ABC has announced that the much anticipated final season of “LOST” will begin on February 2, 2010.
The network will mark premiere night with a three hour event starting at 8 PM EST. An hour-long recap will air before the two hour premiere at 9 PM. Oh and that’s not all… the show will now make Tuesday nights at 9 PM its new home for the sixth and final season.
This change was deemed necessary due to the success of the comedy “Modern Family” which currently airs on Wednesday nights.
Meanwhile, don’t expect any “LOST” footage or leaks anytime soon. According executive producer Damon Lindelof we won’t see any new footage until the season premiere. “That is the marketing strategy that we are trying to impose upon our masters,” explains Lindelof. “Well, I can’t unequivocally say that we’ll be able to hold the embargo up until the actual premiere, but it’s pretty cool that we’re not showing anything as late as November, so we’ll see.”
“I think once the show starts, once we’re back on, then we’ll start showing people what we’re up to, but I think even a single scene from the show would tip what it is we’re doing this year. What it is we’re doing this year is different from what we’ve done in other years.”
As for whether viewers will finally have all the answers they’re looking for in the final season: “I think that there are some Lost mysteries that we’re not even aware are mysteries. That’s the thing.”
“People ask us questions and I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Like, ‘Are we ever going to find out who murdered Scott?’ And I was like, ‘Ethan murdered him.’ And they’re like, ‘Well, but did he?’ I’m like, ‘Yes! Yes he did!'”
“So for the mysteries that we acknowledge as mysteries, they will be answered. But then there are mysteries that should never be solved. Then there are things like the midichlorian issue, which is essentially, was anyone really saying, ‘How does the Force work?’ You know?”
“We just sort of accepted that it works. So I think that there are some mysteries like, ‘Why is the island an island?’ that aren’t mysteries to me, because that’s what it is.”