Report: Fox to Revive 24 as Limited Series

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24 Returns to FoxFox may restart the clock on 24.

The network is looking to bring back the Emmy-winning real-time thriller as a limited series event, Deadline reports.

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No deals are in place in front of or behind the screen, but Kiefer Sutherland is said to be in early talks to reprise his role as Jack Bauer. Former 24 boss Howard Gordon, meanwhile, would likely oversee the revival, per Deadline.

News of a possible 24 rebirth comes just hours after Fox pulled the plug on Sutherland’s Touch.

Thoughts? Does this sound like the best or worst idea ever?



Comments (115)

  • Aren’t the main people doing Homeland?

    Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – May 9, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • whaaaaaa??

    Comment by Elyse – May 9, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG!

    Comment by None given – May 9, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well this was unexpected.

    Comment by Eric – May 9, 2013 04:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG this would be so awesome much better then doing a movie

    Comment by mike10dude – May 9, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, it allows the story to continue even in a not full 24 episode run, 10-16 episodes are better than a 2 hour movie. I have never really been sold on the idea of a 2 hour feature movie format for 24.

      Comment by David – May 10, 2013 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed!! We need more quality shows on air! 24 was one of the best!

      Comment by GK – May 10, 2013 11:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree/It should of never been cancelled

      Comment by pat – July 10, 2013 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAMMMMIT!

    Just kidding. This is great.

    Comment by Sg. Grant – May 9, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll second that DAMMIT!!
      I’m JK too. I always associate 24(and Keifer) with DAMMIT! =)

      Comment by zigzagzoey – May 10, 2013 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Limited in what way? Also I wonder how this affects the “movie”

    Comment by Tim – May 9, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I wonder if this will replace the movie.

      Comment by Tori Melching (@lizjaxe) – May 9, 2013 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s possible this would be instead of the movie?

      Comment by dude – May 9, 2013 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Think “limited” in the sense that :”Hatfields & McCoys” or “The Bible” or “American Horror Story (season one) were described as “limited” series,

      I would think this would probably be intended by FOX as a substitute to having a movie, something the FOX brass weren’t too keen on.

      Comment by theschnauzers – May 9, 2013 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think you could even call “Hell on Wheels” a limited series of two seasons, considering the creators only had that two season long story in mind, they made it, then left.
        -
        I hope they have taken their time and really written an amazing story from beginning-middle-end. Dont write as you go along or just think of something to write cause you want more 24…truly think of a epic story that i imagine will end with Jack dying in the end.

        Comment by M3rc Nate – May 9, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • “Hell on Wheels” is coming back for 3rd seasons later this year

          Comment by ant – May 9, 2013 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Well said Nate. They better make it really good, or just leave well enough alone…

          Comment by rick doherty – May 10, 2013 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • a 24 minute episode, so they can keep the title.

      Comment by Michael Sacal – May 9, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Simpsons already did that. Good idea though!

        Comment by Jay – May 10, 2013 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG YES.

    Comment by RobMF – May 9, 2013 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I JUST HAD A Seizure!!

    Comment by Joe – May 9, 2013 04:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well I love 24 but I hope this doesn’t ruin the show. They ended it well and Jack got his happy ending so I’m not sure how they’d bring it back…

    Comment by Rebecca – May 9, 2013 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Jack got a happy ending? He had to run off to another country and escape the United States?

      Comment by RobMF – May 9, 2013 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Exactly right. He was totally on the run. No happy ending there….just a faint ray of hope for 24 fans. I LOVE the idea!!

        Comment by Teri Borchers – May 9, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I certainly hope they bring Jack back. After all, they left it open for the future.

          Comment by Lois Altman – May 10, 2013 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Happy ending???? I don’t think so.

      Comment by Chloe – May 9, 2013 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yeah, I don’t see the Happy Ending approach either. Jack pretty much became a serial killer at the end. I wonder how they’re gonna redeem him if this gets picked up.

        Comment by Lambsilencer – May 9, 2013 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe this limited run will lead to the movie like the netflix run of AD is leading to the movie.

    Comment by Mike – May 9, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Correct me if I am wrong, bu Jack did not get his happy ending. He’s out there in the world somewhere…alone as always. But am glad they are considering bringing 24 back. Jack Bauer is THE MAN!

