ABC already has a huge night of programming planned for Lost‘s big finale episode on Sunday, May 23rd: a two-hour recap show, followed by the finale itself, and then a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live devoted to saying goodbye to the show.
Now ABC has announced that the finale episode, appropriately titled “The End,” has been given an extra half hour. What was planned as a two-hour finale will now run for two-and-a-half hours, primarily because the show filmed so much crucial stuff that it just couldn’t be crammed into two hours.
Personally, I’m thrilled. I know it will make for an insanely long night, but Lost is my favorite show, so bring it on! I’m already in denial about saying farewell… (Though last night’s episode and the death it brought certainly hammered home the fact that the end is upon us.)
ABC will also re-air the show’s two-hour pilot episode on the Saturday night before the finale.