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President Obama crashes Lost Premiere?


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Id, like me, you are absolutely chomping at the bit for the final season of Lost which begins next month then this bit of news may be of interest may be of interest to you. Apparently fans of the show are concerned that the possibility that President Obama with schedule the State of The Union address for the same day as the première and severely damage it's ratings. It is already being discussed whether or not to move the first episode of the new season although this seems not to an easy option.

Lost's big, bad new nemesis may finally have been revealed: President Obama.

We know. We didn't see that one coming, either! Our money was totally on that mysterious guy on the beach with Jacob or something.

According to reports, the White House is mulling over two dates for the president's State of the Union address: Tuesday, Jan. 26 or Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Jan. 26 would preempt American Idol (which will only be in its audition phase at that point, but still, that show is bigger than God).

And Feb. 2 would preempt...oh, please don't make us say it out loud...

The highly anticipated two-hour premiere for Lost's final season.

You know that thing Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) advises about counting to five when the fear sets in? Let's all do that together now, shall we?

Clearly, messing with the beginning of the end will not go over with Lost fans, one of whom has already launched a campaign on Twitter called #NoStateofUnionFeb2.

An ABC rep for Lost tells us this morning: "Lost is still set for Feb. 2. We'll just have to wait to see if the State of the Union address is confirmed."

According to an ABC insider, there is talk of moving the premiere to the following Tuesday (Feb. 9) if Obama sticks with Feb. 2. However, it is not an easy decision. "Steve McPherson loved the idea of launching the series on Groundhog Day [which is Feb. 2 this year]," the insider tells me. "And obviously the amount of marketing capital spent on the Feb. 2 launch is considerable."

Clearly, ABC wants as many eyeballs as possible watching Lost's two-hour season premiere—including fans who've fallen out of watching in recent years who are likely to tune in for the final season to get their long-awaited answers.

If President Obama's speech does officially land on Feb. 2, should ABC move the Lost premiere? Or should keep it on that date but opt out of airing the State of the Union?

Moral of the story? Never come between a nerd and his show.

Eth

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Guest frankblack13

lol even though I'm an Obama fan I was a little bit pissed when the commentary part of his speech preempted Lance's episode of NCIS because I never saw it before

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Well, im a huge fan of Obama, voted for the man and stood in line for hours and was crammed in a crowd of thousands to see him speak in Ohio on the campaign trail while doing my part between France and American relations by bringing my sons French foreign exchange student friend with us, she was excited for days after this calling her parents in France telling them all about how she got to see and hear Obama speak but if he messes with my Lost I will be one unhappy American. lol makingeyes.gif

Well does anyone know what time his speech is going to be and what time Lost is going to be on? Maybe the speech will be before the Lost premeire and no harm done. Im sure Obama probably is a Lost fan and understands the harm done by interrupting the final seasons premiere of Lost. lol Im not too worried about American Idol being interrupted, i mean it is a huge show and more people voted in American Idol then in presidential races but American Idol is getting old and im getting tired of it but Please do not interrupt my Lost and my Sawyer time. makingeyes.gif I hoping for the final season Sawyer loses all his clothes on the Island and has to run around neckkid. makingeyes.gif

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Ah, the final season approaches. I can't wait!

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