Original Show: Lost
Played By: Ken Leung
The Pitch: Leung was cast on Lost after the showrunners saw his impressive guest spot on The Sopranos. Not only did Miles become a fan favorite, dude heard dead people—that guarantees a CBS show, right? Whether he's in a reality where he's a professional medium or a member of the LAPD, a show about a paranormal hot-head with sardonic wit and Daddy issues would be a smash. Besides, the man's name is Miles Straume (meant to sound like "maestrom"), which is a badass enough name to function as a series title. If Damon Lindelof and Carleton Cuse signed on as showrunners, it would also be the first paranormal procedural to actually succeed.