'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.

 

 

 
  • PurpleDrazi

    A limited series? Does that mean they will change the name to ’12′? :-)

  • John A

    Actually TCD being renewed is most shocking.

  • DSC

    that annoying kid could follow jack around and he can finally shove a gun in his face to make him talk! ha!

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    24 back a limited series? Um, would it have to be renamed 13? Or 10? I don’t see how 24 could keep its original name without the 24 episodes, 24 hours idea.

  • The End

    @Stop-Colin-Me

    Fox can easily order more episodes. It’s called playing it safe. And if this 24 series is successful, what’s to say they won’t order a full season of 24?

  • Elan

    YES!!!! Best news of the day! Make this happen, FOX!

  • Charmed

    First TCD renewed and now this! What’s next, Firefly season 2?!

  • Ultima

    @Holly
    And here I thought The Carrie Diaries would be the most surprising renewal of the season…

    Now I’m waiting for the Firefly revival announcement.

    Or Dollhouse!!! ;)

  • Charmed

    So is this a Dallas-deal or is it for season 9?

  • Ultima

    @Stop-Colin-Me
    24 back a limited series? Um, would it have to be renamed 13? Or 10? I don’t see how 24 could keep its original name without the 24 episodes, 24 hours idea.

    Yet somehow they have already made a 24 TV movie.

  • ryan

    First Veronica Mars, then Heroes, now 24. The Cancellation Bear is seems to have a vomiting disease. No wonder he wasn’t hungry enough to eat the Carrie Diaries.

  • Andrea

    WTF???

    Yes, please!

    Maybe he and Ryan Hardy can team up!

  • Mike

    HELL THE F YEA

  • John

    This day keeps getting better and better.

  • pink

    YES!

  • Carlos

    Nice. Do the same with Prison Break, the best tv show in the whole times

  • Holly

    @ryan,

    First Veronica Mars, then Heroes, now 24.

    Wait, what? Heroes? Apparently I missed something..

  • Leoben Conoy

    omg omg omg omg omg

    PLEASE let this happen!!

  • MichaelChickless

    While we’re at it, can we also get another season of The Sarah Connor Chronicles?

  • were123

    So Fox cancelled Touch (obviously) and now they want 24 back. Talk about a consolation prize for Kiefe

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