Question: If the writers' strike comes to an end soon, can 24 still make the 2008 schedule?

Answer: That's a very good question. And, in light of reports that a deal could be imminent (please God let it be true), it's one Fox is wrestling with as we speak. One unsubstantiated rumor currently making the rounds is that the network may opt to split the current season of 24 in two, airing the first 12 episodes in the spring and the last 12 in the fall. Not sure how I feel about that. Actually, that's a lie. I'm fairly certain I hate it. 

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