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Exclusive: ABC Re-Airing ‘Lost’ Pilot (updated)

It’ll be a ‘Lost’ weekend as the buildup to the finale keeps expanding


ABC is planning a "Lost" weekend: The network has just scheduled a repeat showing of the show’s two-hour 2004 pilot for the night before its finale.

The J.J. Abrams-directed, $10 million-plus spectacular will air Saturday, May 22, from 8-10 p.m., ABC told affiliates today. (UPDATE 7:44 AM 4/23– ABC confirms that it’s airing the pop-up video, a k a "enhanced" version of the pilot.)

The two-hour finale will air the following evening from 9-11 p.m.

This brings the total number of "Lost" hours ABC is planning for the week of May 17 to 10  8. There’s the penultimate episode of May 18; the pilot encore on May 22; a two-hour pre-show/recap on May 23; the finale itself; and "Jimmy Kimmel: After the Final Rose" (also on May 23).

The last time ABC aired the "Lost" pilot, by the way, was back in February 2006. It also got repeated in 2004 and 2005.