With ABC’s highly complicated, occasionally contrived but always entertaining series LOST only a few episodes away form its series finale, it appears the show’s producers have more to say as the end grows near then they thought. So, to facilitate that, they have asked ABC to extend the series finale’s running time by an additional thirty minutes. The network has agreed, which brings the show to two and a half hours.
According to the report, when the LOST finale airs on Sunday, May 23rd, the episode will run from 9 to 11:30 PM, which will push back the news and have the “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost” post-finale special airing at 12:05 a.m. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof just completed post-production on the finale — titled “The End” — on Monday night.
As is the custom these days, at the end both sent out identical Tweets: “We’re done. Amen.” In addition, Lindelof recently commented that the crew build all-new sets for the finale and promised the ending would prompt more questions.
ABC is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the ending of one of its most popular shows. In addition the the “super-sized” finale, the network is airing an “enhanced” version of the show’s original two-hour pilot on May 22. Then on Sunday the 23rd, there’s a two-hour retrospective titled “Lost: The Final Journey,” followed by the finale, then the local news and Kimmel post-show. That’s a lot of LOST.
Still, it’s nice to see the network taking the time and giving a show like LOST the opportunity to end its run gracefully. Sure, when the end does finally come, people may have more questions then answers. After all, this is LOST. But really, even if we do, isn’t that part of the fun?