Cuse at the 2010 Time Magazine 100 Gala.
|Born||Arthur Carlton Cuse
March 22, 1959
Mexico City, Mexico
Arthur Carlton Cuse (born 22 March 1959) is an American screenwriter, showrunner and producer, most famous as executive producer and screenwriter for the American television series Lost for which he made the Time Magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Cuse is also considered a pioneer in transmedia storytelling.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Starting out in Hollywood
- 3 Feature films
- 4 Television series
- 5 The Tenth Anniversary of Lost
- 6 Current Work
- 7 Awards
- 8 Lost episodes (as writer)
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Cuse was born in Mexico City, Mexico on March 22, 1959. His parents, Susan and Arthur Robert Cuse, were American, and his father was working in Mexico for Cuse's grandfather, who had a machine tool manufacturing business. Cuse's paternal grandparents were Latvians, of Baltic German heritage. After a few years in Mexico City, his parents moved to Boston, where as a boy, he instantly bonded with the Boston Red Sox and began a lifelong love for the team. A few years after the move to Boston, his dad took a job in Tustin, California. Cuse was raised a Roman Catholic.
Cuse went off to boarding school in 10th grade to The Putney School in Putney, Vermont. The school was on a working dairy farm, and placed a strong emphasis on an education in the arts, music and the outdoors. It was at The Putney School, Cuse said, that he realized he wanted to be a writer.
Cuse attended Harvard University (Class of '81) and was recruited at freshmen registration by the freshman crew coach, Ted Washburn, and became part of the rowing team. In his words, he became "a hardcore athlete." Cuse's original plan was to attend medical school but he instead majored in American history.
During his junior year at Harvard, Cuse organized a test screening for the makers of the Paramount film Airplane!. The producers wanted to record the audience reaction to time the final cut of the jokes in the movie. Cuse said that was when he started thinking about a career in film.
Starting out in Hollywood
Cuse teamed up with a Harvard classmate, Hans Tobeason, and made a documentary about rowing at Harvard called Power Ten. He convinced actor, writer and fellow Harvard graduate George Plimpton to narrate the film. After graduating, Cuse headed for Hollywood, and worked as an assistant to a studio head, then as a script reader. By working as a reader, he said, he learned screenwriting.
In 1984, Cuse took a job working as an assistant producer for Bernard Schwartz and then spent a year and a half working on Sweet Dreams, directed by Karel Reisz, starring Jessica Lange and Ed Harris. He described the experience as his version of film school.
First writing job
Cuse has sole screenplay credit on San Andreas, which centers on a massive earthquake that hits California. The film will be released in 2D and 3D, from New Line/Warner Bros and Village Roadshow, from a story by Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore. San Andreas will be released on June 5, 2015. Brad Peyton directs. The cast is headed by Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino.
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993 - 1994)
Because of his involvement with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, an executive at Fox, Bob Greenblatt, asked Cuse and Boam if they would be interested in doing a television version of the old movie serials. Cuse said yes and wrote The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., about a Harvard-educated bounty hunter who wants to avenge the death of his father, the most famous lawman in the Old West. Fox gave the go ahead for the series. Brisco also had a science fiction element, in the form of a mysterious orb which appears in several episodes. Boam went back to making features, leaving Cuse to co-create and executive produce the critically acclaimed series. Afterwards, Cuse gave much of the credit for the show's success to actor Bruce Campbell who played Brisco County Jr., the lead character.
Nash Bridges (1996-2001)
After Brisco, Cuse met Don Johnson, who had a commitment from CBS to make a new series. With Johnson's blessing, Cuse went off and wrote the pilot for Nash Bridges. Johnson liked it and CBS did too, ordering 14 episodes off the script without making a pilot. Nash Bridges was the first series that Les Moonves greenlit as the head of CBS. It ran for six seasons and 121 episodes.
