Set your calendar, Losties: it will all end on May 23.

As Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof teased on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC now confirms that Lost‘s two-hour finale will air on May 23, a Sunday, from 9pm. Before that would be a recap show, from 8pm.

“We are eternally grateful to [ABC Entertainment Group president Steve McPherson] for allowing us to end the show on our own terms,” Lindelof said in the interview.

It’s interesting to see that the show’s finale–the conclusion to five years and 121 hours of crazy goodness–will air on a Sunday. It could be that Lost is trying to avoid strong competition from American Idol: the finale of the talent show’s ninth season is expected to air in the same week as Lost’s last episode.

But if we can read a lot more into the finale date, it’s got the number 23 on it. Could there be hints in that?

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Henrik Batallones

Staff Writer, BuddyTV