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ABC Medianet is ABC's official distribution point for press release content. Lostpedia considers information from ABC Medianet as canonical. This content comes in several forms, including press releases (from Jeff Fordis), promotional photos (by Mario Perez), the Primetime Grid (in Microsoft Excel format), and the Press Release Bundle (in PDF and Microsoft Word format).

Press releases

Press releases are released episodically and for other special events. They are usually released on Mondays, in most cases around 3 weeks before the airdate of the episode the release is for. Jeff Fordis, ABC Media Relations Correspondent is responsible for the press releases.

Episode press releases

An episodic press release contains:

  • Name of the episode
  • Date and time the episode will air
  • Main Cast of Lost
  • Guest stars and their characters appearing in the episode
  • Director and writers of episode
  • Notice about broadcasting information
  • Parental guideline (sometimes)

Note: Some of the episodic press releases are marked as "unknown". It is not known whether there was a press release for that episode, nor when it was published. Others are listed as "n/a" in which case no press release was issued for that episode.

Season 1

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"Pilot, Part 1" unknown No May 12, 2005
May 3, 2010
Yes
Yes
"Pilot, Part 2" unknown No May 23, 2005
May 3, 2010
Yes
Yes
"Tabula Rasa" unknown No May 27, 2005 Yes
"Walkabout" unknown No June 6, 2005 Yes
"White Rabbit" unknown No June 13, 2005 Yes
"House of the Rising Sun" unknown No June 20, 2005 Yes
"The Moth" unknown No June 27, 2005 Yes
"Confidence Man" unknown No July 1, 2005 Yes
"Solitary" unknown No July 11, 2005 Yes
"Raised by Another" unknown No January 14, 2005 Yes
"All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" unknown No July 18, 2005 Yes
"Whatever the Case May Be" unknown No February 28, 2005 Yes
"Hearts and Minds" unknown No March 7, 2005 Yes
"Special" unknown No unknown No
"Homecoming" January 24, 2005 Yes unknown No
"Outlaws" unknown No August 1, 2005 Yes
"...In Translation" unknown No August 10, 2005 Yes
"Numbers" unknown No August 15, 2005 Yes
"Deus Ex Machina" unknown No August 15, 2005 Yes
"Do No Harm" unknown No August 22, 2005 Yes
"The Greater Good" April 18, 2005 Yes unknown No
"Born to Run" April 25, 2005 Yes unknown No
"Exodus, Part 1" unknown No August 22, 2005 Yes
"Exodus, Part 2" May 19, 2005 Yes unknown No

Season 2

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"Man of Science, Man of Faith" September 2, 2005 Yes unknown No
"Adrift" unknown No May 22, 2006 Yes
"Orientation" unknown No May 26, 2006 Yes
"Everybody Hates Hugo" unknown No June 5, 2006 Yes
"...And Found" unknown No June 5, 2006 Yes
"Abandoned" unknown No June 12, 2006 Yes
"The Other 48 Days" unknown No June 12, 2006 Yes
"Collision" unknown No June 19, 2006 Yes
"What Kate Did" unknown No June 19, 2006 Yes
"The 23rd Psalm" unknown No June 26, 2006 Yes
"The Hunting Party" unknown No June 26, 2006 Yes
"Fire + Water" unknown No June 26, 2006 Yes
"The Long Con" unknown No July 10, 2006 Yes
"One of Them" unknown No July 14th, 2006 Yes
"Maternity Leave" February 13, 2006 Yes unknown No
"The Whole Truth" unknown No July 24, 2006 Yes
"Lockdown" unknown No July 31, 2006 Yes
"Dave" March 20, 2006 Yes unknown No
"S.O.S." March 20, 2006 Yes unknown No
Lost: Reckoning April 17, 2006 No unknown No
"Two for the Road" April 17, 2006 Yes unknown No
"?" April 24, 2006 Yes August 04,2006 No
"Three Minutes" May 1, 2006 Yes unknown No
"Live Together, Die Alone" May 8, 2006 Yes September 11, 2006 No

