Lost Returns, Camelot Remade

“Lost” will kick off its fifth season a few weeks earlier than originally planned. The series will return to its old Wednesdays at 9pm slot with a two-hour season premiere on January 21st, preceeded by a clip show special at 8pm reports the trades.

Upon its return “Private Practice”, currently occupying that time slot, will be moved. Seventeen episodes are scheduled to be aired this season.

Meanwhile, Showtime and The BBC are developing a contemporary series retelling of “Camelot” with Ecosse Films and Octagon Filmes.

Michael Hirst and Morgan O’Sullivan, the creators behind “The Tudors”, will write the hour-long drama’s scripts and executive produce along with O’Sullivan.