Good News, Bad News: LOST, FAMILY GUY, MODERN FAMILY & More!

Good News: LOSTerminds Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse chose to use their twitter account to reveal that 62-year-old Die Hard alum William Atherton will guest on the final season of their hit ABC show LOST. Bad News: For super-scooper Michael Ausiello, who if this trend keeps up, may soon find himself out of a job! [Source]

Good News: Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming variety show FAMILY GUY PRESENTS: SETH & ALEX’S ALMOST LIVE COMEDY SHOW just got the kind of publicity money can’t buy after the Parent’s Television Council warned potential advertisers to stay away. Bad News: For the Parents Television Council, who you’d think after all these years might have realized that nothing builds up interest in a show like their ludicrous Fatwas on funny. [Source]

Good News: As series star Jesse Tyler Ferguson quite accurately pointed out via his twitter account, “For all u 18-49 year olds who have been bellyaching that Glee & Modern Family are on at the same time, u can watch MF guilt free tonight.” Bad News: GLEE is a repeat. [Source]

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  • Honestly, the Glee/Modern Family overlap has been killing me. I’m happy that I can support Modern Family tonight, but sad that Glee is on hiatus.

    Hey, when DVD’s come out, I’ll be buying both, so there’s that ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Nick

    Worse News: I have no clue who William Atherton is.

  • Nick,

    Cue NBC’s “The More You Know Music” in 3… 2… 1…

  • Ace

    The bad news for LOST is that ABC is considering showing the first 3 episodes in January and then holding the rest until March when the Olympics are over. Now, what LOST fan isn’t watching the final episodes of the show to catch some ice dancing?? Not this LOST fan.

  • Linda B.

    Oh that guy. So, who on LOST is gonna punch his lights out? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So is this upcoming season the last one? If so, i didn’t realize time has gone by so fast since the creators annouced there would be an end date.

  • Josh Emerson

    Glee is great, but Modern Family is better.

    I think ABC would consider holding Lost until after the Olympics because they want more than just die hard Lost fans to watch. Since it’s the final season, they probably figure they can get back some of the millions of viewers who have abandoned the show since Season 1.

  • Hil

    “hey probably figure they can get back some of the millions of viewers who have abandoned the show since Season 1.”

    I like to call those people “Heroes fans”. Nah, I don’t think they care about the people who couldn’t keep up. It is the final season and it is for the fans who are watching. I couldn’t imagine someone coming in cold to a show like Lost just to watch the final season. They need to do some DVD marathoning to get caught up.

  • SaneN85

    Hil, wasn’t that hilarious. I am both a huge Lost fan and a Heroes fan, and I can tell you that lots of people that I know quit watching in season two and plan on coming back for the final season. I also work at Blockbuster part-time and there are tons of people willing to do the DVD marathoning, in fact most people can’t even get the disc their looking for without multiple visits.

  • Hil

    I have friends trying to get caught up with DVDs in time for the final season. They like the show but have been slow watching it. They want to get caught up so they don’t have the ending spoiled. I can see some people tuning in to the very last episode without having watched much just because it is a show that is promising a big ending, but most people I know are trying to work through the DVDs so they can watch the end and be on the same page as the rest of us. All of that has nothing to do with the decision to start in January or start in March. The final season is for the fans and those millions of people will show up for either date and the network knows it.

  • TVFan

    You’d think the Parent’s Television Council would have realized the flaw in highlighting shows they detest after they single-handily turned Married with Children into FOX’s first hit years ago.

  • Jim

    Modern Family is the absolute funniest thing on tv in a long time…
    the writing is so dead on and the cast is killer…Cameron steals the show too, such a great actor! So glad they don’t add the moron laugh tracks like
    most dimwitted comedies that rural America “gets”. Also like that they
    usually add a “moral of the story” part in each week, which completes it.