Felicity--creator, director, writer, and executive producer. Pretty successful, even if it will only be remembered for that one time Keri Russel chopped off all her hair and made the world weep.
Alias--creator, director, writer and executive producer. Highly successful spy drama, until J.J got bored and left and things got strange (seriously, Vaughn wasn't Vaughn? No.)
LOST--co-creator, director, writer and executive producer. One of the most successful and highly acclaimed TV shows in the past 10 years. J.J. left fairly early on, and I give almost no credit to him for its success--that was ALL Dameon and Carlton.
Fringe--co-creator, director, writer, and executive produce. Had very little to do with the show after it got launched. A cult classic with little commercial success.
Revolution--executive producer. Currently struggling to get to a third season.
Why am I doing this? I am trying to show that just because a show has an awesome name backing it, doesn't mean it is worthy of your time. Just because the show carries the Abrams name doesn't mean it's actually good. And Believe? Is it going to fall victim to this same curse?