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24: Kiefer Sutherland Returns Summer 2014

24 TV show returningThe 24 movie didn’t get off the ground but you can’t keep Jack Bauer down. Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to do a new 12-episode season of 24 on FOX for Summer 2014. If it’s a success, there’s little doubt that Jack will be back.

Here are the details from the network:

JACK IS BACK!!!

NEW ACTION-PACKED EVENT SERIES “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” TO RESTART ICONIC CLOCK IN SUMMER 2014 ON FOX

Kiefer Sutherland to Return as JACK BAUER in New Event Series Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions

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.

What do you think? Is this new season of 24 a good idea? Will you be tuning in to see Jack return?

 

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Carol R August 1, 2014 at 5:08 am

24 is the best show on television. Please please bring it back. That last episode left us all hanging. I’m eighty years old and I love Jack!

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Bill Fitzpatrick July 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Rescue Jack before he gets on Aeroflot for Moscow! We want season 10!

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Renee July 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

24 is the best show on television ever. It is addictive. I am watching the whole series again in order to get my fix. Give us Jack back please!

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Kathy Ayala July 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

PLEASE bring back another season of 24 and even more. Best TV series I have ever seen and couldn’t wait for the next epiosde to come. Always had me on the edge of my seat and always delivered with new surprises every week. The writers, producers, and the cast are the very BEST! By all the responses I have seen and personally heard this TV show has so many backers and fans that want this show to continue. How FOX can even think about not renewing this show just blows me away. They have not only got a real big money maker, but have the largest fan base there is! BRING BACK 24

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DeeDee July 20, 2014 at 10:25 pm

BRING JACK BACK!!! BRING JACK BACK!!! BRING JACK BACK!!!

Best show on TV in a very long time. Have watched every episode since 2003 & have loved every minute of it. Excellent writing, characters & plot twists!

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Ed July 20, 2014 at 10:59 am

loved every show.every season.and loved this one,,Bring it back,,always leaves you wanting more..there is so much crap on these days…We really need this…Jack is awesome…Please keep show running

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mave July 18, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Love 24 – keep it coming.

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Kathleen July 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm

bring Jack back in 2015!!!!!!! I just watched the final episode and I was so upset I was crying. How many times can I check get tortured by another country. You have to make another 24 to see what happened to Jack. And bring back Chloe to help Jack find his way home. It’s an awesome series we have watched it since the beginning and do not want to see it end. this series is the best. You just can’t let it end this way we have to know what happens to Jack. To start writing and bring him back in 2015. We want Jack back. I’ll say it again we want Jack back n24
BRING 24 AND JACK BACK! !!!!!!!!!!!
Please Please please

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Randy July 17, 2014 at 4:33 am

It was so awesome to have Jake and 24 back again, I didn’t realize how much i’d missed it until it came on again. By far one of the best all time greatest shows! I’m really hoping this is only the beginning of a whole new series of 24, if this 12 episode mini series is all there is or will be, I for one will be terribly upset and disappointed! I NEED MY 24 FIX!!!

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Bobbie July 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Bring back 24 and Jack Bauer, its the best. Will the episodes be on cable or a marathon?

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Sherry July 15, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Love the show!!! Best on TV. Hope for another season.

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Susan July 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

I have missed Jack tremendously and am totally thrilled, absorbed and absolutely mad for 24 once again. Jack is true to his character and his love for this great country will never
alter his personality and way of life…..If there is anyone like him in real life, I would love to,meet him to shake his hand….Jack is my HERO. This country needs more like him and also another series entitled 24 starring the wonderful actor Kiefer Sutherland, who I do believe is very underrated by the Hollywood whatevers…..I am pretty sure that I have seen almost every movie he has been in, totally enjoying Kiefer Sutherland’s gift. Applause and keep up the good work.

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Cindy July 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I loved watching Jack Bauer kill the terrorists, he always seems to get his man.

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June July 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Love 24 My fave show in the whole world. Please don’t leave Jack with the Russians bring 24 back. Would watch it forever!!!!!

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