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Lost Season 4 to Start In January? [Update] March 29, 2007 12:41 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Lost, News, Rumors, Scheduling, Television.

It’s been rumored for quite some time that when Lost returns for its fourth season, it’ll do it in a style like 24: a straight shot beginning in January.

Well, in an interview with Sci Fi Wire, Naveen Andrews who plays Sayid on the hit ABC drama hinted at the late start.

Update 2: ABC has announced their midseason schedule, and Lost will now premiere on Thursday, January 31.  It’ll continue to air every Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

Update: Lost will return, and premiere its fourth season, on February 6, 2008.

Original March 29, 2007 article continues below:

According to the actor, ABC is indeed thinking about premiering the show in January to allow the network to run the series straight through with no breaks.

Naveen expressed interest in the series moving out of its current 10:00 p.m. time slot saying: “I think they should make it sort of like what it was before,” Andrews opined. “I liked it when it started a little bit earlier, because a lot of the audience are kids, aren’t they? I thought, hmm.”

Follow this link to read the full interview from Sci Fi Wire.

Source: [Sci Fi Wire]Andrews: Lost Mulls January Start



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2. Asinox - May 28, 2007 8:21 am

i cant way!!!

3. r - May 30, 2007 9:05 am

lost is really starting to agravate me!!!

4. Sophie - July 12, 2007 7:39 am


5. Vince - July 22, 2007 2:16 am

LOST will continue to be the 2nd best show on TV…I dare it to go up against 24 at 9pm on Mondays! It will get blown away just like everything else in Jack Bauer’s wake!

Wednesday at 9pm was working though…they should go back to that.

6. Losto - July 28, 2007 1:44 am

Vince, Just to let you know, 24 isn’t even nominated for an emmy this year. Probably because it sucks and Jack Bauer is a pussy.

7. J - July 28, 2007 10:46 am

It might start in January?! Well, that kinda makes sense, sine season 3 comes out on DVD in early December. I LOVE LOST! Can’t wait for it!

8. ben - August 1, 2007 9:12 pm

lost is the best show on T.V. get acting, plot, everything, i cant wait till it returns and 24 doesnt have a candle in the winds chance at being a better show then lost

9. chuck - August 7, 2007 7:39 pm

24 is aweful

10. Karissa-Jayne :) - August 11, 2007 10:00 pm

LOST IS THE BEST SHOW IN THE WORLD!!!!! make it a bit earlier cause im still in highschool…but its still soooo amazing!! the jack, kate, sawyer love triangle is my reason for life♥

11. Karissa-Jayne :) - August 11, 2007 10:01 pm

and by the way..Losto is right saying “Jack Bauer is a pussy.” :)

12. be-eye - August 16, 2007 8:17 pm

yeah um Vince jesus dude, 24 is one of the worst series on tv. As Losto stated it hasn’t even been nominated for an emmy this year, and I don’t think it will ever win another one again…..but as for the january start I’m kinda against it, I’d rather it start early and then have a break like they did last year, it builds suspense and makes me want watch the show even more….but yeah this show is the best show on tv right now, 2nd best is House, last place is 24

13. rcritcher - August 19, 2007 1:14 am

Why would a should wait almost a full year between seasons…LOST Season 4 to air in Spring of 2008. Still 8 months to go….

14. Darcy - August 23, 2007 12:28 pm

Why would it start in Jan? Ive been waiting all summer to watch it in the fall, and now i have to wait longer?! arggg!

15. WitchKing - August 27, 2007 11:50 am

24 was a great show… until last season. Definitely spiraled out of control. They need to get out of the terrorist with x weapon->targets LA->presidential conspiracy circle they’re in. I thought they missed a golden opportunity last season to have Jack escape from a Chinese prison in 24 hours.

As for Lost, great show, but it’s getting aggravating with all the red herrings and strange story lines. I suppose it keeps us interested. After all, it’s just a big strange Hurley dream, isn’t it? :-)

Best show on TV is Battlestar Galactica.

16. TJ - August 27, 2007 7:28 pm

ok witchking, Battlestar SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lost is much more interesting and less corny. I have watched lost religiously from season 1 and the reason people are confused is because they havn’t watched every episode. i don’t pretend to get everything, but the stuff they HAVE told us makes sense.

17. Sarah - August 29, 2007 1:42 pm

I <3 LOST! My husband and I are totally addicted! We started renting the seasons and would stay up all night and watch the whole season cause we were so into it! We can not wait for season 4! It has a great plot, storyline, acting. It keeps you guessing all the time! We love LOST!!! By the way, we met and got an autograph from Naveen Andrews at the Gateway mall in SLC!!!!!! It was awsome!