Martial Law (1998)
Cuse created and executive produced the CBS series Martial Law, starring Arsenio Hall and Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, one of martial arts legend Jackie Chan's closest friends and collaborators. Cuse adapted the world of Hong Kong cinema to American television in a story about a Shanghai cop who comes to the LAPD on an exchange program. A team of eight top Chinese stuntmen and coordinators out of Hong Kong were hired. Stanley Tong, who had directed many of Jackie Chan's biggest Hong Kong features, directed the pilot. Sammo Hung became the first Chinese actor to star as the lead in an American TV series. Cuse was running both Martial Law and Nash Bridges simultaneously. The workload became creatively and physically difficult, which led to him leaving Martial Law. and focus exclusively on Nash Bridges. Another factor, Cuse said, were creative differences with Sammo Hung about the future direction of Martial Law.
Black Sash (2003)
Cuse executive produced the short-lived series Black Sash on The WB, a show about a San Francisco cop, Tom Chang, played by Russell Wong who was framed for a crime and sent to prison. Chang gets out and returns to San Francisco and opens a martial arts dojo. The show didn't make it, but Black Sash writers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz were the first writers hired on Lost. Later, Cuse adapted the Chinese symbol for Ba gua, a form of martial arts used on Black Sash, as the Dharma Symbol on Lost.
Cuse was an executive producer and joint showrunner on Lost with Damon Lindelof. They met in the sixth season of Nash Bridges. Cuse hired Lindelof, giving him his first staff writer job on a TV series. A few years later Lindelof and J. J. Abrams wrote the pilot for Lost. Shortly after the Lost pilot was shot, Abrams left the show to do Mission Impossible 3 with Tom Cruise. Lindelof had no experience as a showrunner and called Cuse for showrunning advice on the side. He then asked Cuse to come work on the show.
The Cuse/Lindelof partnership was very productive. They wrote roughly a third of the episodes together as well as showrunning the series in tandem overseeing all the creative work on the series, including all story construction, rewrites, casting, production, editing, music and marketing. Cuse said, "A great partnership can lead to great TV. In the case of Lost it worked out great; I could not have had a better partner than Damon."
Bates Motel (2013-2014)
Cuse is showrunner, co-developer, writer and executive producer of the A&E series, Bates Motel, along with Kerry Ehrin (a producer and writer for NBC's "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights,") who has the same duties. Bates Motel is "a contemporary sequel to Psycho, explorating the formative years of Norman Bates" as well as "his relationship with his mother, Norma, and the world they inhabit…[T]he show [provides] "access to the dark, twisted back story and [the audience will] learn firsthand how Norma helped forge the most famous serial killer of them all," There were ten episodes in the first and second seasons, with a third season of ten ordered by A&E. The first season received critical praise and Vera Farmiga, who plays Norma Bates, was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2013 Emmy Awards. Season two premiered on March 3, 2014 with 4.6 million total viewers and delivered 2.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.2 million adults 25-54 (based on Live+7 viewing). "Bates Motel" continues to be A&E's #1 drama series of all time among adults 18-49.
The Strain (2014)
Cuse is showrunner, executive producer, developer and writer of The Strain, an FX Networks dramatic series based on the vampire novel trilogy by coauthors Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan. Del Toro co-wrote, directed and produced the pilot episode. Chuck Hogan also helped write the screenplay for the first episode. In the first book, "The Strain," a Boeing 777 lands in Washington D.C. with all the passengers dead and signs that a strange being had been aboard the plane. Then it is discovered that all this is the work of vampires out to put an end to civilization. The Strain ranks as cable’s #1 primetime scripted first year series this year (2014), and #7 primetime scripted cable series [of 154.] FX has ordered a 13-episode second season slated to debut in summer 2015.
Cuse and Ryan Condal are showrunners, co-creators and executive producers of Colony, an USA Network pilot, a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Prods. Colony is a family drama/thriller about life in Los Angeles after a mysterious “foreign” occupation, and the efforts by the proxy government to crush the growing resistance movement. Argentinian director Juan José Campanella, will direct the pilot. Colony will star Josh Holloway, who became good friends with Cuse during the filming of Lost. It will also star Sarah Wayne Callies of The Walking Dead.
