I’m not the only “Lost” nut who loves Arzt.
ABC.com has recruited Daniel Roebuck, the thesp who plays Dr. Leslie Arzt, to offer his “expert commentary” on an enhanced edition of the two-hour opener, “LA X.”
Viewership of the opener went through the roof on ABC.com and Hulu, and ABC is smartly milking that aud for all its worth. Arzt’s return to the storyline, brief as it may be, has been one of the pleasant surprises so far of the final season.
Beginning today, ABC.com will offer the premiere of the finale season of “Lost” with special Expert Commentary from the actor Daniel Roebuck who is plays ‘Dr. Leslie Arzt’ on the hit ABC series.
ABC.com’s new Expert Commentary feature allows viewers of the site’s Full Episode Player an opportunity to experience insights from the stars of ABC’s series and specials, as well as producers, writers, directors, production and costume designers, music supervisors and network executives, among others.
Consistently one of the most-viewed series on ABC.com’s full-episode player, “Lost” continues to connect with fans across the web. Following its successful season premiere on Tuesday, February 2, on ABC where it ranked as the night’s No. 1 scripted TV show and was watched by over 12.1 million viewers, “Lost” drove record online viewing at ABC.com on Wednesday, February 3, with more than 580,000 episode starts of the premiere on the site, an increase of more than 34% over last season’s “Lost” premiere, according to internal data. Overall, last Wednesday marked ABC.com’s highest full episode viewing this season with more than 1.17 million total full episode starts.
This season, ABC.com offers highly-interactive, community-driven features including user-created Top 5 lists which allow fans to arrange, rank and share their personalized lists of show-related favorites; and Episode Commentary where fans can not only access commentaries created by series’ insiders, but also create and share their own commentaries for each episode. Additionally, the site will soon unveil a Fan Art Wall, an interactive area for fans to upload, view and rate “Lost”-themed art created by fellow fans, and also give fans the opportunity to participate in the Ultimate “Lost” Fan Promo Contest, providing users a “mash-up” tool to create and share their own “Lost” promos with a winning promo to be featured on-air.