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"Lost" to Return in January; ABC Unveils Midseason Schedule

As Jack said, we have to go back...

After weeks of speculation, ABC has finally unveiled its midseason schedule, following the consistent trend of filling the winter timeslots with new and returning reality fare and a few scripted launches.

The biggest news, of course, is that Lost will launch its fourth season on January 31st, with a new timeslot as it moves to Thursdays at 9 pm, formerly occupied by Grey's Anatomy. I do think the earlier berth will help with the ratings; 10 pm was waaaaay too late for such an intense serialized drama and I am a Lost devotee.
In any event, here is the new winter schedule for ABC:

8:00 pm: Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
9:30 pm: Notes from the Underbelly
10:00 pm: October Road

8:00 pm: Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann
9:00 pm: Samantha Who?
9:30 pm: Notes from the Underbelly
10:00 pm: October Road

8:00 pm: Dancing with the Stars
9:30 pm: Samantha Who?
10:00 pm: The Bachelor

8:00 pm: Just for Laughs
8:30 pm: Just for Laughs
9:00 pm: According to Jim
9:30 pm: Carpoolers
10:00 pm: Boston Legal

8:00 pm: Just for Laughs
8:30 pm: Just for Laughs
9:00 pm: Dancing with the Stars (Results Show)
10:00 pm: Boston Legal

8:00 pm: Supernanny
9:00 pm: Wife Swap
10:00 pm: Cashmere Mafia (Men in Trees beginning Feb 27)

8:00 pm: Ugly Betty
9:00 pm: Grey's Anatomy
10:00 pm: Big Shots (after special premiere of Cashmere Mafia on Jan 3)

8:00 pm: Ugly Betty
9:00 pm: Lost
10:00 pm: Eli Stone


8:00 pm: Drama encores
9:00 pm: Drama encores
10:00 pm: 20/20

7:00 pm: America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 pm: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00 pm: Oprah's Big Give
10:00 pm: Desperate Housewives


TxGowan said…
Does this mean they ARE going to show the Big Shots episodes they have in the can? Hmm.
Kevin Sole said…
Is this assuming the strike is circumvented in time?

(I speak primarily of LOST...)
Jace Lacob said…
Lost's eight episodes will air regardless of whether or not the strike continues as they have already been written and shot. Season Four kicks off January 31st.

Should the length of the strike be curtailed in time for production to resume, we could see the additional back eight episodes this season.
whiterabbita said…
thanks a loooooot for the new!
I'm a Lost devoted, too.

Elena, from Italy (where the 4th season of Lost will arrive, when my hair will became white...)
Anonymous said…
I can't wait for Lost to come back!!!! When will the end of January be here already?
Anonymous said…
Yay! Eight brand spanking new episodes of Lost! Finally, something in tv land to look forward to!

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