"Lost" To Spend Season Time Shifting

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The producers of "Lost" say the new season will emphasize time shifting along with Sawyer, the repentant con man played by Josh Holloway.

"Lost" executive producer Carlton Cuse says navigating between the past, present and future is a challenge but the potential for exciting storytelling makes it worthwhile.

Cuse and fellow executive producer Damon Lindelof told a meeting of the Television Critics Association Friday that the character of Sawyer has a lot to do this season _ and viewers will see a lot of him from the start.

Cuse says there's even something in the show for people who aren't huge time travel fans. The first episode features a shirtless Sawyer.

The fifth season of "Lost" opens with a two-hour episode 9 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 21, on ABC.