Rather than airing a new episode of “Bones” season 9 on Monday night, Fox is going in a somewhat different (but still exciting) direction: Airing the first two episodes of “24: Live Another Day.” After a long wait, Jack Bauer is finally back around to try and take down more bad guys. Basically, you should expect the same show that you once knew and very much loved … and that is not a bad thing in the slightest.
Before we do another else here, let’s go ahead and start things off by sharing some of the first details surrounding these two hours, which include all sorts of details about the new characters, and just where Bauer is now after so long away:
“Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA head STEVE NAVARRO (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”); CIA agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), who is both resourceful and ruthless; JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is JAMES HELLER (William Devane, “The Dark Knight Rises”), now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU (Tate Donovan, “Damages”), who is married to Heller’s daughter – Jack’s former flame, AUDREY (Kim Raver, “Revolution”). Meanwhile, a hardened CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Firewall”), Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker ADRIAN CROSS (Michael Wincott, “The Crow”).”
The one thing that we do want to say before this series even gets started is pretty simple: This show is probably not going to be an “event series” at all if it is successful. This is just one of those labels you give to a product with an uncertain future, especially since it has been off the air for so long.
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