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. All I can say is:


  2. i love 24 !!!:) cant wait to watch again

  3. Can’t wait

    • Can’t wait…

  4. Kiefer (Jack) I am one of your biggest fan… Jack you rock and I want you on season 9. :) . I hope I can meet you one day in my life.


  5. This, (I don’t care how short), will be the answer to my wishes for another season. I am psyched for this and Jack, you are the best of the best, and I admire you!


    i cant wait for it

  7. I cant wait for season 9 of 24, absolutely love it. Its the best TV show. So excited. So excited, wish it would get brought back on TV for another few seasons, instead of 12 episodes in Season 9.

  8. i love this show it is alsome

  9. This is pete from Philippines… I am a big fun of jack and can’t wait to see the newest season of 24 series. And please don’t change the story and make everything as is! 24 episodes! :)

  10. From the Island of Guam USA… & I’m happy to hear 24 season 9 is in the works. I love the show,& love Jack Bauer! But if your saying it’s going to be a whole new story & not a continuance from season 8, I’m very dissapointed. Because if you do, all the past seasons have no meaning if you start a new concept which wouldn’t make any sense! So pull yourselves together & make it work.
    on another note.. it’ll be great to see some original characters back,I’m a huge fan of President David Palmer. he was a good President & a good friend to Jack. As to compared to the other presidents for sure! I know his character was killed, but hoping you’d figure out a way to bring him back to life. & also Audrey Raines,totally love her! She truely is Jacks love. he soo deserves to be happy after all, all he does is only for the government. Give him that much please. & keep Chloe too, she’s been Jacks eyes & ears through it all,& always had his back! I’m happy the producers/writers never made her out to be a mole at CTU.

  11. Looking forward… yesss

  12. One of the best sieries I have watched.

  13. I’m so excited. I still watch the old seasons just to get that feeling. This was the best show on TV.

  14. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!! 24 is my davorite T.V show ever made I loved this show ever since I watched it! MAKE SEASON 9 HAPPEN this show it the freken BEST

  15. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!! 24 is my davorite T.V show ever made I loved this show ever since I watched it! MAKE SEASON 9 HAPPEN this show it the BEST show you could ever watch. If you haven’t watched the show your guys are missing out you guys gotta watch it. So WATCH IT:)

  16. BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!! Jack Bauer you are my favorite actor without you their will be no 24 you make the show happen your strength, persuervance, courage and every other strong good word out their Also it would be an honor to meet you, your my favorite actor of all time. 24 is my favorite T.V show ever made I loved this show ever since I watched it! MAKE SEASON 9 HAPPEN this show it the BEST show you could ever watch. If you haven’t watched the show your guys are missing out you guys gotta watch it. So WATCH IT:)

  17. Go Fox Season 9 best news all year !!!!!!!


  19. First I want to say that this is not some lame joke.I just saw previews for 24 day 9. I was watching a replay of the Pirates and Angels game on root sports Pittsburgh and have seen the commercial twice now. 24 will premier on Tuesday June 25, 2013 on some station that is only available on direct tv according to the commercial. Fox is making a huge mistake letting this show get away from them. I think that it was one of the best shows ever on television and I do not see any problem with them getting back their fan base. I am really pissed that I won’t be able to watch this tomorrow because I do not have direct tv

  20. My Wife named her Munchin CAT ” JACK BAUER !!Our Daughter in law and 16 yr. granddaughter Started Season One last week and JUST COULDN’T STOP ,They are on Season Two NOW and WON’T STOP. We can’t Wait to see JACK BACK !!!

  21. the best show i ever seen in my life time, this show made me cry smily and my heart beat, there is a time that i called sick from work so i can watch the show, i cant wait for season 9 but i wish it will be more, please bring it back.

  22. wait one last time?i was so happy all week long when i knew 24 was comming back.
    i have started a rerun from season one and i wont stop until season 8 :)
    but one more last time?dont like that line

    i was able to pas the not 24 episodes but 12 ,it still is 24 new story so i think it is so cool,but i hope hope hope hope hope hope and i hope hope that they will expant to more seasons like this dam it come on?

    season 9 ,10 11 etcmust be easier now with only 12 episodes
    hope they realize that.

    24 still kicks evry show that is on tv so go for it jack dam it

  23. Please bring series back with 24 episodes this is the best series I’ve seen in my entire life. I’ve seen all 8 season 3 times already is so good that you don’t even want to go to sleep watching the episodes. This season has everything action, suspense, drama. I’m always recommending this series to all my friends and everybody gets obsessed with the episodes. PLEASEEEEEEEE BRING ALL 24 EPISODES BACKKKKKKKKKKKKK.


  25. Now this I cannot wait for. season 1-8 was so good that it left me wanting more!