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DarkUFO and SpoilerTV (both maned by the same person) posted an interesting article about a future project for Michael Emerson. I don’t know whether the article was a hoax and was published as an April Fool’s joke (it was published on April 1, 2015) or it was the real deal. If it is the real deal, I am more than happy. I’m megahappy. I’d love to see the LOST characters back together again. So, for your information, here’s the article:

ABC has put in development a spinoff of the landmark series Lost, which ended some 4 years ago. The spinoff, tentatively titled “Lost: Dr. Linus”, is written/executive produced by Elizabeth Sarnoff and directed by veteran Lost director Jack Bender.

The series, which will focus on the adventures of Dr. Linus in the flash-sideways timeline of the final season, is eyeing 8 series regulars. Michael Emerson will lead the ensemble cast, with Tania Raymonde (Alex Rousseau) Daniel Roebuck (Dr. Leslie Artz) and William Atherton (Principal Don Reynolds) also returning. Four new characters have yet to be cast, while former Lost actors Terry O’Quinn, Henry Ian Cusick and Mira Furlan could potentially recur.

I hear the series, which is being eyed for the 2016-17 TV season, will have 15 or 16 episodes per season. That number is in line with that of the latter seasons of Lost, which was a demand from the show’s developers. It comes as no surprise since both worked on the series’ third season, which had 23 episodes and which many fans and critics considered to be the worst season of the show. Therefore, it is only logical that the spinoff will have shorter seasons. All episodes are rumored to have the standard 42-minute length, but supersized finales, which Lost frequently used, are considered likely.

With Emerson currently starring in the CBS series Person of Interest, the project had to be pushed back even though the producers came up with the idea several years ago. But with Person of Interest’s ratings waning, sources close to the series say its all-but guaranteed fifth season is considered to be the last. Should the series continue to run after that, Emerson’s character might be written off the show but it’s far too early to speculate on that.

Of course, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof never denied that there will not be a revival of the LOST revival. Two years after the finale of LOST, Lindelof was quoted by Digital spy saying that “he believed that LOST would return in some form but that he had no plans to contribute.” Lindelof stated that he and his team told their story and had no desire to “go back.,” but that did not mean that the story could not be retold by another team, or that another team could tell the story of other survivors or other aspects of the the famous surviviro’s lives. In fact, according to Lindelof, Disney owns the franchise and there are great financial possibilities with the franchise, just as StarTrek was a financial gold mine. I, personally, would love to see another angle of the survivor’s story.

Additional source: Screenrant.com

As promised, I found out that there is a new podcast with Michael Emerson. Michael Emerson celebrated his longtime friend’s (Jimmy Aquino) 10th anniversary (600th episode)of his Comic News Insider podcast. Michael appears at around 059:03. Enjoy:

MICHAEL EMERSON ON LARRY KING LIVE, WATCH AND ENJOY:

Here’s an article that was not placed in this site, but we can find it originally in the mirror site.

By Bryan Alexander

“Lost” fans weren’t the only ones debating and pondering the show’s epic climax in May. So were the very stars of the show, including Michael Emerson. In the days the following the finale, he was trying “to put it all together, to make sense of it all.”

While the finale — like that of any great show — was controversial amongst the critics and the faithful, Emerson was “perfectly satisfied.”

“Lost” Auction Preview: What Can You Bid On?

Profile in History’s Joe Maddalena gives a tour of some of the 1,100 “Lost” items that are going up for auction on August 21 and 22 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

“They delivered the goods,” he says.

The show didn’t answer every question which was fine by Emerson. “I appreciated what was left unsaid or ambiguous,” he says. “I prefer things that are suggested rather than concrete.”

So we took advantage of Emerson speaking to us to promote “Lost: The Complete Sixth Season” and “Lost: The Complete Collection,” which debuts on Blu-ray & DVD on August 24, to explain the ending. It’s his words from here.

In a nutshell. Everything we saw on the island really happened. The plane crashed. We all really lived there. They really had those adventures. But during season 6, there is a change. Everyone on the show is among the newly dead.
And the newly dead hold onto life. They hold onto an idealized vision of the life they lived or that they wished they lived. That’s what everyone is doing in that church. We have leaped forward in time.
After the killing of the smoke monster and the death of Jack and Hurley taking charge — then we move a great distance forward in time. That scene in the church, that is hundreds of years in the future? It doesn’t matter — because in the afterlife time is no longer linear. That is already one of the themes of the show anyways.
So everyone is dead and they are merely waiting for everyone to arrive and be rejoined with their mirror redeemers — that is what I am choosing to call it. That other person from life who loved them so unconditionally that it gave them a license to forgive themselves and thereby be spiritually redeemed. So everyone leaves in pairs. Because it takes two to walk into the afterlife.
Ben doesn’t have a redeemer. That’s why he doesn’t get to go. That’s why he is waiting. Ben is still outside the door. He cannot come in. He says he still has work to do. He has more to make right.

