’24: Live Another Day’ Premieres May 2014; Real-Time Storytelling Out

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 22nd, 2013 at 10:55 pm,

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Three-days ago it was revealed that Fox was interested in bringing 24 back for season 9. Now, it’s official: 24 - and Jack Bauer – are coming back for a new adventure in May of 2014.

The show will be called 24: Live Another Day and it will feature the return of both Kiefer Sutherland (whose previous show, Touch, recently got canceled) and showrunner/writer Howard Gordon. While those familiar faces will be respectively in front of and behind the camera, other familiar things – like 24‘s real time roll-out – won’t be, with the show switching from episodes that highlighted an hour out of a day in Jack Bauer’s life. Instead, 24: Live Another Day will play out over 12 episodes that will “jump around” during this particular day.

Will this be the last day, though? According to FOX Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly, it’s unlikely that the series will return to TV after this upcoming adventure; however, he did say that the concept had “franchise-ability.”

One thing that we won’t be seeing, according to Reilly, is that long rumored 24 movie:

“[Producers] always had the idea of maybe someday doing feature films, but as got into it they all agreed 24 being compressed in two hours is not 24,”

Reilly also indicated that the show could be a magnet for big name talent, though there was no hint as to which (if any) other past cast members would join Sutherland for the new episodes.

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With Live Another Day set to be an entirely new adventure and not a strict continuation of 24‘s original run, though, that doesn’t seem all that necessary, and really, it could be argued that 24‘s only real constant was Jack, as producers shuffled in a long list of talented co-stars to surround Sutherland throughout the show’s 8 seasons – something they will surely do again.

So, that is what we know, here’s what we don’t know: after those 192 episodes, a 2 hour TV movie, and 8 seasons, what more is left to say?

To many, 24 ended in as satisfying a way as it could have with its legacy as one of the most important serialized shows in recent memory still firmly intact. Were some critics convinced that the show could or should have come to an end a couple of seasons prior to when it did? Perhaps, but the appetite for more Bauer badassery has clearly been high since the last tick of the clock (the undying buzz about a feature film and the realization of this limited series prove that), and while FOX is looking to cash in on that, they’re surely aware that while action and intrigue have no expiration date and absence makes the heart grow fonder, people do tend to have short memories.

So, will 24: Live Another Day succeed? Only if it has as much firepower and depth as the original and it finds a way to stand on its own and not the shoulders of its past legendary self.


24: Live Another Day premieres on FOX in May of 2014.

Source: EW

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  1. loved the original 8 seasons. excited about live another day. Best of luck Fox and 24 Crew!!

    • 24 that’s one of the nicest series on fox shouldn’t end like that . Live another day am sure will help to rise the fans of 24 and reduce the anger of the watchers. Good luck fox and trust me live another will help so much

  2. I really enjoyed the 8 seasons of “24″. In fact, my son joined the Army a couple of years ago, he was in Afghanistan and in combat. But on his off time, which wasn’t much, he would watch “24″ and would write to me and we would chat on it. He’s back, thank God and guess what, we’re watching the 8 seasons again to gear ourselfs up for May 2014. This show just had it all and I do hope one person comes back to join Jack and that’s Cloe. She just added so much to the show. I also hope that after they go through “Live Another Day”, that they have additional seasons. Well, best of luck and can’t wait for May to get here.

    • Chloe is coming back. Literally just read an article confirming it. I forget what the website is exactly, but you can google it.

  3. i am a filipino but love 24 so much, been watching it when i was a kid…me and my siblings love it so much…now with the technology we were able to watch it online as many times….looking forward for season 9….cant wait fot it….

    • well it is not exactly season 9 but a mini series of this show that will premier next year.

  4. plus also more good news as it looks like the premiere was moved up a month, that fix can’t wait until may 2014, as the show runner howard gordon revealed in a tweet, shooting starts in january ends in may first episode airs in april 2014

  5. I never missed an episode of 24 since day one and now have been watching all of them again in re-runs. I wish Fox would just bring it back in it’s original format and give us more days instead of one 12 hour show!

  6. WOW “24″ no that is in my book one of the best ever showes to ever reach tv. I have netflix and i seen “24″ on there and decided to see what it was avout and boy i couldnt stop watching it. I would just finish watching one ep. and just keep hitting next. i cant wait for the new show!!!! i will be watching ever one that comes out. and i also agree the Chloe played a huge part in Jacks life in this show and it wouldnt be the same without her..

