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Monday Review: The Return of 24 and Louie

Keifer Sutherland

A day in the life of Jack Bauer would go so much easier if anyone would just listen to him when he barks commands like, "Stop that couple!" Fat chance when what seems like half the armed personnel of the CIA's London bureau have guns pointed at the good guy instead of the fleeing bad guys.

Will they never learn? Apparently not. Which is no doubt exactly the desire of the fans who've been waiting four long years — that's roughly 35,064 hours in real time — for 24, one of TV's most electrifying thrillers, and Kiefer Sutherland as its beleaguered yet seemingly indestructible hero to snap back into action. The novelty — and thus, a bit of the edge — is gone as Fox's 12-part 24: Live Another Day seeks to prove that less is more, slowly revving up the comfortably formulaic engine while visceral split-screen editing once again intensifies the literally explosive twists. And yet, because a sad, mad, badass Jack Bauer is the only Jack we've ever known, there's something grimly satisfying when he mutters bleakly to one of his few allies, "I don't have any friends."

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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

24: Live Another Day Teaser: Can Jack Stop World War III?

Kiefer Sutherland

It seems Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) can do anything, but can he stop a world war? That seems to be the question in the latest promo for 24: Live Another Day, Fox's 12-episode revival of the groundbreaking drama.

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Game of Thrones' Michelle Fairley Replaces Judy Davis on 24: Live Another Day

Michelle Fairley

Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley has been tapped to replace Judy Davis on 24: Live Another Day, TVGuide.com has confirmed.  

Davis was... read more

Stephen Fry Joins the Cast of 24: Live Another Day

Stephen Fry

British actor Stephen Fry has joined the cast of Fox's 24: Live Another Day, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by Deadline.com, Fry will play... read more

Tate Donovan Joins 24: Live Another Day

Tate Donovan

Tate Donovan has joined the cast of Fox's 24: Live Another Day, TVGuide.com has learned.

The O.C. and Damages alum will play... read more

Hostages 101: Here's What Happened All Season to Prep You For the Finale

Dylan McDermott, Toni Collette

Were you one of those people who tuned in for the Hostages premiere and promptly tuned out? Well, the season finale is Monday and you may be among those who are curious to find out what happened, but are afraid you won't understand a darn thing. Lucky for you, we've got a refresher course that will catch you up. Let's start from the beginning: read more

Hostages: How Much Life Is in CBS' New "Limited Series"?

Hostages

CBS is trying something a little different with its new drama Hostages.

When CBS introduced it in May, executives called the show — a thriller about Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), a surgeon who, on the night before she's set to operate on the president, is taken hostage with her family by an FBI agent-turned-terrorist named Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott) who wants the POTUS dead — a "limited series."

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It's a phrase that was thrown around a lot during the network upfronts, and it seems to have meant different things to different people. Is it a one-and-done miniseries? Is it the next American Horror Story-like anthology series? For the brains behind Hostages, it simply boils down to numbers.

"We definitely look at this as a series, [something] more akin to a cable series where they do fewer episodes than networks traditionally do," executive producer Rick Eid tells TVGuide.com... read more

Fall Preview: Behind the Scenes of Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott's Hostages

Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott

Toni Collette and Dylan McDermott are filming a tense exchange in front of a gleaming medical complex. They look as though they could be doctors comparing notes about a patient. But this is Hostages, CBS's twisty new conspiracy thriller, and looks are deceiving.

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CBS Orders Chuck Lorre and Robin Williams Comedies, Dramas Starring Josh Holloway, Toni Collette

Josh Holloway

CBS has given series orders to dramas Intelligence and Hostages as well as comedies Mom, We Are Men, The Millers and Crazy Ones, TVGuide.com has learned.

Intelligence follows a unit at U.S. Cyber Command that has been created around one agent (Lost's Josh Holloway) with a very special gift... read more

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