Lost Season 5 Gets Three-Hour Premiere On ABC

In season premiere news, Lost is returning to Wednesday nights starting Jan. 21 on ABC.

The three-hour season 5 premiere "event" -- the American Idol influence continues! -- kicks off at 8 p.m. with an hour-long recap special, followed by two back-to-back episodes starting at 9 p.m. Lost is expected to air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays thereafter, resuming its original Wednesday night timeslot after a brief move to Thursdays last season.

So what happens to Private Practice, which currently airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays? If we're lucky, ABC will just take it off the air.