This could be a moot point if it turns out the news is premature. But TV Guide is exclusively reporting that ABC is about to unveil its strike-proofed mid-season schedule and yes, eight episodes of "Lost" will be airing in February.
That's not the big news, though.
Wednesday will not -- I repeat -- not be "Lost" night. For fans who grew accustomed to a hump day dose of sweet island madness, this is kind of a shock. But since the strike is dictating the switch, it's not like there will be competing programming to throw everything out of whack, anyway.
So ... we asked before, we'll ask again. Would you rather see eight completed episodes and then nothing if the strike drags on? Or would it be better for ABC to hold back and air everything in one continuous stretch? Does it really matter what you think? Couldn't ABC buy and sell your worthless soul a million times over?
Whoever leaves the best comment gets an autographed piece of Matthew Fox's fake beard ...
UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that "Lost" is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. CST Thursdays, taking over the time slot held by "Grey's Anatomy" - whose stock of new episodes is down to one.