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05.10.2013

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Back in March director Antoine Fuqua declared that the 24 movie was dead but it looks like Jack Bauer still might live to see and fight for another day. Or at least for most of a day.

There was some rumors earlier today that Fox was looking to bring back 24 for a limited run but EW has now confirmed that the rumors are indeed true. Part of the reason why the 24 movie was killed was due to Kiefer Sutherland being busy with his show Touch. Well it appears Touch won't be coming back for another season and Sutherland is going to have some free time on his hands so it looks like a good time to sign Sutherland up for another run as Jack Bauer.

EW says that Fox is interested in ordering thirteen episodes of 24 so the question is will the show still be shown in real time but for just thirteen hours or will that method be scrapped completely for the new episodes? 24 was one of those shows I never got a chance to sit down and follow so I really don't have an opinion on if a limited run is a good idea or not. I know there are a lot of  fans of the show out there that were bummed when the movie was killed though so hopefully knowing there's a chance that Jack Bauer will be back brings them some joy. It is something an Arrested Development fan can definitely relate to.

Extra Tidbit: 24 fans: would you rather have a movie or a miniseries? Or should it stay dead?

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11:10PM on 05/12/2013

THANK YOU GOD!!

The one show that's just as addictive as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones is finally making a return!
The one show that's just as addictive as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones is finally making a return!
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3:51PM on 05/12/2013

Nice

1 hour, 13 Episode series called BAUER.

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1 hour, 13 Episode series called BAUER.

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4:37AM on 05/12/2013

Nice

1 hour, 13 Episode series called BAUER.

Sold
1 hour, 13 Episode series called BAUER.

Sold
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7:49PM on 05/11/2013
like so many fans i'll just take whatever i can get in any way shape or form. Honestly they did a two hour tv movie before they could do it again, or maybe even break up the precious format and try something new...time will tell.
like so many fans i'll just take whatever i can get in any way shape or form. Honestly they did a two hour tv movie before they could do it again, or maybe even break up the precious format and try something new...time will tell.
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3:32PM on 05/11/2013

Call it the BAUER HOUR

Problem solved.
Problem solved.
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9:03AM on 05/11/2013

YES, YES, FUCK YES

24 was such a great show, the ending of season 1 and the begining of season 4 (i believe it was season 4) were some of the best holy shit i cant believe they did that moments from a tv show, that said i think if they bring it back it needs to be 24 episodes, the show worked so well in real time it would be an injustice to it to try and squeeze it into 13 episodes
24 was such a great show, the ending of season 1 and the begining of season 4 (i believe it was season 4) were some of the best holy shit i cant believe they did that moments from a tv show, that said i think if they bring it back it needs to be 24 episodes, the show worked so well in real time it would be an injustice to it to try and squeeze it into 13 episodes
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7:33AM on 05/11/2013

COOL

24 was a fantastic business model for a show. Evert season was great, and another would fall right into place. If FOX orders 13 episodes, I'm sure they will order more. If Kiefer is down for more, the fans are there. I think a movie would be a better idea, but there are so many plot ideas you could use, which makes the show a good idea.
24 was a fantastic business model for a show. Evert season was great, and another would fall right into place. If FOX orders 13 episodes, I'm sure they will order more. If Kiefer is down for more, the fans are there. I think a movie would be a better idea, but there are so many plot ideas you could use, which makes the show a good idea.
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2:41AM on 05/11/2013

just call the show Jack Bauer

And ditch the 24 , in my opinion he's right up there with names like maclane,plissken and max, already an iconic character, sutherland is born to play Bauer, hell maybe even let him team up with maclane in a new die hard.

Even on Touch i couldnt get jack Bauer out of my head, i was constantly thinking, i miss 24, sure it had its bad moments but maybe now with a fresh view its gonna be solid again, oh and bring back Tony
And ditch the 24 , in my opinion he's right up there with names like maclane,plissken and max, already an iconic character, sutherland is born to play Bauer, hell maybe even let him team up with maclane in a new die hard.

Even on Touch i couldnt get jack Bauer out of my head, i was constantly thinking, i miss 24, sure it had its bad moments but maybe now with a fresh view its gonna be solid again, oh and bring back Tony
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11:05PM on 05/10/2013

Good at times ...

