STRIKE COVERAGE: ABC to Air Partial Season of Lost
Alphabet Network to Air Eight Episodes Even as Fox Benches Partial Season of 24
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/7/2007 6:46:00 PM
ABC said that as of now, it is sticking with its plan to air the eight episodes it has of Lost -- this coming on the day that Fox announced that it will bench its own serialized midseason thriller, 24.
Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof said Wednesday that the final episode that has been written ends in a cliffhanger that will not be resolved for viewers until after the strike.
But Fox decided not to run a partial season of 24, instead benching the Monday-night drama pending the outcome of the strike.
With few expecting the strike to conclude anytime soon, the network decided that it would rather wait than air the beginning of the seventh season of the heavily serialized drama.
Of course with American Idol poised to return in January -- and probably against much weaker competition than usual due to the strike -- Fox is in a better position than most to rest one of its top assets.
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Bologna! Don't air it! They ticked off the fans last year with the 6 episode pod. Now they are goin' to give us 8, leave on a huge cliffhanger for gawd knows how long and hurt the fans? Bull! The showrunners don't want it to air because they know this will hurt the fans. ABC doesn't care about their fans. And they don't care about their writers because then they wouldn't even think of airing those Mobisodes (the episodes meant to be sent to Verizon users) online if they did, but they plan to. Way to slap your writers even more! Air their work without giving them fair payment.
Jen Heiser - 11/9/2007 3:29:00 PM EST
Adam T. Martin - 11/8/2007 7:45:00 AM EST
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