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He who takes a big bite out of global crime soon will take a bite out of the Big Apple; A Fox spokesperson confirms that 24's eighth season will be set in New York City.

Now, before you go buy bus tickets and only add to the glut of tourists who make evening walks through Times Square rather frustrating, know this: The Fox series will shoot the majority of its New York City scenes in Los Angeles, though hopefully with greater believability than Seinfeld did with its pristine and sun-drenched sidewalks.

Kiefer Sutherland will, though, lens a few establishing scenes here and there in Manhattan, to be spliced in throughout Jack's next very bad day.

24 starts up production on Season 8 at the end of May, with an eye on a January 2010 premiere.

News of 24's NYC "relocation" was first reported by EW's Ausiello.