UPDATE 1:45 p.m. CST: Fox News reports confirmation from the White House that the State of the Union Address will NOT happen Feb. 2, and that the Lost premiere will continue as planned.
Relax, “Losties” — the precious sixth and final season premiere of Lost will keep its Feb. 2 date and won’t be ousted by President Barack Obama! That is, if the tweets of Damon Lindelof, of of the show’s creators, can be believed.
In case you hadn’t heard the news, President Obama was considering two main dates for his upcoming State of the Union Address: Jan. 26 or Feb. 2, with Feb. 2 being the White House’s preferred date. Because the Lost premiere will be two hours long and there likely will be a recap show before it, it would be nearly impossible for ABC to manoeuver around the President’s address that night; they’d have to push the show back another week.
Moments ago, however, Lindelof tweeted from his @DamonLindelof Twitter account the following news:
OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!! Groundhog Day is OURS!!!!!!! (God Bless America)
That tweet was followed by:
Okay. So Obama didn’t technically “back down.” He leveraged Carlton and I to do something on the show. Two words. MORE FROGURT.
From those tweets, it doesn’t sound like Lindelof is joking, so keep your fingers crossed that ABC puts out the official word soon. If Lindelof or another major Lost entity puts out word of any change or retractions, we’ll let you know.
As much as I like Obama, I’ll be happy to report Lindelof: 1; Obama: 0. Well, unless you count the presidency itself, of course.