18. LOSTboy - September 1, 2007 11:20 pm

i am TOTALY jealous of you Sarah. Curse my lack of celebrity autographs… Naveen Andrews is one of my favorites too. next to Jorge Garcia. he is hilarious!!!!!!! (no witchking it is NOT hurley’s dream. the writers already told us it’s nothing retarded like that or purgatory)

19. catie - September 12, 2007 7:42 pm

i can’t wait that long. i will diiiiieeeeee….. i miss it sooo much, they need to get a move on.

20. lola534 - September 13, 2007 8:38 pm

OMG I’m soooo excited there gonna be a 4th seasone!!1

21. Love2Ski - September 14, 2007 11:15 am

I so don’t want to wait until Jan. 08 to see Lost. I have been looking forward to it all summer! But I don’t like the break in the middle either becuase I forget about what is going on in the show and get distracted by other stuff so by the time the second half comes around I’m not as excited. I just wish they would have a regular season, and an earlier time too. I am excited for it to start up again though. What a great show!!!!!!!! But what is that black dust monster anyway…really?

22. Ali Ammar - September 18, 2007 11:28 pm

Lost won’t be ”Lost” among its devoted fans

23. alex - September 20, 2007 4:58 pm

i cant wait till january but still january cant it be sooner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 im a big big fan of lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24. dee - September 22, 2007 4:37 pm

Regardless of when it starts or in what time slot —–
It will remain the best show to air on television in ions
and no doubt it will remain the best forever.
There will never be anything close to it.
For those who don’t get it—– you have to watch
the begining to present with an open mind.

25. Boone - September 22, 2007 6:06 pm

Man!!!… Didn’t Know This Many People Was Into The “Lost” Series Like That.. But Yeah I Agree You Do Have 2 Start From The Very First Season Otherwise It wont Make Any Sense And You’ll Give It Bad Ratings Because You Cant Keep Up! (This comment was mainly for the new people that are starting/ just getting into the series)

26. MIA - September 24, 2007 6:28 pm

I can’t wait for Lost to start in January. It’s one of my favorite shows, next to Greys Anatomy, So you think you can dance, Desperate House Wifes, Americal Idol and CSI Miami. Lost producer have a great strategy to bring in their audience. Great.

27. LOSTboy - September 24, 2007 8:55 pm

yea ok Dee, you are a little bit of a freak. we all love lost, yeay for LOST but you are like over obsessing about it, ok? chill out! it is amazing and i love watching it but lets just keep in mind people that it is just a TV show and that the world outisde of Wednesdays at 9 or 10 DOES EXIST!!!!!! Oh and MIA, there should not be 6 favorite shows. 2 or 3 but not 6. that is just dumb. My 2 are Lost and Heroes. But when you take up half of your comment listing other of your favorite shows, it sort of looses its purpose.

28. andrea - September 25, 2007 6:56 pm

Oh no I just found out that the season may not start until January!! That’s just too long to wait. I was all ready for it to start this fall! I feel like I am not going to remember everything that happened last season,so hopefully they’ll tell us soon so we can prepare and refresh our memories on what happened! I also hope it’ll be on the Wednesday eve slot again. Argh…I love that show!

29. Mary - September 26, 2007 11:26 am

Is anyone going to respond to the black dust monster question?

30. Sleepless in South Africa - September 26, 2007 11:49 pm

Well now. If it starts in January in the US. We’re only getting it around April here in South Africa. That really sucks. And by the way, South Africa’s going to win the Rugby World Cup. New Zealand is going down. Favorite show: Lost Favorite character: Hiro Nakamura(Heroes)

31. AndyPandy - September 27, 2007 4:10 pm

Earlier with lost, I don’t mind a XMAS Break if it means getting it earlier.

32. LOSTboy - September 27, 2007 5:45 pm

i feel bad for you south africa. APRIL???? I would die. spoilers will be all over the internet so you will have to watch out. As for you rugby thing, thats cool. no one in the US really pays attention to rugby unfortunately. Oh but i do agree with you loving Hiro nakamura. He is hillarious!

Mary- about the dust monster. The black smoke thing apparently is some sort of security system on the island. We know that the others don’t like it because they built their sonic fence, we know that it can rip trees out of the ground, we also know that it doesn’t kill you if you aren’t afraid of it (like Eko). But what I think but don’t know is that it takes the form of people which is how Jack saw his dad, Eko saw his dead brother, and so on.

33. Sarah - September 28, 2007 2:30 pm

I am so excited to see the next season because of the way they left us on the last season finally. My husband and I watch all the old seasons to get us even more excited for the upcoming season!

34. sue - September 28, 2007 5:20 pm

My theory is that the black dust monster is a creation of a sick mastermind billionnaire who’s trying to control the world . . . but just who is this “Wizard of Oz”?? – from a huge “Lost” fan

35. LOSTboy - September 30, 2007 6:02 pm

i see where you are coming from with you “wizard of oz” thing. there was the balloon and Henry GALE and stuff, but i disagree with your smoke theory. i don’t think there is any psycho guy running around a tropical island seeking world domination.

