Today 3:26 PM PDT by Kristin Dos Santos
What will life after Lost be like for the Alphabet network? Matthew Fox is here at Lincoln Center in NYC to tell us (and make Lost fans cry)...
Matthew Fox just took the stage to tell advertisers and reporters that "every story must have an end" and showed us a tearjerkingly good video of the Lost stars saying goodbye and expressing how much the show meant to them.
Matthew Fox: "I couldn't have imagined it ending in such a beautiful way."
Evangeline Lilly: "I came here as one person. I leave as another. I will be eternally grateful." Evi also said the finale will end with the "six people who took you on this journey." Hmmm...
Daniel Dae Kim: "I can't imagine anyone having a conversation about 21st-century television and not mentioning Lost." True dat.
Matthew then intro'd two new dramas that are supposed to help fill the Lost void: My Generation (pre-Grey's time slot this fall; looks really good!) and No Ordinary Family. Now, I want to love NOF—it's got Julie Benz and Michael Chiklis and even Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money) at the helm. My only gripe? It's about a group of people who discover they have powers after a mysterious plane crash...why does all that sound a little familiar? Have Heroes and Lost had a secret love child? We told them to use protection!
Jimmy Kimmel also showed up and killed, delivering the best line I've heard to date about Lost: "Watching Lost is what I imagine it's like being trapped inside the brain of Paula Abdul."
And on Fox putting Glee after Super Bowl: "Apparently they're trying to set a world record for most drunk 43-year-old guys going, 'What the f--k is this?'"
The Modern Family cast also just popped in to intro a few new comedies. The only one worth getting excited about looks to be Mr. Sunshine with Matthew Perry, Allison Janney and Andrea Anders (of Better Off Ted. RIP).
I spotted Perry in the audience blending in with the sea of suits. He never took the stage. Bummer.
Shonda Rhimes' Off the Map looks pretty fantastic. Think Lost + Grey's (doctors in a tropical locale) with Wonderfalls' Caroline Dhavernas. Yes, please! Too bad we have to wait until midseason. Ditto that with Perry's show.
No chance for interviews at ABC and there was no reception (and thus no wine), so that's a wrap on the Alphabet net, folks! We'll put up new show clips when we get 'em.