Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 by Fred Topel
Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Fox was planning a 24 prequel series featuring a young Jack Bauer, the character played by Kiefer Sutherland for nine seasons in the show’s original run. Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, Fox Television Group President and CEO Dana Walden confirmed this and announced a second 24 spin-off in the works, one that moves from the world of counter-terrorism to a courtroom.
“The other is a whole new take on the franchise set in the legal arena,” Walden said.
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FOX must be really desperate to bring 24 back from the dead. After all, they’ve already tried with the limited series 24: Live Another Day in 2014 and the series reboot 24: Legacy in 2017. Back in May, FOX’s upfronts presentation included discussion about the return of 24 in a couple of different ways. One was a legal thriller about a female lawyer racing against the clock to unravel a conspiracy, and the other was under wraps. Now, it sounds like we know what that other idea for rebooting 24 is going to be.
Instead of trying to expand the universe of 24 or create a spin-off with a different premise based around the real-time construct of the show, FOX hopes to resurrect the action thriller series with an origin story about famed Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (originally played by Kiefer Sutherland).
That’s right, this is going to be a 24 prequel series, and that sounds like a bad idea. Read More »
If you were hoping for The X-Files season 12, we have some bad news: the show isn’t returning. At least, not for now. But FOX’s reliable shows Prison Break and 24 will both be coming back…again.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The clock keeps on ticking for 24, Fox’s real-time thriller series that refuses to die. After eight seasons, a revival season, and a reboot series, the show is coming back once more in a completely different form: a legal thriller about a female lawyer racing against the clock to unravel a conspiracy.
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During their executive session with the Television Critics Association, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group Dana Walden and Fox Broadcasting President David Madden spoke about the future of 24. This year’s 24: Legacy headed by Corey Hawkins will not continue, but the execs say they always intended to make 24 an anthology with new casts.
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It looks like 24: Legacy has lost the race against time. Fox cancelled the waning reboot of the mega-popular 24 series originally anchored by Kiefer Sutherland, taking away Legacy star Corey Hawkins‘ chance to catch up with Jack Bauer.
But while that’s the end of 24: Legacy‘s time, it’s not the end for the 24 franchise. Fox is already looking to develop a completely new incarnation of the series — without any Legacy characters.
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Since it’s upfronts week for all the major TV networks, plenty of news about all your favorite shows has been hitting the web recently. Last week brought a slew of cancellations and renewals for shows on ABC and NBC, and now we have an update on the fate of a bunch of shows over at FOX and CBS.
If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the renewals and cancellations so far, don’t worry, because we’ll have a round-up of which shows are returning, and which ones have been given the axe. But for now, this edition of TV Bits has great news for Timeless viewers and Elementary fans, bad news Scream Queens and 2 Broke Girls fans and potentially interesting news for people who want to get close to San Diego Comic-Con without actually being at the convention itself. Get details on all that and more after the jump. Read More »
Now that we’re into the year 2017, shows are coming back from their midseason hiatus to finish out the rest of their season. In addition, there are some new shows arriving on TV for the first time. And following their panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this week, FOX has released some new trailers for the shows coming to their network over the next few months.
24: Legacy resets the clock with Corey Hawkins as the new lead of a series set in the universe of the original starring Kiefer Sutherland (though he won’t be back as Jack Bauer for now). Prison Break is also making a comeback with the return of Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.
Outside of the returning shows, FOX also has two new crime dramas. APB follows a police precinct in Chicago taken over by a billionaire in an effort to fight crime properly, reduce corruption and create an efficient private police force. Then there’s Shots Fired, a 10-part event series that takes a look at the broken criminal justice system.
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Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Fred Topel
24 has been remarkably consistent over the years. Even when they switched to 12 episodes, the machinations that keep the real time going are a well-oiled machine. With 24: Legacy, it feels good to be back in a familiar zone but see all the new directions this story could take.
It is just after noon when Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) springs into action, defending himself and his wife Nicole (Anna Diop) from killers who come to their home in Arlington, VA. Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) makes one last trip to CTU after she’s left the agency, and gets roped back in when Eric needs her help. Meanwhile, Rebecca’s husband John Donovan (Jimmy Smits) is beginning a day of campaigning for President in D.C. Read More »
Even though Kiefer Sutherland disappointed fans by shooting down any plans to have Jack Bauer pop up at some point in 24: Legacy, that doesn’t mean other surviving characters from the original series run of 24 can’t return. We’ve already heard that there’s the possibility of Mary Lynn Rajskub returning as Chloe O’Brian, but now we have definitive news on the return of a veteran character from the show, one with a history spanning all the way back to the first season That character is Tony Almeida. Read More »