To quote a friend: “Yay! I can finally talk about it!”

21 Nov

Let the “from one island to another” cliches begin…

92 Responses to “To quote a friend: “Yay! I can finally talk about it!””

  1. Lisa November 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Absolutely AWESOME!!! I haven’t even finshed reading the article yet and just had to say CONGRATULATIONS!! Lead!! Holy crap!!!!

  2. Susan Lorenz November 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    sounds like a great story and i can’t wait to see you again!!! congrats!!!!!

  3. Jen November 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Wow, so excited! And also excited to see that the pilot is filming in Vancouver – hoping to catch a glimpse! πŸ™‚

    • Nicole November 22, 2010 at 8:53 am #

      wait what? Why are they filming a show about Alcatraz in Vancouver? I love Vancouver and all but Alcatraz is in the greatest city in the world, San Francisco!

  4. Samantha Kam November 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    NICE!!! I’m really looking forward to seeing you on a regular basis again! Your role on Lost was so well played, I’m thrilled you’re working with a group of folks who recognize, appreciate and give us an opportunity to enjoy your talent!


  5. David November 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    Seriously, tell me who to call and I’ll start a campaign right now to get your show picked up before the pilot is even finished being filmed. It sounds like a great idea for a show, and with you in it, I will definitely be watching. Congrats on the gig, and here’s hoping it turns into another hugely successful role for you.

    And btw, that other show with both Emerson and Terry O’Quinn together again? That one sounds awesome, too. Loved them together on LOST, I can’t wait to see that one too.

  6. tricia (T) November 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    Glad JJ remembers real talent. Love JJ and his ideas and am happy you landed in another of his aspirings. Blessings to you funny man.

  7. Ikkin-bot November 21, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Your just destined for island I guess . . . and for getting lost in time . . .

  8. B.E. Earl November 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Congratulations, dude!

    I hope you get to say “Welcome to the Rock!” in a Sean Connery accent. πŸ˜‰

    • Kelly W November 21, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

      Yessssss! It will be nice to see you in my living room once again.

  9. Alias November 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Awesome, dude…congrats! Sounds like a cool concept. Can’t wait to check it out.

  10. Irish Girl November 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    Aw, this is great news, fantastic news! Congratulations, darling. It’ll be good to have you back on the telly again. And I’ve always been an Alcatraz buff. πŸ™‚

  11. Pam November 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Congrats Jorge! I know I’ll be watching it. It sounds interesting.

  12. TenaLynn November 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Yes!!!!!! Can not wait, and good for you!! Besos!

  13. Dianne November 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I am so happy this part is just for you! Your friend is right–and we were all on pins and needles trying to figure out what it was. Did a wonderful job keeping it mums! Make sure to have lunch or dinner at Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto in Berkeley if you can. It is my favorite childhood restaurant. πŸ™‚ Hugs to you both and the little ones, too. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Patty November 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    Who knew you’d been so, so busy?! I sure didn’t…way to go, Jorge! All this in just less than 6 months since Lost wrapped, too!

  15. stacy d November 21, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    Congrats Jorge! I can’t wait!

  16. Kathy November 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Fantastic news! Congratulations to you Jorge…. this sounds like it’s going to be a good show and it’s good to know we’ll see you on a regular basis again. πŸ™‚
    Good luck with it!

  17. Jennifer November 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Terrific! Back to our weekly Jorge fix!

  18. Comedic Author with Rat Training Tendencies November 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm #


  19. Lynn November 21, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    AWESOME, DUDE!!!!! Seriously, congratulations! It sounds like a very intriguing premise and I can’t wait!

  20. Jonna Isaac November 22, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    So excited for this! Also stoked that your’e playing a Dr., should be a nice contrast to Hurley the patient : ) Yay, can’t wait!

  21. vospik November 22, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Okay, I’m not making a ‘wish list’ for the show but I hope they’ll lean more towards history & weird true stories than violence. ‘Nuff said..for now!!!

  22. Claudia November 22, 2010 at 2:43 am #

    AWESOME!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see you in this show!

    Whoo Hoo!!!!

  23. Nene November 22, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    Congrats Jorge, sounds pretty interesting. Good luck with it, i will watch it for sure πŸ™‚

  24. yellowdoggranny November 22, 2010 at 4:13 am #

    hot dang

  25. Capone November 22, 2010 at 4:47 am #

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see it!

  26. Paula November 22, 2010 at 5:03 am #

    Congratulations! Having a job always makes a person feel better. Can’t wait to watch!