  7. Just finished watching all 8 seasons on Netflix…..most amazing show I have ever seen.
    Can hardly wait until May.

  8. I just finished watching all 8 seasons of 24 and I must admit this is one of the best shows I have ever seen. I can’t wait for the upcoming Season 9; 12 episodes in May 2014. I hope that Fox will consider making at least 2-3 more seasons after this. The fans have spoken Fox please listen. Thanks for a GREAT show!!!!

    “24″ Fan for life

  9. I absolutely loved 24, all 8 seasons. I never was able to watch it when it was on regular TV. I did watch it later on Netflix and I was so hooked that I didn’t leave the house for about 2 weeks! I also wish it would come back to how it originally was. Let’s hope that this will be another great beginning of many more years of Jack Bauer!

  10. We have just finished watching all 8 seasons of 24, primarily one after the other. Agreed with others, it is one of the best shows ever. We are so enraptured by Jack and the staff at CTU, especially Cloe who fights continually for Jack, whether overtly or covertly in all or most of the episodes (I would definitely have done the same thing.) I am incredibly disappointed that I have just seen the series now as we missed the season 9 Miniseries released in May 2013. What I am wanting is for 24: Live Another Day to be made available on Netflix or some other accessible streaming outlet for those of us who missed the original showing. It was just at that point when we were losing our satellite service due to a huge tree on our neighbour’s property that leafed out and blocked our signal. Please find a way to make this miniseries available to us poor schleps who missed the release in May. Please please please. We are all infatuated by Jack Bauer and need to see the final episodes. Thank anyone who may have seen this and can help us.

    • It’s coming out next May.

    • Elizabeth, you didn’t miss a thing! The mini-series will come out in May 2014. Not 2013. ;-)

  11. I am so excited for the next season. I AM COMPLETELY ADDICTED! Thank you so much Fox for bringing it back. I hope the ratings are high so that it keeps going on after season 9.


  13. I think Jack should be training Cloe to take over…Cloe is as intense as Jack.

  14. Jack bauer is a ledge!!!!! Can’t wait 4 series 9 to kick off! 24 is massive here in england!! All i gotta say is bring it on!!!!!!!

  15. Am a Ugandan, am so in love with 24, it’s the best TV show ever. I loved every little detail. So excited that 24 is coming back. Well done fox and wish you well

  16. Jack is back !!!

    Can’t wait for the upcoming season of 24 hope its as good as the previous 8, which I’m sure it will be

  17. Loved Loved Loved 24!! NEVER missed an episode from the very start, and ALWAYS sad when each one ended. Couldn’t wait ’til the next week. It’s the only show on TV I have ever been faithfully addicted to – Wouldn’t even take phone calls until the hour was up. SO excited that Jack is coming back… and I hope it’s NOT the last time! Come on May 2014!!

  18. Hurry up, Chloe, we’re almost out of time!!!!!

  19. I am so thrilled. I am so addicted. I never used to eat or sleep until the season was finished. I miss 24, it’s not the same as any other series. I love it. Please fox, we need more seasons.

  20. “Yes!”and I can’t wait. Thank you for bringing 24 back.

  21. I am a huge fan of action TV series. I have to say that 24 has been the most addictive, thrilling, exciting series that I have watched.. I think I speak for all 24 fans when I say.. a new series would be welcomed. I am eager to start watching it again!

  22. My best tv series ever. Just wish may 2014 is next month . The addiction is unrivalled

  23. 24 is the best tv show ever of my life time I often find myself watching all 8 season repeatedly, I love it I hope fox continue to make more season after season and keep 24 faithfulls happy for years to come. Jack is the best and clovie is superb and best supporting actor both of them make best dynamic duo!! I can’t wait for May 2014 to arrive I am so looking forward!!! Fan for life!!!

  24. I am a fan of 24 – i loved the last 8 seasons and i am so happy to read these here. I think, 12 episodes of 24 are better then 0.

  25. I am addicted. Watched the series from the beginning. Bought all the CDs and watched again. I’m going to bed at 3am because after one episode I’m left on edge and have to watch the next one.
    Chloe and Jack back ….. can’t wait.

  26. If l was ask to wish, l will never wish to be a teorrist. Because l don’t want Jack to touture me.

  27. Also, l have watched all 8 seasons of 24 and waiting to be the first to see Live Another Day in my area. I have also seening Touch but in complete. Thanks a true fan of Jack Beaur, from New Kru Town – Liberia.

  28. 24 is best movies ever.

  29. Wu never get hungry wn watchng 24..it is one of the best films ever…..