Point of Honor (2015)
Point of Honor is a Civil War drama pilot from writer Carlton Cuse and director Randall Wallace (Secretariat). The project, which comes from ABC Studios where it was initially developed for ABC in 2011, The story of the fictional Rhodes family of Lynchburg, Virginia, torn apart by the commencement of the Civil War in 1861. Cuse and Barry Jossen will executive produce. Jossen is the former head of ABC Studios who now runs scripted programming at A&E Studios. Both Cuse and Wallace have wanted to do a Civil War series for some time. Their mutual agent, WME’s Ari Greeenburg, knew of their shared passion and brought the two together. Both North and South perspectives are well represented in this collaboration. Wallace, who was born in Lynchburg, went to Duke and Cuse grew up in Boston and went to Harvard. The pilot was shot in Richmond, VA in Sept 2014 and it is anticipated that it will be available for viewing on Amazon.com in January 2015.
The Returned (2016)
Cuse is showrunner, co-developer, writer and executive producer of The Returned, based on the popular and International Emmy-award winning French suspense series Les Revenants, adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, They Came Back, directed by Robin Campillo. Raelle Tucker also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear. The Returned is co-produced by A+E Studios and FremantleMedia North America in association with Haut et Court TV SAS, the producer of the French series, for A&E Network. FremantleMedia will distribute the series internationally, excluding the U.S. and Canada, which will be distributed by A+E Studios.
The Tenth Anniversary of Lost
Impact of Lost
In 2009, Cuse and Lindelof received the prestigious George Foster Peabody award for Lost. The Peabody Board cited Lost for “breezily mixing metaphysics, quantum physics, romance and cliffhanger action in a genre-bending series about a group of air-crash survivors on a mysterious island. ‘Lost’ has rewritten the rules of television fiction.”
Cuse said that Lost "showed that it was possible on network TV to tell a highly complex, serialized narrative with intentional ambiguity‚ leaving the audience room to debate and discuss the meaning and intentions of the narrative‚ and still find a large audience."
Virtual communities sprung up around the show and new media technology allowed fans to interact with each other and form a community. The rise of social media occurred simultaneously with Lost. It allowed people around the world to not only debate and discuss the show but also work together and pool their resources to generate content like Lostpedia, a fan-created encyclopedia about the show. They also created Lost University. Viewers who bought Lost on Blu-ray could take courses at Lost U. on Lost related subjects like time travel, and Lost fans who become experts became the instructors of those courses.
“Lost managed to be both the first series to demonstrate the potential of a broadcast network in the digital age and the last. Though it was stuffed with sci-fi nerdery and smothered in a thick Bolognese of strangeness, the show was a phenomenon from the moment it debuted (to an audience of 18.65 million)”
“Thanks to this voraciousness, Lost bridged the Internet divide between the time Before Twitter (B.T.) and After Twitter (F.M.L.). It helped to normalize the idea that television can be watched intimately with millions of people not currently seated on your couch and that episodes don’t end when the credits roll — they stretch and bleed into the rest of the week through a dizzying scrim of chat windows, status updates, and ill-advised Googling.” 
"Produced for $14 million and shot by director J.J. Abrams with Spielbergian verve, the two-hour pilot immediately sucked us into an exotic survival saga and a shrewdly formulated allegory for a fractured, catastrophe-frazzled world. It captured your imagination by promising a journey with global vision, packed with endless adventure and electrifying discovery—and by making you wonder how long this land-locked, no-escape ironic odyssey could last as the kind of perpetual storytelling machine American television requires."
"The precedent of Lost seeded, or at least surely makes appealing, binge media like Netflix and the anthology format represented by True Detective and American Horror Story—single season blasts of weird fiction. Big saga TV thrives in the form of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, whose viewers don’t have the same “Do you have a master plan?” angst that Lost fans had: the series bibles are available at a book store near you. These are shows for a culture that frets bold, demanding storytelling as much as it craves and celebrates it."
Showrunners in the Spotlight
“We all know Lost was a landmark television drama because of its cult following, its expansive mysteries, subversive sci-fi storytelling, and groundbreaking social-media audience engagement. But it was also the first show of its kind to propel its showrunners, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, into the mainstream spotlight, setting a precedent for what a showrunner might be expected to do for the success of their show.”
“Jeff Melvoin, founder of the WGA Showrunners Training Program, explains that Lost helped prove that social media and television integration was the wave of the future.”
