Tuesday, February 12, 2008

IT'S OFFICIAL:
Season 4 of Lost will Have 13 Episodes!
Carlton Cuse has officially announced that he and Damon Lindelof will be busting their asses to get 5 more episodes done, which will bring the number of episodes this season of Lost to 13. He says what this will do is allow them to end the season the way they'd originally planned, but just in a more condensed version. As he put it, "It's a little bit like driving cross country to Boston. If the goal is to get there two days earlier, we will have to take more interstates and fewer rural byways."

Jon Lachonis at BuddyTV is worried this means we'll lose the remaining three episodes. "With Cuse proclaiming that the season 4 story will end as originally prescribed, I think we have to then assume that they have no intention of making up the lost (pun intended) episodes in the future," he writes. "Selfishly, I don't want to be shorted three episodes of my favorite TV show."

However, USA Today is reporting that the remaining 3 episodes will be rolled into future seasons. Whether Cuse actually said that to them, or whether they're simply assuming it is unclear, since they don't have him quoted as saying it. Since Variety is also reporting that if season 4 is shortened the remaining eps will move to future seasons, I'm leaning to believing both of them.

In other news: Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money have both received 13 episode pick-ups for the fall, which is awesome news. ABC was the first network out of the gate to announce all of their shows that will be continuing. I'm hoping NBC is next...

7 comments:

Megan said...

This is great news.

Do you know when Big Love is coming back?

redeem147 said...

And now I can rejoice in the singing of the fat lady.

Nikki Stafford said...

Megan: Big Love will begin filming in March, which means it'll probably air on HBO in the fall (they always have the entire season completely in the can before airing).

Roland said...

Thanks Nikki for the info!

Teebore said...

According to an interview Michael Ausiello did w/Cuse over on TVGuide.com, the 3 "lost" Lost episodes from this season, so to speak, will be made up somewhere, somehow.

They intend to give us the total number of episodes promised; they'll just be reoallocated a bit.

christemple said...

I heard today thet they are really trying to actually get 6 more episodes this season and that when Grey's Anatomy returns LOST will go back to 10pm like last season.

Matthew D said...

I have to admit I didn't play most of the find 815 game but I've loved listening to people discuss it and its revelance to the show.

I wonder if some of the 'lost' info might end up in another ARG to fill the space between seasons.

After hearing the discussion of Flight 815, I will absolutely play the next game.