Henry Ian Cusick, Naveen Andrews, Lost

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Holy email onslaught!

So many of you have written in after seeing Michael Ausiello's post about the possibility of a fourteenth hour of Lost this season, I feel I should respond before you hunt me down with pitchforks. (Just kidding. You know I share your obsession—in fact, I see your obsession and I raise it!)

Truth told, I heard the news last night that Lost's producers met with ABC about the extra hour; however, I was told by inside sources it was "much too early to report," since the pitch meeting just happened yesterday and since ABC has not yet had a chance to respond. I was asked to hold off since my sources didn't want the fans to be disappointed if the extra hour didn't end up happening.

That said, please don't shoot the TV Diva if this doesn't end up going down, but in case it's of any help to you, here's what my well-connected insiders say about where things stand:

  • It is looking "highly likely" (yay!) that there will be an additional hour of Lost for season four, for a total of six hours coming up in the spring run, starting April 24.
  • Producers pitched the idea of a two-hour finale to ABC, and if they end up getting an extra hour but it is not to extend the finale, well...that could be messy.
  • The sense among insiders is that ABC execs very much want to make this happen, but like I said, they have not yet had a chance to respond. Fingers crossed they will soon and it'll be the right (i.e., "yes") decision!

You'll know more when I do. In the meantime, keep your pants on, your nose clean and April 24 circled in glitter on your calendar. And if you're feeling frisky, post your hopes for Lost's spring run below!

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