Fox to Bring Back ’24′ for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

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24 movie kiefer sutherland Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

Three years ago (today), the real-time adventures of 24 came to close. Now, it appears that Jack Bauer could soon be returning to television screens once last time, in an all-new adventure.

Reportedly former 24 showrunner Howard Gordon has approached Fox with a plan to bring the series back for limited run. Though no deals have been officially made, Fox appears to be interested in bringing back the fan-favorite series, and Kiefer Sutherland is currently in talks to return. If (or when) the series does return to the air, however, it will be a completely new story, not a continuation.

In the 24 series finale, following the conclusion of a complicated plot involving Russian assassins, mobsters and terrorists – not to mention President Charles Logan – Jack Bauer’s antics were finally a little too rogue, making him wanted by Russian and American forces. With no other option but to leave behind his life, again, Jack asked Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) to keep an eye on his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) as his enemies might use his family to lure him out of hiding. Chloe shut down a drone she was using to monitor Jack’s activity on the ground during the climax of the season, and the clock ran down to 00:00:00.

fox 24 season 9 Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

In the years since the 24 finale aired, there have been talks about potentially reviving the series in the form of a movie, written by Billy Ray (State of Play). Originally, Fox was looking to begin production on a theatrical follow-up in spring 2012, but after budget issues relating to salary for the cast came up, production was put on hold, apparently indefinitely. And even if the series does return to air, it will be Gordon’s idea, not some version of the movie plot, which television audiences will see.

And though it doesn’t seem that difficult to bring Jack Bauer back from the established series finale, it does beg the question as to whether he would be brought back voluntarily, or if he’s just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Bauer isn’t too different from Die Hard’s John McClane, so accidentally getting involved in some terrorist plot wouldn’t be a stretch while he’s on the run. However, the mention of a “limited” run does raise the issue of how the series’ real-time format would work, if there are not twenty-four one-hour episodes comprising the season. Maybe we’ll skip a few hours here and there?

24 Jack Bauer Movie Fox to Bring Back 24 for Season 9; 13 Episodes Planned [Updated]

Then again, as the joke now goes “If everybody did what Jack Bauer said, the show would be called ’12.’

With network television now more open to serialized series, like The Following, 24 could easily slide in to a midseason spot, which would allow for a longer run of episodes without the lengthy breaks that fall television series have to deal with. And with potential return of Heroes, as well as the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, it’s clear that fans are still interested in revisiting their favorite series from the past. Whether or not 24’s return will be successful, however, is another question – but it’s doubtful that anyone would turn down the chance to see Jack Baur back in action one last time.

Update: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Fox is looking to bring 24 back for a 13-episode run.

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Source: Deadline; Entertainment Weekly

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  1. please bring back 24 season 10, 11, 12, and so on. this is the one show i make sure never to miss and when available i will purchas as well to up date collection 1-8.

    • I agree 100%. Best show ever!

    • It is the best show…it needs to come back for 2-3 more seasons.

    • Sure Laura Thomsen

      This is the best serie that fox bring to their audience.

  2. this the best tv series in the world …plzzz go with season 10,11,12

    • i’ve seen alot of seasonal movies, but 24 is completely different, no dull or boring second.

      i will keep watching 24 season inFinity

  3. Please continue 24! I never missed a minute of any episode this summer. The first show that was just as good as when it was first on!

  4. I never miss it, from Season 1 -9, and looking forward to Season 9 and so on. The best show of the century.

  5. Love 24 but please, Jack, stop whispering!

  6. Love this show , this is the only show that I put reminder only phone so I can watch it!!! I am very sad that Audrey had to die :((( but you guys have to make more seasons because the ending does not make any sence:/ I love Jack and I would love to see him again ( alive plz)

  7. This is the only network show with recording and watching…… Bring it back full time. If the writers are struggling for ideas, how bout turning Jack loose on Washington DC and having him clean house at the IRS and the Justice Department.

  8. Best show ever please bring it back up to season 24 episode 24. That will be cool from Angola Africa Haradson
    I miss the show so much

  9. best terrorist show ever bravo bauer love your character

  10. Please bring back 24 for additional seasons! I know a lot of people who watch this season (which a lot of it was during the Summer months) and I am hopeful it was enough to bring it back for more!

  11. 24 Should never end. I have all Storys, I love them all. Best Series ever made!

    I think they can easly come with a new story line up. If they realy wanna, its easy to make a story. All seasons are great, some sad because of some deaths but still, greats seasons, great story.

    They souldn’t do the 12 Hours episode… they should do as always, 24 episodes. 12 is to short and i know that nowadays most series are 12-13 episodes. Its sucks.
    Season should have alltime more then 20 episodes, mostly should have 24-26. In this case should remain with 24.

    Jack Bauer is a fictional hero, a great person, a great Men!

    • I am curious as to whether or not episodes 11 and 12 have aired yet? I have my TV set to recoed the series but all of a sudden it hasn’t recorded since July14th. Isn’t there another 1 or 2 episodes coming? I hope this series continues it has the highest following for a series ever! DO NOT CANCEL!

  12. 24 is the best show ever. I never miss an episode. Please bring this show back.

  13. Yes bring him back. The real adventurist Jack, missed him!

  14. I love dis story pls continue,but I lose audrey in d film lovely daughter.

  15. 24 is a great movie so pls don’t end it in season 12, i love Jack…

  16. My Hero, My best man ever, Jack Bauer, please don’t end this series, what will I watch?? Waiting……….

  17. I was a little confused when it was not on monday night like normal but then i saw that the season finale will be on Fri night for some reason ( I’m not sure why that is ). Anyway I sure hope they keep this going, I have never missed an episode since is first started and now that NBC cancelled Revolution (which was stupid in my opinion) this is the only show I look forward to watching and recording.

  18. 24 is the best movie of all time pliz dont end it,we need more episodes.

  19. i’ve seen alot of seasonal movies, but 24 is completely different, no dull or boring second.

    i will keep watching 24 season inFinity

  20. Please when is episode 13 coming for season 9 please continue don’t stop it

  21. Am glad 24 will be back,00.09.13. Thank you #FOX

  22. Very interesting movie,to me is the best series.

  23. the best movie i have ever seen… looking forward to seeing season9

  24. 24 remains the best movie ever……I enjoy it more than sex. Kudos to you all: team 24.

  25. i can’t to watch ep 13 bring it

  26. i can’t wait to watch 24s09ep13 ,bring it jack

  27. guys everyone involves in this serie should do everything to go with it until 24 seasons and bring back tony almeida don’t stop the serie please

  28. I feel like crying this night cos i just watched the season 9. Audrey’s death deverstated me. well great series ever watched. love u jack. wish u were real lol