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The Return of "Lost" Announced

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 19, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | November 19, 2009 |

Variety is reporting that ABC has started to put its mid-season schedule together, and announced today that “Lost” would be returning on February 2nd with a two-hour episode called “LA X.” The minor news here, however, is that ABC will be moving the show to Tuesdays at 9. And while it doesn’t exactly feel natural — despite being bounced around the schedule over the course of the series, it feels like a Wednesday night show to me — it will finally mean that Tuesdays will have something worth staying away from the bars for.

Apparently, the showrunners weren’t enthused about a 10:00 slot, which ruled out its usual Wednesday spot, where the fairly successful comedy block (“Cougar Town” and “Modern Family”) reside. The unfortunate news, however, is that “V” will likely follow “Lost,” which means that it’s not going to be canceled. I think “FlashForward” is a better fit — I don’t like the latter show very much either, but I’d probably stick around after “Lost” to watch it, if I were the kind of person who watched shows live and lost my remote and was completely paralyzed.

Anyway, in related news, SciFi Wire has uncovered something of a spoiler about the upcoming season (close your eyes while you read this next paragraph if you don’t want to know) in the form of a tweet by Carlton Cuse, who announced, “We are very happy to welcome Rebecca Mader back to LOST. Just saw some dailies of her new work. Awesome.” Mader, of course, was Charlotte, the love of Daniel Faraday’s life, whose head imploded during all that time-travel. The spoiler suggests, perhaps, that the nuclear blast reset “Lost’s” timeline. Maybe the final season will be 18 Groundhog Day episodes, where the crew is lead back to the nuclear blast over and over until someone convinces Andie MacDowell to fall in love with him.

(Okay, you can open your eyes now)

And if you’re curious, Variety also announced the cast regulars for this season, if you want to read something into it: Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Emile de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Jeff Fahey, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Ken Leung, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O’Quinn, and Zuleikha Robinson. We also know that Elizabeth Mitchell and Dominic Monaghan will be returning in some capacity.

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