'24: Live Another Day' Limited Series Officially Picked up By FOX

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May 12th, 2013

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UPDATE: (5/13)FOX has confirmed a 12-episode run. Episodes will "skip" hours based on the plot. Will "probably" premiere in early May.

Now with official press release:

 

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.

 

 

 
  • halloween

    So Jack can sleep in the hours they skip

  • LJ

    Jack’s back! I’m so pumped! I think a periodic limited run for the show is an awesome vehicle. We get to check in on Jack every couple of years and it won’t have to suffer from some of the series fatigue it did during a few of those seasons.

  • Alex

    24: Live Another Flop from FOX.

  • Billiam

    I’m very happy about this. I find it weird that we’ll only get 12 hours from “24″ but am happy just to get those 12 hours.

  • I’mPaul

    Putting “flop,” in the title of everything is not in and of itself clever or funny. And 24: Live Another Flop isn’t funny AT ALL. The better choice would have been 24: Flop Another Day, which actually kind of makes sense and is only bordering on clever. That said, I’m really excited for this. Might have preferred the 24 movie but 24 is obviously a television property and who knows maybe building the brand back up might re-invigorate interest in a film.

  • Jt

    I am happy for Sutherland this is a solid product for him unlike Touch.

  • Carl

    I wish someone could revive Living Single or Duet…

  • Phil

    So stoked to watch this next year!!!!

  • Dan

    Awesome news! Cant Wait!!!

  • Hillbilly

    Don’t know how 12 episodes representing 24 hours will do. That’s a looooooooong 24 hours.

  • Spencer

    Awesome!!!! But… Will CHLOE be back??

  • Statix

    @SueP

    Very true, Nathan Fillion got fat. But recat is not an option. Let him train his ass off!

  • joel

    Chloe has a previous commitment to do Dancing With The Stars.

  • TV Addict

    Twenty-Flop. Sorry, I just had to.

  • booboo

    I’m excited about ’24′ returning because I never wanted it to leave to begin with.

  • Trey

    This is great news. Can’t wait.

    Now let’s see NBC or MSN bring back Heroes and my life will be complete.

  • GARY

    I would rather see The Secret Circle Revived.

  • BrieK

    Can they do something like this with Terra Nova? Just one more season to wrap up the story, FOX. *sigh*

  • jonnyfrag

    Two things in this announcement. One, they keep referring to ‘resetting the clock’ do they mean reboot the show and float a new lead to replace Jack?
    Also, I find their lack of Chloe disturbing. Can’t be 24 without her. The only person to help Jack and live through the whole series, most times that very episode.

  • jonnyfrag

    I am not saying they are saying reboot, I am saying it could be read that way. You know, from a certain point of view?

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