Lost To Go On Hiatus During Olympics

Posted October 26th, 2009 at 6:43 pm


The highly anticipated sixth and final season of Lost is slated to begin in January. The thought given to starting a show then is that it allows the network to run the whole season uninterrupted. However now it has been stated by writer Carlton Cuse that the begin airing in January, stop for the Olympics, and then resume in early March. The Olympics will take place February 12th-28th.

There have been several factors that have eroded Lost’s ratings over time, one of the main culprits has been fractured seasons. In some cases they have taken months off at a time before resuming. While that wouldn’t be as severe in this case it is difficult to keep the momentum when the show goes away for several weeks. The best experience for Lost fans who have made it this far is to get the show on a week-to-week basis the rest of the way.

It is important to note that ABC has not confirmed this news but it would seem unlikely that Cuse would speak on it without knowing for sure. I don’t really see why Lost has to go off during the Olympics. The ratings for the Winter Olympics are not that which would frighten a network away from airing new programming and Lost has an audience that is going to watch the show no matter what.