36. Ben - October 8, 2007 2:31 pm

I would have to say that LOST is by far the greatest tv show playing these days, in fact i think its the greatest show that has ever aired. Its such a awesome show because of the crazy combination of action and mystery… i just wish it was coming on sooner

37. Supermanfan - October 9, 2007 8:45 pm

Ok that’s just nuts..didn’t season 3 end in May? We have to wait until Jan or Feb? I CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG!

38. Russ T.C. - October 9, 2007 9:04 pm

As noted in the update, Lost will return with its fourth season on Wednesday, February 8, 2008.

39. Deb - October 10, 2007 1:51 pm

I had heard somewhere it would be moved to Monday nights when it returns. Has that changed?

40. Russ T.C. - October 10, 2007 2:32 pm

As far as I’m aware, the current plan is to return the show on February 6, which is a Wednesday.

But there is still plenty of time for things to change. We’ll know for certain as the date nears.

41. Cari - October 11, 2007 1:52 am

Are you serious???????????????? Lost is not starting until next year???? Please somebody tell me that is not true. Why do we have to wait? Did it not start every year in the fall or am I dreaming? This can not be!!!!! I will be devistated if it does not start soon, I thought they all said it was starting in October. What has changed everything? Will someone please tell me?

42. LOSTboy - October 14, 2007 8:56 pm

yea ok cari stop freaking out. i love lost just as much as you guys do (or else i wouldn’t be on this website) but i mean calm down its just 3 months. no big deal. watch HEROES to occupy your time.

43. Amber - November 9, 2007 11:40 pm

I love Lost!!! It’s such a great show. I cannot wait till the new season comes out. I swear I am literally going to scream when it comes on. I can’t wait!! I hope they get back onto the island (Jack and Kate) and if they don’t, what will happen? The questions bother me and I wonder…. will Kate choose Jack or Sawyer. I personally think that she and Jack are meant for each other. What does everyone else think?

44. LOSTboy - November 10, 2007 3:27 pm

i would like to see kate with jack rather than sawyer. sawyer doesn’t deserve a hottie like her. lol. but you know when jack and kate were off the island that was a flash-forward right? i bet when the new season starts that they will be on the island.

45. Erin - November 14, 2007 4:40 pm

I saw an interview with Matthew Fox on Conan or Jay Leno, one of those…anyway, he said that they are all in contract for 3 more seasons…so, we at least have 3 more seasons to look forward to…and I think 6 seasons is just the perfect length…they have plenty of time for more storyline and flashbacks, and still answer all of our questions by the end. I’m so excited to see how this all ends.

46. Clairebear - December 9, 2007 12:20 pm

any idea when it starts in the UK, i’m a huge fan of Lost, I cannot wait for it to start over here!!!!!!!!!

47. Lost/Heroes fan - December 11, 2007 2:27 am

I am stoked about Lost coming back in Jan.! And we get 3 more seasons from them. Like Erin said, 6 seasons is a good length. What I can’t wait for is J.J.’s movie, coming out about the same time. I hope there’s a connection between Lost & the movie.

48. LOSTboy - December 11, 2007 10:20 pm

no idea when it comes out in UK.

At the start of season 1 the writers said that they already had 6 seasons worked out for a story line. its gonna be sweet!

i doubt JJ’s movie will tie in. it does look amazing though. i like how its a documentary thing.

49. Idetrorce - December 15, 2007 7:59 am

very interesting, but I don’t agree with you

50. LOSTboy - December 15, 2007 5:02 pm

you don’t agree with what?

51. Russ T.C. - December 16, 2007 12:06 am

Just a quick note for those unaware. Lost will now be premiering on Thursday, January 31.

Refer to this article.

52. LOSTLUVER - January 1, 2008 2:57 pm

I am a huge fan of LOST!!! Our whole family comes over and watches it. It sucks though that at the end of each episode that they leave you hanging and you have to wait a whole week to see what happens. Then they don’t go back to it until another 2 episodes to tell you what happens so more questions need to be answered!

53. LOSTLUVER - January 1, 2008 3:05 pm

Question: So is everyone on the island alive. When Niomi landed on the island she said that everyone on flight had died.

-Does Desmond ever see Penny again?

54. pinky - January 5, 2008 12:56 pm

I will be watching Lost for the rest of my life…It’s a great mystery I don’t have to read!!! I’ll be there no matter what night and time-slot…Here’s to everyone getting a big fat raise cause it’s awesome!!

55. LOSTLUVER - January 8, 2008 4:37 pm

i totally agree!!!!

56. LOSTboy - January 17, 2008 11:45 pm

wow… we all need lives badly. (myself included)

57. LOSTLUVER - January 27, 2008 2:42 pm

5 more days until the premire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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