"Lost" Gets Lost on KATV
There's an article in today's Arkansas D/G about the situation KATV faces over airing college basketball when the popular program "Lost" is suppose to be on. Well it seems "Lost" fans will be able to watch the program on KATV, BUT you will have to stay up late. Below are the highlights from the article:
> Lost finally returns with two episodes beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. The first is a compilation episode to catch viewers up since the show’s been off for a while. The 8 p.m. offering will be a fresh, all-new regular episode never before seen. The bad news is if you watch Lost on KATV, you’ll get SEC basketball instead. Alabama and Auburn fans will be happy, but Lost fans will be fuming.
> Lost fans will get to see their show. It’ll be late, late at night unless they record it for viewing at a more convenient time. Wednesday’s 7 p.m. compilation episode will air after Jimmy Kimmel at 12:35 a.m. Thursday morning (considered Wednesday late night in the TV biz). Wednesday’s all-new 8 p.m. episode will air at 12:35 a.m. Friday morning.
>On Jan. 18 ABC plans to air this week’s new 8 p.m. episode at 7 p.m. followed by an all-new episode at 8. KATV will air the Jan. 18 new (8 p.m.) episode at 12:35 a.m. Jan 19 after Kimmel.
That’s KATV’s Lost plan beginning Jan. 18 — that week’s new episode will air that same TV cycle night at 12:35 a.m.
According to KATV programmer Richard Farrester, Channel 7 has taken steps to keep the fans of Invasion happy as well.
Invasion follows Lost at 9 p.m. Wednesday. If a basketball game runs long, Channel 7 will air Invasion in its entirety and push the 10 p.m. news back.
Should that happen, Raymond will absorb the cuts at 10:30, meaning Nightline will start on time, Kimmel will start on time, and the delayed Lost episode will start on time at 12:35 a.m.