From executive producer J.J. Abrams (FRINGE, “Lost,” “Star Trek,” and the recent blockbuster “Super 8”) comes ALCATRAZ, a thrilling new series that follows a unique trio investigating the mystifying reappearance of 302 of Alcatraz’s most notorious prisoners and guards, 50 years after they vanished.

When San Francisco Police Department DET. REBECCA MADSEN (Sarah Jones) is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a seemingly impossible suspect: JACK SYLVANE (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), an Alcatraz inmate who died over 30 years ago. Given her family history – both her grandfather and surrogate uncle, RAY ARCHER (Robert Forster), were guards at the prison – Madsen’s interest is immediately piqued. When the enigmatic, knows-everything-but-tells-nothing government agent EMERSON HAUSER (Sam Neill) tries to impede her investigation, she becomes doggedly committed to it.

‘Alcatraz: The Complete Series’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive October 16th

‘Alcatraz: The Complete Series’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive October 16th

Alcatraz closed decades ago, but trouble still seems to resurface around the penitentiary for San Francisco Detective Madsen, Alcatraz expert "Doc" Soto and the mysterious agent Emerson Hauser. In Alcatraz: The Complete Series, Warner Home Video brings fans all of the action and suspense from the series that attracted more than 6.7 million viewers per episode and a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for "Most Exciting New Series." Featuring brand-new extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette, unaired scenes, a gag reel and all 13 episodes of the thrilling series, Alcatraz: The Complete Series will be available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray October 16, 2012 for $39.98/$49.99 SRP.

Alcatraz: The Complete Series chronicles the mystery of the "63s" -- the forgotten prisoners - who mysteriously disappeared from Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary in 1963. Now, unexplainably, these criminals are returning to the streets of San Francisco to repeat their grisly crimes - not a day older than when they initially disappeared almost fifty years ago. Enlisted by the close-to-the-vest Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill) and his equally elusive associate Lucy Bannerjee (Parminder Nagra), the driven detective Madsen (Sarah Jones) and fresh-faced Diego "Doc" Soto (Jorge Garcia) delve into the mystery of the 63s return, uncovering a much larger, more sinister threat. The series also features Robert Forster, Jonathan Coyne and Jason Butler Harner as the prison's authority with a shared histoy.

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‘Alcatraz’ Mystery of the 63s Highlight Reel

A special Alcatraz Season 1 highlight reel has arrived from WonderCon 2012, which delves into the 'Mystery of The 63s'. Check it out, and then be sure to catch Alcatraz, which airs Episode 1.11: Webb Porter this Monday, March 19th, at 9 PM ET on Fox.

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WonderCon 2012 Schedule Revealed

The full schedule has been released for 2012 WonderCon, which moves from its regular home in San Francisco to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California this year. The convention runs from March 16 to March 18, and the schedule is chocked full of movie and TV events, as you can see below. You can CLICK HERE to check out the full slate of events, but we have pulled out the movie and TV events below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2012 has to offer.

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J.J. Abram's ‘Alcatraz’ Launches Viral Campaign

An unmarked package arrived today from the island of Alcatraz, which contained an aged metal lock box full of clues, a dead flower, and a giant key. What does it all mean? We're not quite sure yet. As each piece from inside this box contains an important clue, one that ties directly to another clue, giving us, I suppose, some insight into the overall mystery behind the new J.J. Abrams's series Alcatraz, debuting this Monday, January 16th, with Episode 1.01: Pilot, only on Fox.

Fox has kicked off their viral campaign for Alcatraz with quite a few interesting tidbits, starting with this note from an anonymous source."We invite you to inspect these artifacts from Alcatraz. Over the next few months, we will be looking to you, and your audience, to help uncover the mysteries of the island.

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Fox Announces 2011-2012 Midseason Premiere Dates

FOX is announcing 2011-2012 midseason premiere dates for new and returning series, including the return of American Idol; the debuts of new dramas Touch, Alcatraz and The Finder; and the launch of new animated series Napoleon Dynamite.

Welcome American Idol back when its 11th season begins with a two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Featuring host Ryan Seacrest and returning judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, television's No. 1 series continues with a special, extended primetime broadcast Sunday, Jan. 22 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT) following the NFC Championship game (6:00 PM-CC ET live/3:00 PM-CC PT live).

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Three ‘Alcatraz’ Season 1 Promos

Fox has released three new promos for the upcoming series Alcatraz, which will debut midseason, although a specific premiere date has not yet been announced. Click on the video below for your first look at this new series from executive producer J.J. Abrams.

Alcatraz stars Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, and debuts midseason on Fox.

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EXCLUSIVE: Robert Forster Talks ‘Alcatraz’

CLICK HERE to read my full interview with Robert Forster. Alcatraz debuts sometime in January or February 2012 on Fox.

Jackie Brown was released December 25th, 1997.

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Comic-Con 2011 Recap: 158 Exclusive Interviews, 135 Stories, and 308 Videos

It's been one full week since a billion sexy nerds descended upon San Diego for their annual Comic-Con event, which has become the premiere Hollywood launching pad for just about everything in the way of entertainment. This was a strange year, as no one property walked away from the grit, glitz, glamour, and geek sweat of the experience better for showing off its wares to what has become a very bored public.

SDCC 2011 wasn't without incident, though. The scuffles in and around the convention center floor have gotten more intense in recent years. Back when Twilight made its San Diego debut, a young, passionate tweenage girl was hauled away in handcuffs for aggressively picketing the casting choice of Robert Pattinson in the role of Edward Cullen. Last year an attendee stabbed another audience member in the eye with a pencil after fighting over a seat. This year's big brouhaha actually involved one of the stars of, quite possibly, the biggest comic book movie making a splash at SDCC 2011.

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