Just a tiny bit of (last week's) news that I have to mention.
Last week, the news broke out that J.J. Abrams was pitching an hour-long comedic drama about ex-black-ops agents... to be played by Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn (EW, Movieline, etc.). Lost fans know the pair as Ben Linus and John Locke, respectively. They're both outstanding (and Emmy-winning) actors--their characters were two of the best on Lost--and the thought of them together again makes me squeeee! I am having trouble picturing the buddy comedy, though; there were moments of humor for both of them in Lost, but no one would call Ben Linus a particularly funny guy. And he certainly was not Locke's buddy. Still, even though I haven't seen them do comedy before, they're so talented that I'm sure they would be great comedic black-ops types. And we know they're a good pair that can play well off each other.
Anyway, not long after that news got out, we learned that NBC had picked up the show (Movieline). It's still a rough road ahead to getting it onto our TV screens, but it's no longer just a fun idea--it's starting to come together. I'll definitely check this show out if it gets made. Too cool.