    Comment by majamababe – May 9, 2013 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WOW still watch old episodes on netflix

    Comment by Jmom – May 9, 2013 04:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One of the smartest things that FOX has done in a very very long time , they should do this as a 8 or 12 episode series each year ,
    In fact , I really wish that a Network would do a series taking a cue from America Horror Story ,
    Create an 8 – 12 episode story , and then follow it with a related but new story for another 8 – 12 episodes ,
    Do this two or three times a year , so that in the end you get 24 – 36 episodes per season ,

    Comment by Joseph – May 9, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ever heard of Scandal? 13 episode Season 2A, 9 episode Season 2B.

      Comment by DoctorWhoFanatic! – May 10, 2013 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Limited Series? So, won’t they have to change the name? :-)

    Comment by Mel – May 9, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No, now it will just be 24 half hours.

      Comment by Brian – May 9, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHat about Firefly?

    Comment by Jason – May 9, 2013 04:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ummmmm. HOW could 24 with less than 24 episodes?

    Comment by mawhi – May 9, 2013 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Obviously the Limited Series would need to be called “12″ or “8″, or whatever ends up as the most appropriate number! ;)

      Comment by Katie_Mead – May 9, 2013 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 24 refered the timespan the show took place over. If they do 10 episodes that take place over 24 hours (abandoning real time) then the name still fits. As well, they could always do 12 episodes in the new limited format, cliffhanger, 12 episodes for a second “revived” season that take place right after the first 12. This would put a 2-year story arc over 24 hours, AND 24 episodes.

      Comment by Matt – May 10, 2013 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jack-pot! Pun intended. I think that’s a smart move.

        Comment by David – May 10, 2013 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best news :) hope they do it…..let the drinking games begin again…Dammit!!!

    Comment by Rachel – May 9, 2013 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now you’ve got my attention! This is the shizzzzz!!

    Comment by Wrstlgirl – May 9, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OH MY GOODNESS, I hope this is true. I am already screaming.

    Comment by Haley. – May 9, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hot damn! Fantastic!!!!

    Comment by Cat – May 9, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Note to Fox, CARLOS BERNARD pls&thx.

    Comment by RobMF – May 9, 2013 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, yes, yes!!!!!

      Comment by Chloe – May 9, 2013 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Elisha Cuthbert, but please, for the love of God, minus the cougar… :)

        Comment by Lambsilencer – May 9, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • This is amazing, he was on Castle the other night and mentioned “Counter Terrorist Unit” and all I could think of was 24 and how much I miss it. A mere 3 days later, this news.

          Comment by RobMF – May 9, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Aaron Peirce too!

            Comment by Pat Hatt – May 9, 2013 05:18 PM PDT  
    • And Chloe!!!!

      Comment by Gwen – May 9, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Tony Almeda is dreamy,,,,

      Comment by landerstyle – May 11, 2013 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG that would just be the best thing ever!!!!! I really hope this happens unlike the “24″ movie we’ve been waiting on for what seems like FOREVER.

    Comment by Michelle – May 9, 2013 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMGoodness, I am a happy woman. Monday nights have never been the same. There will be renewed interest because of the recent terror attackl.

    Comment by Dianne – May 9, 2013 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In wake of recent events this sounds about right. This is in no way a bad idea if Keifer is back

    Comment by Rob Thomas – May 9, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel like I have gone back in time…lol

    Comment by Christine – May 9, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Read the original Deadline story. It would be a 24 episode season, but the story arc would be entirely self contained.

    Comment by Don J – May 9, 2013 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best tv news ever, Fox better do it damn it! Tony better come back too! And Aaron as well after they shunned him in season 8.

    Comment by Pat Hatt – May 9, 2013 05:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please bring back 24 on TV or movies. There’s no one better then Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer!!!

    Comment by Becky Santiago – May 9, 2013 05:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I gave up on ’24′ midway into the 2nd season. I know it was hugely popular. TOUCH wasn’t 5 murders a week, but I really liked it. Granted, the first season was better than the 2nd. But I loved seeing this caring dad, with a special child that he treasured. The little boy playing Jake was great. He could convey so much without saying a word. I hope we get a conclusion to the story; that’s all I ask.

