’24’ May Return To Fox As Limited Series: Report

'24' With Kiefer Sutherland May Return

Kiefer Sutherland in talks to reprise lead role

One surprising news tidbit emerging during a day filled with series orders from the Big Four has to do with a show that left the airwaves three years ago: Fox’s “24.”

Fox is eying a limited series revival of the real-time thriller, according to a report on Deadline. Kiefer Sutherland, who toplined the serialized program, is in talks to reprise his role as covert agent Jack Bauer. Sutherland may have time on his hands now that it appears his Fox drama series “Touch” will not be renewed for a third season.

“24” ran eight seasons on Fox. It also picked up 20 Emmys during its run, including best drama series in 2006. Rumors swirled last year that the 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV series would inspire a feature film with Sutherland attached, but plans never came to fruition and the movie concept was canned.

Skein had its series finale in May 2010.

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  1. Bob says:

    Jack! Since you left, my old CRT TV’s been colder than relations between the US and North Korea. Come back, Jack, and heat up the night again! The world (and Fox on Mondays) need you!

  2. Larry says:

    Will they call in 12 instead of 24?

  3. Bob says:

    Jack! Since you left, my old CRT TV’s been colder than relations between the US and North Korea. Come back, Jack, and heat up the night again. The world (and Fox on Mondays) need you!

  4. Trevor says:

    Then if you love Kiefer so much, at least spell his name properly!!!

  5. Soapy Johnson says:

    Jack Bauer already owes us 47 hours, 19 minutes. This would go a long way to him paying us back — http://placeitonluckydan.com/2011/05/i-dont-have-time-to-ask-nicely/

  6. Cats Pajamas says:

    I could never get into Keifer’s new series, but I’d tune back into “24” for sure. The violence and “fruitful torture” approach may be less viable in today’s atmosphere, though. So I think it might be a bit risky. I never did understand why it was canceled… Why was that?

  7. Sylvia Lown says:

    We all miss Jack Bauer, bring the show back it was a winner for sure :)…not a limited series the whole series, you won’t be disappointed from the fans!!

  8. bruce says:

    Have Jack join the “Homeland” cast BOOM!

  9. Mary Lynn Mabray says:

    It’s about time someone showed some common sense in programming! This is the best news I’ve had since 24 left the air!
    Jack Bauer for President! We love you,
    Keifer!

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