Final Season Of Lost Interrupted By Winter Olympics

Published 4 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm,

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If you’re reading this as a Lost fan I’m sorry to bring you some disappointing – some would say outright BAD – news about the much-anticipated sixth and final season. IGN (from Abramsology) reports that the last season of Lost will be broken up into two-parts because of, wait for it… the Winter Olympics.

I know, I wish I was joking, too…

According to Lost writer/executive producer, Carlton Cuse, ABC will air the first few episodes of season 6 in January and early February as planned, but will take a break between February 12th and February 28th for the Winter Olympics, returning in early March. The Winter Olympics don’t even air on ABC, but rather on NBC; however, it appears ABC (for some reason) is worried that episodes airing when the Olympics are on would go unseen by too many.

Hmmm, okay…

Really, those who are tuning in to find out what happens in Lost‘s final season will be there for the duration. Will they really be juggling the idea of skipping an episode of one of their favorite shows to make sure they don’t miss the latest curling match? I really don’t know why ABC is doing this. I’m just one of many Lost fans who were looking forward to a break-free final season, something which we were promised a few months back. Fellow Lost fans will know all-too-well the feeling when you’re left hooked on a cliffhanger, only to have to wait weeks because of a break in airing to find out what happens. It’s not fun…

Peter Sciretta over at /Film shares my sentiment over Lost – they’re is LITERALLY nothing in the land of TV and movies that I’m looking forward to more than the final season of the show. I’ve been a devoted fan since episode one, when Jack opened his eye in the jungle and ran out onto the beach to find the plane crashed – right up until the final second of season 5′s finale, which ended with a bang ( icon razz Final Season Of Lost Interrupted By Winter Olympics ). I’m going to be blunt and say I couldn’t give a crap about the Winter Olympics (if you’re an avid fan of the event, I apologize) and am annoyed it is interrupting the final season of my favorite show.

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DarkUFO notes that there has been no official announcement from ABC about the breaking up of season 6 (there hasn’t even been an official season 6 air date set – sometime in January is all we know), but if anyone knows this sort of thing, it’s Cartlon Cuse. Screen Rant will keep you posted.

What do you think of Lost‘s final season apparently being interrupted by the Winter Olympics? Do you think winter sports are reason enough to break up the show?

Sources: Abramsology, IGN, Collider, DarkUFO and /Film

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  1. Bizzare.

  2. I guess ABC feels sorry for the floundering peacock. So they are going to throw them a bone by not competing with the network’s big event that can guarantee them some solid ratings.

  3. While I am addicted to Lost, it is just a TV show. It isn’t as if they aren’t finishing the season. I’ve gone about 6 months without Lost now. 2 weeks in the winter will be easy.

  4. Nooooooo!

  5. Just a couple of weeks. Plenty of time to watch the first 5 seasons again before it’s back again.

  6. I am sure that it will feel like an eternity when it happens, but right now I don’t seem to care.

    TV Studios right now, just like everybody else, are trying to figure out how to make their most bang for their buck. They must think it not the best financial move to keep it rolling during the olympics. I guess they don’t trust people to DVR the olympics and watch Lost live.

    Probably a wise assertion. I am not one of those people, but I bet there are a lot of them out there.

  7. Not that I care about Lost, but does anyone actually care about or watch the Winter Olympics? I know it’s all just as prestigious as the Olympics, but to me, I’ve always thought of it as the Olympics younger cousin… and I don’t think that much about the Olympics in the first place.

  8. I was going to comment, but the Rules say: No profanity or personal attacks.

  9. Oh noes!
    a completely unendurable and confusing television show is being interrupted by a WORLD-WIDE EVENT THAT BRINGS PEOPLE FROM EVERY NATION TOGETHER.

    What WERE they thinking.

    Get a life.

  10. Oh, and “yeah”, some of us DO live in countries where “winter” means more than fake snow at shopping malls with guys in red fat-suits pretending to be “jolly” under massive “HALF PRICE SALE! Up to 25% off!!!” banners. (and if you don’t get the joke – it’s from a REAL advertisement – don’t try and correct the error)

  11. Eh, I stopped watching Lost the second all of the supernatural stuff started happening. Basically after the first episode, lol. I would have rather seen a human drama about how people would act and what people will do when confronted with the need to survive. You know, the every man for themselves, or stick together, or maybe power struggles, etc. etc. Would have been an interesting drama, instead it’s just another “OMG look at all of the crazy coincidences and crazy stuff going on” show… oh well…

    Anyway, pretty funny that they are splitting it up, but it makes sense to me from a business standpoint. Not EVERY viewer is a dedicated Lost fan, a good percentage of their viewers might be casual enough to want to watch the Olympics instead of Lost…

  12. I am sure other network are paying them to do that. Just to increase the rating on the olympics.

  13. I think it’s ridiculous! I mean, Lost restored my faith in the possibility that television has anything interesting or just plain good anymore. What a bunch of garbage. I too, cannot care about the Olympics in comparison to Season 6. I stopped being into the Olympics in like, 6th grade.

