘s altverse son?  What new magical powers does Jack have now that he‘s the Island‘s protector?  And those are just off the top of my head.  Read more »
The Lost series finale is almost here, and nothing‘s clear to me yet, even though this week‘s episode put everyone where they ought to be for the final showdown.For one, Jack is the new Jacob. Ben is the new Richard, provided the latter went to the Smoke Monster‘s side early on. And Locke--Smocke, Flocke, whatever--is out to destroy the Island, so the Light goes out and everything else goes with it.  Read more »
This Sunday at 9pm, it all comes to an end with "The End," the two-and-a-half series finale of Lost.  Jack is the new Jacob, Desmond is the fail-safe, Flocke wants to destroy the Island and everyone in the altverse is getting ready for the concert event of a lifetime.  All the pieces are ready to fall into place.Series Finale Countdown>>  Read more »
We‘re here. The very end of Lost. Wow.But let‘s not get stuck in nostalgia--there‘s still one episode, one really long episode, to go before we can say it‘s really the end. Here‘s the second preview clip from Sunday night‘s series finale. It is called "The End" and it features Locke and Ben going to the well where Sayid kept Desmond, only to find out that it‘s empty. Series Finale Countdown>>  Read more »
Well, here we are. Lost season 6. The last one, in fact. It‘s been five years of convoluted craziness, of one story track after another, those sudden turns, the many questions left behind, and the many questions yet to come. We started from surviving a plane crash and went on to wonder about an island‘s inhabitants, and now we‘re talking about time travel--and apparently we can undo the past and start over again.Lots of questions, of course, as Lost season 6 rolls along. Did the bomb work? Are we starting over again? What will the show be all about now? What the heck is the end game? Are we even asking the right questions? Well, come along, fellow Lostie, as us here at BuddyTV have loads of stuff to help you make sense (or perhaps the opposite) of Lost season 6. Everything you‘d need is right below, and perhaps a little bit more. Read more »
Series Finale Live Blog>>After six seasons and more than 100 episodes, the series finale of Lost is finally here Sunday night at 9pm.  The two-and-half-hour finale is appropriate titled "The End" and it will wrap up the mysteries of the Island forever.See Easter Eggs from the Series Finale>>The pieces are in place for the final showdown.  Jack took over Jacob‘s role as protector of the Island while the Man in Black plans on using Desmond to destroy it.  In the alternate universe, things are unraveling as characters being brought together and becoming aware of the fact that there is another world.  Read more »
The series finale of Lost is here.  I woke up this morning like it was my first day of college, my stomach in knots over the unknown future that awaited me.  Lost has changed the face of what television can do, and after 150 more minutes, the legacy of Lost will be complete.Read My Full Series Finale Recap>>I‘ll be here throughout the finale with my immediate thoughts, so join me in the comments section below and let‘s celebrate the wonder of Lost. Slideshow‘Lost‘ Easter Eggs for the Series Finale Read more »
Everybody loves Lost Easter Eggs, those cool little nuggets the writers and producers squeeze into every episode. Whether it‘s one of the Numbers appearing on a sign, a brief cameo by a very minor character or a neat literary or film reference, Lost adds fun little tidbits into every episode.All these Lost Easter Eggs help to make watching the show a unique experience. Sure, casual viewers can watch and enjoy what happens with the characters. But for the hardest of hardcore fans, catching all the little clues and following the online adventures make Lost so much more than just another TV show.Every week after a new episode of Lost, we take a close look and find the Easter Eggs regular fans might have missed, and here you can check out all of them. Read more »
As everything comes full circle, Lost is over. And I am confused.Series Finale Recap>>As promised, the series ended with many, many answers. We learned a bit about how the end game panned out, about all those troubles on the Island, but most importantly, we learned a lot about the characters that got involved in the process--the people that crashed on Oceanic 815. The producers promised we‘d get answers to precisely that, and I think they followed through. Series Finale Live Blog >> Read more »
After the Lost finale was the Jimmy Kimmel Live special, Aloha to Lost. Several of the show‘s stars popped by to recall their favorite moments of the show, with producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse presenting three alternate endings, and Kimmel getting a chance to poke fun at that.That‘s done now, and I don‘t know what to make of it either.  Read more »
It‘s the series finale of Lost, and it‘s definitely an ending.  Trying to wrap your head around this series finale is probably going to take some time.  I just finished watching and still need to think about it.  I didn‘t instantly hate or love it.  For now, enjoy this recap of how it all ended.See Easter Eggs from the Series Finale>>    To simplify the finale, I‘ll start with everything on the Island and then move to the altverse, which will make a lot of sense to anyone who‘s already seen it.  Read more »
It‘s easy to say that Lost fans will need time to fully form an opinion on the series finale, but the truth is that your first gut reaction will most likely be the one you always have.  After a night of reflection, my thoughts on the finale have hardened like a Jell-o mold in the refrigerator and I‘m left with the oxymoronic reaction is being impressed and disappointed.See Easter Eggs from the Series Finale>>The fact is that the finale of Lost was a very well made and emotionally satisfying episode that had a lot of good qualities.  But it also left a lot of unanswered questions, and like a loose thread on a tapestry, the whole show starts to unravel if you start pulling.Read My Series Finale Recap>>  Read more »
Now that the Lost adventure is complete, the cast members are free to move on to other big projects. Some of them will take a bit of time to relax and refresh before diving into new productions, but most have already got other things in the works. Here are some of the places we‘ll be seeing the Lost cast members:Naveen AndrewsThe very handsome Naveen Andrews, aka Sayid Jarrah, was in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit this season. He played the enigmatic Detective Ash Ramsey. If you missed them, be sure to watch for the repeats this summer.Matthew Fo Read more »
