'Lost' stars take on new roles
May 19th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

'Lost' stars take on new roles

It's been nearly a year since the final episode of "Lost," and as expected, several cast members are returning to series television in the fall.

Joining "Hawaii Five-O's" Daniel Dae Kim on CBS is Michael Emerson in the J.J. Abrams series "Person of Interest," airing on Thursday nights at 9 ET/PT in the fall.

Emerson plays yet another mysterious character, this time a man who somehow possesses a list of people in danger of committing violent crimes and enlists Jim Caviezel's character to stop them.

The "Lost" network, ABC, has several programs in its lineup with connections to the show, not the least among them being one of their highest-profile shows, "Once Upon a Time," from two of "Lost's" executive producers.

However, if fans want to see former cast members on the network, they will have to wait until 2012 to see Henry Ian Cusick (minus the Scottish accent) starring opposite Kerry Washington in Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal," and Rebecca Mader in the "Bosom Buddies"-esque office comedy "Work It."

Fox's series "Alcatraz" may have the most attraction for "Lost" fans. Not only is it produced by Abrams, it has a strong element of mystery  - and quite possibly the supernatural - to it, and it co-stars Jorge Garcia as a comic book geek who helps investigate the bizarre disappearance of inmates in the infamous prison. We won't know too much more about that one until 2012.

Finally, much will be made of Sarah Michelle Gellar's return to television on the CW's "Ringer," but Nestor Carbonell's return will be eagerly anticipated by "Losties." "Ringer," originally meant to air on CBS, can be seen on Tuesday nights at 9 ET/PT in the fall.

Are you looking forward to any of these upcoming shows with a "Lost" connection? Share your thoughts below.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Greg

    How to write a show... by J.J. Abrams.

    Step 1 – Start with a decent premise.
    Step 2 – Sprinkle in supernatural / time travel elements.
    Step 3 – Explain nothing..... ever
    Step 4 – Profit

    I can't wait till this no-talent clown stops getting work.

    May 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TVjenn

    Miss seeing some of Lost actors. I'll check out all those shows & see how they are – although I was planning on boycotting FOX as they CXL'd "The Good Guys". Loving Hawaii 5-0! LOVE Henry Ian Cusik w/ scottish accent!!dreamy ­čÖé

    May 23, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Third_Island

    With Lost being cancelled, Nester Carbonell should be free for Alcatraz.

    May 20, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jaden

    I'm most looking forward to "Ringer". Can't waite to see Nestor Carbonell act opposite the lovely Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    May 20, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sunshine Girl *

    I agree w/peace all the way around. Alcatraz sounds the best and hardly anything to watch thats decent. Wasnt a Lost fan so wouldnt be watching the shows b/c of them. Boy I think the tv stations need some new creative writers.

    May 20, 2011 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    Henry Ian Cusick without the Scottish accent??! No!

    May 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Peace

    Alcatraz sounds interesting, I'll defiantly check that out! Hec, I'll check out any of them w/ peeps from Lost in it! Hopefully, they are all good, not much good on tv anymore.

    May 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |

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