'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.

 

 

 
  • DSC

    what’s more startling about the article is that Howard Gordon (currently EP on Homeland) is rumored to EP this one as well. I was expecting Keifer back, but how do you lure someone back who’s basically already making the evolved version of 24, and getting accolades doing so? there must be a pretty good deal in place if that’s to happen.

  • Mike

    @The End

    I was asking a question and I get told my question was stupid… I wasn’t correcting ULTIMA I was asking which was he talking about…

  • tomsman

    @ Michael – Bring back Pushing Daisies!

    If only…

  • TVMAN

    YESSSSSS!!!! IT WAS THE BEST SHOW ON TV!!

  • Nope

    @DSC.. I’m thinking maybe because they’re going to kill off the character at the end, thus bookending the whole thing. That’s probably attractive to him.

    At least fans get a proper send off.

  • Ultima

    @Mike
    And if you went to school, they is what actual quotes look like… Itilicizing it doesn’t make it a quote

    You misquoted me. Try cutting and pasting like a normal person next time.

    I did not say “yet somehow they have already made a 24 movie”

    I said “Yet somehow they have already made a 24 TV movie.”

    Also, you should try reading what I actually wrote instead of what you think I wrote. :roll:

  • Ultima

    @Mike
    I wasn’t correcting ULTIMA

    Yet you felt the need to change what I wrote?

  • Ultima

    And yes, I was obviously referring to 24: Repemption.

    My point was that since they already made a TV movie, they’ve already shown they can depart from the 24 episodes/24 hours format just fine.

  • DSC

    that’s what I’m thinking too, that they are going to kill him somehow. I’m not a fan of those kind of endings, but at least I understand them at the end of a long run. now, 3-4 years later, if they’re gonna mess with the character in that way, it somehow doesn’t pack the same punch as if they did it back in 2010

  • Ralph Hahn

    YES! The best news I’ve heard since they started delivering pizza! :)

  • Ellen

    Leave it to FOX to wax nostalgia for the Bush years.

  • Mike

    Anyways as I was saying before I was rudely interrupted by someone who creates an argument over a word, and who’s lif is sitting on the computer all day commenting..

    24 will run as likely as a 12 episode or 6 episode run..

    And by the way 24 the TV MOVIE didn’t follow the format of 24 hours as the guy was actually asking about

  • Mike

    I’m through arguing and apologize

  • The End

    @DSC
    @that’s what I’m thinking too, that they are going to kill him somehow.

    If they were planning to kill Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland wouldn’t even entertain the possibility of coming back, the guy loves that role/character.

  • Alex

    I really cannot wait to see Fox’s schedule.

    I can’t quite work out how they’re going to fit everything they’ve already picked up onto it and now they’re considering a 24 revival not to mention the other mini-series/limited run stuff they have in development. Its going to be a crowded field at Fox unless they’re planning some pretty major shifts with The X Factor and Idol. But even then there’s only so much they can do.

  • catsrule

    24 fans sure are greedy. They’re happy Touch didn’t get a 3rd season so they can get a 9th of a show that supposedly ended?

  • theCroup

    @catsrule

    Maybe they’re happy that Touch didn’t get a 3rd season because it was one of the most boring shows on TV? And these same people would have been happy about Touch ending whether or not the 24 return happens?

  • TVMAN

    @catsrules. TOUCH was a terrible show- gave it try because of Kiefer

  • catsrule

    Touch was not boring or terrible, it was one of the very best shows on TV.

  • Mauro Rebouças

    What means “limited”? Just for one season?

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