The series finale of Lost aired on May 23 at 9pm with a two-and-a-half hour send-off appropriately titled "The End."  After six seasons and more than 120 episodes, Lost left fans with more questions than answers and proved to be as confusing in its end as it was during its six-season run.4 Lists: Characters | Quotes | Easter Eggs | Best Moments8 Worst Episodes15 Best Catchphrases16 Reasons Kate Should Be With: Jack | Sawyer23 Things About DHARMA42 Best Episodes108 Things I Love About LostSeries FinaleYour one-stop shop for all of our coverage on the series finale.More Series Finale Photos>>Why I Loved/Hated the Finale>>Easter Eggs from the Series Finale>>Series Finale Recap: It‘s Time to Move On>>Series Finale Live Blog>>What Did You Think of the Finale?>>Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost Special>>Questions We Need Answered in the Series Finale>>Photos from the Series Finale>>Watch a Clip from the Series Finale>>Second Clip from the Series Finale>>Spoilers: Call Sheet from the Finale>>Shedding Light on the Finale Call Sheet>>Slideshow‘Lost‘ Easter Eggs for the Series Finale Read more »
Fans still upset over the lack of answers in the Lost series finale may soon find some relief, assuming they‘re willing to shell out the big bucks.  Michael Emerson told G4‘s Attack of the Show that Lost: The Complete Collection, a DVD set hitting stores August 24, will include a 12-14 minute deleted scene he refers to as an epilogue for the series.The extra scene will explore life for Hurley and Ben working together on the Island after the events of the finale.  As viewers learned, Hurley took over as the protector of the Island and Ben was enlisted as his Number 2 to help do things differently.  Read more »
When the last scenes of Lost‘s series finale aired, I was left a little cold. That was it? I thought.Fifteen minutes later, I started connecting the dots. Right, right, I thought. They did say the ending will be relevant to the characters themselves, and they did deliver. It is a happy ending in death.  Read more »
A "reliable insider" at ABC has let it slip that the network is in very early talks to reboot J.J. Abrams‘ successful spy series Alias, reports E! Online.Kristin Dos Santos got the scoop, and also quotes the insider as saying that an Alias 2.0 would merely "borrow elements" from the series that combined the talents of Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber and Michael Vartan in an increasingly complex brew of mystery and mythology.In other words: No Rambaldi prophecy. But maybe a new Sydney Bristow! Exciting, yes--but, again, these talks are still very initial. And it‘s more likely than not that Abrams would not be involved. Like any network with an itch for a big-name remake, ABC‘s final decision won‘t be so much about improving an already spectacular original, but capitalizing on it: Read more »
One of the most enduring couples in Hollywood is over, as Lost‘s Naveen Andrews and veteran actress Barbara Hershey have split up after twelve years.Andrews‘ manager told People magazine that the pair, who met on the set of the obscure indie film Drowning on Dry Land in 1998, remain "best of friends."  Read more »
Freshman comedies Modern Family and Glee, as well as critically-acclaimed drama Breaking Bad, lead the nominees for this year‘s Television Critics Association Awards.Modern Family got five nominations, with Glee and Breaking Bad following closely with four each. Also getting nods are critical darlings Party Down and Friday Night Lights, and surprise appearances from newcomers The Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy. Recently-concluded series Lost and 24 also scored nominations for the Heritage Award.  Read more »
Lost fans missing Sawyer on their television screens, here‘s something to think about: maybe you‘d want to see him as a superhero on the big screen?There were rumors over the past couple of days that Josh Holloway is in talks with Marvel Studios, the people behind the Iron Man franchise and upcoming films for Captain America and Thor. SlashFilm reports that the Lost star is negotiating for an unspecified lead role in a similarly unspecified film -- which doesn‘t really say much, don‘t you think?  Read more »
If the children are our future, then we‘re screwed.  Today this year‘s Teen Choice Award nominees were announced, and as always, the list features some truly absurd nominees.On the television side, Gossip Girl leads the nominees for a TV Drama despite having a subpar season and coming in as one of the CW‘s lowest-rated shows.  Meanwhile, a great new show like The Vampire Diaries was stuck in categories for Fantasy/Sci Fi shows, which is arguably the most interesting category since it also features Fringe, True Blood, Lost and Supernatural.  Read more »
Let‘s begin with this: the Gulf oil spill -- the one thing neither BP nor the government can seem to decisively solve -- is serious matter. Oil gushing out from under the sea, drifting to the beaches, affecting wildlife and humans alike -- it is the biggest environmental disaster in recent memory.So what does Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof do about it? Write a kooky movie treatment on Esquire!  Read more »
When I was growing up, virtual reality meant giant clunky helmets and crappy, Tron-style graphics. I remember watching cartoons featuring people watching their TVs and touching the screens, manipulating what they were watching and becoming a part of the experience.The future, as they say, is now. For several years, starting heavily with the premiere of Lost, there has been a dramatic increase in interactive engagement with entertainment. Lost set up multiple websites and had complex online games to deepen fans‘ love of the show, but now, it‘s about more than just a website.  Read more »