“Lost found itself riding this wave where suddenly they realized people wanted more information. They were very savvy about it, and they began to create all sorts of branded merchandise, not just on the web. Carlton Cuse said, “Sometimes I don’t feel like a showrunner, I feel like a brand manager,” and I think that was particularly true for Lost.” 
Transmedia in Lost
Cuse says he wanted to use other media to tell stories that would never make it onto the network show. Cuse and Lindelof created the first ARG (Alternative Reality Game) that connected as a narrative into a network TV show. Cuse believes this ARG redefined the way in which the Internet and a TV show could be integrated, and broke new ground in how a TV show could be marketed. Lost was also the first TV network series show to create original content for mobile phones. Their last ARG, Dharma Wants You‚ won an Emmy in 2009 for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. Dharma Wants You utilized a “variety of media platforms including websites, exclusive video, interactive games, Bluetooth, mobile, TV, VOIP, social networks, and complex real-world events involving hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.”
Cuse said that Hollywood is only beginning to accept new technologies like transmedia, and, for the most part is still trapped in the past.
Cuse and Lindelof hosted a Lost podcast where they discussed the show—regularly the #1 podcast on all of iTunes. They also did a series of comedic videos sponsored by Verizon called Lost Slapdown, and were guests on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the Late Show with David Letterman. They participated in a New York Times Talk that was simulcast in over 400 theaters in the US and Canada.
Reaction to Lost Finale
"The End," the Lost Finale, was watched by 13.5 million Americans and received a strongly polarized response from both fans and critics. Reviewers from the Chicago Tribune and IGN called it the best episode of the season and praised its emotion and character. Negative reviews from the Los Angeles Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer criticized the finale for answering so few of the series' questions. Web site Metacritic gave "The End" a score of 74 out of 100, suggesting "mostly positive reviews", while The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported mostly negative reviews.
In the episode, the Man in Black (Terry O'Quinn) executes his plan to destroy the island as Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) tries to stop him once and for all. Meanwhile, the true nature of this season's "flash-sideways" narrative device is revealed.
The Future of Lost
Cuse told Digital Spy: "Disney owns the franchise, it made them a lot of money, it's hard to imagine it will just sit there idly forever," he said. "Damon (Lindelof) and I told our story in that world and I assume someone will come along, hopefully having been inspired by our story, or our version of the story, and want to tell their own story. It's like the Narnia chronicles. There are seven books, they were all written by CS Lewis, but they all visit Narnia at different times and different configurations and different ways. "Someone is going to come up with a way to tell another Lost story. I think it's inevitable. I don't know what it is or how it would work, but I can't imagine something else won't be done with the franchise." 
|Series Name||Network||Type||Credits||Other Credits||Source||Air Dates|
|Bates Motel||A&E||Series||Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer||Kerry Ehrin, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer||Contemporary story based on characters from the Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho||2013-2015|
|The Strain||FX||Series||Showrunner, Writer, Executive Producer||Guillermo del Toro, Producer, Director of Pilot, and Chuck Hogan, Writer on Pilot.||Based on their vampire horror novels by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan||2014-2015|
|The Returned||A+E Studios and FremantleMedia||Series||Showrunner, Writer, Executive Producer||Raelle Tucker and Thom Beer, Executive Producers||US adaptation of French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants.||2015|
|Point of Honor||Amazon||Pilot||Showrunner, Co-creator and Writer||Randall Wallace, Co-creator and Writer||Original story by Carlton Cuse & Randall Wallace||2015|
|Colony||USA Network||Pilot||Showrunner, Co-creator, Executive Producer||Ryan Condal, Writer and Executive Producer||Original Story by Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal||2015|
|San Andreas||New Line/Warner Bros||Motion Picture||Screenplay by Carlton Cuse||Directed by Brad Peyton||Story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore||2015|
Cuse has been nominated for ten Primetime Emmy awards for his work on Lost and has won twice: first in 2005 for Outstanding Drama Series, then in 2009 for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. Cuse, along with Lindelof received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award including a win for Best Television Series in 2005; five nominations by the Producers Guild of America with a win in 2006 for Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama; three nominations and wins by the American Film Institute; twelve nominations by the Television Critics Association, including two wins in 2005 for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Outstanding New Program, a tie for Outstanding Achievement in Drama in 2008, and a win in that category in 2010. There were four nominations from the Writers Guild of America including a win in 2006 for Best Dramatic Series, and five Saturn Award nominations with four wins in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009 for Best Network Television Series. Cuse also received nominations from the NAACP Image Awards, the Hugo Award and the People’s Choice Award. In 2007, Cuse shared the BAFTA Award for Best International for Lost. In 2009, He won the Peabody Award for “rewriting the rules of television fiction,” The Jules Verne Festival Award, The Roma Fiction Fest Special Award and a GQ 2009 Men of the Year Award. Finally in 2010, he was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He also won the TV Guide Award for Martial Law which was voted the Favorite New Series in 1999.
