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Topic: 24 cancelled

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In a joint decision made by 24's star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, executive producer and showrunner Howard Gordon, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Company, it was determined that the acclaimed series will end its remarkable eight-season run. Jack Bauer's last day on FOX will conclude when the final two hours of "Day Eight" air Monday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). As the countdown to the series' climactic conclusion races on, the final 11 hours will air uninterrupted Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Multiple award-winning series star Kiefer Sutherland reflected on the show's run: "This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible. While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always wanted 24 to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon. This feels like the culmination of all our efforts from the writers to the actors to our fantastic crew and everyone at Fox. Looking ahead to the future, Howard Gordon and I are excited about the opportunity to create the feature film version of 24. But when all is said and done, it is the loyal worldwide fan base that made it possible for me to have the experience of playing the role of Jack Bauer, and for that I am eternally grateful."

Executive producer and showrunner Howard Gordon said, "Kiefer and I have loved every minute of making 24, but we all believe that now is the right time to call it a day. I echo his sentiments of gratitude toward the show's amazing creative team, as well as the studio and network who have always believed in us and shown us unbelievable support."

"24 is so much more than just a TV show - it has redefined the drama genre and created one of the most admired action icons in television history," said Peter Rice, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Networks Group. Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company added, "We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series and will be forever thankful to Kiefer, the producers, the cast and crew for everything they've put into 24 over the years. It's truly been an amazing and unforgettable eight days."

"We are so grateful to Kiefer and Howard who have really poured their hearts and souls into making this show over the past eight seasons," commented Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television. "To everyone who contributed to this iconic series over its amazing run, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your incredible work."

Added Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer, "I'm so proud to have been a part of 24, which has become such a cultural phenomenon. And to Kiefer and Howard and everyone who has worked on the show, many thanks."

Now in its eighth season with Kiefer Sutherland starring as the heroic Jack Bauer, the inventive and suspenseful 24 has been nominated for a total of 68 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over the course of seven seasons, Sutherland garnered seven Emmy 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 English lexicon.

Premiering November 6, 2001, 24 employed a pioneering split-screen, fast-paced format with complex interweaving storylines as viewers followed anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer through 24 pulse-pounding episodes, each covering one hour and presented in real time. Subsequent seasons combined the show's unique and trend-setting format while delivering compelling new elements and attracting talented actors and guest stars, including the Emmy Award-winning Cherry Jones (President Allison Taylor). The series also currently stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian), Anil Kapoor (Omar Hassan), Annie Wersching (Renee Walker), Katee Sackhoff (Dana Walsh), Mykelti Williamson (Brian Hastings), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Cole Ortiz), Chris Diamantopoulos (Rob Weiss) and John Boyd (Arlo Glass).

The first six seasons were set in Los Angeles, and following the strike-induced delay of Season Seven, "24: Redemption," a two-hour film bridging Seasons Six and Seven, was set in Africa. Washington, D.C. was the setting for Season Seven, and the final season of 24 finds Jack Bauer thwarting a terrorist attack in New York.

At the conclusion of Season Eight, 24 will have a produced a total of 194 episodes (including "24: Redemption"), making it one of the longest-running action television shows in history.

Tune in Monday, March 29 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) for the next all-new installment of 24 and Monday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) for a special two-hour episode.

Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, David Fury, Manny Coto, Brannon Braga, Brad Turner, Alex Gansa, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are executive producers, while Chip Johannessen and Patrick Harbinson serve as co-executive producers. Brad Turner will direct the series finale.

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Re: 24 cancelled

yay!

...where did I put that rat's ass I could give?

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hmm

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/me shares Darth Vader's sentiments.

mad sad mad sad mad sad mad sad mad sad mad sad mad sad mad sad

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I'm happysad.

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xrnzaaas wrote:

I'm happysad.

If you mean by emotion, then I am too. If you mean by that crappy band, then you suck tongue

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Oh well, let the movie franchise begin...

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Let's remember, that NBC is somewhat interested in 24, so stay tuned for news updates.

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I doubt that NBC will finalize the deal... right now 24 is getting 8.5-9 millions viewers on Fox so it would probably have 5-6 million viewers on NBC... and it's not a myth that it's one of the most expensive shows to make (my guess would be second most expensive after Lost). If they want to continue they should make a proper 24 movie(s).

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I know I know, it's just... like a part of me died sad

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How would a movie 24 work though?  I mean, the whole concept is that it all happens over one whole day.  Won't that concept be completely lost in a movie?

That's the second biggest X I've ever seen.

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Or it would be like Redemption. But then it wouldn't be "24". Hmm.

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How would a movie 24 work though?  I mean, the whole concept is that it all happens over one whole day.  Won't that concept be completely lost in a movie?

I think no one expects the movie to be 24 hour long. big_smile I wasn't a big fan of what they did in Redemption (closing the storyline in two hours) and I think it would be a better idea to put together several scenes happening in real time and make them a few hours apart (instead of a few minutes like they're doing right now to air commercials).

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How many people watching 24, and I'm not counting the few who watch it seriously, watch it because it is REALLY 24 hours ? They could just call the show "Jack Bauer" and most people wouldn't care. Even I don't care about the 24 hour time frame. It is a fun gimmick but watching it closely is frustrating because of the timeline errors and the coincidence of every scene happening at an appropriate time.

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Phuncz wrote:

How many people watching 24, and I'm not counting the few who watch it seriously, watch it because it is REALLY 24 hours ?

Me.

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don't forget there's April Fool's Day is coming up.... so... should the news not be denied by April 2nd, I'll believe it.... but until then I still doubt it smile

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Well I hope it gets cancelled. Maybe something better will come out of it ? We need a new GOOD action series.

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Maybe FlashForward will get better ? They are gearing towards a very open Lost-like world of possibilities. Fringe is next to Lost the best show around in my opinion. But a big budget action series, I don't know of any. I hope it won't be another reboot of the A-Team, like that disgusting flop of Knight Rider...

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Kill the Golden Goose? I think not. In one form or another 24 will continue as long as Kiefer is happy making money.

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Damn It.   smile

Good, it was such a crappy show anyway.

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