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FOX Confirms the Return of ’24’

In a post on its Facebook page, FOX has confirmed rumors that they’re bringing back the once popular 24. Except, instead of 24 hour long episodes representing an entire day, it’ll be 12 hour long episodes representing an entire day. The new series will be called 24: Live Another Day. And yes, Kiefer Sutherland will be reprising his role. He is not too old for this sh*t.

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.

FOX also explained why sometimes crap gets through the filter.

“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.”

Howard Gordon literally had FOX at “hello.” That’s how lazy network execs are. They didn’t even need to hear the pitch. They just threw money at him. Though if this was describing what actually happened, that statement would read more like, “he quite simply had us at ‘cocaine.'”

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