|2005||Lost||Outstanding Drama Series||Won||J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, David Fury, Jesse Alexander, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Sarah Caplan, Leonard Dick, Jean Higgins|
|2006||Lost||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||"The 23rd Psalm"||Nominated||Shared with Damon Lindelof|
|2007||Lost||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||"Through the Looking Glass"||Nominated||Shared with Damon Lindelof|
|2008||Lost||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated||J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Drew Goddard, Stephen Williams, Jean Higgins, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Pat Churchill, Ra’uf Glasgow|
|Lost||Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs||"Lost: Missing Pieces"||Nominated||Shared with: Damon Lindelof, Barry Jossen|
|2009||Lost||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated||J.J. Abrams, Jack Bender, Bryan Burk, Carlton Cuse, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Jean Higgins, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Stephen Williams, Paul Zbyszewski, Pat Churchill, Ra'uf Glasgow, Brian K. Vaughan|
|Lost||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||"The Incident"||Nominated||Shared with: Damon Lindelof|
|Lost||Creative Achievement in Interactive Media||"Dharma Wants You"||Won||Shared with: Damon Lindelof|
|2010||Lost||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|Lost||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||"The End"||Nominated||Shared with: Damon Lindelof|
|2005||Lost||Best Television Series||Won|
|2006||Lost||Best Television Series||Nominated|
|2007||Lost||Best Television Series||Nominated|
|1998||Martial Law||Favorite New Series||Won|
|2006||Lost||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama||Won||J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Jean Higgins & Carlton Cuse|
|2007||Lost||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama||Nominated||J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender, Jean Higgins, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz & Liz Sarnoff|
|2008||Lost||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama||Nominated||Damon Lindelof, Jack Bender, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Drew Goddard|
|2009||Lost||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama||Nominated||Jack Bender, Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Jean Higgins, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Damon Lindelof, Liz Sarnoff, Stephen Williams & Ra’uf Glasgow|
|2010||Lost||Television Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Drama||Nominated||Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Jack Bender, Jean Higgins, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Paul Zbyszewski, Stephen Williams & Ra'uf Glasgow|
|2004||Lost||Best television programs||Won|
|2005||Lost||Best television programs||Won|
|2008||Lost||Best television programs||Won|
|2005||Lost||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Won|
|Lost||Outstanding New Program||Won|
|Lost||Program of the Year||Nominated|
|2006||Lost||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Won|
|Lost||Program of the Year||Nominated|
|2007||Lost||Program of the Year||Nominated|
|2008||Lost||Program of the Year||Nominated|
|Lost||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
|2009||Lost||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Tie|
|Lost||Program of the Year||Nominated|
|2010||Lost||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Won|
|2006||Lost||Dramatic Series||Won||J.J. Abrams, Kim Clements, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Paul Dini, Brent Fletcher, David Fury, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Adam Horowitz, Jennifer M. Johnson, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof, Lynne E. Litt, Monica Macer, Steven Maeda, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Janet Tamaro, Christian Taylor and Craig Wright|
|2007||Lost||Dramatic Series||Nominated||J.J. Abrams, Monica Owusu-Breen, Carlton Cuse, Leonard Dick, Drew Goddard, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Adam Horowitz, Dawn Lambertsen-Kelly, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Steven Maeda, Jeff Pinkner, Matt Ragghianti, Elizabeth Sarnoff and Alison Schapker|
|2009||Lost||Dramatic Series||Nominated||Carlton Cuse, Drew Goddard, Adam Horowitz, Christina M. Kim, Edward Kitsis, Damon L. Lindelof, Greggory Nations, Kyle Pennington, Elizabeth Sarnoff and Brian K. Vaughan|
