'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.

 

 

 
  • amber

    can we call it 12hour day or jack or ctu

  • suckerpuncher

    Is the a one-time thing or will it be a real reboot and continue after the 12 episodes the season after next.

  • CP

    YES!!! I wish they would do something like two summer seasons of 12 episodes each, but I’ll take what I can get. Hopefully they give Jack a proper send-off this time!

  • Statix

    Summer 2014, I can’t wait. 24 is one of the greatest tv shows ever made.

    Kiefer Sutherland was made for Jack Bauer character. In the Touch series finale Martin Bohm showed us a little Jack Bauer. Martin Bohm was completely not the character Kiefer should be portraying.

    As for not finding success, isn’t Touch his first tv series after 24? Fox desperate? Who the hell cares? If Fox were to bring back Firefly, do you think I’d complain about them being desperate?

    Well, I’d complain about it being on Fox, who brutally raped it in the first place, but hey, that’s a different story.

  • dazza

    hellllll yeaaaa can’t wait for this 24 is back

  • Doc Michaels

    Who are all the people who think 24 is merely coming back to “Wrap things up”?? The point of doing a movie was to launch Jack’s adventures on the big screen. Not just to do a “2 hour wrap” to the TV show, which essentially DID “end.” It was left somewhat open for Jack to come back one way or another, likely in a new story, but it wasn’t as if every plot thread was left dangling.

    Obviously, 24 isn’t coming back EVERY YEAR — but if it does well, I can see them doing limited 12-episode runs every other year when Sutherland is interested.

    It’s not about closure so much as it is a revival.

  • Ultima

    @suckerpuncher
    Is the a one-time thing or will it be a real reboot and continue after the 12 episodes the season after next.

    FOX said they’re open to additional limited seasons, but that the next one wouldn’t necessarily be in 2015.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    The Show will be just one season or it can be Renewed ?

  • JacobYates

    Now bring back Terra Nova and all will be right in the world! ;-)

  • JacobYates

    Looks like 24, (puts on sunglasses) live another day.

  • MichaelChickless

    Summer?

  • JacobYates

    Lives not live

  • NJ Viewer

    About freakin’ time they had a decent series!

    @JacobYates
    Now bring back Terra Nova and all will be right in the world!

    Along with a rebooted X-Files, Fringe, Firefly, and Sarah Conner Chronicles. Well, I can dream…

  • Ashley

    OH HAPPY DAY!!!! I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!! Jack is back!!!

  • suckerpuncher

    @Ultima

    Sounds good.
    I thought they meant by reboot that Jack takes a step back in a more administrative role by the end of the new season (head of CTU or something like that) and let then someone else save the world in the (full) seasons beyond.

  • SueP

    Kinda like the idea of programming all year round. I loved JAck Bauer and ’24’, so to have it to watch next summer, when it’s normally just repeats and cable to look forward to is a great idea. 12 eps during the summer is something to look forward to in the TV wasteland after the regular season. :) I can actually watch something on FOX!

  • SueP

    @Statix – no complaints from me if they want to bring back Firefly. But they’d have to recast Mal, or at least put him on a diet. No way he’d fit into those pants anymore. :)

  • joel

    Finally, Jack can use those hour-long episode skips for a bathroom break.

  • illone

    Wow!! I’m beyond excited. Jack is BACK!!!

  • rgxx

    This DOESN”T come off desperate! Why is everyone saying that!?

    The Following is a strong show for FOX…however, this will be IN THE SUMMER oF NEXT Year…

    How is putting this show IN THE SUMMER,…desperate?

    So NO It’ Won’t be paired with The Following -AND it is NOT coming out this year.

    Everyone I know is Excited! And to do a 12 episode arc is brilliant.

    I think it wil help pass one night of the boring summer.

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