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Lost gets three more seasons

by Anna Johns, posted May 7th 2007 10:01AM
lost castThis morning, ABC announced that Lost will get three more seasons, but only 48 more episodes. That means each season will have only 16 episodes, as opposed to the traditional, full-season run of 22-23 episodes. Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have agreed to stick around for the final three seasons and guide the show to the ending that they want. (Each guy is reportedly getting an 8-figure deal to stick around) Of course, nothing is being said about which actors will be on the show that long.

This new end point pushes about 20 more episodes out of Cuse and Lindelof than they had hoped. Last January, the producers said they saw the show wrapping up at about episode 100, but the new deal pushes Lost's entire run to 120 episodes.

Lost fans, are you willing to wait three more years for answers? Seems like a long time...

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Viviana Jimenez

ok la rompe corillooo!! q puse mi apellidooo.. sorry!

May 29 2007 at 1:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Viviana Jimenez

I reaaaally don't mind, just as long as they answer the most important questions, I'll live! But!, i really want them to use the last five minutes of the season three finale as the last real minutes of the whooolee series! it would just leave us wowed! I LOOOVEE Lost!, and whatever they decide to do it's ok, just keep it true to the show.

May 29 2007 at 1:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stop Complaining!

We and Darlton are getting what we wanted: two seasons of Lost and then it ends. ABC wants money and the fans will wait to watch it over three years instead of two. Be Happy that it's not cancelled now or extended for 7 seasons. It's a happy median; and without zombies.

May 07 2007 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When I first watched the pilot of the first season, I said "This is a great show. I hope it doesn't last too long." 6 seasons is too long.

May 07 2007 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tv junkie

I'm a fan since the first season, but I'm not one of those people who want answers right away (or need any answer for that matter.)
To me, the show is about entertainment, so as long as they continue to do creative and innovative storylines (no more: this is the reason Jack has the tattoo, or, Charlie gone bad dragging people in the forest for no reason, or stupid death like Eko's,) then I'm sticking with the show for as long as it lasts.
That said, 16-episodes is not a season! why can't they just do two 24-episodes seasons? the show premieres late in January anyway.

May 07 2007 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree that although there is still the smae amount of episodes, no matter how you slice it, i would prefer to see the series wrapped up in two more seasons. 16 episodes just dosn't feel like a whole season to me, and we all know that those 30+ week breaks between seasons will have a cliffhanger ending nudging at our minds. If production time is a problem, why not just start in january, 24 does it and the producers have stated in the podcasts that they would like to try that set up, opposed to the mini-series concept intoduced this season. Heck 24 even has had back to back episodes shown before just to have the show end on time.

May 07 2007 at 3:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What would you recommend? Writing and filming the episodes in a haphazard, incredibly speedy fashion that results in dangling plot threads, poorly written characters, and annoyed fans just so the show wouldn't have to take a break in-between seasons? Everyone seems to think that it takes, like, an hour to write a Lost episode and two hours to shoot it. Producing a television series takes time -- and Lost in particular, because of its dense mythology, is likely very difficult to write for. The producers are having a tremendously tough time keeping up with all the plot threads *now*, and it's bound to only get worse if they were to speed up the writing and filming process just to appease fans who don't want to wait.

May 07 2007 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The point is with shows like Lost you lose your veiwers every year. Now there will only be 16 episodes and that means there are 36 weeks a year without lost, that's a long time to remember what happened last season and even to care. So they will have three 30+ breaks in the show over 3 years, I think they will seriously lose viewers.

Plus if it starts in January some other channel could start showing a show in the fall that becomes a mega hit and people might want to watch that instead of Lost.

May 07 2007 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

According to Kristin at E! the original plan was two 24-episode seasons, but because of international deals already in place, they spread out the remaining 48 episodes over 3 seasons.

May 07 2007 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All this whining about how ABC's apparent greed is absolutely ludicrous. Yes, the television network -- which is concerned exclusively with the bottom line and how much advertising revenue it rakes in -- wants the show to continue for as long as possible. They'd be idiots if they wanted to end it sooner rather than later, because it still brings in cash. So it's imbecilic that people are whining about how horrible ABC is because it wants cash. That's how networks work. They make television shows to sell ad space and make money. Sorry if you guys thought they were more noble-intentioned.

And this whining about these shortened three seasons? Please. Just stop. I think it's awesome, because I like the freaking show, and I like watching it, and it gives me something to watch at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. It's not like everyone's paying $20 every Wednesday night to watch Lost. It's on network television. It's essentially free to anyone with rabbit ears on their television. I have no idea why people somehow think the creators of Lost owe them something. They don't. We owe them.

May 07 2007 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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