|2010||Lost||Dramatic Series||Nominated||Carlton Cuse, Adam Horowitz, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Edward Kitsis, Damon Lindelof, Greggory Nations, Kyle Pennington, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Brian K. Vaughan and Paul Zbyszewski|
|2004||Lost||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|2005||Lost||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|2006||Lost||Best Network Television Series||Nominated|
|2007||Lost||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|2009||Lost||Best Network Television Series||Won|
|2006||NAACP Image Awards||Lost||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|2007||BAFTA||Lost||Best International for: "Lost"||Won||J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse & Jack Bender|
|2009||Hugo||Lost||Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for "The Constant"||Nominated|
|Jules Verne Award||Lost||Festival Award||Won|
|Peabody||Lost||"For rewriting the rules of television fiction.”||Won|
|People's Choice Awards||Lost||Favorite TV Drama||Nominated|
|Roma Fiction Fest||Lost||Special Award||Won|
|GQ||Lost||One of the 2009 Men of the Year||Won|
|2010||Time Magazine||Lost||100 Most Influential People in the World||Won|
Lost episodes (as writer)
- "Hearts and Minds" (1x13 with Javier Grillo-Marxuach)
- "Deus Ex Machina" (1x19 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Exodus" (1x23, 1x24, & 1x25 with Damon Lindelof)
- "...And Found" (2x05 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The Other 48 Days" (2x07 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The 23rd Psalm" (2x10 with Damon Lindelof)
- "One of Them" (2x14 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Lockdown" (2x17 with Damon Lindelof)
- "?" (2x21 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Live Together, Die Alone" (2x23 & 2x24 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Further Instructions" (3x03 with Elizabeth Sarnoff)
- "I Do" (3x06 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Not in Portland" (3x07 with Jeff Pinkner)
- "Enter 77" (3x11 with Damon Lindelof)
- "One of Us" (3x16 with Drew Goddard)
- "The Brig" (3x19 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Through the Looking Glass" (3x22 & 3x23 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The Beginning of the End" (4x01 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The Constant" (4x05 with Damon Lindelof)
- "There's No Place Like Home" (4x12, 4x13, & 4x14 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Because You Left" (5x01 with Damon Lindelof)
- "316" (5x06 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" (5x07 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Whatever Happened, Happened" (5x11 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The Incident" (5x16 & 5x17 with Damon Lindelof)
- "LA X" (6x01 & 6x02 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Lighthouse" (6x05 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Happily Ever After" (6x11 with Damon Lindelof)
- "Across the Sea" (6x15 with Damon Lindelof)
- "The End" (6x17 6x18 with Damon Lindelof)
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- "Nuptials In August For Nancy' Shumway". The New York Times. May 2, 1954.
- "The Vilcek Foundation Celebrates Lost". The Vilcek Foundation. p. 22. ISBN 9780615369174. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
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- The long 'Lost' interview with Lindelof and Cuse, Part 2: The Squeakquel The Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2010
- 'Lost' soul mates By Bill Keveney, USA TODAY 10/4/2006.
-  A&E Greenlights Hit Original Series 'Bates Motel' For A Third Season
-  FX's 'The Strain' Casts 'Harry Potter's' David Bradley to Replace John Hurt
-  Josh Holloway To Topline Carlton Cuse’s USA Pilot ‘Colony’, Juan José Campanella To Direct
-  Amazon Nears Pilot Order For Civil War Drama From Carlton Cuse & Randall Wallace
-  A&E Orders 'The Returned' To Series
- ABC: 'Lost' By Allison J. Waldman
-  The Lessons of ‘Lost’: Understanding the Most Important Network Show of the Past 10 Years
-  For the 10th anniversary of 'Lost,' Doc Jensen looks back... and forward
-  Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show by Tara Bennett
- Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0 by Aaron Smith, THESIS FOR MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, SPRING 2009
- Dharma Wants You Wins Primetime Creative Arts Emmy
- Lost and Heroes producers: Hollywood still trapped in the past
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