Evangeline Lilly by Art Streiber/ABC, Anna Torv by Michael Lavine/Fox Evangeline Lilly by Art Streiber/ABC, Anna Torv by Michael Lavine/Fox
J.J. Abrams stresses the differences between Lost and his brand-new

Fringe, but he's not the only thing the two shows have in common. Here are a few similarities we've noticed - and these don't even include tortured relationships with dad, scary corporations, and nice-looking casts: Plane disasters: Lost's Flight 815 crashes. Fringe's plane lands after the passengers turn to gelatin. Which is worse? Tough call. Misplaced animals: Lost has a polar bear on a tropical island. Fringe has a cow in a lab. Weirdly, the polar bear feels less out-of-place than the cow. Lance Reddick: On Lost he plays a mystery man with inside knowledge about Flight 815. On Fringe he's a mystery man with inside knowledge about Agent Olivia Dunham. Not a mystery: whether he was awesome on The Wire. The living dead: Lost has flashbacks and ghosts (possibly including Reddick's Matthew Abbadon). Fringe has Clones? Zombies? Stay tuned. An institution: Hurley's just gotten out of one on Lost; Walter Bishop is sprung from one on Fringe. We're cool with the similarities so far, but if anyone around Bishop starts chanting 4-8-15-16-23-42 we're outta here. - Tim Molloy Use our Online Video Guide to make your own comparisons between Lost and Fringe. " Five Things J.J. Abrams Wants You to Know About His New Show " Meet Fringe's star and sexy newcomer Anna Torv " VIDEO: Joshua Jackson and John Noble Explain Fringe " VIDEO: Why is J.J. Abrams so excited for the premiere? " VIDEO: The cast and crew dish on the show at Comic-Con " VIDEO: Behind the scenes of the Fringe photo shoot