‘Lost’ Finds New Time Slot

May 17, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s mysterious island drama “Lost” will move to 9 p.m. (ET) Wednesdays from its current 8 p.m. spot as part of the network’s fall 2005 lineup, it was announced Tuesday by Stephen McPherson, president of ABC Entertainment.

The new Wednesday 8 p.m. series will be a reshuffled “George Lopez,” which will move from its current time period on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays at 8:30 ABC will premiere the Mohawk TV/Warner Bros. comedy “Freddie,” while the “Lost” lead-out at 10 p.m. will be Warner Bros. TV’s “Invasion,” which chronicles the alien invasion of a small town in Florida after a devastating hurricane.

On Tuesdays, former 9 p.m. comedy block “According to Jim” and “Rodney” will move to 8 p.m., making room for Touchstone Television’s “Commander-in-Chief,” which stars Geena Davis as the first female president. Former Sunday night drama “Boston Legal” will round out the night at 10.

For the second time in two seasons, Spy thriller “Alias” has a new time period, moving to Thursdays 8 p.m. Touchstone Television’s remake of “Night Stalker” follows at 9 p.m., with “primetime>live” staying in place at 10 p.m.

Monday night reality series “Supernanny” will move to Fridays 8 p.m., followed by Warner Bros. Television’s real estate comedy “Hot Properties” and “Hope & Faith” in the 9 p.m. block. “20/20” stays put at 10 p.m.

Saturday’s movies and occasional repeats as well as Sunday’s “Desperate Housewives”-propelled schedule, remain the same. Reality series “Wife Swap” opens Mondays at 8 p.m., with ABC’s final season of “Monday Night Football” at 9 p.m.

Midseason pickups include Touchstone Television dramas “In Justice” and “What About Brian” as well as the John Wells/Warner Bros. procedural “The Evidence.” Sony’s single-camera comedy “Emily’s Reasons Why Not” starring Heather Graham as a self-help book author, NBC Universal/Broadway Video’s single-camera comedy about young parents, “Sons & Daughters” and Touchstone Television’s dysfunctional family comedy “Crumbs” are slated for midseason as well. The sole new reality offering announced for midseason was DreamWorks Television’s medical feel-good series “Dream Workers,” which Mr. McPherson called “a perfect extension of what we’re doing in reality.”

Veteran comedies “My Wife and Kids,” “8 Simple Rules” will not be back next season. First-season shows not returning include “life as we know it,” “Complete Savages” and “The Benefactor.”

“Less Than Perfect” and “Jake in Progress” will return midseason.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy”

  • Monday: “Wife Swap,” “Monday Night Football”

  • Tuesday: “According to Jim,” “Rodney,” “Commander-in-Chief,” “Boston Legal”

  • Wednesday: “George Lopez,” “Freddie,” “Lost,” “Invasion”

  • Thursday: “Alias,” “Night Stalker,” “primetime>live”

  • Friday: “Supernanny,” “Hope & Faith,” “Hot Properties,” “20/20”

  • Saturday: Movies, repeats