Some things just go hand in hand: Peanut butter and jelly. Surf and turf. Beards and flannel shirts. But one symbiotic relationship will continue forever (or at least until the world ends in 2012): gimmicky celebrity cameos and TV producers‘ lazy, last-ditch attempts to boost ratings.ABC Family has released a clip of Bristol Palin‘s upcoming cameo on Secret Life of the American Teenager (which you can watch with delight, over and over again, below), and it got me thinking: what other embarrassing TV cameos can I find on Youtube today?The answer? Too many to count! The shoe-horned celebrity cameo has a long, rich and varied history in television, from Buzz Aldrin‘s recent awesomeness on 30 Rock ("You dumb moon! I walked on your face!"), all the way back to that time Michael Jackson performed "Do the Bartman" on The Simpsons, and even beyond! Just name a star who couldn‘t act his or herself out of a diamond-encrusted bag, and they probably received one as part of a gift box for that cameo they did on that show you like. But anyway: Watch Bristol Palin "act," and then check out my seven favorite "YIKES!" celebrity cameos of recent TV history. Read more »
Happy Birthday, America! And happy Fourth of July to you, my fellow believers in America‘s most patriotic pastime: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of quality television.On a day when most would look to our political leaders for guidance and inspiration, we seek our red, white and blue-blooded wisdom from people we can really trust--fictional characters on television.So, in between lathering that hot dog with your proudly capitalist ketchup and exercising your freedom to blow up dangerous, magnificent explosives in the backyard, take some time to reflect with these 10 Most Patriotic TV Quotes: Read more »
When this year‘s Emmy nominations are announced Thursday morning, there will likely be a lot of new comedies to cheer about, but for dramas, the revolution is over. For the past few years cable has been taking over with Dexter, Damages, Mad Men and Breaking Bad leading the charge.The story on the comedy side is new vs. old, but for dramas, it‘s all about network vs. cable. The major networks have been slipping into oblivion at the Emmys in recent years with House being one of the last hold-outs. This year The Good Wife could help out with a wave of buzz that should get Julianna Margulies a nomination and maybe even let the show sneak in for Outstanding Drama Series.  Read more »
We may be in the middle of the summer, but shows are gearing up for the fall season and casting is fast and furious. Here are some of the big updates, including Skeet Ulrich‘s return to TV and some very notable guest stars.  Read more »
With the Emmy Award nominations being announced July 8, the races are heating up, and while people have their picks for the big categories like Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series, one smaller race is getting a lot of attention: Guest Actor in a Drama Series.Most of the attention is directed at Friday Night Light‘s star Zach Gilford.  Hollywood stars are lining up to sing his praises and a Facebook page dedicated to getting him an Emmy nomination is already up-and-running.  Anyone who saw his heartbreaking performance in "The Son" where his character, Matt Saracen, copes with the death of his father knows exactly why he has all this support.  Read more »
The kids of Glee have something to sing about. The 2010 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as expected, Glee led the pack with 19 nominations. The show had even more steam than expected, earning nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series plus acting nominations in all six categories (Matthew Morrison, LeaMichele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Mike O‘Malley, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth).See Complete List of Nominees>>The comedy side also saw newcomers Nurse Jackie and Modern Family crack the Comedy Series category. Modern Family picked up an impressive five acting nominations in the supporting categories, with Ed O‘Neill the only adult star who didn‘t get nominated.  Read more »
I‘m pretty sure Lost is trying to kill me. I was finally getting over my disappointment in the finale when Videogum posted the 12-minute epilogue to the series finale. The video, which shows Ben wrapping up loose ends after joining Hurley to take control of the Island, is a harsh reminder of why I hated the Lost series finale.  Read more »
This year the Creative Arts ceremony for the Emmy Awards may be as exciting as the main ceremony with a ton of interesting categories with big stars. The Creative Arts Emmys will be presented Saturday, August 21 and Conan O‘Brien could be the big winner.  Read more »
The Creative Arts Emmy Award were handed out Saturday night and HBO‘s 10-part World War II miniseries The Pacific was the big winner, picking up seven Emmys. However, the biggest winner of all may be Neil Patrick Harris, who won two awards for his guest performance on Glee and hosting the Tony Awards. And he‘s not done, as Harris has a chance at a third Emmy this year next week where he‘s nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for How I Met Your Mother.  Read more »
The 2010 Emmys are coming up on Sunday! The popcorn‘s purchased, the champagne‘s chilling in the fridge, and our DVRs are set (for reliving the best acceptance speeches). Plus, our Emmy picks are in!See who our editorial staff members have selected to win in this year‘s big drama and comedy categories, and see how your picks stack up.See Complete List of Nominees >>  Read more »
What did you think of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys hosted by Jimmy Fallon? Did you laugh? Did you cry? Did you cheer? (Or jeer?) Or did you skip the whole thing altogether? No worries--we watched it all for you! Here‘s the complete list of winners as they were announced during the show. Read more »
Just because they walked away with a statue doesn‘t make someone a winner, nor does their lack of award make them a loser. I‘m talking about who (and what) won and lost the night overall. Let‘s take a closer look at the best and worst moments of the 2010 Emmys.Best: The totally epic Glee-style intro. Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, the kids from Glee, and others managed to satirize Glee while still maintaining the show‘s joyous spirit. Also, the Kate Gosselin moment was glorious.  Read more »
Sometimes the best way to get over a bad break-up is to get right back on the horse. Such is the case with The Event, NBC‘s fascinating new mystery premiering tonight at 9pm. While the bad taste of Lost‘s painfully unsatisfying conclusion might turn some fans off of a new show in the same vein, The Event is definitely worth your time for people who haven‘t given up on the love of a good mystery.  Read more »
