A peek at J.J. Abrams's to-do list -- EW imagines the many kinds of tasks that keep the creator of ''Alias'' and ''Lost'' busy

By EW Staff
Updated October 01, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT

[X] Write/exec-produce fourth season of Alias, direct a few eps (what color wig for Jen G?)

[X] ABC’s Lost—Inform writing staff of ban on coconut radios and phrase ”little buddy”

[ ] Create sitcom for Cheri Oteri

[ ] Exec-produce new dramas—Pros and Cons for ABC and Six Degrees for The WB (brainstorm witty retorts to inevitable Kevin Bacon jokes)

[ ] Plan Felicity reunion party (call Chuck E. Cheese’s)

[ ] Write Superman

[ ] Rewrite Mission: Impossible 3 (scene where Tom dances in underwear?)

[X] Change Brita filter (waaay overdue! Where’s my head?)

[ ] Direct Mission: Impossible 3 (due July 2006! No extensions!)

[ ] Crunches