Alcatraz is an American television series starring Sam Neill, Sarah Jones and Jorge Garcia airing on Fox. The pilot episode was produced by J. J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and written by Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt and Elizabeth Sarnoff. The series was officially picked up by Fox on May 10, 2011. On December 1, 2011, Fox announced that the series would air as a midseason replacement starting January 16, 2012. The series will air on Monday evenings, premiering with a 2-hour episode at 8:00 ET, before assuming its regular timeslot at 9:00 ET starting January 23, 2012. The series is filmed principally in Vancouver, British Columbia.