Emmys: Scribes from “Lost,” “Mad Men” and other nommed shows goof around with Rainn Wilson

The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers.

Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” Darlton put their heads together for a split second before Lindelof answered: “No.”

Biggest laugh of the night came from Cuse. After it was noted that “Mad Men” maestro Matt Weiner had a fair number of Emmy writing noms (four to be exact), Cuse joked with “Mad Men” panelists Andre and Maria Jacquemetton that Weiner (who was not there) had “asked us if he could have his name our script as well” — the “Lost” finale seg that earned Darlton an Emmy writing nom this year. It was a gentle ribbing, not mean-spirited. By the end of the sesh it was clear the “Lost” and “Mad Men” scribe tribes have a mutual obsession society going on. As well they should …

The Jacquemettons, who are married, were queried on how they do the work/home life tango and whether they ever step on each toes as writers. Maria admitted that they spend so much time together that “if we analyzed it, we’d be divorced.” The worst fights they ever have are usually about scripts. “If we didn’t write together, we’d fight more,” she said, confidently.

More TV

  • 'Shannara Chronciles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    'Shannara Chronicles' Canceled After Two Seasons

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • Ignacio SerricchioBET 'Zoe Ever After' Panel

    Telemundo International Studios Unveils First Drama Series at NATPE

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • Black Lightning -- "LaWanda: The Book

    TV Review: 'Black Lightning' on the CW

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • EVERYTHING SUCKS!

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases Premiere Date, Trailer For '90s Comedy 'Everything Sucks!'

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • DEADPOOL

    MPAA: Film, TV Industry Paid Out $49 Billion in 2016

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • J.J. Abrams Broadway

    J.J. Abrams Sci-Fi Drama Series Shopped to Apple, HBO

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

  • 9-1-1: Angela Bassett in the series

    '9-1-1' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

    The conversation was a little more subdued than usual at the WGA West’s “Sublime Primetime” yakfest Thursday night with a cross-section of Emmy-nommed writers. Moderator Rainn Wilson opened the sesh at the WGA Theater, co-hosted by Variety and the Writers Guild Foundation, by asking panelists Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof if he could be on “Lost.” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content