Joe Jonas Gets a New Zip Code:Can‘t Navid ever catch a break? It looks like he‘s going to have some serious competition for Adrianna‘s affection. Disney channel alum, and all around heart throb, Joe Jonas, will be playing himself on an upcoming episode of 90210. It looks like he will be accompanying Adrianna to a magazine cover party. So I guess Adrianna‘s music career is really kicking into gear ever since she stole those songs. [Ausiello]  Read more »
Lone Star Already in TroubleOne of my favorite pilots this season is FOX‘s Lone Star, and I am sorry to report that the show is in trouble. The show is about a con man in Texas, who after a series of long cons, is determined to live out both of his lives, with both of his wives. The pilot, directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) promised an original series with shades of Big Love, Dallas, and the Sawyer storylines in Lost. Unfortunately, no one watched. The premier episode, which aired on Monday after a solid House lead-in, debuted to only 4.1 million people. Start your campaign! [THR]Jorge Garcia Back on ABC Jorge Garcia has snagged his first post-Lost gig. Garcia has signed on to guest-star in the new Matthew Perry show Mr. Sunshine. The show, which will air midseason on ABC, is about a sports arena owner and Garcia will play a staffer at the arena. Mr. Sunshine also stars Lost alum (albeit a one-timer) Allison Janey. Looks like Garcia is on a roll. His friendly mug is the cover of Weezer‘s latest album, and now he‘s going to be on a show with Matthew Perry! Way to go Hurley. [Ausiello]  Read more »
Few new programs of the fall season have garnered as much attention as The Event. With the show‘s science-fiction plot, large ensemble of characters and mysteries galore, it is no wonder that much of that attention has compared The Event to the recently-departed Lost. How similar are these shows, really? Read more »
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather together to stuff ourselves -- and a turkey -- silly and slip into tryptophan-induced comas with our pants unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and give thanks! Well, having gorged on television all year long, we here at BuddyTV would like to express our gratitude for the things we‘re most thankful for this year on TV.So heat up some cider, pause the DVR and dig into what our writers are thanking their lucky TV stars for:  Read more »
The new season of True Blood is still many months away, but casting for season 4 is fast and furious. According to Deadline, Christina Moore, Neil Hopkins and Chris Butler will all be joining the show for multiple episodes.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.December is a time to look back at the year that was in television, and now it‘s time for drama. Breaking Bad had an amazing season, three Emmy-winning shows had their series finales (24, Lost and Law and Order) and vampires were everywhere.  Read more »
It‘s the holidays, and you know what that means: Regular TV takes a break, and cheesy made-for-TV movies take over. So warm up the cocoa, kiss the DVR and lower your standards, because we scoured the listings for the best so-bad-they‘re-great holiday made-for-TV movies you should watch this week. If you‘re looking for puppies, time travel, Vanessa Williams or wishing upon a Christmas star, there‘s no need to choose. We‘ve got ‘em all!Fa la la la la, la la la-let‘s see what we‘ve got: Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
For the first time since Lost introduced us to the fear of a certain series of numbers, they have finally paid off in a lottery. The ridiculously huge Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night featured four of the six numbers that "cursed" the character of Hurley on the show.  Read more »
With new episodes about to begin, Grey‘s Anatomy fans are definitely primed for new drama at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. Drama will come -- most definitely -- but there will new faces on the show as well. Two new, but probably familiar, actors have upcoming appearances announced. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television.It‘s cold. It‘s dark. A lot of the time, it‘s wet. Winter sucks. Read more »
CBS has reportedly picked up at least six new series for its upcoming fall season.Leading the new pick-ups is the remake of the classic crime series Hawaii 5-O, the much-buzzed about project from Fringe producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and CSI: NY producer Peter Lenkov. The reboot features Three Rivers‘ Alex O‘Laughlin and Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim in lead roles, along with Taryn Manning, Grace Park and Scott Caan.  Read more »
Thanks to an interview with an astronomer, the Internet has gone crazy over new truths written in the stars. Instead of the 12 zodiac constellations we‘ve all known and loved, it turns out that there‘s a 13th zodiac sign out there. And it‘s called Ophiuchus. Weird... Read more »
Michael Emerson is one of those actors in serious danger of being typecast. He won an Emmy for his intensely creepy performance as Ben Linus on Lost. Before that, he won an Emmy for his guest appearance on The Practice as a serial killer. So naturally, Parenthood has cast him as a children‘s party entertainer.Emerson makes his first post-Lost television appearance tonight as the Amazing Andy, a bug enthusiast with Aspergers syndrome on Parenthood (10pm on NBC). It‘s an unusual role for the gifted actor, but it could also be the one he needs to transition himself out of Lost.  Read more »
Sometimes, you‘ve just got to be bad in order to be good. Chuck and Sarah find this out big time in this week‘s Chuck episode, "Chuck vs. the First Bank of Evil." Read more »
Pilot season is in full swing, with tons of new shows being made with hopes of getting on the fall 2011 TV schedule Shows are still being cast and worked out, and while there are a lot of them, there are only a handful that I‘m extremely excited for.  Read more »
Have you ever wished that you could jump inside the brain of your favorite TV star or writer so that even when the show wasn‘t on, you could witness their brilliance, insight and hilarity at all times?Well, even if you haven‘t wished it, since that‘s sort of a creepy (but understandable) wish, now you can, thanks to Twitter. Getting inside a star‘s head has never been easier! (Or less messy, if we‘re being literal. Which, for the record, we are not.)Here are our picks for 25 people on and involved with TV (both real and fictional!) that you‘ll want to make sure you follow this summer.  Read more »
