On Sept. 22, 2004, Oceanic Flight 815 crashed in the series premiere of Lost, changing the lives of not just those onboard, but also the millions of fans around the world. Nearly 10 years later, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cusewere joined by various cast members during Sunday's PaleyFest panel to share some of their favorite memories and little-known facts from the show that changed the landscape of television:
Lost stars: Where are they now?
1. As many know, de facto leader ...
Scandal, I have some questions for you. Namely, what the hell happened?
The ABC drama used to be believable. Not plausible, but at least somewhat believable. For any show to pull off the over-the-top melodrama Scandal does without becoming completely unhinged, it needs to be grounded by some semblance of reason. Even cartoons exist within a set of limitations. For example, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote can both run in midair unless Coyote looks down and realizes he's about to fall. Then, by the rules of cartoon physics, he plummets. Recently though, it's felt like Scandal's been running full-speed ahead with no ground beneath it, but when they look down and see they're about to fall, they say, 'F--- it, I'm going higher."
Henry Ian Cusick has no regrets about leaving Scandal just prior to the ABC political fixer drama became wildly popular.
On Scandal, Cusick played ladies' man Stephen Finch, who served as Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) right-hand man on her team of professional fixers. It was announced after the first season that the Lost alum's contract had not been picked up for a second season and his exit was a "mutual decision."
Mega Buzz: What's coming up for Scandal?
How does Cusick feel now about leaving Scandal just before it exploded on Twitter and in the ratings?
Hawaii Five-0 is beefing up Chin Ho's (Daniel Dae Kim) presence in Season 4. One upcoming episode will flash back to his first meeting with his late wife, the circumstances surrounding the loss of his badge and his time under the mentorship of McGarrett's father, John. But first, the season kicks off with a pair of episodes that welcome two of Kim's former Lost costars.
Henry Ian Cusick (the time-jumping Desmond) guest stars in the Sept. 27 premiere as the villainous Ernesto, who holds the team hostage. "He's tied in to some baddies we introduced last season," says exec producer Peter Lenkov.
Lost's 10-year anniversary is 14 months away. So what are the chances we'll see the Others, the Tailies and the rest of the Island gang reunited?
"I've heard some murmurings of some kind of reunion," Michael Emerson, who played Ben Linus, told Zap2it at Comic-Con.