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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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Susie May 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

Can’t wait, wish it was sooner, but well worth it, something to look forward too!!!!!!!!!!

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Leigh Ann von Hoelle May 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

So excited for the great news….absolutely bring back 24! Can’t wait.

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ed May 14, 2013 at 12:23 am

If there are only 12 episodes will they change the name of the show to “12”

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Shelli May 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Can’t wait…………….big loss when taken off the air……I own all seasons on DVD and still revert to 24…….. On rainy days…..lol

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Kathy Hill May 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Absolutely it is a great idea!!! I have missed this program terribly and have checked their Facebook page often hoping and hoping that it would be brought back. This is my #1 program of all times. I never missed a single episode and will NOT miss any future episodes. I will be right there watching each and every one of them. THANK YOU FOR BRING THIS BACK!!!

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Anita May 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Yay! Jack Bauer kicks A$$! Then asks questions later!!

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evie May 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Fantastic that it will be back as it is a exciting show. However, I can not believe that Fox has cancelled his other show Touch as that was a great show too. I can not wait til 24 is on again.

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LaWi May 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Am I glad to see 24 back ! I am THRILLED. Few have come close but NOTHING beats 24 ! We have the entire series and at least watch them in their entirety once a year with our own marathon.
Jack is coming back ! Yeah !

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dianne May 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

What an awesome move on the part of Fox,somebody say the magic works “I’m out of time”

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Jan Lamothe May 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm

24 was one of the best shows ever. OK can’t wait for the new series to start.

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Soapy Johnson May 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Jack Bauer already owes us 47 hours, 19 minutes. This would go a long way to him paying us back — http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/05/i-dont-have-time-to-ask-nicely/

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Tha Critic May 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Wow.

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Donna B May 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I am very happy 24 is coming back to television. I was very hurt when it was taken off.

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betty May 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

YAY!!!! yes i’ll be watching! jack is sorely missed! great idea!

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Joyce W May 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I am so happy to hear that 24 will be returning. I have missed this series so much. Kiefer is a wonderful actor and is so right for the role of Jack Bauer. I hope all the original cast will be brought back as well. It was a big mistake to take “24” off. I hope this will not be a one time thing. I for one want more than 12 episodes. Just keep them coming and I will be right there watching.

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