It's official: Lost and Grey's finales get an extra hour
As I mentioned in my earlier post, the return of Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty to the Thursday night lineup does make scheduling this additional hour a bit tricky. The original plan was for the two-part Lost finale to air over two nights, and have all three shows end on May 22. TV Guide's Michael Ausiello is reporting that the Lost finale has been rescheduled, making room for a two-hour Grey's Anatomy season finale.
ABC has made some changes to the final weeks of its Thursday lineup:
- On May 15, Part One of the Lost finale will follow new episodes of Grey's Anatomy and Ugly Betty; nothing new there.
- There will be no Lost episode on May 22. The Ugly Betty finale and the new, two-hour Grey's finale will air instead.
- On May 29, ABC has scheduled an encore of Part One, followed by the two-hour, second installment of the Lost finale.
This is fantastic news for Lost and Grey's fans alike. I'm particularly pleased that I'll be able to view the entire three-hour Lost finale in one sitting. I'll still watch Part One on May 15, but it will be nice to see the finale as a complete episode. When I first heard that the finale was getting broken up over two nights, I was a little bummed out. Now the last episode of Lost Season Four will be a huge, three-hour event.
Who's happier--Grey's fans or Lost fans? Sound off in the comments section below!