LOST's "Oceanic Airlines" Promotes "Eli Stone"?
ABC is using its fictional carrier "Oceanic Airlines" from mystery series "LOST" (which returns for a 4th season tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m.) to promote its new legal series "Eli Stone" which airs Thursdays at 10:00 p.m., after "LOST." Check out this new press release from the network.
ABC PRESS RELEASE:
Oceanic Airlines is excited to announce your chance to get the Golden Pass.
The Golden Pass truly is an adventure of a lifetime, allowing you to fly anywhere in the world, anytime you want, and as many times as you want.
For more information on how to get your Golden Pass, tune in to the premiere of "Eli Stone" on ABC Television Thursday, January 31 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET)
Oceanic Airlines is a major airline carrier and offers the highest caliber of service for international and domestic flights.
Destinations include Los Angeles, London, Sydney and South Korea.
ABC are obviously doing their best to give the quirky Greg Berlanti drama all the promotion they can. Incidentally (or not) a controversy has erupted over the pilot episode's storyline that draws a link between vaccination and autism.
Lawyer Eli Stone (played by Jonny Lee Miller) argues that a mercury-based preservative in a pharmaceutical company's vaccine caused a child's autism.
Dr. Renee R. Jenkins, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tells the New York Times she worries that the implication "could lead to a tragic decline in immunization rates."
Will all this positive and negative publicity help the freshman drama build the buzz it needs to initially succeed?
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