    Comment by Broadwayfan – May 9, 2013 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well you’ve got one chance for that ending. Series finale is tomorrow night.

      Comment by Wrstlgirl – May 9, 2013 05:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • what the whaaaaaaaaa? this came out of left field but DAMNIT this is DAMNIT awesome. I was always sad that the never did a follow up, Jack Baur on my TV screen is always a good thing DAMNIT. (had to do it :))

    Comment by James – May 9, 2013 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it continues the main story we’ve followed (patiently) for years and waited (more patiently) for years longers, than this isn’t a bad idea. But Nellie Andreeva on Deadline said something about “starting from scratch” and THAT is the WORST idea.

    I liked “24″ but not enough to see a brand new take on Jack Bauer take on the same old problems. You’re also telling the audience “We don’t care what kind of attachment you’ve developed with Jack (or Chloe or Kim or Tony)… REBOOT, WHOO!” and that sucks.

    It’s already not really “24″ without the real-time action (which is OK) but without the original story arcs to call back on/continue with, it really isn’t “24″ but something else entirely.

    Comment by Taneem (@TeeManX) – May 9, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news but don’t shortchange us on quality. Bringing back 24 is a great idea but some hybrid version would be judged on its own merit.

    Comment by Jim Edwards – May 9, 2013 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Say yes. Oh please please please say this is going to happen! Otherwise I will be forever watching the 8 seasons on Netflix waiting for something, anything to come on TV that could ever be as good as 24 was.

    Comment by Mar – May 9, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • best idea ever

    Comment by Jordan – May 9, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I couldn’t watch this show. I tried a couple of times but never got past episode 2. I watched 10 minutes of “homeland” before turning it off (it turned me off).

    Comment by bobbie – May 9, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BEST NEWS EVER!!!

    Comment by Brandon – May 9, 2013 06:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh! Would love me some more 24. Do it fox.

    Comment by kcflake – May 9, 2013 06:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE ABSOLUTE BEST IDEA-EVER-TO ME! I WATCH 24 RERUNS/DVD’S-ALL-THE TIME! I MISS IT SO MUCH!

    Comment by Joseph Perry – May 9, 2013 06:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES at last, 24. I loved it and want more, more, more.

    Comment by Olivia – May 9, 2013 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yessss! OMG yes!!! My family and I can’t wait!!!! Bring it on!!! We know FOX will do a great job!!!

    Comment by Robin Evans – May 9, 2013 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have 75.4 gbs with the entire 24 series on it…loved it I still watch it…but to kill Touch to do it..don’t think I like that..I hope this won’t be a cheesy way to back out of the movie they were planning…we can only hope

    Comment by Aaron – May 9, 2013 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news i’ve ever read in my life! Thank you so much and looking forward to complete closure on the story.

    Comment by josephine – May 9, 2013 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best news ever I hope it happens way better than a movie I need to see jack every week Touch was so awful

    Comment by Joe – May 9, 2013 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very exciting!

    Comment by Derek Johnson – May 9, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Farscape came back as a great miniseries. 24 can do the same thing as a miniseries or a limited 10 episode run during the summer. Touch just did not have enough going for it, even with a retooling to be something a mass audience would follow.

    Comment by TVDIVA – May 9, 2013 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait!!! It was the most thrilling, suspenseful, heart throbbing, nail biting show ever. I loved every character on the show, especially the indistructable Jack Bauer. This show should have never been canceled. The writers are fantastic!!!

    Comment by Jean bohrn – May 9, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Love 24! Still watch it on Netflix!!! Please bring it Back!!! And PLEASE. MAKE A MOVIE!!!! I HAVE BEEN WAiTIng. For It!!!! LOVE 24!!

    Comment by Joanne – May 9, 2013 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • David Fury, who was a writer on 24, posted on his Twitter feed that he’s involved with this. He said it will be 12 episodes.

    Comment by Don J – May 9, 2013 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is not how I wanted to find out about the fate of Touch (which I love) but if Fox does bring 24 back I can be ok with that.

    Comment by Jennifer – May 9, 2013 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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