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Entertainment Weekly has learned that the ”limited event series” in the works for 24 is actually an order for 13 one-hour episodes. While 24 has always functioned as a 24-hour story spread over 24 episodes, 13 episodes is a full season for a lot of television shows. So it will be interesting to see how developing 24 as a 13-episode limited event series will change the franchise.

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Deadline has learned that Kiefer Sutherland is in early talks with Fox to reprise CTU agent Jack Bauer in a “limited event series”. I’m not sure exactly what that means, but it sounds like a higher budget mini-series rather than a 24-episode/hour ninth season of television.

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Again, no deals are yet in place, and they don’t have a script in place — apparently they are starting from scratch, abandoning all the work that was done on the feature screenplay, and instead going with a completely new story arc likely to be supervised by former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon.
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David Fury has confirmed via Twitter: it's happening and he's involved.
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JACK walks into the office of Fox Entertainment Chairman KEVIN REILLY.
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Mr. Chairman, my name is Jack Bauer, and I'm sorry to have to confront you like this, but your network is in trouble, and I'm the only one who can help.
JACK bites the 8 o'clock timeslot in the jugular.
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This is great news. Was so sad when 24 went off the air. I read the other day that Kiefers program, Touch was canceled and I was wondering if Fox would be willing to bring back 24. Hopefully it will be back on the air before this year is out.

Now, we just need to get seasons 1-6 of 24 on Blu and all will be good. Come on Fox, bring seasons 1-6 on Blu.....PLEASE !
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Jack's back....
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'24' returning to Fox for 12 episodes, network announces

Jack Bauer is coming back.

Fox executives said Monday that its drama "24" is returning next May for a limited run that will stretch into the summer. The adventure series with Kiefer Sutherland starring as Jack Bauer ended its original run in 2010.

Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly said creators had been thinking about doing a movie with the original cast. But when Fox announced it was interested in doing a big event miniseries, they realized it was the perfect format.

“They always had this idea of maybe someday doing a feature film,” he said. “I think they all agreed 24 being compressed into two hours is not 24.”

Sutherland said he was excited to see his character return to TV.

“The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” Sutherland said in a statement. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from [producer] Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint...Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off.”

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aaron peck, get the blog ready
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Arrested Development back this year, 24 next year, now if they could revive The Wire or Firefly for 2015.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/...776efa7d000010

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During a press call this morning, Fox President Kevin Reilly not only confirmed that the series will be back but that it will span 12 episodes rather than 24, and that it's expected to debut May 2014.

Said Reilly, [It's] 24 compressed over 12 weeks. It will go chronologically over the day, but it will skip hours. It will be dictated by the plot.” The new series will be called: 24: Live Another Day.
Don't care for the skipping hours, rather just have a half day, then hopefully another season could finish the day. But I'd rather have this than nothing.
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Jack Bauer to Return in 24: Live Another Day in 2014!


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Fox has ordered "24: Live Another Day," a thrilling new tent-pole event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon's Teakwood Lane Productions, "24: Live Another Day" will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on Fox.

The announcement was made this morning by Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company; Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Brian Grazer, Chairman, Imagine Entertainment.

The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with Sutherland and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with 12 episodes representing 24 hours. The suspenseful event series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland), who will resume his story several years following the events of the final season.

"It's great to have Jack back. '24' redefined the drama genre, and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show will again break new ground for the network," said Reilly. "The series remains a global sensation, and everyone at Fox is thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the incredibly creative '24' team."

"When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter of '24,' he quite simply had us at 'hello,'" remarked 20th Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. "'24' is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics and audiences worldwide. Howard's idea to revive the franchise as an event series couldn't be timelier, and with the brilliant Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can't wait to get started."

Added Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer, "I'm both excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give '24' fans what they've been asking for - more Jack Bauer. It's been my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he's a guy who cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am certain '24: Live Another Day' will again have a huge impact on our culture."

"The response to '24' is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before," noted Sutherland. "To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh, and will not disappoint. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and the FOX network for this opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks off. See you soon."

"Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character, and I confess that I've missed him. I think the audience has too," said executive producer Howard Gordon who served as showrunner for most of the series' run and won multiple Emmy Awards for his work. "The character has evolved through the years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack they know and love will be back."

Originally premiering November 6, 2001, "24" was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland's portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.

"24: Live Another Day" is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team to be announced. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.
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