'Alias' creator spies new Touchstone deal

Schneider, Michael
February 2004
Daily Variety;2/5/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 28, p6
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Reports that "Alias" creator J.J. Abrams has signed a multiyear deal to keep his production company at Touchstone Television. ABC executive Thom Sherman's appointment as president at Abrams' Bad Robot Television; Discussion with ABC Entertainment TV Group chairman Lloyd Braun regarding the move; Abrams' production of critically acclaimed television drama.


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