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?

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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. I would like to notified if season 9 begins and would like to purchase all seasons send me emails on all deals

    • Amazon or Ebay has all 8 seasons. That’s where I got all 8 seasons! Best of luck!

  2. Joepie

  3. I wish to watch the season 9 of 24. Honestly, I have never see a series like 24.

  4. Jack Bauer should be awarded the best actor in series

  5. I been a fan since the first season, I have all the seasons & cannot wait for season 9. I believe you should keep it at 24 episodes & not 12, u should also continue where the series finale left off

  6. Pls I cnt wait for season 9,This is my best serie I never watched. Pls make it happen and leave my favorite actor jack beaur, without him there’s no 24. Bring back Audrey, David Palmer’s children.

  7. bringing back Audrey,i agree but how,she is in a coma?and David Palmer’s children has nothing to do with the other seasons,so little point to that i geuss.

    They should bring back tony,as the ultimate villen/but stil sort of a friend he cant kill.
    Make the misstake of nina right and dont do it with tony
    it should have a other person besides jack who never dies!

    good vs well good half evil somewhere between:)

    dont know what happent to logan,im rewatching from season one,im at season 6 now,but that would be facking cool

    logan the sneaky loser(love the actor)who still have power and makes jack blood crave for a kill…brutal cold and big

  8. its a little downer that it will only have 12 or 13 episodes
    but hey they can make it work,and if it is any good i sure there will be more seasons!

    so we still have 24 the series and not a movie once a few years
    so be glad with what we get it is still better than a movie witch is 2 hours max
    now we have 12 hours :D

    so bring it on

  9. I wish Jack Bauer was my dad.

  10. Pls bring back 24 i can’t wait to see may favourite Jack Bauer in fact i love watching it i have even started watching all over again. my 4th time of watching it.

  11. i cant wait for season 9 to come out……..24 should continue!!!!!!!!!! i would like to be notified when its out please.

  12. Without Jack Bauer,well you might as well close up shop and end it ,He is what makes 24 the best show ever.I only hope that you will continue with the best show ever.I can not do anything else when this show is on,love it..

  13. Please keep me informed of updates

  14. I request, it should take the normal time -24hrs and not beginning afresh. Tony and David Palmer’s brother should be back. keep me informed.

  15. Best series ever, really happy to hear this is coming back!! can’t wait to see Jack back! Great news! :-)

  16. Best series ever, really happy to hear this is coming back!! can’t wait to see Jack back! Great news!!!

  17. Jack is the best!
    Tony must come back as good-bad guy with a heart!

  18. I started watching 24hrs (Jack Bauer) before I married and that was about 6 years ago. This is the only season movie that my wife and I would watch and enjoy together. we like to watch intelligent and detective films. 24hrs is the only film we have watched several without tireness. we just finished watching 24hrs season 4 last night. this is the film we have watched for many times. we are looking forward to see more of 24hrs for the next 5years not just season 9. DO NOT MAKE A MISTAKE BY REPLACING JACK BAUER WITH ANOTHER ACTOR. If you that, you have missed it.
    More grease to your elbow!

    I love you all!

    Best regards

  19. This is the best season I’ve ever watched and I can’t wait for this great news. Sometimes I just wished Jack Bauer was my dad I swear…..

  20. Can’t see my man jack Bauer come to play again because he is the one that kept the movie where it is nw (I.e making people dying to watch it). Keep me posted please.

  21. Yes! Will need Jack Baeur back.

  22. Yes! Will need Jack Baeur back. Thanks.

  23. 24 isn’t 24 without 24 episodes. As awesome as 24 is. Unless you’re going to make each episode 2 hours I’m cool with that. But you need that 24 timeline

  24. I LOVE this show! I cannot wait for it to come back. I think the show should pick up where it left off. The night of the season premiere i am hosting a 24 party!