Breaking News: LOST Coming to an End

E! Online is reporting that ABC is set to announce that LOST will officially come to an end in two seasons.

While this news may come as a shock to fans of the show, LOST addicts should take solace in the fact that a five season arc is exactly what show-runners Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindeloff have been hoping for. In fact, on more than one occasion, the dynamic duo of writing have publicly stated that their plan for LOST calls for five seasons. Anything more would hurt the show’s credibility and story — transforming it from the masterpiece it currently is, to an X-FILES-like season nine mess (our words, not theirs).

Simply put, an end date for LOST is the best thing that could possibly happen to the show. It gives Lindeloff and Cuse an exact time frame in which to plan the two best possible seasons ever and ensure the show ends off on a high note — until the inevitable movie of course.

Frankly, if this story comes to fruition, ABC deserves serious credit for allowing LOST to continue as one of the most original and daring series on television. It’s not often that a television network chooses artistic integrity over money.

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  • Tim

    Shit, the headline scared me. I was thinking it wouldn’t get to wrap everything up. This is GREAT news, IMO. Any more then that amount of time would be overkill. They no longer have to hold things back and they have all summer to hash out exactly where they want to go over the final 46-48 hours of the show. Just incredible news, IMO.

    I mean, can you imagine Lost in season 9? I couldn’t. What could possibly be new or exciting on the show at that point?

  • I also think this is a good idea. With high-concept shows, especially ones with a strong mystery element like this one, I believe there should be a totally foreseen and planned out ending within a four to six period (five being the optimal number). This keeps things from dragging out to long and gives the story arc a direction and a goal for resolution.

    Granted, Babylon 5 set the tone in the early ’90’s by promising an upper limit of five seasons before a single frame was committed to film of the 2-hour pilot, but I’m sure Lost will take all the credit for making such an daring & groundbreaking decision–over halfway through its run.

  • h

    This is great and if anything 1 season too long IMHO. I can’t wait to see where we end up at the end of this Season and the idea that they’ve got 46 more hours of stories to tell is mind-boggling. I hope there won’t be any more Nikki and Paolo fiascos though.

  • ewanspotter

    Well, that’s good to hear anyway. Too bad they couldn’t give Alias such warning…

  • Gee, who pointed this story out to you?


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