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"Lost" Finds Itself on Wednesdays

Lost is found. ABC has finally announced a launch date for the fifth season of white-hot Televisionary obsession Lost.

The Alphabet will launch Season Five of Lost on January 21st, returning the J.J. Abrams-created series to Wednesday evenings. (It aired on Thursdays at 10 pm this past season.)

Even better news for those too tired (or in my case) old to make all the way to 11 pm: ABC has moved the series back to a 9 pm timeslot. (Whew.) It will, however, air opposite FOX's new crime drama Lie to Me, starring Tim Roth, but, thankfully, that's what TiVo was invented for.

Season Five will kick off on January 21st with a three-hour event: at 8 pm, there's a one-hour recap of what's already happened on Lost to date; at 9 pm, a one-hour season premiere; and at 10 pm, another brand-new episode. Subsequent weeks will air in the 9 pm hour.

That sound you hear? It's me jumping up and down with glee at finally having a date to look forward to. I'll be counting down the days until Lost returns and the 21st can't come quickly enough for me.

Stay tuned.

Comments

Ana Maria said…
...isn't it wednesday january 21st, not the 19th? anyway, the countdown has begun!!!...
Jo said…
Hallelujah. Very excited that they're premiering it earlier than we'd anticipated. Must re-watch Season 4...
Anonymous said…
Can't wait to have Lost back! And I'm thrilled that it will be on at 9pm because, sadly, I am one of those lame people who passes out at 10pm.
Anonymous said…
I think it's great that it's on at 9PM. A lot of people probably stopped watching it live because it was on later especially if you have kids or aren't in your 20s!

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