24 is going to NYC

If Jack Bauer can make it there, he can make it anywhere.

Producers for the hit Fox series 24 confirm they have been in talks with New York city officials about filming "some" of season six there. While no plot details have been revealed, executive producer Joel Surnow tells TV Guide's Michael Ausiello that plans are in the works for Bauer to visit the city that, like Bauer, never sleeps.

"We are in conversations about shooting some stuff in New York for [next] season," Surnow said.

If the show ends up moving to New York, it would mark the first time that Kiefer Sutherland's explosive federal agent would save a city other than Los Angeles (which needs saving, to be sure). In the previous five seasons, Bauer and CTU--the Counter Terrorist Unit--have had 24 hours to knock out nukes, vaporize viri, and bust baddies in and around the Los Angeles basin region.

It's unclear how the real-time concept of the show could handle a bicoastal adventure, or if the entire season would be filmed in New York. At the end of season five, Jack was literally "Shanghai'd" aboard a cargo ship by vindictive Chinese government agents, but show-runners already said there is no way they could work a Chinese kidnapping plotline into next season's 24-hour deadline.

In April, Sutherland and the show execs signed up for three more seasons of the series, and plans are underway for a 24 film. Fox has ordered a script, and if ratings for season six remain high, the movie is scheduled to be filmed between seasons six and seven.

Surnow also told Ausiello that fans can expect a return visit from the disgraced President Logan, played by Gregory Itzin, and his feisty wife, Martha, played by Jean Smart.

"We love them," he says. "We certainly want to try to bring them both back...they were just such fabulous characters for us."

The fifth season of 24 saw ratings increase 14 percent and featured Jack Bauer wearing a man-purse. If you missed out on it, reruns begin tonight on Fox, at 8 p.m.

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Well I have to say is wherever the show takes place we all know that it is one fantastic show, but I really wish I knew where they were filming the new episodes of 24, so I can go and see them do the filming of the show, and it doesn't get any better than Jack Bauer / Kiefer Sutherland he is my idol, and the show 24 is outrageous one of the best television shows out there, and to bad that we don't have a guy in real life like Jack Bauer because if we did maybe this world would be a better place to live in, so maybe by Kiefer coming to do his filming in New York maybe all these bad people will get an idea and see who is the boss in real life, we need a better world, and now that Kiefer is in it we do, he is the best, I love you Kiefer keep up the great work, you ROCK…. One very satisfied fan of you Kiefer and the show 24, and to all the cast, and crew, of the show you all did an outstanding job in creating this series, thank you very much for making us all happy, and we really hope, and pray that the show 24 will never part from our lives, and we hope that Kiefer will always play the part of Jack Bauer, because no one could ever replace the part of Jack Bauer, because Kiefer is the one and only Jack Bauer, there is something about Kiefer and playing his roll of Jack and there would never be another actor that could ever replace Kiefer’s part as Jack Bauer, he is the one and truly one Jack Bauer.



One loving fan of Kiefer Sutherland and the show 24



Sincerely Yours,



Stacey Martin

Brooklyn, New York
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Ok as I'm watching season 5 again "at work" on my IPOD....I looked closely at the very last hour. After you see Jack beat to a pulp, did you happen to notice the "helicopter pad"...??? My theory is this, when what's his name LEE JONG walks away...he's probably going to head back to LA and not to China...Jack is "faking" that he is imobile and waiting for the chopper to land...He'll take over the helicopter with LEE JONG and Chinese Agents on the chopper and toss them over-board...



Since China is to the EAST, perhaps there is only enough fuel for him to land in NYC...from there, he'll probably be rescued by CTU NYC or DC?



Make's sense?



