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V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012

Idiot Box

Jail Broke?

“Alcatraz” on FOX

By Devin D. O’Leary

The first thing everyone points out about FOX’s new series “Alcatraz”—and I guess I’m doing it, too—is that it’s another mysterious, island-based sci-fi series from producer J.J. Abrams (who gave us a little thing called “Lost”). Unless the guy announces he’s rebooting “Fantasy Island” next, I wouldn’t get too worked up about the man’s creative obsessions, though.

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