DirecTV has licensed the entire run of Fox series “24″ from 20th Century Fox for its Audience Network, the satcaster announced Monday.All 192 episodes will begin unspooling weekdays at 8 p.m. on Jan. 7. Audience Network is exclusive to subscribers of DirecTV, programming a mix of original and licensed content. “24″ will likely be used as a promotional platform for the network’s first original drama series, “Rogue,” which will premiere next year. While a hit series during its broadcast run, “24″ was not much of a player in the syndication market due to its highly serialized storylines. The show has had some traction on local stations, with Viacom-owned stations licensing episodes as early as 2004. Starring Kiefer Sutherland, “24″ ran for nine seasons on Fox beginning in 2001. A production of 20th and Imagine Television, “24″ was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.
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