Thursday, May 06, 2010
A Lost weekend
So Losties, here's the latest news.
ABC has extended the final episode (5/23) to 2 1/2hrs (9-11:30pm). ABC's reasons are fairly obvious: bt. $850,000 and $950,000 per 30 sec. ad., it may be extended further (ABC can't stand not making every dollar they can). Obviously exec producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will take all the time ABC will give them (any creative artists would).
The second piece of news: Following the finale, the stars and producers join Jimmy Kimmel for "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost," Sunday, May 23 from 12:05 p.m. - 1:05 a.m., ET on ABC, following local news. According to the N.Y. Times, the Jimmie Kimmel show will "feature alternative endings to the show and appearances by the producers [Cuse & Lindelof]."
So here's the schedule for the Lost Weekend: 5/22, 8pm - the original pilot (2hrs); then 5/23, 7-9pm, a 2-hr look back at the series; and then the final 2 1/2 hr episode. Then Jimmie Kimmel's tribute to Lost at 12:05pm
And then the abyss!