According to Variety, Alias scribes Monica Breen and Alison Schapker are signing up for a two-year mission at Touchstone Television.

The duo have inked a seven-figure overall deal with the studio that calls for them to join the writing staff of Touchstone-produced Lost. They'll also develop, create and exec produce series programming for the studio.

Lost and Alias both come from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Prods.

In addition, Touchstone Television has signed Alias and Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe-producer Drew Goddard to join the staff of Touchstone's Lost as well. Goddard will begin work on Lost this summer once Alias wraps its ABC run.

"Drew is a rare breed: a genre writer who crafts truly inspired characters and lyrical, emotional scenes," Abrams said.

Goddard will join the Lost staff as a supervising producer having already penned a freelance episode of the skein. He wrote season one seg "Outlaws," which explored the backstory of Sawyer (Josh Holloway).

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