24 is No More After This Season

By Tim Surette

Mar 26, 2010

... [UPDATE: 6 p.m., PST] Fox has just announced that the current eighth day season of 24 will also be its last. If I were Jack Bauer, I'd just be relieved to get some sleep after all this time. [Chicago Tribune]

... Showtime decided one new episode was enough to renew Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara for third seasons. The Season-Two premieres aired Monday, with 1.5 million tuning in for Nurse Jackie and 1.1 million tuning in for United States of Tara. [Variety]

... Miami Vice vet Don Johnson might be coming back to television. He's in talks to join the ABC comedy pilot Southern Discomfort, about a Texas-bred conservative whose (cue over-exaggerated announcer voice) life gets turned upside down when his kids move back in! [THR]

... Everyone laughed at NBC for its boneheaded late-night fumble, and we all wondered what would happen when Jay Leno returned to his late-night slot. Would he still be the king of late night? Would David Letterman continue to lead in the ratings? Well, the answer is yes and no, respectively. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has beaten Dave's Late Show each week since returning. [TV By the Numbers]

... The Office has upgraded Craig Robinson, who plays warehouse dude Darryl Philbin, to series regular. This comes following his success in movies and increased star power and just before Hot Tub Time Machine becomes Hollywood's most disappointing movie about hot tub time machines. [USA Today]

... Discovery will place the "Sarah Palin totally hearts Alaska" docu-show on TLC, the channel about cakes and little people. Sarah Palin's Alaska will be an eight-episode "travelogue" teaching viewers about the glorious natural landscapes of our northernmost state, Creationism, and the best sites for throwing rocks at China. [NY Times]

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  • arseblog Mar 30, 2010

    What's wrong with FOX.. Killed Terminator :TSCC then Prison Break and now 24. At least Fringe still lives on :(

  • PedroAraujo0 Mar 29, 2010

    I HATE FOX PRODUCERS, first prison break with its disgusting ending and now you bring this $#!T on us! my three best shows are from Fox, now House is all thats left! F.U

  • bweikel Mar 29, 2010

    Goodbye 24 you were exciting television. Now the only really good show left is Fringe, well a few other, I suppose...

  • sonyataylor50 Mar 29, 2010

    RIP 24. :( 5/23 finale of Lost and 5/24 finale of 24 are going to be killers.

  • Fains Mar 29, 2010

    Goodbye and thanks 24!

    Spin off Chloe O'Brian. "Chloe" a sitcom comedy xD

  • columpd Mar 29, 2010

    Well they have finaly called it a day for 24

  • satya_461 Mar 29, 2010

    24 is the best tv series I ever watched. Most tv seasons start off well and head downwards from season 2. The intensity levels are great for every season of this series 24..

    I haven't watched season 7 and 8 yet.. so I don't know if they are bad/slow as many ppl are saying here.. Sad to hear this news :'(

  • Notusedname Mar 29, 2010

    Well, they finally stop torturing a show that has been great the two latest seasons have been so crappy compearing to the first six seasons. And we didn't need "Redemption" either. So i'm glad, but while it's running we may as well see what they come up with which actually isn't that much so far.

  • AlexanderZeva Mar 29, 2010

    sincerely, this season was too slow and bored.

  • timgueguen Mar 28, 2010

    Guess that means no "Jack Bauer versus aliens" season, which is probably what they were going to have to do if the series kept going much longer.

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