Flash-Forward to an All-New Season of Lost, Jan. 31 on CTV

       -- Recap special Lost: Past, Present & Future kicks-off two-hour
                       Lost special event at 8 p.m. --

       -- Extended trailer "Lost In 8:15" available at lost.ctv.ca --
                  -- Harold Perrineau returns as Michael --

    TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Charlie is dead, the survivors are about to be
rescued, and Michael returns. Who will make it off the island, and who will
perish? The action-packed mystery adventure series Lost is the latest Top 10
program to return to the CTV schedule when the all-new fourth season premieres
Thursday, Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast

    Additionally, CTV invites Lost viewers to catch up on the past three
seasons of the critically-acclaimed drama in the recap special Lost: Past,
Present & Future on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET, leading into the season
premiere. The new drama series Eli Stone premieres at 10 p.m. ET on CTV,
immediately following Lost.

    Finally, fans can relive all three seasons of Lost in the extended
trailer "Lost In 8:15." The fast-paced trailer, which recounts the saga of the
passengers from Oceanic Air's Flight 815 in eight minutes and 15 seconds, is
available at lost.ctv.ca.

    (*)(*)Media Note(*)(*) - Download all-new photography of Lost at

    "A Top 10 favourite, Lost is the fourth scripted series to premiere on
CTV since the beginning of the month," said Susanne Boyce, President,
Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. "After last year's explosive season
finale, this is surely the most-anticipated new season yet."

    With only 48 original episodes left until the series finale airs in 2010,
this season truly is the beginning of the end, with the promise of the
castaways' rescue at hand. Jack has radioed a freighter stationed somewhere
off the coast of the island. But when it's discovered that Charlie's dying
warning was that these people may not be who they say they are, the castaways
are split as to what to do.

    The band of friends, family, enemies and strangers must continue to work
together against the cruel weather and harsh terrain if they want to stay
alive. But as they have discovered during their 90-plus days on the island,
danger and mystery lurk around every corner, and those they have come to trust
may turn against them. Even heroes have secrets.

    The special Lost: Past, Present & Future (Thursday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET)
explores the series in a way that will bring new viewers up to date - and that
diehard fans will find illuminating in anticipation of the fourth season
premiere episode. The special takes an in-depth look at the mysteries of both
the island and its inhabitants and recaps the secrets that have been revealed,
as well as those that remain a mystery.

    In the Season 4 premiere episode "The Beginning of the End" (Thursday,
Jan. 31 at 9 p.m. ET), with their rescue close at hand, the remaining
survivors of Flight 815 don't know whether or not to believe Charlie's final
message that the people promising to liberate them are not who they seem to

    Season 4 stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond,
Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge
Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim
as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet, Terry O'Quinn
as Locke and Harold Perrineau as Michael.

    Lost was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof.
Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse serve as Executive

    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, and in Dome Productions, a North American
leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More
information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca

For further information:

For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5325 or

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