ABC has announced that the sixth and final season of the sci-fi series will conclude on May 23 with a real and definite ending.
Backing up Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof's statement during "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" about the end of "Lost", ABC President Stephen McPherson announced on Wednesday, February 3 that the last episode of season 6 will air on Sunday, May 23. The sci-fi series will wrap up in a two-hour finale starting at 8/7c.
"Lost" kicked off the sixth and final season on Tuesday also with a two-hour event. It absorbed 12.1 million viewers and dominated adults-18-to-49 demographic between 9/8c to 11/10c. It was ABC's best two-hour performance since November 2007.
" 'Lost' is an example of what happens when you put creativity above everything else, trust the creative vision, and take the risks required to be truly original," McPherson said in a statement. "It's a testament to staying true to the creative vision of one of the most iconic shows ever on television, and we're giving the producers an unprecedented opportunity to respect the fans and really satisfy the viewers with a spectacular conclusion."
Cuse and Lindelof promised that the end of the series will be a real ending with no cliffhanger whatsoever. "It's not like we're leaving anything that we were going to resolve left unresolved so that people can go see it in a movie theater," Lindelof told MTV.