News Briefs: Fox May Clock In More 24 With a Miniseries

DAMN! NEWS

... Fox is maybe resurrecting its thriller 24. Yeah, yeah, you've heard this before. But with Touch now canceled, Fox has to do SOMETHING with Kiefer Sutherland. Instead of a movie, Fox is discussing reviving the series as part of its limited run miniseries initiative. Instead of continuing where he left off, Jack Bauer would return on an all-new adventure. [Deadline Hollywood]


BUSINESS TIME

... TNT has renewed its reality series Boston's Finest for a second season. Produced by Donnie Wahlberg, the show follows members of the Boston Police Department as they protect and serve the city. As part of the deal, CNN will air reruns of the series, because Jeff Zucker is an idiot and never should have been hired to run a news channel. [TNT via press release]

... BBC America has switched up the premiere date of the final season of the UK's Being Human. Originally scheduled to begin on June 8, it will now air Saturday, July 13 at 10pm. [BBC America via press release]

... The Season 2 premiere of Elementary will take place in Sherlock's original neck of the woods. Elementary is heading to London to film its sophomore-season premiere so we can get a look at Sherlock's old haunts as he's forced to confront his past. So, spoiler alert: Sherlock doesn't die in the Season 1 finale. [CBS via press release]

... Antiques are so... old. Genealogy is the hot new thing for roadshows, according to PBS. The network has ordered Genealogy Roadshow for the fall, and it's exactly what you'd think it would be. Experts who know their way around family trees will help people from around the country trace their lineage using science and history. Look for it in September. [PBS via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol after a dozen seasons of judging people's singing abilities, yo! He's the only remaining judge from the original group that included Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. There are rumors that all the judges are on the chopping block in light of the show's continuing sinking ratings, but Jackson beat Fox to the punch because quitting looks a lot better than being fired on a resume. We'll miss you, dawg. [E! Online]

... Psych will see the return of a few notable guest stars when it returns for Season 8. Cary Elwes and Kristy Swanson will both be back as their characters Pierre Despereaux and Marlowe, respectively. USA has not revealed a premiere date for Season 8, as the series is currently airing Season 7. [Secret sources!]

... Remember yesterday when I said Neil Patrick Harris was rumored to be hosting this year's Tony Awards, which are scheduled for June 9? Well it's rumor no more! [CBS via press release]

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Fox has ordered "24: Live Another Day," a thrilling new tent-pole event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Howard Gordon's Teakwood Lane Productions, "24: Live Another Day" will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on Fox.
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It has been too long since i saw a screeming sociopath on my screen damn it!
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Sweet can't wait for more Jack Bauer!!
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I'm excited for more 24!
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Yaaaaaaay ,more 24!!!!
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More 24? Why bother? Kinda makes me think of the Die Hard movie franchise. How many times can one man save the World with a series of improbable actions and coincidences. Like the Die Hard series, this should be put out to pasture like the tired and clapped out old grey horse it is. But, of course, the general viewing public, being the zombie that it is, will just say, "More of the same again? Yes please. Nomnomnom."
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Can't keep a good Psych guest star down.
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"Elementary" is going to now be set in England? I have some qualms about that. I liked it set in New York, because having a British detective solving super-hard American cases gave a novel appeal to the series and set it apart from the show that it's constantly being compared to, "Sherlock." Having the second season based in London will essentially make it no different than the BBC show (except Watson is female) and force even more comparisons with an overall superior show. Don't get me wrong, Elementary is my favorite new show and my 4th favorite show overall next to Supernatural, Suits, and Big Bang Theory, but the first few episodes either sucked or were mediocre at best and the show really hit its stride with the episode "M." onwards, whereas "Sherlock" has been consistently good in all its episodes... all 6 of them...
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" Being Human. Originally scheduled to begin on June 8, it will now air Saturday, July 13 at 10pm"

More importantly, BBCAmerica will be running the three-part mini-series In The Flesh starting June 6. Now, if they'd just show Utopia. Although the elementary school shooting might deter them...

http://www.tv.com/shows/in-the-flesh/http://www.tv.com/shows/utopia/
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lmao was Touch that bad that FOX decided to bring 24 back from the dead?
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This is so exciting! I love 24 and can't wait for some new episodes! Bring it on!!!
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Waited for so long! Please bring back 24! My all time favourite show!
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New 24? Oh yes please! Make it happen!
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This show has been dead for some time now so why bring it back? They should have kept Touch instead!
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Best news ever!!! Bring back 24 nowwww!
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A 24 mini-series. What are they going to call it? 6?
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I love Antiques Roadshow, and I'd like to have someone chart my family tree, but I'm not that interested in watching the Roadshow-version of "Who Do You Think You Are?".

