'''ABC.COM OFFERS THE SEASON PREMIERE OF "LOST" WITH SPECIAL EXPERT COMMENTARY FROM THE SERIES' 'DR. ARZT', ACTOR DANIEL ROEBUCK'''
Beginning today, ABC.com will offer the premiere of the finale season of "Lost" with special Expert Commentary from actor Daniel Roebuck, who plays 'Dr. Leslie Arzt' on the hit ABC series.
ABC.com's new Expert Commentary feature allows viewers of the site's Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of ABC's series and specials, as well as producers, writers, directors, production and costume designers, music supervisors and network executives, among others.
Consistently one of the most-viewed series on ABC.com's Full Episode Player, "Lost" continues to connect with fans across the Web. Following its successful season premiere on Tuesday, February 2, where it ranked as the night's No. 1 scripted TV show and was watched by more than 12.1 million viewers, "Lost" drove record online viewing at ABC.com on Wednesday, February 3, with more than 580,000 episode starts of the premiere on the site, an increase of more than 34% over last season's "Lost" premiere, according to internal data. Overall, last Wednesday marked ABC.com's highest full episode viewing this season with more than 1.17 million total full episode starts.
This season, ABC.com offers highly-interactive, community-driven features including user-created Top 5 lists which allow fans to arrange, rank and share their personalized lists of show-related favorites; and Episode Commentary where fans can not only access commentaries created by series' insiders, but also create and share their own commentaries for each episode. Additionally, the site will soon unveil a Fan Art Wall, an interactive area for fans to upload, view and rate "Lost"-themed art created by fellow fans, and also give fans the opportunity to participate in the Ultimate "Lost" Fan Promo Contest, providing users a "mash-up" tool to create and share their own "Lost" promos - with a winning promo to be featured on-air.
"Lost" airs regularly on Tuesdays (900-1000 p.m., ET) on ABC. The series' finale is set to air as a primetime event on a special night, Sunday, May 23 from 900-1100 p.m., ET. Preceding the finale will be a recap special from 800-900 p.m., ET.
As the online home of the ABC Television Network, ABC.com is dedicated to providing users with innovative ways to experience their favorite shows. In addition to the Emmy & Webby Award-winning ABC Full Episode Player, the site also offers the viewers of ABC's hit series everything from games, blogs, community forums, photos and downloadables to new ABC Music Lounge and the ABC Store which provides fans access to a wide variety of unique ABC-related merchandise. ABC.com is available anytime, anywhere on mobile devices at m.abc.com.
Karen Hobson -- (818) 569-7789, Karen.Hobson@disney.com