July 15, 2008 |
The Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, the semiannual gathering of television journalists from around the country that began July 8, continues at the Beverly Hilton. We offer these dispatches. -- J.J. Abrams learned a lesson from "Alias." It hit him when he was at a friend's house one day and an episode of the ABC spy vs. spy drama was on television. Abrams, the show's executive producer, couldn't follow what was going on. "Literally, it was impenetrable," he said. So for his newest project, Fox's mystery "Fringe," the writer-producer took a different tack.