Carlene Cordova, director of “Ringers: Lord of the Fans” writes: A certain Hobbit wanted me to let everyone know that his new show “Lost” has just been picked up by ABC for 13 episodes.

“Lost” is a new drama from ABC TV that follows a group of castaways stranded on a Pacific Island. Instead of wacky shenanigans with the Skipper and everyone’s favorite “little buddy,” this show is a drama about the group creating a new society a la “Lord of the Flies.” (That’s “Lord of the FLIES” a book by William Golding, which has absolutely nothing to do with ‘Rings’ in case you were wondering. )

Dominic Monaghan’s character is a rock musician. No word on whether or not a movie star, professor or millionaire round out the troupe. The show’s pilot was the most expensive ever produced and also stars Matthew Fox (Party of Five), Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace, Josh Holloway, Malcolm David Kelly, Daniel Dae Kim, Evangeline Lilly, Harold Perrineau Jr. and Ian Somerhalder.

Rumors have this as a mid-season replacement, but I’ll let you know for sure when we get an official press release from ABC. Sounds like a great show!