We love our doctors on TV. Recently we created a list of our favorite ER Doctors in other roles because while they‘re great in their new roles, they will forever be in our hearts as County General‘s finest. I should also mention that tonight is also the season finale of Nurse Jackie, and this season has been a rocky road to recovery (if you want to call it that). Read more »
In the afterlife of Lost, the stars really are coming together. Terry O‘Quinn, who earned an Emmy as John Locke, is joining the cast of the hit CBS drama Hawaii Five-0 in a recurring role, according to TVLine. Not only does the move bring him back to Hawaii, but it also reunites him with Lost co-star Daniel Dae Kim.  Read more »
You‘re reading this on BuddyTV, which means you‘re probably familiar with all the things we do on this site: bring you the latest in the world of television, from which House star is appearing on The Good Wife to who got the shocking boot on last night‘s So You Think You Can Dance. Yeah, I think you‘re quite familiar with that. So, let‘s see how much you learned this week, shall we? Read more »
We all know that drugs don‘t do you any good -- but I think the Botwins didn‘t get the memo, which explains Weeds‘ return for a seventh season on Showtime last night. And that‘s barely the first instance of drug use on TV: from the serious meth business on Breaking Bad to substitute sandwiches on How I Met Your Mother, narcotics have powered some of the best shows we‘ve ever seen. Read more »
These days, production companies are pouring actual money and talent into web series. As a result, there are more webisodes hitting the Internet daily -- and it can be pretty hard to keep up. This article represents a (paltry, desperate, probably doomed-to-failure) attempt to do so. Read more »
Single-serving sites are all the rage these days, and great TV shows never go out of style. Here are 15 sites that blend the internet trend with their love of television in all sorts of hilarious, awesome and unique ways. Enjoy. Don‘t spoil your dinner.Emotions with Jon Hamm: Jon Hamm‘s face is the best face. Or, as this site that posts photos of the Mad Men star‘s seemingly infinite range of emotions says, "One day Jon Hamm realized he is the best human in the universe in the Having a Face department. So he decided to bless us all by becoming an actor. Emotions with Jon Hamm is a celebration of his craft." Read more »
The TV-panel fun keeps on going with Saturday‘s Comic-Con schedule. Many of the biggest fan favorites have their panels on this day, so you‘ll have to plan carefully if you want to hit all of your favorite TV shows throughout the day.Just so you don‘t have to wade through everything in the Saturday schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con, we‘ve come up with a list of just the television-related panels for your convenience. If you do want the entire schedule, click here. Read more »
TV really gets going at Comic-Con on Friday, July 22. Some of the biggest TV shows and stars will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions, show exclusive clips and more! Read more »
Finally! Comic-Con has begun to release its schedule for the 2011 festivities at the San Diego Convention Center. As you might imagine, there are plenty of TV-related events going on throughout the days. In case you didn‘t want to wade through the entirety of the events schedule, we have a listing of just the television events and panels. Read more »
Haven, Syfy‘s quirky mystery series about a town full of supernatural troubles, begins its second season on Friday, July 15. Actress Emily Rose, who stars as Audrey Parker, spoke with reporters about her character, the season-1 cliffhanger and where Haven will go in season 2. Read more »
Last week I wrote about Syfy‘s kickass Monday night schedule (check out previews of tonight‘s Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas here!) so for today‘s quiz, I thought, why not do something about sci-fi on TV? Read more »
2011 Comic-Con starts this Wednesday (if you count preview night, which we do!) and our interview countdown is winding down with Executive Story editor for Warehouse 13, Deric Hughes. Hughes will be one of the panelists appearing at BuddyTV‘s "Obsession: "How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon" panel this Thursday (July 21 at 11am in Room 23ABC). He recently took some time to talk about Warehouse 13‘s new character Jinks,  favorites moments and Comic-Con (having gone to every Comic-Con since ‘95 he‘s a real expert).   Read more »
There‘s a lot going on at Comic-Con every day. A casual attendee might get a little bit overwhelmed when trying to choose exactly which panels to attend on every day of the convention. That‘s where BuddyTV can help. Read more »
Happy National Junk Food Day! It comes as a welcome relief that today is the one day of the year that we as Americans, especially us TV-loving Americans, can finally indulge guilt-free in all our favorite fatty snacks and sugary treats. Finally, we can unlock those fries, pizza and candy we‘ve been keeping in the vault and really let loose after another year of healthy, balanced eating. Screw you, salad. We‘ve earned this!OK, so I‘m kidding. It‘s no secret that our country loves junk food no matter what day it is -- and that us TV fans have a certain reputation for pigging out more than most. Our national love for delicious, high-calorie garbage is so pervasive that lots of TV shows have made fictional snacks a big part of their world. From that time Lucy and Ethel pigged out in the candy factory to Liz Lemon‘s obsession with her Sabor de Soledad, junk food has always been on our minds, in our hearts and in our mouths. Here are some of our favorite fictional junk foods from some of our favorite past and present shows. Snack on these fun clips now, then go ahead and order the large ice cream cone later, comfortable in the knowledge that nobody can say a thing about it. It‘s a holiday!  Read more »
Usually today‘s daily quiz is a look back at all that‘s happened on TV the past week, but since all of us here at BuddyTV are in Comic-Con mode, we‘ll change things up a bit. Wait, that sounded like Survivor, yes? Read more »
At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, lots of TV personalities showed up to promote their shows. A few of the favorites amongst these personalities turned up again for the TV Guide Fan Favorites panel on Thursday, July 21. Read more »
