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'Lost'

Believe it or not, "Lost" was hatched as a means to capitalize on the success of a reality show, initially a genre much maligned by series writers. Then-ABC programming executive Lloyd Braun ordered up a project that would blend ideas of "Lord of the Flies," "Cast Away," "Gilligan's Island" and... Mario Perez / ABC
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