Jack Bauer is back as FOX picks up “24: Live Another Day”

Jack bauer returns with 24: Live Another Day

You can set your clock ticking for the return of one of the most iconic characters in TV history. Fox broadcasting officially announced they have picked up 24: Live Another Day, a 12 episode run that will catch up with 24’s Jack Bauer years after what transpired in the show’s final season.

Kevin Reilly, Chairman for Fox Broadcasting Company, said:

“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. 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.”

Via the official press release:

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.

Over the show’s original 8 seasons, the hit garnered 73 Emmy Award nominations including 7 Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series nods with one win for Kiefer Sutherland. The 46-year-old was excited and ready to revisit the high-octane life of Jack Bauer:

“The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before. 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.”

The 12 episodes will still encompass the 24-hour real-time theme the show initially became famous for, but will skip certain hours based on the plot.

Awesome, now I have an excuse to go watch 24 all over again on Netflix. Oh yeah, and they better bring Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) back too!


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