Lost may be over, but at Comic-Con over the weekend, the show was still alive, and fans got to see a special "never before seen" deleted scene.  Read more »
No, it‘s not a sci-fi, adventure or comic-based show, but that doesn‘t mean that Community couldn‘t be a hit at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. On the contrary, Community turned out to be one of the more popular panels of the event -- a line of thousands waited to get in. Read more »
I wish I could say that another week has finished, but it‘s been quite crazy here at BuddyTV HQ over the past few days -- thank you, Comic-Con -- that it‘s safe to say we‘re still in a bit of a hangover. And yet there are more things around the corner: Lady Gaga was on SYTYCD, Rachel continues her onslaught on Big Brother, and Ashley was a step closer to finding (really?) her true love on The Bachelorette. Read more »
It‘s safe to say that the final episodes of Chuck may spend some time going in new directions. Chuck and Sarah are now newlyweds instead of star-crossed lovers. The fallout from season 4 has left the entire crew out of the CIA and making a go of it in the private sector. Oh, and Morgan gets to be the Intersect now.While today‘s news incorporates a lot of those changes (especially in the types of missions Chuck & Co. will undertake), it still focuses on one of the greatest parts of Chuck: the guest stars. Read more »
Welcome to August, or as I‘d like to call it, that awkward moment between summer and fall. It‘s that time of the year when summer shows wrap up (in this week‘s case, So You Think You Can Dance and White Collar), not-so-summer shows start up (Bachelor Pad), and others just go on as usual (Big Brother and True Blood). In other words, it‘s been a busy week. But you knew I‘d say that, yes? Read more »
I‘ll admit one thing: doing today‘s quiz is a bit awkward for me. One, I‘m more of an eyes kind of guy. Two, cropping all these lips out of photos feels a bit like Dexter Morgan killing serial killers. Read more »
Sometimes, a TV female gets to that point where she‘d rather wish for a parallel universe just to avoid The Big Decision That Will Shape The Show‘s Romantic Storyline. She meets two guys she likes and can‘t make her choice in a heartbeat, so the plot gets drawn out. Usual endings involve picking one and missing the other too much, cheating on both men, or fleeing.  Read more »
If you go by just what Castle has already told us about the upcoming season, we‘re in for a pretty wild ride over the next few months. From guest stars to love interests to returning bad guys, these spoilers are enough to tantalize any fan. Read more »
Fox has made an early decision about shows for its 2011-2012 season. Five existing shows -- dramas Human Target, The Chicago Code, and Lie to Me, and comedies Traffic Light and Breaking In -- will not be returning in the fall. Taking their place will be two new dramas, The Finder and Alcatraz, as well as two comedies, I Hate My Teenage Daughter and The New Girl. Read more »
If you‘ve been following along on Facebook or Twitter, you may know that I had the chance to visit the Chuck set yesterday. This brings up the chance for a whole bunch of spoilers. What spoilers, you ask? Many things were seen. Crazy things. Wondrous things. Semi-naked things.WARNING: There are some big spoilers in here. Don‘t read if you would like to stay ignorant of many super-cool things coming from Chuck. Read more »
The fall 2011 has just begun, but we already have a frontrunner for the most anticipated new show of next season. According to Deadline, NBC has ordered a pilot for a new show executive produced by Lost‘s J.J. Abrams and created by Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke.In such early stages of development, all that is known about the show is that it‘s called Revolution and is described as "an epic adventure thriller." Given the people involved, that‘s no surprise.  Read more »
Suddenly, I got a little more excited about this season of CSI.Titus Welliver -- you might know him from his roles on Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife and as the Man in Black on Lost -- has signed up for a major recurring role in the CBS crime drama, TVLine reports. Read more »
Are you getting bored with television‘s options this fall? Or do you just need more to watch than what TV can offer? If that‘s the case, there are several web series out there to fill in any gaps. We profile three series here -- only a small sample of the many, many Internet-based shows. Read more »
For those of you who are eagerly awaiting the winter premieres of programming on USA, you are in luck. The network has just announced premiere dates for three of their shows. The returning programs White Collar and Royal Pains, as well as the new series, Common Law, will all be on our televisions in January. Read more »
Castle has had its fair share of interesting guest stars. And Castle has had its fair share of interesting episode themes. But never have the two been so entwined as in an upcoming episode set in the 1940s. Guest starring in that particular episode will be Mark Pellegrino. Read more »
Ready for another edition of Buddy Bites, kids? You know, our little news roundup thing. There‘s a fair bit of bad news for men in tonight‘s edition, and we start off with... Read more »
Grimm doesn‘t exactly need a lot of stunt casting to get its creepy fantasy point across. But it‘s still a lot of fun to see familiar faces in unfamiliar roles. We will be seeing some of those faces in upcoming Grimm episodes featuring Titus Welliver and Daryl Sabara. Read more »
This Friday Chiller premiere‘s a new horror film, Remains. Clearly zombie‘s are the new thing and if you‘re a fan of The Walking Dead, you‘re not going to want to miss this. Based on the graphic novel, Remains focuses on survivors of a post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada as they work together to destroy the zombie population. Sounds cool right? Well, BuddyTV wants to get you ready for the premiere by giving away a Remains Poker set (pictured below).  Read more »
As Once Upon a Time continues its epic journey through virtually every fairy tale familiar to TV audiences, the cast continues to grow. Recently, a couple of prominent casting decisions have been made. Who will join Once Upon a Time for episodes in 2012? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
What can I say? The ending of Chuck is awesome.When TV shows reach a planned conclusion, there‘s always the danger of not giving fans the payout they‘ve anticipated for years. This is not the case with Chuck. Instead, the two episodes that make up the Chuck series finale deliver laughs, tears, action, callbacks and some of the best product placement you will ever see. Read more »
