Tune into "LOST" on Wednesday nights only to find another repeat? ABC is eliminating that experience next season reports The SanFrancisco Chronicle.
Utilising a mold recently seen on shows like "Alias", "24" and "Battlestar Galactica", the network confirmed yesterday that rather than repeats slotted in every other week, the show will go on hiatus for a few weeks over the Xmas/New Year break with new Groundhog Day-esque Taye Diggs drama "Day Break" in its slot instead. Then it'll begin again a few weeks into the new year and run uninterrupted right through til the end of season in May.
More specifically: "The plan is that "Lost" will come on in the Fall in the first or second week of the season, run for seven episodes and then "Day Break" will launch into that period and "Lost" will come back in January or early February and run straight through for the remainder for the season".
He also confirmed there's no new regular cast members joining next year, though everyone who survives the coming season finale will be back.
-Garth Franklin @ darkhorizons.com
source SanFransisco Chronicle