Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson will reunite in a J.J. Abrams show

lost-oquinn-emersonImage Credit: ario Perez/ABC Record 20852039NBC has snapped up the rights to J.J. Abrams’ new series staring Lost alums Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson. Good gravy. The show, once titled Odd Jobs, follows two former black-ops cops. As long as they can work in some kind of guest appearance for Josh Holloway and Ken Leung, I can die happy.

Just kidding, I’ll never die. The idea of a Locke/Ben reunion is certainly thrilling, but when I want to see O’Quinn be sage and rugged, or Emerson be chilling and evil, I can watch Lost. In fact, I did watch Lost, for six long years, and even as a superfan, I’m not in the market for a redux. My sincere hope for this show is that it’s funny. Really funny. Smart, wry, and that these two dudes just looooove cracking each other up. I want the tonal opposite of Lost. I would like to be in on their jokes, for example.

Are you with me, PopWatchers? What would you want to see in a Locke/Ben reunion series? [NY Magazine]

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  • Lee

    This could be the greatest thing ever or an epic fail. Let’s hope the writing is good because we know the acting will be!

    • Jacob

      Couldn’t you say the same thing about pretty much everything?

      • Jules

        Um, no! Because Locke and Benry are THAT special.

      • Chaz Winterbottom

        Yeah, I’m glad to know that its already been decided that this show has absolutely no chance of being merely good.

        In other news it’s a good thing Lee didn’t invent the magic eight ball!

  • tracy bluth

    I love it, but can we please have a Sawyer and Miles cop spin off? How about a show with Titus and Mark? They were hilarious on Totally Lost!

    • Bobby’s Robot

      Has Josh Holloway been signed to the Rockford Files remake?

      • harry

        yeah what happend with that?

    • heej

      I’d tune into Sawyer and Miles just to hear the nicknames they come up with for perps. I hope Miles would still have his “power” though.

  • Semaphore

    I’d like to see Henry Ian Cusick added to the cast.

    • Lisa Simpson

      And Vincent!

  • nat

    OMG This is making my day!!! i hope its a comedy too. These will make it awesome no matter what :)

  • Gina

    I will totally watch this — but I hope there are some awesome older former spy ladies to kick butts alongside/knock heads with these two. Angela Bassett, maybe? Or Sonia Braga? Oh, I know: Michelle Yeoh!

    • Lee

      Sydney Bristow!

  • Christine

    I completely agree with everything you said here. I like seeing these two together, but I can always just watch my Lost DVDs. If it’s really dry and funny and the complete opposite of Lost, then it might be something I can get behind. Of course, I’ll give J.J. a chance on anything these days.

  • TQB

    LOVE THIS but sad that it’s on NBC, Network of the Epic Fails.

    • Laura

      My thoughts exactly. Here’s hoping they can overcome their crap network, because I am SO excited about the O’Quinn-Emerson reunion!

    • Chaz Winterbottom

      I have a feeling that people would be scared of this shows early cancellation no matter what network it was on.

      Fox cancelled, Firefly, and Arrested Development just name a few.

      ABC cancelled Pushing Daisies, plus all those Lost clones that some people loved to death.

      CBS cancelled Jericho.

      CW cancelled Veronica Mars and Reaper.

      Blah, blah, blah.

  • chris

    sorry not even these 2 can make me want to watch another cop procedural. best of luck though they are both terrific actors.

    • DCbuilder

      Agree 100%. Is originality completely dead? How about them playing diametrically opposed political rivals, say senators from the same state across the aisle?

    • saint of E. 69th st

      or two former long-time jail cell mates who open a …insert inane business here…company and deal with the outside world

    • my thoughts exactly. i’m shocked this isn’t at cbs.

  • RK

    L&O: Lost

    • DCbuilder

      CSI: The Island

      • TQB

        NCIS South Pacific

      • Anony

        LMAO…. you guys are on a roll!

  • DCbuilder

    Looking forward to seeing them together again, but former black ops? That kind of thing is getting cliche. JJ’s other series is about former spies back in the game. Is originality completely dead? I’d almost rather see them in a new version of The Odd Couple.

    • Sara


    • TQB

      Actually, replacing the married couple in the Undercovers with O’Quinn and Emerson might make that show actually watchable. Serious lack of chemistry on that show.

    • MomC

      I agree. Was really surprised by the lack of chemistry on Undercovers. Snoozefest!

    • Lisa Simpson

      Hmm…You camplain about lack of originality and all you can come with is a new version of The Odd Couple?

  • harry


  • Nee Nee

    I think they have undeniable chemistry onscreen. I would at least give it a chance, but I’m not holding my hopes too high.

  • Melissa

    I just died.
    No wait, I can’t do that yet. I haven’t seen it.

    Anywho, I can’t wait for this. The only thing I love more than Terry O’Quinn is Michael Emerson. <3

  • Adam

    Can JJ do anything funny?

    • Mole

      Well, every one of his previous projects has involved a good amount of humor, so I’d certainly say so.

  • sparkle the gym bag

    i want to see evangiline lilly and maggie grace as sweet-on-each-other (bi-curious) teachers just off divorce who teach at a rich high school..damn I should sell that idea..way better than alot of the lame-o stuff that is airing this fall

    • Pope Carmelita I

      As soon as I saw this, I thought “That looks like something sparkle the gym bag” would say…then I realized it was!

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