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Friday, April 11, 2008

Three-Hour Lost Season Finale Over Two Nights

It's official: Sources confirm to me exclusively that Steve McPherson has signed off on Lost's extra-special 14th hour this season, which means Lost is getting a three-hour finale! The first hour airs May 15, the second and third hours will air May 29. (In between, on Thursday, May 22, Ugly Betty has an hour finale and Grey's Anatomy airs a two-hour season finale of its own.)

Word is that there are so many big reveals that the producers wanted to deliver this season, that they felt like anything less than a full three-hour finale would have cheated the fans. In fact, I'm hearing that writers' draft of the second half of the finale was 80 pages long, which led all parties involved to realize these stories had to be told now. Anything else would be a ripoff.

So, ABC made it happen, with the help of Shonda Rhimes and Grey's Anatomy, who agreed to a two-hour finale on May 22. And bless McPherson and friends for taking the risk of letting the Lost finale air on May 29—that's after the end of the critical ratings sweeps period. If you're a Lost fan, but don't usually watch Grey's you might consider doing Team Alphabet a solid and just tuning your TV to their channel for the GA finale that night!Needless to say, this news rocks. Post your excitement below.Source: E!Online


Anonymous said...

That's great news! Though I won't like an extra week's wait, the timing of the finale is perfect for me, and I'm loving the extra hour.

Vincent's Brother said...

Awesome news - I agree with BigE...the week wait is going to be nerve wracking, but worth the pain.

One thing I don't get, If Grey's Hysterectomy had to agree to a 2 hour finale on the 22nd, when was their 2nd hour SUPPOSED to air? Are they bumped off the 15th, taking the week off and then doing both hours the 22nd? 'Cause the other option would have them airing the 2nd hour on the 29th, which they would not do because of sweeps. So what is the "sacrifice" they are having to make for a real sho..., I mean LOST?