TVLine Items: Kiefer Sutherland Talks 24 Movie Delay, Glee and Liars Stars Get Punk'd and More!

The 24 movie is still on…sort of.

Following recent reports that production on the big screen feature is being delayed due to scheduling, budgetary and other issues, Kiefer Sutherland — aka Jack Bauer — confirmed Thursday night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno that “we’re still trying” to get the film made.

“We finally got a script to a really amazing place,” he says. “Unfortunately, because of my schedule, we’re trying to fit a lot of moving parts — everybody else’s schedule, trying to find the right slot to do the film in. … If we don’t get it into this slot, we’ll do it next year.”

Sutherland maintains that the most important thing is “to make sure we make the best possible movie ever, and if we have to wait a little longer, we will.”

Watch the full clip below:

24 Movie Update: How Much Time Will Have Passed? Who’s In It?

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Pretty Little Lucy Hale, Glee‘s Heather Morris, Up All Night‘s Nick Cannon and rapper Mac Miller have joined the lineup of guest hosts for the return of MTV’s Punk’d on March 29 at 10/9c. The unsuspecting celebrity marks include Dianna Agron, Lauren Conrad, Zac Efron, Shenae Grimes, Ian Harding, Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Hutcherson, Jersey Shore’s Ronnie and Snooki, Chloe Grace Moretz and others.

Jennifer Tilly will lend her voice to The Simpsons, playing herself in an instructional DVD that Lisa watches to learn poker, reports.

Karate Kid Ralph Macchio — who romanced Hilda on Ugly Betty — will guest-star as a love interest for Fran Drescher’s character on TV Land’s Happily Divorced, per The Hollywood Reporter.

CBS has ordered the reality pilot The Job from producers Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and Michael Davies (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Watch What Happens: Live), TV Guide Magazine reports. The premise of the potential series finds contestants competing for a different dream job every week.

Glee Exclusive: Look Who’s Playing Puck’s Dad!

TBS has ordered eight episodes of the unscripted competition series King of the Nerds, hosted by Revenge of the Nerds stars Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. Slated to premiere in early 2013, Nerds will test contestants’ intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess.

ABC Family and Fox TV Studios have begun production on Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark, starring Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples and Christian Martyn. The film will air during the network’s “25 Days of Christmas” programming block.

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  1. Lambsilencer says:

    I for one am glad that they don’t rush the “24” movie. I’d rather wait a year longer than to have a subpar film because everything had to be done in 30 days or less.

    And it’ll be fun to see some of the folks’ reactions to getting punked. Chloë Grace Moretz could be quite the fun.

  2. Jake says:

    It seems fox wants to make a 30 million movie as opposed to a 50 million movie. That is like the difference between an the first and second x files movie. If I’m not mistaken there is a huge audience for this movie but I fear that a lower budget will turn off a lot of people. I just want to see this come to light.

    • Rebecca says:

      LOL, the budget doesn’t mean crap. A good script is what will make people want to go. It is very possible to make a great movie for $30 million or less. The first X-Files movie had a good script. The second one absolutely did not.

      • matt says:

        Seriously what was that second movie? I never watched the X-Files but I thought the first movie was very well done, even for someone who hadn’t seen the show. I saw the second movie on TV last year or so and thought it was so weird that it even got made. The script played out like filler episode from the middle of a show’s run. If I’d been fan and waited that long for a movie, I would have been mad.

        24 has had some “less than stellar” moments but they were due to the constraints the format of the show put on the writers. I really think the production team and Keifer are passionate about doing a movie the right way, and given what they were able to do for 8 years on TV despite the restrictions, I can’t wait to see what they can put together for a two hour movie.

  3. Frenzy says:

    Come Back Jack! We are Touched by your talents.