17 September 2013 1:24 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Last night Damon Lindelof, co-creator/showrunner of Lost and much-maligned screenwriter of sci-fi movies that really got your goat, tweeted a link to a Deadline article reporting that his new HBO series The Leftovers had just been picked up for a 10-episode season:

In his follow-up to LostDamon Lindelof has received a 10-episode series pickup by HBO for drama pilot The Leftovers,which was directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, the project takes place after the Rapture happens, but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut — and a world that never will be the same.

This might be cause for groans from some folks, but I myself couldn’t be happier that Lindelof’s back in the TV game. I have my »

- Mark Allen

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