Two of my favorite actors from "Lost" -- former Emmy winners and current Emmy nominees Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn -- may be teaming up in the near future for a new series, the wires are reporting.
Emerson was quoted by the wires earlier this week that they want do something more lighthearted. Joking about their respective ages (Emerson is 55, O'Quinn 58), he is quoted as saying that if their characters on the new show are hit in the face, "they wouldn't get up for a month."
I asked Emerson if he could give me any further details about the project, but he said its mostly not in their hands. at this moment.
"The project is being developed by a number of veteran writers who have relationships with the studio that is interested in the idea," he wrote.
I also asked him about the DVD extras to "Lost's" final season, particularly the 12-minute video extra with him and Jorge Garcia that follow Ben and Hurley after Hurley has taken over as the island's guardian.
Emerson wrote that he enjoyed making the bonus feature, but worries that it may get over-hyped for what it is. (What, "Lost" fans hyping something? That's hard to imagine.)
He wrote: "Like all things LOST, I'm not sure the bonus scenes can live up to the fuss that's being made about them. I like them and I was happy to be cast in them."
In the article, which came out earlier this week, Emerson is quoted as saying he hasn't seen the extra as of yet.
Still, I'm excited at the prospect of both the DVD extra and this potential new series. Anything that has Emerson or O'Quinn should be worthwhile, and having them both -- particularly in different kinds of roles than we've seen in the past -- should just double the amount of awesome.
Perhaps a remake of "The Odd Couple?" Only this time, O'Quinn could play the neat freak Felix while Emerson can play slob sportswriter Oscar.
THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: Only a month until the networks roll out the new stuff. Meanwhile, we're stuck with "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 9 p.m.), followed by "Boston Med." And CBS continues to inflict "Big Brother" (CBS, 8 p.m.) upon us.
On cable, things are brighter with "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains," beginning at 9 p.m. on USA. Also, "Project Runway" (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) is new.
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