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Exclusive 24 First Look: Can Jack and Kate Save Chloe from Cheng?

Mary Lynn Rajskub

24: Live Another Day's Jack Bauer is in for a big surprise.

On Monday's penultimate episode (9/8c, Fox) Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) continue their pursuit of the override device only to learn that it's now in the hands of someone far more dangerous than the recently deceased Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).

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In the exclusive, behind-the-scenes preview below, Jack and Kate finally evade a group of trigger-happy Russians only to realize that all the members of Adrian's Open Cell have been killed. Well, everyone except ... read more

Mega Buzz: New Blood, the Homeland Baby, and a Masters of Sex Hookup

Anna Paquin, Claire Danes, Lizzy Caplan

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

I can't believe we already lost a beloved character on True Blood! Please give me some happier scoop about the final season. — May

How about some new blood? You'll soon meet a chiseled new vamp who gets pulled into the H-vamp war. And when he sets his eyes on one lucky Bon Temps lady, he'll prove to be just as good a lover as he is a fighter. Although the object of his affection is initially a bit heartsore and unsure about entering into a new relationship, she eventually lets the good times roll when they get down and dirty on a pool table. 

Is it too early to ask about Homeland's new season? I just have to know what the show is going to do without Brody! — Margaret
Brody may be dead and gone, but executive producer Howard Gordon insists that the character will not be forgotten... read more

24 Postmortem: Live Another Day Bosses on the 200th Episode's "Sacrifice"

William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day. Read at your own risk.]

Talk about taking one for the team.

On Monday's 24: Live Another Day — the franchise's 200th episode — President James Heller (William Devane) agreed to hand himself over to terrorist Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) in order to stop Margot's continued bloodshed via drone attacks on London. And although Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) warned Heller not to negotiate with Margot, when Jack, Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) were unable to find Margot themselves, Heller moved forward with his plan... read more

24 Celebrates 200 Episodes: Will Heller Actually Turn Himself Over to Margot?

William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland

It may have taken a circuitous route, but on Monday, Fox's 24 franchise will air its 200th episode. 

"It's fantastic," series co-creator and executive producer Robert Cochran told reporters of reaching milestone. "It's something that makes us very humble and very thankful for the fans around the world... that have supported us all these years. I can promise you when we started the show, this thing wasn't even in our minds. We were trying to get to Episode 2. We're very thankful for it." .... read more

24: Live Another Day: Is Jack Bauer the Hero or the Villain?

Kiefer Sutherland

Although Fox's 24: Live Another Day has been billed as an all-new, 12-episode event series, the latest iteration of the Jack Bauer saga will feel very familiar to fans of the ticking-clock action series. 

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But there is one key difference: After waging a one-man war against members of the Russian government and disappearing off the grid, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is now a wanted man. "Jack's in exile in a way he hasn't been before," executive producer Evan Katz tells TVGuide.com.... read more

Jack Is Back! Watch the First Promo for 24: Live Another Day

24: Live Another Day

Jack Bauer is back and more explosive than ever.

As part of Fox's Super Bowl ads Sunday, the network debuted the first full-length promo for its upcoming 12-episode limited series 24: Live Another Day. The teaser features Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) carrying a very goth-looking Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) in a fiery London street, culminating with Jack shooting at someone off in the distance.

Premiering Monday, May 5 with a two-hour opener, 24: Live Another Day will pick up four years later with Jack as we left him in the series finale: a fugitive. Chloe is now a radical Edward Snowden-type working against the government leading to an antagonistic dynamic between the one-time allies.

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Dexter Gets Nostalgic in Final Comic-Con Panel

Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall

As the final season of Dexter heats up, the cast and creative minds behind Showtime's serial killer series took the stage at Comic-Con Thursday for one final panel.

On hand to say goodbye were... read more

Dexter Scoop: What's Next for Dex and Deb?

Dexter

Now that Dexter Morgan's serial-killer secret has finally been discovered by the person closest to him — his sister — Dexter's producers promise to slice right into the juicy setup over the next two seasons...and maybe even a feature film after the show ends its run on Showtime.

While the writing team has yet to formally ...
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Sometimes when the creators ...

Question: Sometimes when the creators of a hit show begin to focus their attention on another project, their first project suffers. Do you think this might be what is happening at 24 this season, while Joel Surnow and Manny Coto are currently trying to get their comedy show for Fox News up and running? (Let's not even get into why anyone would choose the folks behind 24 — which despite its many other merits is one of the most humorless shows in TV history — to do comedy.) Something is terribly wrong at 24, and while they've pulled out of creative nosedives before, it's looking less and less likely this season. For instance, I totally agreed with your recent Dispatch about how much Jean Smart's appearance added to 24. Suddenly I felt like the show had a pulse for the first time since the conclusion of the first four hours of this season, and here were two characters, Martha and Aaron, I actually care about. You'd think that the show's creative team would realize what they have and run ... read more

The Right to Laugh 24's Joel Surnow on his conservative news satire and Jack Bauer's torture tactics

Joel Surnow

Why should liberals have all the laughs? On Feb. 18, Fox News Channel is looking to get a few younger viewers into its tent with The 1/2 Hour News Hour at 10 pm/ET. It's a satirical news program akin to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but will aim more of its shots at the left side of the political spectrum. It repeats on Feb. 25 and a second episode airs on Mar. 4, before FNC decides whether to make a weekly series. The show was developed by Joel Surnow, cocreator and executive producer of 24 and a self-described "right-wing nut job." The Biz talked to him and his fellow 24 executive producer Manny Coto about their new project and the recent heat over Jack Bauer's torture methods. read more

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