  14. Love the notes from the haters. Why even bother posting on a thread about a show you profess to loathe? What’s that do for you, exactly?

  15. @bangarang

    Um, I’m fairly certain one network isn’t going to “help” another network just because they pay them. They are looking out for one network, their own. If Lost is so incredible that it supercedes everything and every network has to plan around Lost, then they will probably intentionally have it run alongside what the other networks are betting on. It’s called competition. They are splitting it because they feel that their ratings will take a hit, however small or large, due to the Olympics. Sounds pretty logical to me.

    Sucks for the fans, but like you just said, you would have tuned in despite the Olympics, so you’ll still tune in despite the delay, simple as that. They are not risking losing ratings due to the Olympics, and they don’t lose ratings due to the delay either. Win-win for them.

  16. Ummm Sorry. This show is… We’ll lets just say I’ve lost interest. I just dont care anymore. They’ve destroyed a good show. Season 1 was damn near perfect. Now its just Blah. So I dont really care if it comes back at all. Lost Season 1 and thats it.

    Believe,

    J

  17. I guess I’m still the only one who thinks season 1 was the worst season.

  18. hell no who cares about the olympics they got old 40 years ago get over the games and play the things that matter good entertainment.

  19. I don’t think the WO’s really matter. Personally I like to watch everything at one go. I just started watching Lost 2 weeks back, and it has been a marathon since then. Average of 8-9 episodes a day. I downloaded Season 1 through torrents, then rented out 2 & 3, streamed 4 & 5. So, all in all, Lost is addictive. The ending of Season 5, left me hanging honestly. So, I think in 4 months time, I’ll get to finish the entire thing. And as Rhaemye said above, watching all the seasons back to back, is a real good idea. Anyways, all the Lost fans know why this show is what it is. Good luck everybody!

    Sanddep.

  20. “ABC has announced the sixth and final season will premiere on Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 with a two-hour premiere at 9pm.

    Its then expected to air all eighteen of its episodes in the Tuesday 9pm slot uninterrupted through to either a three-hour finale on May 18th or most likely a two-hour one on May 25th.”

    Ok so does the “expected” take into account the Olympics?

  21. `Interrupting LOST for the Olympics…………

    Jack would try to fix it.

    Kate would run to somewhere they were broadcasting it.

    Locke would say it was the will of the island.

    Saywer would con someone at ABC to air it anyhow.

    Hurley would go with the flow – not wanting to fight about it.

    Sayid would hold someone at knife point until they aired it.

    Ben would consult Jacob about it.

    And Jacob would speak and it would be aired.

  22. I don't care about the Olympics either, that's one thing we have in common. I have been invested in Lost from the beginning, and frankly, screw it, I could care less with what I have been seeing lately. Non-network shows like Breaking Bad, Dexter, True Blood or even Big Love, have risen the bar to a point that even a solid network show like Lost (my only other network show being House) just has me not caring anymore. Maybe the shows that have outdone lost in quality have nothing to do with it. Maybe I feel the show is now going in some ridiculous circle and I have finally joined the ranks of those who just don't care anymore. I WILL finish this show, but that old feeling of anticipation for the next episode is just “lost” on me. That's what I have noticed with this season. None of the episodes leave me feeling the way they used to, where I couldn't take waiting another week to know what was going to happen. Now when the episodes end, I know that I seeing next weeks episode will fullfill something in my drab life. I just don't care. What I am trying to say is, I don't care about the Olympics, but finally, after all this time and invested energy, I just don't care about Lost anymore…

  23. I don't care about the Olympics either, that's one thing we have in common. I have been invested in Lost from the beginning, and frankly, screw it, I could care less with what I have been seeing lately. Non-network shows like Breaking Bad, Dexter, True Blood or even Big Love, have risen the bar to a point that even a solid network show like Lost (my only other network show being House) just has me not caring anymore. Maybe the shows that have outdone lost in quality have nothing to do with it. Maybe I feel the show is now going in some ridiculous circle and I have finally joined the ranks of those who just don't care anymore. I WILL finish this show, but that old feeling of anticipation for the next episode is just “lost” on me. That's what I have noticed with this season. None of the episodes leave me feeling the way they used to, where I couldn't take waiting another week to know what was going to happen. Now when the episodes end, I know that I seeing next weeks episode will fullfill something in my drab life. I just don't care. What I am trying to say is, I don't care about the Olympics, but finally, after all this time and invested energy, I just don't care about Lost anymore…