"Sex For Sunscreen," And Other Rejected Story Ideas For Lost Season 1

Back when Lost was nothing but an outline for the most expensive pilot to date, the writers were struggling to come up with more story ideas. Including stuff like: "Shannon trades sexual favors for sunscreen, which has rapidly become the most prized commodity on the island." That's just one of the revelations from a… »3/24/15 6:38pm3/24/15 6:38pm


If You Want To Rant More Eloquently About Television, Read This Book

We all obsess endlessly about television, but we don't really understand how those wavy images appear on our screens. The more we try to demystify the process of making TV, the more mysterious it seems. That's why it's great that veteran TV writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has written an ultimate book of knowledge. »3/06/15 7:00pm3/06/15 7:00pm

The Whole Crazy Process Of Creating A TV Show, From Pitch To Pilot

Right now, it's pilot season — which means you're going to be hearing about a lot of TV shows getting ordered. And then, nine months from now... most of those shows will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here's our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show. »1/23/15 2:00pm1/23/15 2:00pm

Jumping bananas! The new Middleman graphic novel will rock your world

The Middleman only aired for one season, back in 2008, but it remains one of our most beloved pieces of pop culture. And now, at last the Middleman and Wendy Watson are back in action. Both pairs of them. Creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach has come up with a brand new graphic novel, and here's our spoiler-free preview of… »10/03/13 7:51pm10/03/13 7:51pm

11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

Tomorrow, an army of geeks descends on San Diego — and many of them would kill to write for television. Comic-Con always hosts panels about TV writing, and they're always standing-room only. But how do you learn the craft? We asked some great television writers, and they told us 11 books that every aspiring scribe… »7/16/13 1:33pm7/16/13 1:33pm

The Star Trek-Middleman Crossover You've Been Cautiously Excited For!

The last time Javier Grillo-Marxuach returned to the world of his gone-too-soon TV show and comic, The Middleman, it was for a bizarre crossover with Doctor Who. Now, a year later, he's bringing us an even more bizarre crossover with Star Trek... well, sort of. Let's just say if you can't decide whether Khan or Gary… »12/20/12 7:52pm12/20/12 7:52pm

Which Buffy alum is responsible for birthing out the antichrist?

A few months back we teased the short movie Reverse Parthenogenesis starring Buffy's Amber Benson (Tara) and Adam Busch (Warren). The short was penned and directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost), and thanks to him, the whole shebang has been released online! Watch as sweet innocent couple banter… »5/02/12 1:15pm5/02/12 1:15pm

A warrior angel has a hard time picking his battles, in Javier Grillo-Marxuach's Ramiel

Javier Grillo-Marxuach originally created The Middleman as a comic book before turning into a beloved television series — so when he launches another new comic, it's best to jump in on the ground floor. This time around, Grillo-Marxuach is bringing us Ramiel: Wrath of God, about an angel with a crisis of conscience. »2/10/12 8:01pm2/10/12 8:01pm

Buffy's Tara and Warren are finally having an evil baby together

Check out this trailer for a short film titled Reverse Parthenogenesis, directed by Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Lost) and starring our favorite Buffy cast members Amber Benson and Adam Busch. It's all about a pregnancy-impaired couple — watch what happens when they baby you're blessed with is actually a… »2/02/12 1:45pm2/02/12 1:45pm

The Doctor Who Crossover We've All Been Waiting For!

There's an early holiday present waiting for you online. Javier Grillo-Marxuach, creator of The Middleman, has written a new story in which the Middleman and Wendy meet up with a mysterious traveler in a blue Police Box. The box is bigger on the inside, the traveler wears a bow tie, and there's a lovely B.T.R.S./sonic… »11/28/11 7:30pm11/28/11 7:30pm