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NBC lands Michael Emerson/Terry O’Quinn pilot

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On another busy day for TV development, “Lost” co-stars Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn scored a pilot order at NBC.

Emerson and O’Quinn have been telling the press for months that they were interested in teaming up on a new project — but as Vulture reported on Monday, that germ of an idea had only recently turned into a full-blown, actual idea.

Given their lengthy tenure on ABC as “Lost’s” two fan favorites, Alphabet might have been seen as a shoo-in for the new show. But NBC swooped in and gave a pilot order to the untitled drama, which comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot shingle and scribes Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Emerson and O’Quinn, better known as “Lost’s” Ben Linus and John Locke, are believed to be playing special ops on the project, but details remain sketchy.

Appelbaum and Nemec (“Life on Mars”) will exec produce, while Abrams and Bryan Burk are EPs as well.

It’s been a good year for Abrams’ Warner Bros. TV-based Bad Robot shingle, which also just landed a pilot order from Fox for “Alcatraz” and a project at CBS as well.

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