Season 3

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast/Enhanced
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"A Tale of Two Cities" September 18, 2006 Yes n/a No
"The Glass Ballerina" September 26, 2006 Yes n/a No
"Further Instructions" October 02, 2006 Yes n/a No
"Every Man for Himself" October 09, 2006 Yes n/a No
"The Cost of Living" October 16, 2006 Yes n/a No
"I Do" October 23, 2006 Yes n/a No
"Not in Portland" January 22, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Flashes Before Your Eyes" January 29, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Stranger in a Strange Land" February 05, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Tricia Tanaka Is Dead" February 12, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Enter 77" February 16, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Par Avion" February 26, 2007 Yes n/a No
"The Man from Tallahassee" March 05, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Exposé" March 08, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Left Behind" March 19, 2007 Yes n/a No
"One of Us" March 26, 2007 No April 16, 2007 Yes
"Catch-22" April 03, 2007 No April 09, 2007 Yes
"D.O.C." April 09, 2007 No April 16, 2007 No
"The Brig" April 16, 2007 No April 23, 2007 Yes
"The Man Behind the Curtain" April 23, 2007 No April 30, 2007 Yes
"Greatest Hits" April 30, 2007 Yes n/a No
"Through the Looking Glass" May 07, 2007 Yes January 14, 2008 Yes

Season 4

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast/Enhanced
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"The Beginning of the End" January 14, 2008 Yes January 18, 2008 No
"Confirmed Dead" January 18, 2008 No January 28, 2008 Yes
"The Economist" January 28, 2008 No February 4, 2008 Yes
"Eggtown" February 4, 2008 Yes February 11, 2008 No
"The Constant" February 11, 2008 Yes February 15, 2008 No
"The Other Woman" February 15, 2008 Yes February 22, 2008 No
"Ji Yeon" February 22, 2008 Yes March 31, 2008 No
"Meet Kevin Johnson" February 29, 2008 Yes March 31, 2008 No
"The Shape of Things to Come" April 7, 2008 Yes n/a No
"Something Nice Back Home" April 14, 2008 Yes May 5, 2008 Yes
"Cabin Fever" April 21, 2008 Yes May 5, 2008 Yes
"There's No Place Like Home, Part 1" April 28, 2008 No May 5, 2008
December 22, 2008
Yes
Yes
"There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3" May 12, 2008 Yes December 22, 2008 Yes

Season 5

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast/Enhanced
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"Because You Left" December 31, 2008 Yes n/a No
"The Lie" December 31, 2008 Yes January 12, 2009 Yes
"Jughead" January 12, 2009 Yes January 16, 2009 Yes
"The Little Prince" January 16, 2009 Yes January 26, 2009 Yes
"This Place Is Death" January 26, 2009 Yes February 2, 2009 Yes
"316" February 2, 2009 Yes February 9, 2009 Yes
"The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" February 9, 2009 Yes February 13, 2009 Yes
"LaFleur" February 13, 2009 Yes February 23, 2009 Yes
"Namaste" March 2, 2009 Yes n/a No
"He's Our You" March 9, 2009 Yes n/a No
"Whatever Happened, Happened" March 16, 2009 Yes n/a No
"Dead Is Dead" March 23, 2009 Yes n/a No
"Some Like It Hoth" March 30, 2009 Yes n/a No
"The Variable" April 13, 2009 Yes n/a No
"Follow the Leader" April 20, 2009 Yes n/a No
"The Incident, Parts 1 & 2" April 27, 2009 Yes January 11, 2010 No

Season 6

Episode Original Airing Rebroadcast/Enhanced
DateTranscriptDateTranscript
"LA X, Part 1" January 15, 2010 Yes n/a No
"LA X, Part 2" January 15, 2010 Yes n/a No
"What Kate Does" February 3, 2010 Yes n/a No
"The Substitute" February 10, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Lighthouse" February 17, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Sundown" February 18, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Dr. Linus" March 3, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Recon" March 10, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Ab Aeterno" March 17, 2010 Yes April 12, 2010 Yes
"The Package" March 24, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Happily Ever After" March 31, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Everybody Loves Hugo" April 07, 2010 Yes n/a No
"The Last Recruit" April 14, 2010 Yes n/a No
"The Candidate" April 27, 2010 Yes n/a No
"Across the Sea" May 5, 2010 Yes n/a No
"What They Died For" May 12, 2010 Yes n/a No
"The End" TBA n/a n/a No
"The End" TBA n/a n/a No

Other press releases

Press releases are also released for events such as the beginning of seasons or information on the show and future seasons or episodes.

