Abrams Shopping ‘Odd Jobs’ with ‘Lost’ Stars Terry O’Quinn & Michael Emerson

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Terry OQuinn and Michael Emerson new tv show Odd Jobs Abrams Shopping Odd Jobs with Lost Stars Terry OQuinn & Michael Emerson

While Lost may be over, Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn are not done working together. The two Losties are preparing a new show, also produced by J.J. Abrams, in which they will portray former black-ops agents.

We’ve known for a while that this show was in development and details have slowly emerged. The rough concept of the new show, tentatively called Odd Jobs, focuses on “the age and frailty of the actors,” as the Associate Press claimed in an older article on the matter.

The chemistry between Emerson and O’Quinn was always positive within Lost. Behind-the-scenes footage proved the two became great friends over the show’s 6-year stand. With their own show, it will be great to see the actors continue to bond in a variation of the buddy cop genre. Don’t expect Odd Jobs to be a straight comedy, but it will surely have its fair share of laughs.

The show will be run by frequent J.J. Abrams collaborators Andre Nemec and Josh Appelbaum. The two worked with Abrams on Alias and the upcoming The Mission (the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise).

Terry OQuinn and Michael Emerson new tv show Odd Jobs with J.J. Abrams Abrams Shopping Odd Jobs with Lost Stars Terry OQuinn & Michael Emerson

Television is in the midst of a J.J. Abrams takeover as his production company, Bad Robot, continues to churn out material. Abrams recently grabbed a slot on CBS with his Jonathan Nolan collaboration, Person of Interest. He also solidified a place on Fox with a new television show set on Alcatraz. In addition to CBS and Fox, Abrams produced Undercovers, a show currently airing on NBC. Could he hit for the cycle with a fourth network? Considering Lost‘s place on ABC, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Odd Jobs land on the network.

It is amazingly difficult to keep up with J.J. Abrams – I don’t know how he does it. The television producer is always working on something and rarely disappoints. The latest development looks like another winner as long as the two stars can maintain their charisma and camaraderie from Lost.

What do you think of the potential for this show? Would you watch it based on these limited details or do you need to hear more?

Stay tuned for more details as they appear. We will stay on top of all of J.J. Abrams’ developing shows and keep you in the loop.

Source: Vulture

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  1. This gets an A+ from me. Great actors with a fresh premise that isn’t a Lost rehash (*cough*TheEvent*cough*) and already some good buzz behind it.

  2. I don’t know. LOST is my all-time favorite show on TV and as much as I liked all the characters, I’d rather only see them on LOST. I know I’m going to keep bumping into them in other movies, but that’s fine as long as it’s not Matthew Fox and Josh Holloway in the same flick, opposite each other, but on the same team…get what I mean?
    I’m pretty glad JJ is behind this project…but if it were just Terry or just Michael I would have been kinda stoked but now that it’s the both of them tag-teaming in a buddy-cop-type stint…I think I’ll pass. I like these guys as John Locke and Ben Linus. And I’d love to keep it that way.

  3. This could really work.

    These two were bad-a** in Lost, they will be great as aging ex-Black Ops…

  4. I would watch this just because it had Terry O’ Quinn and Michael Emerson

  5. I can’t wait, two of my favorite actors.

  6. Sounds amazing to me! Lost is and always will be my favorite show, and Locke and Ben were my two favorite characters, so it’ll be great to see them together again. Just one thing: JJ Abrams had nothing to do with Lost! It just bugs me when people give him all the credit for the show, when he hasn’t worked on it since the first season.