President Barack Obama Spares 'Lost' Fans From Further Agony

The heroes of "Lost" have faced many adversaries throughout their tenuous stay on the mysterious island, including indigenous hostiles, time travel and a smoke monster. But can Jack, Locke and the others hold their own against the mighty will of President Barack Obama?

Luckily, they can.

Over the past several days, rumors circulated that the President's upcoming State of the Union address would fall on either January 26th or February 2nd, the latter of which is the premiere date for the final season of "Lost." Many expected that Obama would settle on that date, forcing ABC to seriously reconsider their "Lost" strategy. As it turns out, that's no longer a concern.

The New York Times reports that White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has said that "he doesn't foresee a scenario" in which Obama's speech will fall on the same night as the premiere of "Lost." Good news for us fans — and also for "Lost" showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

"OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!!" declared Lindelof on Twitter. He later offered a new statement, saying: "Okay. So Obama didn't technically 'back down.' He leveraged Carlton and I to do something on the show. Two words. MORE FROGURT."

"In exchange for moving his speech, Damon and I promise to answer ANY questions the President has about LOST," Cuse added on his own Twitter account.

I love the idea that Obama is secretly a huge "Lost" geek and refused to jeopardize the premiere's airing not just for the fans, but for himself. Not even Obama can wait another week to find out what the smoke monster really is.

How upset would you have been if the State of the Union interrupted the premiere of "Lost"? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!