Semi-major Lost spoiler alert!
The following two tidbits aren't especially juicy, but this is Lost and this is the show's final season - we'll take what we can get!
According to Kristin Dos Santos of E! News, the following two developments are confirmed for the series' return:
- Maggie Grace's absence as Shannon will be explained by a change to the backstory between her and Boone (Ian Somerhalder, who will appear again).
- Within the first four hours of the season, Sawyer will make out with either Kate or Juliet.
The latter scoop means that Juliet isn't entirely dead at least, a fact Elizabeth Mitchell herself stated during an interview in November.
As for the first spoiler... your guess is as good as ours. But we won't exactly miss someone whose reaction to the plane crash wasn't to save others (like our hero, Jack!), but to to do this: