Watros finds ABC gig

Sitcom staple Cynthia Watros (“Titus”) has landed a series regular gig on ABC’s “Lost.”

Watros will play a newcomer to the island who, in her former life, was a therapist. More layers to her character will be revealed as the season goes on.

“What’s really cool about her character is that she’s going to bring a flavor to the show that doesn’t exist right now,” said “Lost” co-creator/exec producer Damon Lindelof. “She’s not as intense as some of the other characters. She’s that person you want in the trenches with you who can take lemons and make lemonade.”

In addition to three seasons on “Titus,” Watros appeared on the final two seasons of Touchstone-produced “The Drew Carey Show.”

Producers had considered several actresses for the role, and, according to industry insiders, were in talks with feature thesp Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Jacket”).

Watros joins other recent cast additions to “Lost,” including Michelle Rodriguez, who joins the second season as Ana-Lucia Cortez, another passenger on doomed Oceanic Airlines flight 815. Also, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was recently added as the mysterious character Emeka, who suddenly appears on the island (Daily Variety, July 28).

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