The sixth and final season of Lost premieres on ABC February 2, 2010. Although the show’s new time slot will occupy the 9-10PM Eastern block on Tuesday nights, the show’s February 2 return will be marked with a special three hours of Lost beginning at 8PM Eastern. The first hour will be a recap of the events leading up to the sixth season, while the remaining two hours kick things off with the traditional extra-long first episode of the season.
Like Gilligan’s Island without the funny, the castaways of Lost have been trapped on the island for what seems like an eternity. In TV-time, it’s been six years since J.J. Abrams’ action-adventure/mystery aired on ABC and in that time, Lost has made a heavy impact on how movies and television series are structured. It’s large ensemble cast of characters (that expanded over the years) simultaneously drove the plot and their situation in conjunction with these unique personalities interacting with one another also defined the plot.