When it returns from a 13-week hiatus, Lost
will have a new time slot. ABC has bumped the sci fi/drama back one hour to 10 pm. The reasoning behind this, according to Variety
, is the unstoppable power that is American Idol
has consistently finished second to CBS's
Closer to Home Criminal Minds
this fall and apparently ABC can't stomach the thought of coming in third during the 9 pm hour on Wednesday nights. Last year, Lost
took a pretty big hit on Wednesdays once American Idol started up. The new Wednesday schedule makes it pretty obvious that ABC is bowing down to American Idol
Here's the new Wednesday schedule at ABC:
8 pm George Lopez (starts Jan. 24)
8:30 pm According to Jim (starts Jan. 24)
9 pm Knights of Prosperity (starts Jan. 3)
9:30 pm In Case of Emergency (Starts Jan. 3)
10 pm Lost (starts Feb. 7)
ABC is changing up Tuesdays, too. It's moving Show Me the Money to 8 pm and adding comedies Big Day and Help Me Help You at 9.
Still on the shelf are The Nine and Six Degrees.