Yay for more Desperaux! He's a fun character.
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Oh no I loved 24 and they end it perfectly and now they are going to bring it back?
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Actually I thought Season 8 was one of 24s weakest seasons...only slightly better than season 6. The show deserved a better send off than that, so hopefully it will get one.
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@Sunshine I agree S8 was pretty bad (especially as New Yorker the way they portrayed NYC sucked) but the last few episodes were some of the best in the series.
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@Nickylucas have to agree season 6 and 8 were the weakest season but it's ironic that from 7am-4pm that run of episodes was absolutely some of the best in the series. Seeing Jack go on a rampage was freaking awesome!!
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YEAAAAHHHH!!!, get to break out my Jack Bauer t-shirt, pic of Jack with the line

"If you woke up this morning....its because Jack Bauer spared your life"
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If we're going to continue on this trend of resurrecting television shows I think it's about time we brought back Twin Peaks for a limited run. I think the audience would be more appreciative this time and the show (like 24) was supposed to finish out its' story at movie theatres but was cut short.
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I don't like the idea of a 24 miniseries. By season 8 it had exhausted the formula it had established on televison and it was time to end it. I think a Bond/Bourne/MacLane style movie about Jack Bauer (free it up: drop the real time, exhausted structure of CTU, etc. and just focus on the character where there is still growth) is the next step in 24's evolution. Going back to television is a step backward and if it isn't successful it could be a stumbling block to the movie actually getting made. And with Touch's cancellation Kiefer should finally be available for the movie.

24 exhausted itself and needed to change throughout its' run. First it dumped the cast, then LA and CTU. Now it needs to dump the forced structure of the show and just do a movie where the story dictates what happens as opposed to the format or characters dictating the story.
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For the love of God Kiefer, just MAKE THE MOVIE ALREADY!
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If 24 gets revive they better give us an explanation in what happen after day 8 or a better Idea pick it where is left off!!
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Jack left the country. The movie was supposed to take place overseas.
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To all those (probably) Anti-American (including actual Americans living in America) freedom-hating terrorists out there who bag on 24 and say it was no good, ever, SHUT... YOUR... (bin laden loving) MOUTHS!!!

'24' re-invented television with it's ground-breaking real time format. gave the words "Real American Hero" new meaning. pushed the boundaries of what was "too graphic for television" tv torture to further and more amazing heights with each new season, while btw, shining a light on our own methods of interrogation and torture. AND ... made Elisha Cuthbert the hottest thing to come out of Canada since Pamela Anderson.

the fact that it only got better with age (except season 6) only showed that the writers, producers, actors were so invested in such a solid show and bringing that Emmy winning product to us year after year. Season 5, beginning to end, was arguably the crown jewel of the whole series.

I hope and pray that this new idea comes to fruition and we do in fact get another (mini) season of ass-kicking, bad guy killing Jack Bauer adventure.

anyone who has a problem with that, throw away your tv's or laptops now, grow a beard long and scraggly enough for roaches to nest inside, and go live in a cave somewhere deep in blehbleh-stan. Jack & Chloe FOREVER!!!

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Too bad the internet will just bitch about how it doesn't live up to the original series, instead of appreciating a new story for what it is.
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that's why I'm going to TRY to go in with low expectations so I can be pleasantly surprised....but it's my favorite show so it will be hard. On the other hand I loved every season and I hear people complain about some seasons.

Sure, some where better then others but I LOVED all of them (I just didn't like when the "reformed terrorist" got blamed for the explosion that hurt the president [when Palmer's brother was president, I think] when he actually tried to stop it).

They have to bring Chloe back!
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am I dreaming? did you say more 24? I'm just scared it wouldn't be as good as the original (will keep finger crossed). I wish it picked up where it left off.
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Why is everyone happy about 24? It had 8 and a bit seasons(!) and most of it wasn't that good. Why would we now want to resuscitate this exhausted, hoary show?
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are you sick or mental?24 wasn't that good omg!!!
24 was the best and will be again.the rush the on top of yre seat and all is gonne be insane i think,ok it sucks that they only have 12 episode's now,but hey it a new story line and a bigger buged with 12 episodes.
the only thing i hope is that they make more than one miniseries and if it is a sucses once again they expant to 24 episodes
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so true!

24 is one of my all-time favorite shows. I'm nervous about this "miniseries" because I have such high expectations but 24 has never let me down so I feel better when I remember that;-)
I wish it had 24 episodes so that it was "real time".
24 is one of the few series I watched several times. Is 3 times a lot? I could re-watch it every year and be happy. I really should of named myself 24fanatic or obsessedwith24 or something like that.
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"You stupid, furry, bucktoothed git!"

"Button your lip, you ratbag!"

"You miserable man...do your worst, you worm!"

"You stupid, interfering little rat! Damn your lemon curd tartlet!"

"I unclog my nose in your direction...I wave my private parts at your aunties, you cheesey-lover second-hand election donkey-bottom biters!"

"You bastards! You vicious, heartless bastards!"

