Given the success rate of serialized horror/mystery TV shows in this country, it's cute that a show still wants to be the next Lost. But you have to try, right? If you don't try, you may never hit on that magic combination that results in a hit. So I'm certainly rooting for the new NBC show Persons Unknown, which follows seven strangers abducted and placed in an empty hotel on an empty street in the middle of nowhere. Besides Lost, many are comparing it to The Prisoner, or an episode of The Twilight Zone, or an installment in the Saw horror movie franchise (the first episode is bloodless, but shots are fired starting next week). But they're also comparing it to last summer's 13-episode mystery Harper's Island -- not to mention this spring's already-cancelled Happy Town -- and I'm hoping it doesn't get a similar treatment, either by the network or the writers.
If it's Tuesday, this must be TWoP News! There's a lot of moving and shaking going on this week, as shows change timeslots (or defiantly don't), shows get canceled (or surprisingly don't), and showrunners leave shows (that don't even have names yet). Also, someone is injuring our nation's celebrities, and it may be Michael Flatley. Let's begin!