Annie Barrett
January 08, 2010 AT 08:33 PM EST

If yesterday’s terror alert about President (not Workman) Barack Obama’s State of the Union address potentially conflicting with Feb. 2’s Lost premiere had you freaked out like Charlie on a plane, rest easy! No State of the Union will mess with our enjoyment of  a three-hour State of the Island. The White House still doesn’t know when the SOTU will happen, but the Internet whined hard enough that it definitely won’t be that night.

“I assume it’s a big deal at ABC,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today, hopefully with a piercing Ben-like stare and a slight waver in his voice.

In other words (according to Damon Lindelof’s Twitter feed): “OBAMA BACKED DOWN!!!! Groundhog Day is OURS!!!!!!! (God Bless America).”

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Image credit: Obama: Soren McCarty/WireImage.com; Lost: Mario Perez/ABC

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