24 Returns to TV: Jack Bauer’s May 2014 Revenge

Jack Bauer has kicked the daylight out of more terrorists than is reasonable over his career in a series of days that grow less and less probable. So that’s why I’m experiencing heart palpitations about the announcement regarding the return of the show, which is expected to come back May 2014.

That’s right: everyone’s favorite MR PRESIDENT THERE’S NO TIME has been greenlit for television! 24: Live Another Day will be 12 episodes long, and not follow the real-time format of the previous show. Here’s a quote from Fox President Kevin Reilly.

”[It’s] 24 compressed over 12 weeks. It will go chronologically over the day, but it will skip hours. It will be dictated by the plot.”


24 gets a bad rap sometimes for its later seasons, and while I will admit they weren’t exactly award-winning television, if you’re browsing channels trying to find a thrilling action fix, 24 was about as good as you can get. The show was shot like big budget action movie, and was enjoyable even when it wasn’t stellar. The characters were rich (sometimes too rich) and dynamic, and all of the plot’s twists and turns made each episode compelling.

Welcome back, Kiefer Sutherland. I missed you.

2 thoughts on “24 Returns to TV: Jack Bauer’s May 2014 Revenge

  1. Personally, I’m looking forward to “12.” Anytime a sequel has a lower number than its predecessors, I think you’re on the right track. (You know, like when Sim City 5 became “Sim City.”)

    1. I actually think it will help the show’s pacing. Things get a little crazy when every day of jack’s life is broken into three mini rising action finales, followed by a bigger finale. Whose life is like that?

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