LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- "Lost" is returning to its original home - Wednesday nights - for its fifth season.
Rumblings of the move began this morning after a Twitter account credited to ABC Inner Circle posted: "HOT HOT HOT! This JUST in....LOST will return Wednesday, January 21st at 8/7c!!!!!"
Said claims were subsequently confirmed to the site by network sources this afternoon. It's understood the new season will open with a one-hour recap special at 8:00/7:00c followed by its two-hour season opener at 9:00/8:00c.
"Lost" aired on Thursday nights last season, where it averaged 12.7 million viewers and a 5.4 rating among adults 18-49.
Still to be determined: where current Wednesday entries "Pushing Daisies," "Private Practice" and "Dirty Sexy Money" will go come the new year.