'Super' Deja Vu

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'Super' Deja Vu

Byline: Christian Toto and Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

'Super' deja vu

It's a "Smallville" world after all.

Just ask Margot Kidder.

The erstwhile Lois Lane from the four "Superman" features from the late 1970s through late 1980s makes her "Smallville" debut at 8 tonight on the WB.

Miss Kidder will play Bridgette Crosby, an emissary to Dr. Swann - a recurring character played by former Man of Steel Christopher Reeve.

The "Super"-casting began early in "Smallville," when the producers cast Annette O'Toole as Martha, Clark Kent's mother. Miss O'Toole portrayed Lana Lange in 1983's "Superman III."

Kristin Kreuk plays Lana in "Smallville" to Tom Welling's Clark Kent as the show's star-crossed loves.

And let's not forget actress Erica Durance, who joins the series tonight as Lois Lane. The young reporter comes to Smallville to investigate the murder of her cousin Chloe (Allison Mack).

ABC gets 'Lost'

ABC's hit action-drama "Alias" may be on hiatus until January, but that doesn't mean show creator J.J. Abrams is taking a break. He's the driving force behind "Lost," a new drama that takes inspiration from "Survivor," "Gilligan's Island" and "Jurassic Park."

Combine that with elements that made "Alias" a success - characters with hidden pasts, constant plot surprises and the always-reliable flashback scenes - and Mr.

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