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Lost: Premiere Date Set for Final Season, Who’ll be Back?

LostABC has announced the return date of Lost for the show’s sixth season. The final round of episodes will kick off on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

On that night, the network will start by airing a one-hour recap special at 8pm and then follow it with the two-hour premiere titled “LA X.” The following week, Lost will air in its regular time slot at 9pm.

The regular cast for season six is Naveen Andrews (Sayid), Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert), Emilie de Ravin (Claire), Michael Emerson (Ben), Jeff Fahey (Frank Lapidus), Matthew Fox (Jack), Jorge Garcia (Hurley), Josh Holloway (Sawyer), Daniel Dae Kim (Jin), Yunjin Kim (Sun), Ken Leong (Miles), Evangeline Lilly (Kate), and Terry O’Quinn (Locke).

Ziuleikha Robinson is also a series regular though her name may not be as familiar as the rest. She plays “Ilana,” the strong-willed young woman who was on the plane that brought members of the “Oceanic Six” back to the island. It’s been previously confirmed that several castmembers from the past will be back as well, though not as regulars.

Aside from a lot of storyline questions, the network announcement brings some scheduling mysteries as well. ABC has typically aired the Dancing with the Stars results show at 9pm on Tuesdays. This likely means that Dancing will shift to 8pm when it returns in March, helping Lost with a strong lead-in. The action drama is going to need it since it’ll be going head-to-head with American Idol and new hit NCIS: Los Angeles.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the new season? Which will you watch live? Lost, NCIS: Los Angeles, or American Idol?

 

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Mandy January 26, 2010 at 10:40 am

There is nothing else out there except LOST!!! NCIS: Los Angeles seems so fake and American Idol is sucks. There is no real point to the show, you are just watching a show that has people that either really suck or are really good. Why even bother, nothing that has ever really moved me has come out of it. Lost seems to bring an element that is almost motivating, interesting and revolutional. The new NCIS does not have enough action and feels like there is too much going on to follow. I don’t see the dynamics of the characters bringing enough to the table in order for me to follow. There is just too much going on and it’s not about the right stuff, like action, relationships between each character and not the character’s past. Why do I care that the main character doesn’t have parents, it doesn’t have ENOUGH involvement in the show to be important. American Idol, I can understand why someone would like it, but it just doesn’t interest me.

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Brendan December 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Who cares about what day or time a show is on anymore. This is the age of Tivo. I don’t have a clue when my favorite shows are on anymore. Once they are Tivoed, they are forgotten till I need them.

Lost is awesome. Can’t wait for it to come back.

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Evan November 30, 2009 at 10:46 am

I cannot frigging wait. To the best of my recollection, LOST is the only show of this type to actually get a full series. Carnivale, Twin Peaks, even The 4400 all got cancelled. I already know it’s gonna blow my mind. Hands down, the best show on television (with Breaking Bad coming in a close second).

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susan November 30, 2009 at 7:55 am

MY favorite show wish it wasn’t ending…. Great job also on Flash Forward..

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shelley November 26, 2009 at 6:26 pm

looking forward to it!!!

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Jonathan November 21, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Agreed. Wednesday is better, but this is such a DVR show that the initial broadcast day doesn’t bother me. Especially because ratings don’t matter anymore. The worst part of watching an amazing show is that horrible feeling in your stomach that it could be canceled at any point (see Arrested Development and Pushing Daisies for example). The fans are free to enjoy the home stretch of this masterpiece without having to look at the ratings.

Other shows are fine, but this a once in a decade event. I await every minute of the new season. Especially since Damon & Carlton have said that with the season premier you will finally have enough information to figure out the show. Cryptic as always, but interesting.

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mk November 21, 2009 at 6:46 am

Woo hoo!!! Can’t wait. And so glad they didn’t put it on Thursday!

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