Published at 5:38 AM PST on Aug 20, 2010

On June 5 2014, Murtz Jaffer caught up with Person Of Interest’s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season of the show that premieres tonight on CTV. The pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series was discussed. Michael Emerson elaborated on how he chose the work he involved himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. There was also a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety, but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.

When we last checked in with Person of Interest, some of our favourite characters on the run, armed with new IDs and money.

What made Root, Shaw, Finch and Reese flee?

It was the result of a trial that was conceived by Vigilance Peter Collier who sought to assign responsibility to Finch for the creation of “Northern Lights” and hold our favourite computer nerd liable for privacy violations committed by the U.S. government.

Tonight, Person of Interest returns to see where our heroes ended up and how they adapted to the new identities Root created for them. The problem is that it is often hard to ignore the Machine’s numbers and this results in them all remaining at risk to be detected by Samaritan.

Over the summer, I caught up with Person Of Interest‘s Michael Emerson to discuss the new season. We discussed the pressures of playing a character as popular as Benjamin Linus was on Lost and how Michael Emerson managed to avoid being typecast to find success on a new series. Emerson elaborated on how he chooses the work he involves himself with and how it really always comes down to the writing. We also had a frank discussion about the double-edged sword that is finding success as an actor. On the one hand, it’s great to achieve character notoriety but on the other, there is a risk to be pigeonholed.

Check out the video inserted here.

Source: Inside Pulse

Sorry that I’ve been away from this blog. Once again I was hospitalized. I have a heart condition that can kill you if not caught in time, but if caught on time, it’s totally reversible. I now tied the world record for being a 3 time survivor. I don’t want to break the record. But enough about me. The blog is about Michael Emerson. I am trying to make up those 3 weeks lost. The photo gallery has oodles of new photos for your pleasure:

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As usual, the larger versions can be viewed here.

Also, I’ll be adding more photos as I play catch up.

I recently found this podcast, which was aired in May 2012, here. But for the life of me, I cannot embed it in this blog. So I uploaded it to soundcloud. If I overstepped my boundaries, please forgive me. I just want to share this wonderful man’s interview (and this is a great interview) to all his fans who want to hear him. If you are like me, you probably heard every interview and they are all practically the same. This one is so different. You really get to know Michael Emerson a little bit more.

Source: Popsugar

When it comes to the LOST finale, I didn’t like it. I was also not happy that many mysteries were not solved. Moreover, I was not happy that, as the show was nearing it’s end, nonetheless new mysteries were thrown in the mix and were never resolved. But that’s my opinion, not Michael Emerson’s opinion. Here’s a new interview he made for CBS:

BC’s hit series “Lost” premiered 10 years ago this September, and some of the cast members will be celebrating the milestone Sunday night at PaleyFest 2014 in Los Angeles.

Showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are expected to attend the anniversary event, along with a several former cast members, including Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Jorge Garcia, Emilie de Ravin, Ian Somerhalder, Maggie Grace, Nestor Carbonell and Henry Ian Cusick.

One person who’s unable to attend is Michael Emerson, who portrayed villain Ben Linus on the show. Emerson, who will be in New York City taping season 3 of the CBS drama “Person of Interest,” said although he can’t be there for the reunion he still keeps in touch with his fellow castmates and has made lifelong friends.

During a visit to CBS New on Friday, Emerson reflected on “Lost” and gave his interpretation of the show’s still-talked-about series finale, which aired May 23, 2010.

Emerson said he really like the way the show ended (particularly for his character), although he says he “may be in the minority.”

“I thought because ‘Lost’ was told in an unusual way; it wasn’t a straight line. It seemed to be a story whose narrative exploded in all directions,” Emerson said. “So, how are you going to wrap that up? And the only way I could think of — and the way they ended up doing it — was to bring everything back to the middle — to return to the beginning…To me, it was very satisfying.”