EventRelease Date Transcript
Season 3 August 04, 2006 No
Character video back stories February 13,2007 No
Lost to conclude in 2009-10 Television Season May 07, 2007 No
Season 4 December 14, 2007 Yes
Lost in 8:15 (online recap) December 26, 2007 Yes
Oceanic Airlines announces its return to the airways December 28, 2007 Yes
"Lost: Past, Present and Future" January 14, 2008 No
Discover Lost in Marvel Comics January 23, 2008 No
Teleconference with Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (Audio) April 1, 2008 No
ABC announces special two-hour finales of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost" April 14, 2008 No
Lost teleconference reminder (Audio) April 15, 2008 No
ABC launches Lostscape April 18, 2008 No
Lost Book Club Release July 1, 2008 Yes
ABC.COM Launches Lost: Showdown January 20, 2009 Yes
ABC's Lost Wins Peabody Award April 1, 2009 Yes
Season 6 November 19, 2009 Yes
ABC announces “LOST” The Final Season Sweepstakes December 29, 2009 Yes
"Lost: Final Chapter" (note: this episode was originally titled "Lost: Beginning of the End") January 15, 2010 Yes
ABC announces a special screening of "Lost" at "Sunset on the Beach" January 25, 2010 Yes
"Lost" Full Cast Prints are now available February 1, 2010 Yes
Series Finale airdate February 3, 2010 Yes
Online ratings for Lost premiere February 8, 2010 Yes
Commentary with Daniel Roebuck February 11, 2010 Yes
Commentary with Rob Kyker February 16, 2010 Yes
Lost premiere posts record DVR ratings February 22, 2010 Yes
Commentary with John Lachonis (DocArzt) February 22, 2010 Yes
Fan promo contest March 2, 2010 Yes
Commentary with Michael Emerson March 15, 2010 Yes
Music Videos for Lost Characters March 17, 2010 Yes
Lost Symphony Release April 22, 2010 Yes
"The Candidate Collection" Photo sale April 29, 2010 Yes
ABC's "Lost" finale extended by a half-hour May 5, 2010 Yes
ABC and Verizon offer Lost fans opportunity to say farewell May 11, 2010 Yes

Notes

  • Press releases are not always accurate or correct. In some Season 3 episodes certain characters and guest stars were left off the press release as they would give away information the producers/writers wanted to keep secret until the episode. Such appearances as Walt in the finale or DHARMA employees in "The Man Behind the Curtain" were not included in the press releases for those episodes. Some guest stars that are listed in press releases are not actually seen in the episodes due to their lines being cut. These guest stars are still credited however.
    • Additionally, they sometimes refer to deleted scenes (most likely deleted extremely close to airdate), like the press release for Adrift hyping up Jolene Blalock's involvement when all of her scenes were cut or the press release for Further Instructions describing the episode's deleted Nikki & Paulo subplot.
  • A few cast members have been credited as guest stars in the press releases while billed as series regulars in the on-screen credits - Emilie de Ravin in the first 15 episodes of season 1, Malcolm David Kelley in season 2, Rodrigo Santoro and Kiele Sanchez in season 3, Jeremy Davies and Ken Leung in season 4, Rebecca Mader in season 4 and season 5 and Henry Ian Cusick in season 6.

Primetime grids

Primetime Grids are released by ABC usually every week. A primetime grid is a Microsoft Excel document that has the primetime line up for ABC for the following 4 weeks. Grids usually reveal the names of upcoming Lost episodes before they are released In Press Releases.

A Primetime Grid contains:

  • The names of the episodes airing for the next four weeks of Lost.
  • The airdates as well as air times for the episodes.
  • They also show information on airing of past episodes again, reruns.
  • Sometimes contain one or two of the special guest stars (eg. Billy Dee Williams makes a special appearance).
  • Rebroadcasts and special Lost clip shows.

Promotional images

ABC Medianet releases promotional photography for each episode of Lost in advance of the airing of it. The pictures are taken by photographer Mario Perez, who takes most images as the actual scenes are being filmed. The images are hosted on Medianet's servers and available to anyone with an ABC Medianet account.

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