Lost Season 4's start date has been confirmed as January 31, 2008 at 9:00PM EST. On May 7th 2007, it was confirmed that Season 4 will return in February 08 for a 16 episode run, followed by 2 additional 16 episode seasons in 2009 and 2010 But thanks to the writers strike only 8 episodes have been written. Rumors on lost fan sites is that we will may only get 6 episodes... They said episodes 7 and 8 are beginning a new arc and ABC doesn't want to air them until the rest of the arc is planned and written. On the other hand, Disney wants them to air all 8 episodes. We are already getting cut back for 23/24 to 16 and now we are down to 6 to 8 what the fuck.