Is there still hope for Jack Bauer to have another terrible 12-24 hours of his life? “24” is one of those shows that in some ways always seems to be over, and yet someone comes in and saves it at the last minute. We’re not entirely sure how this happens, but either someone really likes the show among Fox executives, or they keep coming up with interesting ways to convince Kiefer Sutherland to come back.
At the Fox upfront presentation today, programming heads Gary Newman and Dana Walden did confirm that there have been at least discussions about bringing the series back once again; however, there is nothing definitive yet, and trying to report it as such would be irresponsible.
Personally, we do think that the odds are there potentially to bring “24” back as another 12-hour summer miniseries, maybe in 2016 or 2017. It still has a devoted following around the world, and it does compensate Sutherland well for his services. Also, we are currently in a nostalgia phase of programming; after all, Fox is bringing back “The X-Files,” ABC is in the process of bringing back “The Muppets,” and NBC has a new version of “Coach” coming up at midseason. People really want to see old favorites all over again.
For us personally, we would only want to see it if Mary Lynn Rajskub also returns with Sutherland, and maybe if you can get Yvonne Strahovski back after a great turn as Kate Morgan on “24: Live Another Day.” She is doing another summer series in “The Astronaut Wives Club” for ABC at the moment.
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