Just a theory...! BoBs =)
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Seems only natural that this is where the show would go eventually
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Well, here's my theory.
If season 6 takes place in NYC or LA, that's fine, because they won't detail Jacks exodus of China, that'll be left up to the movie:)
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Actually now that i think about it. in the 24 Game there is a DC CTU and thats where Cloe and Chase come from. At first i was thinking it was NY. I think they could do a good 24 movie of jack breaking out, that might work. or even Season 6 is the day jack is escaping and somehow gets in touch with CTU NY and so on and so forth.
Or if they do skip the prison they should at least have jack breaking out in the Prelude!
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Jack is kidnapped they cant just skip over all that. That would be kinda Gay!
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24 is an awsome show and I can't wait to see where they will take it next season!
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Nyc? That city has had plenty of shows there, It should be in a major city, that is near la like tradition. And Nyc is dealing with the possibility of real terrorist attacks. 24 shouldn't mess with that.
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LOVE IT!! goin gto be fab.
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If the next season takes place after a certain period of time, then it will be very easy to have build a story where Chloe loosing all her friends in a single day tends to stay near the last person she had worked with - Odrey. Odrey herself, devastated after Jack's abduction moves to Washington to work again with her father and be as near as possible to the latest news from China. On her side Chloe moves to the East Coast, but to NYC, keeping in touch with Chloe and may be with Bill back in LA.
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Moving to NYC means no CTU LA, which means no Chloe, which means keep this show out of that cesspool, NYC.
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lol, no, 24 hours in new york would be cool !
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Sounds good as for how Jack is gonna get there and back quickly. I was thinking a fighter plane. Those things can fly at 1500 miles per hour
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I hope they don't start that with 24:NY, 24:Las Vegas, etc.
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I think that "the China problem" will be resolved in the easiest possible way - during a prequel we will see an USA-China prisoners exchange. We also will be told that the Jack was worthy to be exchanged (for USA) because he is the only one knowing in face the leaders of an extremists group from his early days in Bosnia (another Victor Drazen relative?) where this group is planning something against NYC.
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i would to see "24" in New York City...like CSI:
NY. Works for me. !!!
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This could be a good thing and it does make sense as Jack is a Federal Agent he can operate in more than one city.
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I would love to know where or when they are going to film - the Brooklyn waterfront would be a great place to start.
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I feel like this article spoiled the season for me because it mentioned that there's no way they could fit a Chinese kidnapping into a 24-hour period. So, does that mean that Jack will be free from Chinese clutches before season 6 even starts?

They should have put "SPOILER" at the top of the article.
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A lot of chinese people live in NYC.
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Colin Mahan has a man purse
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They should start a franchise like CSI and Law and Order.
24: NY,
24: Las Vegas,
and then the world:
24: Afeghanistan,
24: Tokyo...
Awesome. :)
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This will be really cool! By the way, a duffel bag is hardly a man purse.
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It makes a lot of sense that there will be a time lapse between seasons - there always has been. The show has been great in letting us know what happens in the 'down' time.

That messenger bag is the furthest thing from a man-purse that I've seen. I wouldn't be surprised if sales of that particular bag are on the rise. Not only is it cool, but its inexpensive as well!

Changing locales makes sense - New York could use a hero!
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"Man-purse"?

Excuse me, but Jack Bauer has no "man-purse". What Jack Bauer has is an "Action Bag"! We wears it when he goes into action. And it has all the necessary ingredients.
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yo everyone, re: the chinese thing, they already said they probably weren't going to deal with that, as it would be too difficult in the real time framework.
they did something similar at the end of season 2, when there was the attempt on david palmer's life that seemed like it was kicking off the next season, but when season three rolled around palmer was alright and they simply referred to his 'illness' from the assassination.
imho, it is kind of cheap to do that but oh well, nothing is perfect.
all i ask is that wherever jack bauer ends up, he puts live wires on the nipples of an innocent man.
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Wait a minute here....how on earth can they logically jump from Jack in the hands of the Chinese to Jack running around NYC? I have no problem with finding a new locale for 24, but it makes logical sense for Season 6 to be about Jack breaking out from Chinese internment. Season 7 could then have Jack anywhere in the U.S., NYC being a fine choice (or DC, for that matter). I don't see how they could pull off such a huge jump in storylines with Season 5's ending.
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New York? That's great! Maybe Jack can get some help from the locals at the 55th precinct ;p I think Jack and Bosco would make an awesome team. And Sully could definitely give Chloe an attitude adjustment.

Other than that, Jack needs to come save Huntsville, AL for a season. We've got a military installation, a NASA center, a nearby nuclear power plant and major weapons development contractors. All perfect for Jack to keep the terrorists out of while having a glass of "sweet tea!" Southern hospitality is a reality!
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jack bauer also wore a hoody in season five.
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Man purse? What the...? Know one's heard of a messenger bag? Besides, Batman has his utility belt...Jack Bauer needs somewhere to put his gun, cell phone, PDA and Aviators.
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They can't do much if anything in China because of the real-time format. It's a cozy 16-hour trip from China to LA, which is easily 2/3 of the season. It would be nice to see Jack Bauer get out a little more. And afterall, New York is a place that needs saving as well, maybe moreso than LA :P

Maybe Jack could head up to Boston or CT or VT and save them as well :P Oh why don't they just hit all the blue states, because the red ones sure as heck are safe enough.
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New York? What about China?!
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I get to post first. YIPPEE. That is something to look forward to. The show already enjoys high ratings and this will make the show even more popular.
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