From Monty Python's Flying Circus page-a-day calendar, all courtesy of John Cleese
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I don't think Mr Cleese was referring to me though.
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;-)
maybe
maybe not
let's not get into a debate about swallows;-)
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"most of it wasn't that good." I have to disagree with you. Season 6 was terrible. Season 8 had pretty bad and good elements mixed together. The rest of the seasons were all very good IMO (to different degrees, of course). I do agree that it has had longer than most good shows, and if they can't come up with something better than season 6 and 8 at its worst, they might as well not even bother, but I do think there's still potential there, especially since it doesn't sound like a full comeback, like Family Guy and Futurama had.
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nothing wrong Day 6 or Day 8 actually 8 was very good, one reason the Location NY I should not have explain why!! other reasons closure on many fronts, but a large door is still open for business
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Season 6 started off very strongly for the first few episodes, but became a rambling mess afterwards, thanks to the writers wanting to put in as many twists and turns as possible, even if it cut potentially great storylines short (having Curtis kill off Assad, and "killing off" Logan to create a very lame cliff-hanger, even though it was obvious he would come back as a "surprise" twist in a future season - both of which destroyed some very promising redemption stories), or how ridiculous those twists were. As for season 8, there were a few awful elements in season 8. Katee Sackhoff, as much as I was excited to see her outside of BSG, was used in a painfully bad storyline, rivaling Kim's season 2 storyline as the most ridiculous storyline in 24 history, and as much as I love Tony's character, I seriously hated how they brought him back. Though, as mrjimmyjames said, the season did get better later on, and there were some truly great stories in the season.
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I don't see anything wrong with how they brought back Tony, It made perfect sense. It was very similar to how Jack faked his death, so once i realized that i was on board with it. Plus, the fact that they never used a silent clock, had him rushed off quickly, and die of a drug overdose instead of something more definite led me to realize that they still weren't quite sure if they were through with him yet. It's similar to us not seeing for sure if Logan died during season 6.

Katee Sackhoff was awful but so much of CTU that season was awful. I didn't care for much of it and it dragged the show along. It wasn't until they restructured the staff, with Chloe taking over and it being reduced to only her, Arlo, and Cole that it was good. I thought the FBI in season 7 was so much better; it was fresh and different. I don't understand why they had to go back with CTU again that season; I would have had him working with the NYPD or something. The minute that 24 becomes more about the workplace than what's going on out in the field is when the show starts to slump.
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The thing that killed me with season 6 is that they absolutely wasted Jack's family and the Logans. The reality is that those characters had great potential but were sped through too fast. Graem Bauer made for a terrific villain and I was dying to know more about the relationship between him and Jack (we only got one great scene-Graem tells Jack "And I think you're wife would agree", while Jack lunges toward him). But instead, he was immediately caught and killed. His father should have been awesome; instead he was one dimensional and possibly played by the wrong actor (which is surprising because I think Cromwell is a good actor). Donald Sutherland was originally wanted for it. I would have liked to see that character be more like Indiana Jones father; and be a former agent who works with Jack and then maybe he could still be a villain as well. There were more than enough things left over from season 5 (Graem, the Chinese, the Logans) to make the season great if they just would have spread them out more.
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Day 6 was great for about the first ten episodes. Then the producers had used up all of the storylines (instead of spreading them out) and had no where to go.

Day 8 was terrible in the beginning but finished very strong.
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I was kind of over 24 after the third or fourth season so I'm indifferent but I am happy for the fans!
I will completely watch Genealogy/ Antiques Roadshow marathons at 4 in the morning on PBS... without a doubt.
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They better not be screwing with us regarding 24 in any way, shape, or form. Make it so, or stop toying with us, please! :p
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So maybe they'll be pairing this up with The Following if revived?
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Oh, please!
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Season 5 of 24: The best season of television ever on Network TV.
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that's my favourite season of 24. watched it a few times...
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I love Cary Elwes so naturally I love Cary Elwes on psych! swanson, at least in the last episode I saw (a month old via hulu) was getting any real lines. I do like that she makes Lassie happy though!
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I would love to see 24 return. While some of the later seasons were a bit iffy (especially season 6), I think they could come up with a good story if they tried.
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I loved 24 and I am sure I would again if they did it right. But Touch went down the crapper after the first season..They did away with the formula of each epi dealing with one life touching multi ones. I always say if it's not broken don't fix it...see they made the show into a crap fest. But 24 yeah bring it on.....
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More 24? Isn't that what they are trying to go for with The Following? But severely watered down and instead of mole after mole they just make the agents feeble minded.

I will take more 24 in any way shape or form. Miniseries is fine with me, make it a yearly thing, or twice a year. 4 episodes a pop and you're good to go.
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Coolcoolcool. Order 25 episodes and set it during the end of Daylight Savings Time.
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Very clever.
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THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 2:00 A.M. AND 2:00 A.M.

EVENTS OCCUR IN REAL TIME.
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turn it into a sitcom, and make it 24 minutes long.
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There ya go...
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I'll take new 24 in any way, shape, or form please! Must have Jack and Chloe, the rest are negotiable...
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I'd take Tony too, if they redeem him, or he becomes a true villain,
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I'd like to see Tony spunoff into his own show, searching for redemption. I think there's a lot there and it's not like Carlos is really doing anything. The brand name is good enough that I think they should try to extend it.
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