Question: I read that Harold Perrineau has signed on for a new CBS series, and that he won't be returning to Lost because he couldn't reach an agreement with the producers. Say it ain't so! The story is a fake, right? Or is it just a ploy to make us think Michael isnt coming back?

Answer: It's not fake. Per my Lost spy, Perrineau had been in talks to return to Lost this season, but he ultimately decided against uprooting his family and moving back to Hawaii. But don't say buh-bye to Michael just yet. If his CBS pilot Demons doesn't get picked up, there's a chance he might return next season on a recurring basis. And if Demons is a go? I hear there's a contingency plan in place for that possibility as well.