At the same time Jack found himself lying alone in the jungle while the rest of the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 were facing havoc on the beach (Series Premiere) a rumor floated around that LOST would be ABC's top mini-series that would only last about four seasons. We took this as great news, with only four seasons the show would not have a chance to burn out audiences before wrapping up. We'd rather have a great show that gets to the point than one that goes downhill just to fit in more episodes or seasons.
We are now on Season 3 and, thanks to a new plan for uninterrupted episodes, the show doesn't look ready to quit. Don't worry just yet, however, as the LOST producers know that an end date now needs to be scheduled.
Lost End Date in Sight
When you have a show that can offer an infinite amount of stories, the writers are going to need to know when they have to get to the point and continue the present story on the island. The producers know this and have decided to give the show an end date.
No, this date has yet to be announced, but expect it to become especially important before Season 4 of the series gets up and running. Knowing they have a deadline will help writers of the convoluted drama lay out how they want the story to end.
After losing a part of its audience last season thanks to constant breaks and re-runs, ABC has made sure that Season 3 would run uninterrupted save the holiday break. They are hoping to take it a step further for Season 4 with all 22 episodes running consecutively.
For those of you currently watching Season 3, expect a return to the beach after the break as characters other than Jack, Kate and Sawyer finally get some attention. Do remember that LOST has been pushed from its 9PM slot to 10PM thanks to the arrival of singing idiots on Fox's American Idol.