Jon Cassar, an original producer and director from 24, is returning for the upcoming event series 24: Live Another Day, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"Considering I was not involved in Season 8, this new 24 event series gives me the chance for closure on a show that is very important to me," Cassar, who won two Emmys for the series, said. Added producer and showrunner Howard Gordon: "Jon was a profoundly integral part of 24 creatively and culturally. It doesn't feel like it would be 24 without him, and we're all just really thrilled to be working with him again."
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Question: I'm shocked and delighted by Fox's announcement about bringing back 24, but honestly, I think this points to the future of television. It's the same thing with The Following: Give us shorter seasons, TV Gods! Seriously, 22-episode seasons just don't work for so many shows, especially the serialized ones. How much filler was there in any given 24-episode season of real-time 24? A ton, inevitably. And every other heavily serialized show you can point to is eventually going to fall back on filler episodes, or extended (and frustrating) wheel-spinning, etc. It's just inevitable, and the best serialized shows are the ones that best manage this reality: for instance, The Vampire Diaries splits its season into three or four tightly focused mini-arcs that pack as much into each mini-arc as most shows cover in a whole season.
It's official: Jack's back! Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced on a conference call Monday that the network is bringing back action series 24, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as CTU agent Jack Bauer.
Fresh off the news that Kiefer Sutherland's drama Touch has been canceled, Deadline.com reports that Fox is considering resurrecting 24.
Fox has canceled Touch after two low-rated seasons, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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