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J.J. Abrams News: Alcatraz, Fringe, and New Projects

Fox has released its spring schedule with some changes for J.J. Abrams's series. Alcatraz will run back-to-back episodes on March 5 and then move to 8 p.m. on March 12 until its finale on March 26. Fringe will be off for the first three weeks of March, and will return on March 23 with all-new episodes for the remainder of the season.

The busy executive producer has also seen two of his projects for TV picked up the last few weeks. Revolution, nabbed by NBC, is about a group of survivors in a world where all forms of energy (from man-made devices apparently) have mysteriously ceased to exist. Even with such a short logline, the story is clearly in the science fiction category, right in line with what we have come to expect from Abrams.

Which brings us to his second (actually made public first) deal of the pilot season, Shelter, a project bought by The CW. The show follows the staff at a New England summer resort as they go about their business of tending to the guests, and ... just that. Apparently, not a hint of science fiction.


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