LostEach year the Television Academy’s Board of Governors reviews in detail the rules and procedures for each award to determine if any updates, changes or additions are required, one of which directly affects the highly anticipated May 23rd series finale of ABC’s Lost.

The Television Academy’s Board last night voted to update submission rules regarding an extended episode’s permitted length, granting 2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards eligibility for ABC’s final episode of Primetime Drama Series, Lost. The upcoming series finale is currently scheduled to run two and a half hours on May 23, 2010. Past rules have limited submission of extended length episodes to twice the normal running time, or two hours for a standard Primetime Drama Series episode.