Casting bits, anyone? Yeah, I thought so, too. Tonight, a gleek and a Stoolbend regular heads to politics, and skitters prepare to be told to be not told what they can‘t do. (I know. I can word that much better.) But first, some stability in a singing show: Read more »
No, they won‘t all be in the same TV projects. But, in the span of mere hours, all three actors have had new roles announced for the upcoming months. In two cases, this means pilots intended for the fall of 2012. In one case, it‘s a guest-starring role in a current show. Where might you be seeing John Goodman, Ryan Phillipe and Henry Ian Cusick? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
Common Law, USA‘s most recent entry to the land of blue-sky programming, finally has a premiere date. When can audiences hope to catch a glimpse of this light-hearted cop drama? Keep reading to find out. Read more »
Love kind of sucks on Fringe.We‘ve seen traitorous lovers, impregnated doppelgangers, possibly false memories and apocalypse-averting sacrifices all get in the way of love on the show. And it doesn‘t look like things are going to get any better on the next Fringe season 4 episode, "A Short Story About Love." Keep reading for a new Fringe video (with spoilers!) and some Fringe casting news. Read more »
Therapy is what separates Common Law from other TV cop shows. And the best person for perspective on this aspect of the show is Common Law‘s own therapist, Dr. Emma Ryan, played by Sonya Walger. Read more »
NBC has just picked up what is sure to be one of the most eagerly anticipated potential new fall shows on the Internet. The network has ordered a pilot for The Revolution, an action series from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke produced by Lost‘s J.J. Abrams. That‘s combining two of the most fervent online fanbases into one.  Read more »
As the 2011-2012 TV season draws to a close, networks are preparing for next fall. Dozens of new pilots are being cast and filmed with the hope of being picked up and placed on a network‘s fall schedule. As the saying goes, many will enter, but few will win.  Read more »
Lost star Harold Perrineau has found a new gig. The actor best known for playing Michael Dawson on the hit ABC series has landed a major role in FX‘s Sons of Anarchy for the show‘s upcoming fifth season.  Read more »
There‘s a whole bunch of news coming from Once Upon a Time these days. Not only will a favorite recurring character from season 1 return, but there are some new ladies possibly joining the fairy tale. Keep reading for the details! Read more »
On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, Nora Ephron died of cancer at age 71. The prolific and successful screenwriter and director was responsible for some of the most beloved romantic comedies of recent decades, and her death was felt by many in the TV industry. See what they had to say here. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Saturday (July 14) right here, so check it out! Read more »
A giant and a mystery man are coming to Once Upon a Time.We still don‘t know what will be going on in Storybrooke when Once Upon a Time season 2 returns. But there definitely will be some new faces. Two of those faces will be familiar to fans of shows like Lost, True Blood and Terriers: Once Upon a Time has cast Jorge Garcia and Michael Raymond-James in upcoming guest roles. Read more »
No electricity. No technology. No planes, trains, or automobiles. What would that world look like? NBC‘s new show, Revolution, examines that future with a twist. The show may not premiere for a couple weeks, but NBC has released the pilot episode online now.  Read more »
As one crazy sci-fi experiment ends, another begins. Two of the executive producers of Fringe, J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman are working together on a new science fiction pilot. And this one will have robots!  Read more »
Fans of Mark Pellegrino, Lost and Person of Interest all have reason to rejoice. This weekend, Warner Bros announced at NYCC that the actor will be joining his former Lost cast mate Michael Emerson in this season of Person of Interest.   Read more »
CBS isn‘t doing a whole lot with dramas for the 2013-2014 TV season. With only three new dramas ordered, it‘s the smallest scripted drama order in more than five years. But they don‘t need it.  Read more »
The nominations were announced Monday for the 2013 Television Critics Association Awards, with cable shows yet again garnering most of the spots. The only categories where the networks came out on top were in outstanding comedy (by a slim margin) and reality TV. And non-TV programming is starting to get recognize more and more with Netflix‘s House of Cards. Read more »
Our movie recommendation this week is Brad Pitt‘s epic zombie film, World War Z. With a trailer packed with powerful images like zombies that seem impervious to anything, the collapse of multiple governments and a horde of zombies running around a small child, we‘re excited to see what this summer flick has to offer.  Read more »
The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con will be here before we know it, so to help you plan for the big event, take a look at all of the television-related panels and event information for Thursday, July 18. Read more »
If you‘re planning on attending the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con this year, look no further because we‘ve got all the television-related panels and event information for Saturday, July 20 right here. Read more »
I had the pleasure of taking a moment during Comic-Con to sit down and talk to Naveen Andrews. Most of you may know him from his time on Lost, but you will grow to know him as Jafar on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. They picked a great actor to play the dark antagonist. Much like the character, Naveen is a very intelligent, articulate man. Thankfully, unlike his character he didn‘t want to kill us all and rule the world. Read more »
Fringe‘s Lance Reddick is set to guest star on The Blacklist. And another Lost alum is heading to Once Upon a Time as a young Prince Leopold. Read on for all the details, including casting news for Two and a Half Men, Mistresses, The Millers, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Under the Dome and Teen Wolf. Read more »
