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Tim Ryan

‘North Shore’ has
Doherty for 3 episodes

Shannen Doherty arrives Friday for at least a three-episode appearance on the Fox hotel drama "North Shore." Doherty plays Alexandra Hudson, long-lost sister of series star Brooke Burns. Doherty's first appearance will be the Sept. 20 episode. Her deal with Fox reportedly includes an option to become a regular should the series continue beyond its current 13-episode production run that's scheduled to end Sept. 17. Fox has ordered three additional scripts but hasn't committed to any future installments.

Upcoming surfing sequences for Corey Sevier, who plays "North Shore" lifeguard Gabriel Miller, will be image-reversed in post-production since Sevier's double surfs left foot forward and Sevier is a goofyfoot. Those sequences likely will be filmed on the west side ...

The "Lost" plane at Mokuleia was burned last week but apparently will remain on the beach set. In the story, the L-1011 is en route from Sydney, Australia to San Francisco when it crashes on an unnamed island. The remains of some of the crash victims are being eaten by wild pigs, so the corpses are burned to prevent disease. The production "rented" two boars for the scene.

Monday filming included lead character Jack's (Matthew Fox) first "flashback" at the Pacific Club, which doubled as his father's Beverly Hills home. Filming yesterday was at the Hawaii Convention Center, where the lobby doubled for Sydney's airport terminal, and a meeting room as a large, lavish hotel room.

The third episode of "Lost" is called "White Rabbit," featuring a 12-year-old Jack finding himself on the playground in an argument with a bully, who eventually beats him up. Jack later learns a life lesson from his father.

The adventure/drama should be using its Nimitz Highway soundstage soon; a series of caves have been built on the set.

A peek at the scripts indicates "Lost" may be two series within one: What happens with the survivors on the beach and each character's background seen through flashbacks ...

NBC's police drama "Hawaii" is looking for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to serve as actors and extras. An open casting call will happen 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Windward Mall's center stage. No previous experience is necessary. Bring a current photo of yourself (or the casting crew will take one there) and a portfolio, if you have one ...

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