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Recap Specials on "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" to Stream in Their Entirety on ABC.com

[via press release from ABC]


ABC.com will stream in their entirety recap specials on "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" originally produced for and broadcast on the ABC Television Network, it was announced today.

This will be the first time ABC.com will stream a primetime program in its entirety.

"Desperate Housewives: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry" began streaming on ABC.com yesterday, April 26, and "Lost: The Journey" will be available on Thursday, April 28, following its ABC network broadcast tonight. The specials will remain live in ABC.com's video player until May 22 and May 25, the season finales of the respective series.

In addition to the shows streaming in their entirety, ABC.com will also offer streams of each act so viewers can watch the stories of each individual character.

"Placing these two specials literally at the fingertips of internet users is a great 'first' for ABC.com, and an exciting way to introduce new viewers to two of the most talked about new series of the year while also feeding the appetite of current fans," said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, Business Development, ABC Entertainment Television Group.

With "Lost: The Journey," ABC invites new and avid "Lost" viewers to take a fresh look at one of this season's most talked about shows. The special promises to explore the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date -- but which current viewers will also find illuminating.

"Lost" stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Maggie Grace as Shannon, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Malcolm David Kelley as Walt, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie, Terry O'Quinn as Locke, Harold Perrineau as Michael and Ian Somerhalder as Boone. "Lost" airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., ET, on the ABC Television Network.

An all-new hour-long special, "Desperate Housewives: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry" will bring new viewers up to speed on the biggest moments of the season while giving die-hard fans of the hit series fresh insight into the many mysteries of TV's most famous street.

The hour recaps the stories-to-date of Susan Mayer, Lynette Scavo, Bree Van De Kamp and Gabrielle Solis, and looks back at the central mysteries that have kept viewers guessing: Why did Mary Alice kill herself? Who's buried in the toy chest that Paul Young dug up from the bottom of his pool? And who is Mike Delfino, and what is his real agenda in moving to Wisteria Lane?

Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Steven Culp as Rex Van De Kamp, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Mark Moses as Paul Young, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Jesse Metcalfe as John, Cody Kasch as Zach Young, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino. The series, which has garnered both People's Choice and Golden Globe Awards for best comedy series, airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

  [april 2005]  


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