  27. Lynn November 22, 2010 at 5:56 am #

    It will be nice to have you back in my living room. Grrreat news!

  28. A box has six sides November 22, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    YESS!!!!!!! Welcome back to my room Jorge! We can have tea and crumpets just like old times (Smokey is not invited!)

  29. Holly November 22, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Congratulations!! I think it’ll be awesome, and I’ll be watching for sure!

  30. Julienne November 22, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    That’s fantastic news, way to go Jorge! I can’t wait for it to be aired in Germany.
    Good luck for the shoot πŸ™‚

  31. kayeffjay November 22, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    So awesome! I can’t wait to watch it. You + JJ Abrams + weird “timey-wimey” science fiction-y goodness = *right* up my alley. πŸ˜€

  32. Joy November 22, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    Oh, fun! Congratulations to you!

  33. Nicole November 22, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Oh congratulaions! that is so awesome for you!

  34. Ann November 22, 2010 at 8:56 am #

    YAY!!!! So glad!!!! I’ll tell my family in Vancouver to keep an eye open for you!

  35. Carol November 22, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    It’s being filmed in Vancouver? Great!! Come on over to Victoria for a visit. We’ll throw you on a scooter and give you a tour!
    There’s a dog bakery I think you’d be interested in. πŸ™‚

  36. Kim - Mommycosm November 22, 2010 at 9:51 am #


    I’m so excited for you… and for us!!

    Looking forward to seeing you tonight on How I Met Your Mother. Alcatraz sounds interesting. Can’t wait πŸ™‚

    Congratulations, dude.

  37. pamelalovescharlie November 22, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Congratulations Jorge!!! This news was worth the wait after Beth’s teaser had us all going crazy wondering what was going on πŸ˜‰ Hey…they just showed a peek of tonight’s HIMYM…and said “and that guy from Lost”…haha…they know that will get more viewers πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see you again!

  38. The Grammarphile November 22, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Congrats, Jorge! Looking forward to watching you on another kickass show! πŸ™‚

  39. wvexperienceaids November 22, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Congrats! Sounds like a great show, hopefully Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage will make a guest appearance πŸ™‚

  40. Catherine November 22, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Jorge, great news, Congrats! But Vancouver? Really? Bummer that another American series films in Canada..we need to keep American’s employed…I hate that this is a business and its all about the bottom line. I hope that your show kills in the ratings and in year five when re-negoiating you ask to move it to LA like Duchoveny did with X FILES or Tony Shalboud did for MONK! (and NO offense to Canada or Canadian workers…its just too much Hollywood born and bred work has left already)!

  41. Laura November 22, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    Fantastic! I’ve really missed seeing you on my TV every week. I hope this show turns out to be a great success, and of course we already know you’re going to be terrific in it!

  42. Syd November 22, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Congratulations Jorge!! I’m so glad we’re gonna see you again!! πŸ™‚

  43. Ali M. November 22, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    *does a happy dance in her cubicle* – that’s what I needed to brighten up this dreary Monday

  44. Jan November 22, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I will SO be there, Jorge! Congratulations!

  45. Jan November 22, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I will SO be there! Congratulations, Jorge!

  46. Sariel November 22, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Can’t wait to watch!


  47. luckylibbet November 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm #


    I live near San Francisco – and the one thing I insist all my out-of-state visitors do is the Alcatraz tour. Of course, I go with them, so I’ve been there like a dozen times.

    The article said “which is slated to begin in January in San Francisco and Vancouver” – is that filming? When will the show be aired? maybe not known yet… but I am excited and anxious to see it!

  48. Allison November 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    I’m so excited to see you back on a show full-time. I can’t wait, and I’m sure I’m not alone. You’re going to light up that cast no matter who else they get. Break a leg! Oh, and give those two cute pups of yours a kiss for me.

  49. PatK November 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    Congratulations, Jorge! May it be very successful!

  50. Tom Toren November 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    “he (you) was the first and only actor the producers of Alcatraz approached for the role of Dr. Soto. ”

    Doesn’t that give you a warm feeling all over?

  51. maxi November 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    This is great news. Congratulations, Jorge!

  52. Shaw November 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Spending time in Vancouver!?!
    That is my neck of the woods.
    Hope to see you and Beth hanging out on the Sea wall

    • Shaw November 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

      PS Stay away from East Pender

  53. Kiwi November 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Congrats! It’ll be fun seeing you on a weekly basis again. πŸ™‚

  54. Pam November 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    I am so happy for you. I hope this new project leads you to continued success. CONGRATULATIONS!

