’24: Live Another Day’ Premiere Date, Time & Cast List

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The return of 24 to the TV airwaves was just one big surprise of last year, and now that Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is indeed back for another end-of-the-world bad day, we’ve gotten steady updates about what 24: Live Another Day, including what the storyline is for the 12-episode season, what returning characters we can expect, and some impressive acting talent joining the cast in new roles.

Now we know when Live Another Day will be hitting the airwaves: Monday, May 5 @8pm. In traditional 24 fashion it will be a two-hour premiere – however unlike traditional 24 premieres, it will not be a two-night event; the show will enter its normal timeslot on Monday, May 12th @9pm. It makes sense, with only twelve (instead of twenty-four) episodes to work with…

You can find out more details in the official press release below – most of it has already been reported, though:

Fox today announced today that “24: Live Another Day” will premiere with a special two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The high-octane saga reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury and Brian Grazer; and executive producer and director Jon Cassar.

Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), Kim Raver (“Revolution”) and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises”) reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”), Giles Matthey (“Jobs”), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).

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‘Dexter’ star Yvonne Strahovski Joins the cast of ’24′

What you don’t see there is mention that the new season (season 9, if you’re getting technical) will be set in an international location, could potentially feature some returning villains, will lose the “Superman Jack” approach of some of the latter seasons – and the cast, as you can see, looks pretty solid.

The need for “pretzel logic” planning to fit the show’s real-time format is no longer such a burden, thanks to the 12 episode format, which allows showrunners to outright skip boring segments of time and limit their focus to core character arcs. The genuine hope on the parts of both fans and the showrunners is no doubt that a leaner 24 is a better 24; it would be unfortunate to get Jack Bauer back on shorter track for Another Day only to see he’s somehow lost a step in the process.


24: Live Another Day premieres on Monday, May 5 @8pm EST.

Source: Fox

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  1. Bout friggin time! 24 is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Was sad that it won’t be getting the feature film treatment, but happy I can get one more 1/2 season out of it.

    • Damn Right, this show should go on and on like “Law and order.” America loves it.

  2. Sarah Walker comes on board and suddenly what once took 24 hours to resolve now takes 12. ;) I was disappointed with the direction they took Jack Bauer in the final season and was going to avoid this comeback. Casting Yvonne Strahovski (and Michael Wincott) will get me to tune in for what will, hopefully, be a taut season showcasing the better portions of the series.

  3. Glad they dial back the “superman like qualities” (as they put it) of Jack this season, absolutely loved all 8 season but he more and more became the John McClane of TV.

  4. Can’t wait for this.

  5. I dunno… .seems like a money grab. I personally think 24 has been on a down hill trend since season2. Of course it had its peaks in each of the later season. But I don’t know if i can watch another run of my favorite agent.

  6. Think I’ll just stick with Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes/Phantom Pain until the season is complete ;)

    Also: Damn you Hideo Kojima- if you don’t bring back David Hayter..!

  7. one thing that won’t change is jack yelling at people standing a foot from him.

    • Can’t wait for Jack to yell something like this: “Give me the information now!!”


  8. David Hayter should be the villain. I mean, why not?

  9. So, this is a summer mini-series now?

    I watched every season of 24…even the last few terrible seasons. I’ll watch this, but that doesn’t mean I’ll like it.

  10. I can’t wait for 24 to return. I just love this show & watch it over & over. I don’t ever get tired of seeing it over & over. It is filled with excitement & suspense. Please bring it back very soon. I am waiting.

    • Rose Marie like wise me i cant stop watching it over and over…

  11. Can’t wait! As Jack says, “You’ve got MY word”

  12. Just finished watching all 8 seasons and redemption again over the last few weeks. Looking forward to the new series 9 and hopefully if it proves successful Fox will do Season 10 and beyond.

  13. We loved 24 also but I just wish he would SPEEK UP and not WHISPER!!!!!!

  14. C.T.U!!! Put the gun down

  15. That’s great can’t wait 4 season 9…..but we need season 10 in Nigeria for real, Jack , chloe and the entire CTU team save my country

  16. Absolutely devastating. A real masterpiece.

  17. the film 24hours is my best and favorate movie, Cloe its nice seein you back but more especially Jack Baure i love him to death …

  18. So what is it ?. I am told first we will have a 12 event episode. I watched the first night, two hours. The second Monday one hour ?????. Ready for next Monday I see the local paper schedule includes 24 tonight, Friday may 16, too late missed it. Now I see it will be one hour episodes. Can anyone help ? I hate to miss any of it. Is fox really jerking us around ?

    • The first episode was 2 hours. The rest (10, I think) are 1 hour. They repeat on Fridays.

      • Thanks the reply Curtis24

  19. I am absolutely glued to the TV on Monday nights at 9 p.m., anticipating another episode of 24: Live Another Day. Jack Bauer and Chloe are once again saving the world from certain destruction from terrorists. I have a question, however. Why did President Heller only pardon Jack and not Chloe? Without her computer know-how, Jack would have not lived another hour. Go, Chloe! I love the tough girl eyeliner!

    • 24: Live Another Day-a New Season(of 12 More Episodes)?

  20. I am so glad