September 16th, 2010
02:35 PM ET
If “The Event” really was intended to be something of a substitution for “Lost” fans, it looks like the NBC show may end up getting competition.
J.J. Abrams, who created the oft-puzzling yet addictive series that concluded with much fanfare in May, has attracted Fox with a pitch for another island-based show called “Alcatraz," according to EW.
Fox has given a pilot commitment to the program, which is based on a script written by “Lost” scribe Elizabeth Sarnoff.
Details are scarce (this is J.J. Abrams we’re talking about here) but it does appear that the plot will revolve around the notorious prison in the San Francisco Bay that housed the likes of Al Capone.
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