Cancel your plans and mark your calendars, because it’s back.
Here’s the skinny, and everything you need to know about Season 4 of Lost.
Season 4 was supposed to be 16 rerun-free episodes in a row, but only 8 were filmed prior to the strike. ABC, desperate for new entertainment, will air these 8 episodes back-to-back. The creators were not too happy about this, as Episode #8 isn’t necessarily a ‘cliffhanger’ for the season, so to speak, and they were promised 16 episodes in a row. The writer’s strike changed all of that. More specifically, greedy studio executives changed all of that.
So, we will get the first half of Season 4 in the form of the first 8 episodes. The remaining 8 episodes will be taped and aired depending on when the strike ends. This could be as early as Fall of 2008, or stacked atop Season 5 in 2009, essentially giving us a 24-episode fifth season.
Does that all make sense? We’re going to get new Lost episodes, but only 8 of them, and another long wait before the second half of the season is unveiled. It’s better than nothing.
Now, onto the time slot change. LOST WILL AIR THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 9PM EASTERN, STARTING ON JANUARY 31. The creators are said to be happy with this slot, as they will not be shadowed by American Idol, and the rest of the Thursday night lineup will be riddled with reruns and reality. This is a good place for Lost to be, even if it’s not the Wednesday slot we’ve grown used to.
Good. Done. Settled. Almost.
With the announcement that Lost is moving to Thursdays, this also changes the time slot of the CDP‘s World-Famous ‘Lost Friday.’ From here on out, ‘Lost Friday’ will officially become ‘LOST MONDAY.’ There’s no way I can do a recap in three hours; it’s far too intensive and awesome to be rushed.
So, there you go. The Season Premiere of Lost is Thursday, January 31, and the Season Premiere of Lost Monday arrives on February 4. Direct any questions or concerns to the comments section, and enjoy your Thursday.
TOMORROW: THE CDP YEAR IN REVIEW.
(NOTE: Tomorrow is also ‘World Orgasm Day,’ so let’s celebrate a little unity tomorrow!)