September 20, 2010 at 09:32 PM EDT

Image Credit: Mario Perez/ABCNo surprise here: A well-placed source tells me that three different networks are gunning for a potential new J.J. Abrams-produced series that would find former Lost stars Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson playing a pair of black ops agents.

As first reported by, the project—tentatively titled Odd Jobs—is being written by Abrams’ former Alias cohorts Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Rumors of an O’Quinn/Emerson series have been kicking around for months. At the Emmys, O’Quinn played coy when asked about a Ben/Locke show. “I’ve got some plans, [and] I hope it includes Michael Emerson,” he teased.

Over and above this show, it’s shaping up to be a busy development season for Bad Robot boss Abrams. He also has an Alcatraz-set drama set up at Fox and a crime-thriller penned by Jonah Nolan, brother and frequent collaborator of The Dark Knight/Inception auteur Christopher Nolan, in the works at CBS.

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