Nobody gets confessions better than Bauer. He does some pretty epic kills. Some of the seasons were monumental. Problem - Every season goes like this ...
Jack - We need to act right now, not wait
Boss - Stand down!
Peer - Go i'll cover for you
Jack - Dammit we lost our chance to stop this
Boss - Your right we should of acted sooner, but you crossed a line. Lock him up.
Escape, yelling, shooting, confession, arguing, agreeing, racing .... saved at 23:52
Moral of the story - Jack is
Nobody gets confessions better than Bauer. He does some pretty epic kills. Some of the seasons were monumental. Problem - Every season goes like this ...
Jack - We need to act right now, not wait
Boss - Stand down!
Peer - Go i'll cover for you
Jack - Dammit we lost our chance to stop this
Boss - Your right we should of acted sooner, but you crossed a line. Lock him up.
Escape, yelling, shooting, confession, arguing, agreeing, racing .... saved at 23:52
Moral of the story - Jack is always right at all times, do exactly what he says every time. Rename the Show 24:Minutes.
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9:21PM on 05/10/2013
Yeah, bring it. If they want any change, they can change the title from 24 to, say, "48" or "72".
Yeah, bring it. If they want any change, they can change the title from 24 to, say, "48" or "72".
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6:59PM on 05/10/2013
bring it
bring it
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6:14PM on 05/10/2013

Bring it back!

I don't know why some folks wonder if a 24 movie would be viable. There already WAS a made-for-TV 24 movie called Redemption. It followed the real time aspect of the regular show. Only lasted 2 hours of course but there wasn't anything wrong with that.
I don't know why some folks wonder if a 24 movie would be viable. There already WAS a made-for-TV 24 movie called Redemption. It followed the real time aspect of the regular show. Only lasted 2 hours of course but there wasn't anything wrong with that.
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6:06PM on 05/10/2013

24 2.0 will be better in this format

As a massive fan of the original 8 seasons, I can definitely recognize its shortcomings, and virtually all of them can be traced back to those middle 10 episodes every season, where Jack/CTU/White House is just treading water, or killing subordinate after subordinate waiting to get to the final 6-8 eps when it kicks back up again. 13 eps, all pre-planned and mapped out in advance, would be an EPIC send off to a great and innovative show.

And stil possible to do 13 while keeping general
As a massive fan of the original 8 seasons, I can definitely recognize its shortcomings, and virtually all of them can be traced back to those middle 10 episodes every season, where Jack/CTU/White House is just treading water, or killing subordinate after subordinate waiting to get to the final 6-8 eps when it kicks back up again. 13 eps, all pre-planned and mapped out in advance, would be an EPIC send off to a great and innovative show.

And stil possible to do 13 while keeping general format intact... Keep all 13 hours in the same day, keep it real time, just split it up a little bit.. first 4 eps run like 7am-11am.. middle 5 eps pick up from 2-7... final 4 run 9pm-midnight (or something like that)
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5:33PM on 05/10/2013
Super pumped about this.
Super pumped about this.
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5:27PM on 05/10/2013

Tidbit

I'll take Jack Bauer's awesomeness in any form I can get it.
I'll take Jack Bauer's awesomeness in any form I can get it.
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5:13PM on 05/10/2013

Drop the real time aspect.

The last couple of seasons were lacking in the writing, but I would love to see Jack back on either the large or small screen. One of the most kick ass characters of all time.
The last couple of seasons were lacking in the writing, but I would love to see Jack back on either the large or small screen. One of the most kick ass characters of all time.
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5:02PM on 05/10/2013
I didn't stick with the show, but it was well-done. I always wondered how exactly a movie was supposed to work, since the biggest draw for me was the real-time aspect. TV just seems more natural, though perhaps if it played on FX instead of FOX it might work even better for some.
I didn't stick with the show, but it was well-done. I always wondered how exactly a movie was supposed to work, since the biggest draw for me was the real-time aspect. TV just seems more natural, though perhaps if it played on FX instead of FOX it might work even better for some.
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4:45PM on 05/10/2013

how i see it

is tat 24 should be an easy show to make into a movie, its character and premise would fit better in a more adult realm. So I think this would be a good setup to build up the new season to culminate in a theatrical movie. So maybe they show the first 13 hours as normal and then say he has to catch a plane to Australia to thwart the bad guys and so that flight is like 9 hours or something and then the movie covers the last 2 hours of that day. I know that overly simple, but something like that.
is tat 24 should be an easy show to make into a movie, its character and premise would fit better in a more adult realm. So I think this would be a good setup to build up the new season to culminate in a theatrical movie. So maybe they show the first 13 hours as normal and then say he has to catch a plane to Australia to thwart the bad guys and so that flight is like 9 hours or something and then the movie covers the last 2 hours of that day. I know that overly simple, but something like that.
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4:36PM on 05/10/2013
This is great news. We get to have another season of 24 and hopefully we get a better ending than the ending we got in Season 8.
This is great news. We get to have another season of 24 and hopefully we get a better ending than the ending we got in Season 8.
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