Re: Bad Robot Productions
In all fairness to Bad Robot, they weren't drawn to Lost because it made money initially. In fact, the Pilot was so expensive that the ABC executive who commissioned it was fired, and the creators of the show themselves had no idea they would last on television. And as for the Mission Impossible franchise, by the time J.J. Abrams was placed on board for 3, it was a mostly dead franchise.
I hope there is an answer other than money, which is what I'd like to find out.
They certainly don't make the same amount of money on Fringe as they did for Lost, and I'd classify that as a tv show with definite Bad Robot(J.J. Abrams) touches.