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Another BUFFY Writer Joins With J.J. Abrams, Creator Of ALIAS!!

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David Fury, who has written or co-written more teleplays set in Buffiverse than any other writer save Buffiverse mastermind Joss Whedon, has signed on as a writer-producer for “Lost,” the new weird-ass ABC hourlong from “Alias” mastermind J.J. Abrams. Fury was involved with a “Van Helsing” TV spinoff until NBC decided last month not to pursue the project. “Lost,” due this autumn, depicts a large group of air-crash survivors who find themselves stranded on an island teeming with the strange.

To (mostly) recap, here’s where the former Buffiverse writers have landed so far:

Jeff Bell (Joss Whedon’s co-writer on the spectacular “Angel” series finale) is headed to “Alias.”

Liz Craft & Sarah Fain (they scripted Hamilton’s introduction in the five-star “Underneath”) have been asked to join “The Shield.”

Steve DeKnight (he co-scripted the hilarious Italy-set “Angel” that aired two weeks ago) is headed to “Smallville.”

Jane Espenson (“Earshot,” “The Replacement,” “I Was Made To Love You”), who worked on both “The O.C.” and “Gilmore Girls” last year, is joining “Tru Calling” as part of her two-year deal with Fox.

David Fury (“Gone,” “Lies My Parents Told Me,” “You’re Welcome,” “Power Play”) has signed aboard “Lost.”

Drew Goddard (DeKnight’s co-writer on “The Girl in Question”) is headed to “Alias.”

Drew Z. Greenberg (“Him,” “The Killer in Me,” “Empty Places”), who was scripting “Smallville” last season, is joining “The O.C.”

Rebecca Rand Kirshner (“Help,” “Touched”), a "Freaks & Geeks" vet who was on “Las Vegas” this season, is joining “Gilmore Girls.”

Doug Petrie ("As You Were," "End of Days"), who worked on both "Tru Calling" and an aborted "Lost in Space" series for the WB this season, is said to be taking the year off from TV next season to work on movie projects (Petrie, some will recall, wrote "Harriet the Spy" and drafted an early screenplay for "The Fantastic Four").

Buffiverse mastermind Joss Whedon, who wrote more “Angel” teleplays this season than ever before, is directing the big-screen “Firefly” movie, “Serenity.”

If you, constant reader, have heard of any employment motion among the other Buffiverse writer-types, drop us a line. For this just-concluding season Tim Minear was at “Wonderfalls,” David Greenwalt at “Jake 2.0,” Marti Noxon at (the still unaired Fox drama) “Still Life,” and Mere Smith at “Tarzan.”

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