ABC Drops In Case of Emergency for Repeats of Lost

These days, to say the networks are getting as trigger-happy as a character on Lost is a bit of an understatement.

With only one episode left to air, In Case of Emergency has been pulled off of the schedule, effective immediately.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as the freshman series, which starred David Arquette, Jonathan Silverman, Greg Germann, Kelly Hu, and Lori Loughlin, aired its penultimate episode Wednesday night. In terms of ratings, it tied for last place in the hour with a repeat episode of The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. (Ouch.)

To fill the void left by the now-departed In Case of Emergency, ABC will fill its timeslot next week with a repeat of last night's episode of Lost (following a second window strategy employed earlier this season). Encores of Lost will fill the timeslot for the remainder of the season.

More Lost? Bring it on, ABC.

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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at