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the series premiere of Lost, one of the most influential and infuriating TV shows ever made. Many members of the cast and crew gathered at PaleyFest to mark the occasion in a panel that only served to make me think about Lost‘s legacy.  Read more »
If you didn‘t get enough from Lost, prepare for The Leftovers. HBO has ordered a new drama co-created by Lost‘s Damon Lindelof about life after the Rapture.The drama, which received a 10-episode pick-up, focuses on life after the Rapture, the Christian event in which the righteous ascend to Heaven to meet the Lord, leaving those who are less-than-holy behind. The Leftovers will focus on those left behind (not to be confused with the series of Christian books with that title).  Read more »
The Television Critics Association has announced its nominees for 2014, and the list includes many of the expected critical darlings. HBO‘s True Detective leads with four nominations while  CBS‘ The Good Wife and the final season of AMC‘s Breaking Bad scored three .  Read more »
On Sunday‘s The Strain, "Creatures of the Night," we saw a major character killed off after a failed attempt to rid of him of the worms that cause vampirism failed and he was gunned down, with permission, by a new member of his group.This was a shocking turn of events since we‘re in the middle of the first season and while this character is by no means the lead of the show, he was one of the co-leads. He, however, is not alone in being a major character to die early--and by early, we mean in the first season of what are multiple-season shows. Read more »
Every year, some of our favorite shows go off the air for the last time. Even the most diehard TV watchers would admit that few shows have universally beloved series finales. Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad and The Shield are the ones that come to mind for me.While there are shows with controversial endings that are hated by many, beloved by a few, like The Sopranos, St. Elsewhere and Dexter, we instead want to look at series finales that are controversial for another reason: whether or not they provided "answers" to the long, over-arching mythology the show promised to.  Read more »
TV show intros have the power to really put you in the mood for a show. When you hear them, they can often bring back fond memories of a time when you were really into a certain series or just a specific time of your life. Because they‘re so important, a bad intro is that much worse to sit through. They don‘t always ruin the show entirely, but can get pretty damn close, and will without a doubt be skipped past. Here are some of the worst TV show intros I‘ve ever seen. Read more »
Schedules for the first two days of Comic-Con 2015 have been released; now it‘s time to take a look at the third day, which will include panels for shows like Once Upon a Time, Blindspot, Grimm, The Muppets, Outlander, Hannibal, Person of Interest and many others.So to help you plan for the convention, check out all the television-related panels and event information for Saturday, July 11. Read more »
Fuller House is getting even fuller with more familiar faces returning from the original series, while Supergirl, Bloodline, The Mindy Project and more series add new faces for their slate of characters. Find out more below in the latest of casting news. Read more »
TV might love the bad boys (and bad girls) but it loves something else even more. While nothing can be beat a good villain, there is something special about a good character turning bad or doing bad things on TV. Sometimes they do things just to survive, sometimes they are backed into a corner and sometimes they just like a straight-up prick. Here are some the most famous examples of good characters being bad on TV. Read more »
These days, the death of a major character on a TV show is met equal parts remorse and suspicion. It‘s become a pretty common plot device for a TV show to shock audiences by suddenly killing off a very substantial character completely out of nowhere. They then leave fans to stew over that death for a while (whether for a couple of episodes, a whole summer, or even a full season) and then display the twist that said character is actually alive. Let‘s look back on some of these big characters that we‘ve had to say goodbye to, only to find out we would see them again soon after. Here are 16 of our favorite major characters on TV who were resurrected from the dead. Read more »
As of late, with series like Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash and the upcoming NBC drama Timeless, there‘s a pretty clear growing trend in the time-travel genre. Time-travel is a plot device that can seem like a convenient escape from an unsolvable problem in the story, but can also add more trouble as a result. We‘ve seen many shows with examples of both of these occurring, whether it has been a recurring theme in the series or something that came out of nowhere. From Family Guy to Supernatural to Game of Thrones, let‘s take a look at how time-traveling has affected 10 different TV shows. Read more »
So many times we find ourselves watching a show with a questionable character we just aren‘t quite sure if we should love or hate. They might be a killer with a heart of gold, or a survivor with questionable judgement. Here are seven shows that left us confused about who to root for. Read more »
Criminal Minds is apparently still trying to fill the absence left by the big departures of Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore. Now yet another familiar actor has joined the ever-expanding Criminal Minds ensemble cast for season 12. TVLine reports that Harold Perrineau, a frequent TV actor best known for his work on Lost, has joined Criminal Minds in a "major recurring role."  Read more »
Comic-Con 2016 will be here before we know it, with TV shows like Once Upon a Time, Gotham, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow and many more being featured on Saturday, July 23.So to help you plan for the convention, check out all of the television-related panels and event information for Saturday. Read more »
Once Upon a Time, Riverdale, The Originals, Star Trek: Discovery, Gotham, Stranger Things, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow are just some of the major TV shows being featured at Comic-Con 2017 on Saturday, July 22.To help you plan for the convention, check out all of the television-related panels and event information for Saturday. Read more »