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Thursday: The wait is over! The fourth season of "Lost" premieres tonight. Will the castaways be rescued?

By Salon Staff
January 31, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)
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The wait is over! The fourth season of "Lost" premieres tonight (9 p.m. EST on ABC, after a clip-show recap of Season 3 at 8 p.m. EST), and supposedly those sad, scrappy castaways are finally going to get rescued! Too bad we already know that Jack (Matthew Fox) will be even more miserable than he was on the island, thanks to that very dark flash-forward at the end of the third season. Couldn't they just let us enjoy the moment without worrying about what happens next, for once? No, this is "Lost," remember? Those without a taste for endless suspense, loose threads and unrelenting darkness should flip over to "Celebrity Apprentice" (9 p.m. EST on NBC) to watch Omarosa flirt with Lennox Lewis.



On "Smash Lab" (8 p.m. EST on Discovery), engineers experiment by putting giant airbags on the fronts of trains to prevent railroad-crossing-accident deaths. Husband-and-wife pair Jake and Amy show up for therapy on the nightly drama "In Treatment" (9:30 p.m. EST on HBO). Jonny Lee Miller plays a lawyer with visions of George Michael in ABC's new drama series "Eli Stone" (premieres at 10 p.m. EST), while group therapy begins on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" (10 p.m. EST on VH1), the models get naked (yet again) on "Make Me a Supermodel" (10 p.m. EST on Bravo) and "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry performs on "Soundstage" (10 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings).


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Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Eva Longoria Parker, Charles Gibson, Rick Browne

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Dr. Phil McGraw, Elizabeth Mitchell

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

DeAnna Pappas

Oprah Winfrey

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Medical Miracles with Dr. Oz, Kevin Everett

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Julian Schnabel

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST


Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST


David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Eva Longoria Parker, Colbie Calliat

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST


Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Michael Shermer, Amy Ryan

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST


Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST


Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

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