'Alcatraz': J.J. Abrams reunites with Jorge Garcia for supernatural drama


When we watched FOX's "Alcatraz" pilot back in May, we were disappointed to learn that it had been shelved for a mid-season premiere. (It's just one of those "Give me more! Right now!" shows.)At the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Sunday, executive producers and cast members revealed that the mid-season launch actually afforded them to make some improvements upon an already great pilot. The most significant change is in Sarah Jones' character, Detective Rebecca Madsen.The original concept introduced Madsen as a rather icy, buttoned-up detective with some misconceptions about her family's background and connection to Alcatraz -- she reminded us very strongly of Olivia in early seasons of "Fringe." In the new version, she's loosened up considerably and given a more complicated history with her grandfather, a former inmate of Alcatraz."One of the advantages of being a midseason show is... you actually have the time, if you're lucky... to make changes," executive producer J.J....



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