ABC is betting the Taye Digg’s led Day Break will make for a logical viewing choice for malnourished LOST fans after the island mystery returns to hiatus-purgatory November 15th. The bet is an odd game-play for the network, and a sign of progressive policy at work within the halls of ABC. The fact that they are even allowing the scheduling to take LOST off the air during sweeps is a sure vote of confidence in the shows value to advertisers.
After settling into mega-hit numbers, LOST seems to be one of the safer bets.
Day Break has a lot to offer LOST fans, particularly those whose nerves are jangled my the protracted mysteries of the survival drama. Day Break is a 13-week investment. A complete story told over one half season slot. Whether that story includes a built in sequel mechanism should it became a run-away hit is, of course, a matter of common sense, but at this point ABC is promising if you start Day Break next week, you will know the answer to its mysteries 13 weeks later when LOST returns to begin its cycle of tease and denial all over again.
The plot for Day Break goes a little like this: Detective Brett Hopper is living the same day over and over again. Hopper is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. He offers a solid alibi which no one believes. He realizes he’s been framed. And he runs, discovering en route that not only he, but also his loved ones are in danger. He then wakes up and relives the same day over and over again. Hmmm sounds like somebody’s read their Nietzsche.