  55. Diamond_Dave November 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Congratulations Jorge! Good that we’ll be able to see you on some shows!

  56. Kristin November 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    Congratulations Jorge! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to watch!!

  57. Cori November 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Spectacular news! Will be good to see you on a regular basis again. Congratulations!!!

  58. Amber November 22, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Not only am I thrilled for you, but the little bit about the show’s premise they mention sounds really interesting! But, I have to admit, I also thought, “Oh, no… he has to move AGAIN?! He was just getting settled in!” Because I’m guessing the filming will be primarily in Vancouver.

  59. Meg B November 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

    Congratulations on the wonderful news! Can’t wait to see you on TV again!!!!!!!!!

  60. Tiffany NoΓ©lli November 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Happy with news !!!!! You deserve this new job, Alcatraz promises to be a success! May God bless you on this trajectory. πŸ˜‰

  61. Sandy November 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    About time! πŸ™‚

  62. Gina November 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    Awesome . Maybe there will be something actually good for my husband and I to watch again. I am excited. Sounds like a really premise. Many good wishes.

  63. Jules November 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    OMG OMG OMG!!! I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to see this new show!!!

  64. Jean November 23, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    Awesome! Do you have to move to Vancouver? I think it’s great we’ll have a regular place to enjoy your talent! Hope it runs for YEARS!

  65. Janet November 23, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    Great news, Jorge! Looking forward to seeing it. Next Fall?

  66. Ann November 23, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Sounds like another winner!

  67. debby November 23, 2010 at 8:28 am #

    “Similarly, he was the first and only actor the producers of Alcatraz approached for the role of Dr. Soto. ”

    Yay!!! I am so so so so happy both for you and for all us fans!

  68. Jessica November 23, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    Super congrats! A lead role! That’s so exciting!

  69. jennY November 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    sweeeet! this sounds like a awesome role for you! i do hope they do some filming in san francisco! i want to be a extra! very happy for you Dude!

  70. Simon November 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Very cool!

  71. Mike November 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm #


    Nothing but success!

  72. Karen November 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Yay congratuations – can’t wait to see you. I am one your biggest fans!!!!’YAY!!!!

  73. Malea November 24, 2010 at 12:59 am #

    Hippie expert!!!! Wooohoooo! Way to go Jorge. ps, you were so cute on HIMYM!!!! Each “aw man” was awesome outta you!

  74. Kathy November 24, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I am so phsyched. Can’t wait too see it. You are just the best. I fell in love with you on Lost, now I can see you again. PS. Loved you on “How I Met Your Mother”. You did an awesome job.

    Love Ya Man!!!

  75. Steve November 24, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Jorge, do you know who to contact for extras casting for the pilot? I did one episode of LOST while I lived in Hawaii, and now that I live in San Francisco again, I’d love to try to get on Alcatraz!

  76. jackson November 24, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Congratulations!!! And Good luck!!! The first one cast in a role created just for you! Somebody recognizes talent. I’m proud of you!!

  77. john (not lennon) November 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Congrats man, hope it all swings for you
    …j (“,)

  78. Eli November 25, 2010 at 11:33 am #

    Hey man, congratulations on this! I hope they don’t overkill the word ‘dude’ for you. And to Elizabeth Sarnoff, glad to hear she’s running the show!

  79. Nadine November 25, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    I can’t wait!!!

  80. Heidi November 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    “Hippie Geek”! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait — hope to see Beth as an extra (at least) too!

  81. moon November 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Congrats, best of luck! Very much looking forward to this πŸ™‚

  82. beema November 28, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    sounds cool, I will be excited to check it out!

  83. LisaAnn November 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Sooo cool! Looking forward to seeing you on a show again. ;D

  84. Abigail December 1, 2010 at 11:52 am #


    I’m catching up on your site and am TOTALLY thrilled that I’ll be able to see you on the small screen again!


  85. laura December 2, 2010 at 11:10 am #

    Hippy Geek? Hippy maybe. Geek? I’m just not seeing it. This will be a new side of you for me. Congrats!

  86. mrrox63 December 4, 2010 at 3:03 am #

    Congratulations, Jorge. It will be great to see you regularly again. Some LOST Cameos would be great.

  87. Annie Z December 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Congrats congrats congrats Jorge! I’m very happy for you and excited for your return to primetime πŸ™‚

  88. devonellington December 9, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Congrats! It sounds like a really fun piece on which to work!

  89. Joseph Ajami December 19, 2010 at 1:29 am #

    Congrats Jorge, real happy for you.

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