To find out what Emerson thinks about the finale in terms of Ben Linus, check out the video above.
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The New York Times has a wonderful article about Michael Emerson and his wife, Carrie Preston. Here it is for your enjoyment:

A Farmer’s Breakfast, and Then a Wander

The actor Michael Emerson, 59, of “Person of Interest,” and his wife,
the actress Carrie Preston, 46, of “True Blood” and “The Good Wife.”
Credit
Dave Sanders for The New York Times

When the actor Michael Emerson, 59, walks around Manhattan, it’s not unusual for people to stop him and ask if he’ll pose for a picture. The television shows “Lost” and, currently, “Person of Interest” have made his spiky hair, thick-rimmed glasses and long sideburns a giveaway. He takes it in stride, even on Sunday, which he designates a day of leisure, reserved for meandering, cultural events and time with his wife, the actress Carrie Preston, 46 — who herself is recognized for her roles in “True Blood” and “The Good Wife” — and her extended family. The couple live with their rescue dog, Chumley, 4, near Columbus Circle.

HELLO, SUNSHINE Sunday is the most domestic day of the week. It’s the day when I feel the least pressure to get anything done. We get up fairly late, I suppose, around 9 o’clock. We throw open the shades that make the room dark and we make the bed. We’re like a synchronized team. We each have a shade to raise.

SQUARE MEAL Then we divide forces. Carrie gives Chumley his morning walk and I prepare the breakfast. Frankly, she’s sharper in the morning and I’m probably the better cook, so it makes sense. Plus, that relieves her of having to do the late-night walk, which is maybe a little more sinister. I make kind of a heavy, farmer’s, protein breakfast. Bacon and eggs, that kind of thing. She used to join me in that, but lately she’s making these green smoothies.

Mr. Emerson cooking bacon and eggs for a Sunday breakfast
at his Manhattan apartment.
Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

READING AND WRITING Then we take care of the paperwork, or I should say the electronic work. I may read the paper for a bit while she starts on the computer. Then I’ll join her and I’ll get my laptop out and try to answer correspondence and get a handle on the week to come.

SHIFT GEARS Around noon, we’re still in our jammies, and that seems wrong somehow, so we need to get crackin’ and someone needs to shower first and then we get out of the house. She usually has more organized activities than I: a get-together with lady friends, or a rehearsal or a reading, or a meeting about one of her many film or TV projects. I dawdle longer.

Mr. Emerson and Ms. Preston are often recognized by fans of their shows.
Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

MAN ABOUT TOWN If the weather’s fair, I like to take Chumley to Central Park and just walk around, do a bit of promenading with him. I dress more formally than a lot of the other boys do. If I’m going to be out and about on the town, I will generally wear a tie and a vest. Not necessarily a jacket.

FANS APPROACH I get recognized. It happens regularly, by two sets of fans: younger people who are fans of “Lost” and older people, oftentimes their parents, who are fans of “Person of Interest.” But now, I think the balance has shifted. Carrie’s so present on so many shows, with her vivid red hair, that people pick her out. Now I’m the one that people, they say, “Excuse me, could you take our picture?

Mr. Emerson exploring the “Out of Hand” exhibit
at the Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.
Credit Dave Sanders for The New York Times

POSSIBLE DETOUR My default mode is to wander. But if I see an interesting little show or some kind of artwork or some kind of play, I may go to see that as well. I went recently to see a show of Czechoslovakian pop-up books. It was at the Grolier Club. There’s all kinds of funny little exhibition and gallery spaces around this town.

VISITING Sunday is, more often than not, family dinner night. So we go to the in-laws, who have kids, and we’ll either order in or somebody will cook. We pick up the peripheral goods on our stroll down Ninth Avenue. You know, baguettes and beer and red wine, and whatever is required.

WHO’S ON TV? We’ll watch some TV event. It could be a show that either Carrie or I have a role in that everyone hasn’t seen already. Often it’ll be “The Good Wife,” which is on Sunday nights anyway. If Carrie’s on, we definitely make time for that. Or everybody will watch that week’s “Person of Interest.” There’s a lot of hooting and laughing and snide comments. And we get to do the behind-the-scenes commentary.

FIRST TO BED It grieves me on Sundays to have to cut family night short, because it’s one of the chief pleasures of the week. But I have just never adjusted to the early mornings of the TV world. If I have to be in bed at 9, that’s just too grim. It’s too grim to go down and have a bite to eat and then go to bed before the schoolchildren.

SUNDAY NIGHT BLUES I still get the old, childhood, Sunday night feeling. The end of playtime and the beginning of responsibility comes over you. The Sunday night blues. It never goes away. I’ll take a Benadryl maybe. A Benadryl and a dull book.

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