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Industry Roundup: Lost Producers Relocate to Small Town Maine

Not On a Mysterious Island Anymore: Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the former executive producers of Lost, have sold a sci-fi drama, Once Upon a Time, to ABC. It’ll be “a modern-day take on fairy tales, with a female protagonist who comes from a unique background in a small Maine town in the present day.” Damon Lindelof will consult. [Variety]

It Is, in Fact, Brain Surgery: Will & Grace star Eric McCormack landed the lead in a TNT drama pilot, Perception, about a neuroscientist who helps the government solve complicated cases. “With knowledge of human behavior and an understanding of the mind, the professor uses lessons from his unique and odd perspective on the world.” Oh? [THR]

Rob Returns to TV: CBS has purchased an untitled half-hour comedy starring Rob Schneider, to be written by Saturday Night Live’s Lew Morton, about a solitary guy who marries into a large Mexican-American family. [Deadline]

Ha: Lionsgate has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to LOL, the upcomning coming-of-age comedy starring Miley Cyrus, an American version of the 2008 French hit Laughing Out Loud. [Deadline]

Blind Faith in Eugene Levy: CBS made a blind deal for Eugene Levy and Martin Starr to produce and star in a project for the network. No details yet, but it should be funny. [THR]

Family Business: Dennis Iliadis, who directed last year’s The House on the Left, is in negotiations to direct upcoming horror flick The Demonologists. The film was written by Teddy Tenenbaum, a writer for The Dead Zone and The Ghost Whisperer. “The story sees a family of ghost hunters, a mild-mannered occupation, who find themselves out of their league when they encounter a demon.” [THR]

Industry Roundup: Lost Producers Relocate to Small Town Maine