'Lost' in reshuffle of ABC's schedule
By Nellie Andreeva
The Hollywood Reporter
Dec 15, 2007
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...1625af773c54d4ABC is making another bold move on Thursday night, launching the hit drama "Lost" in the most valuable piece of primetime real estate -- Thursday at 9 p.m.
The eight produced episodes of the action-adventure series will begin airing Jan. 31 against NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."
The decision to move "Lost" from Wednesday night, where it had run since its premiere in 2005, was prompted by the network's desire to keep its dominance in the high-profile Thursday 9 p.m. hour during the strike when the slot's regular occupant, "Grey's Anatomy," is in repeats, ABC's scheduling chief Jeff Bader said. The move is reminiscent of ABC's decision last year to transplant "Grey's" from Sunday to Thursday.
"It's an incredibly important time slot, and 'Lost' is an incredibly important show," Bader said. "It seemed like a great opportunity for 'Lost'."