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News and Spoilers from the past

Richard Burgi (Alan/Kevin) is featured in an interview in the June 21st episode of Soap Opera Digest.

Comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub Launches Garage-Style Stand-Up 3/20/21

A bad CSI audition almost stopped Mary Lynn Rajskub from trying out for Chloe on 24 2/27/21

24 is coming to Disney+ – here's how to watch 2/16/21

It's Always Sunny alum Mary Lynn Rajskub on who to blame for Gail the Snail being so gross 2/6/21

When does 24’s Jack Bauer go to the toilet? 9/28/20

Kiefer Sutherland open to returning as Jack Bauer in 24 revival 8/7/20 

Peter MacNicol is nominated for an Emmy Award for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in "Veep." The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in TV programming, will be handed out Sunday, Sept. 22. The show will air live on Fox starting at 5 p.m. PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

24: Legacy was canceled

Corey Hawkins (Eric) is nominated for a Tony award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for "Six Degrees of Separation." The Tony Awards air June 11 on CBS.

The clock ticks again with 24: LEGACY, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning “24.” From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24: Live Another Day”), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (“24,” “24: Live Another Day”), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (“24”) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of U.S. Army Rangers, led by Sergeant ERIC CARTER (Corey Hawkins, “Straight Outta Compton”), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad and their families, forcing them into federal witness protection. But a recent attempt on Carter’s own life makes it clear to him that his team is now exposed. To thwart further attacks, Carter enlists REBECCA INGRAM (Miranda Otto, “Homeland”), who quarterbacked the raid that killed Bin-Khalid. She’s a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer who has stepped down from her post as National Director of CTU to support her husband, SENATOR JOHN DONOVAN (Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jimmy Smits, “NYPD Blue,” “The West Wing”), in his campaign for President of the United States. Decades of sleepless nights and missed anniversaries landed her at the top. With the White House within their grasp, can she truly embrace a new role as First Lady? Or will her love of the action draw her back in? Together, in this fast-paced thrill ride, Carter and Ingram uncover a sophisticated terrorist network that will force them to ask: “Who can we trust?” As they battle Bin-Khalid’s devotees, they are forced to confront their own identities, families and pasts.
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Television, Teakwood Lane
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Stephen Hopkins, Kiefer Sutherland
WRITERS: Manny Coto, Evan Katz
DIRECTOR: Stephen Hopkins
CAST: Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter, Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram, Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan, Teddy Sears as Keith Mullins, Dan Bucatinsky as Andy Shalowitz, Anna Diop as Nicole Carter, Ashley Thomas as Isaac Carter, Charlie Hofheimer as Ben Grimes, Coral Pena as Mariana Stiles, Sheila Vand as Nilaa

Please vote for Kiefer Sutherland for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series at http://vote.peopleschoice.com/.

Bailey Chase will play CTU Head of Operations  

"24: Legacy" premieres 2/5/17.

According to Entertainment Weekly, "Fox will film a pilot this winter for a third iteration of its real-time action franchise, this time called 24: Legacy. Jack Bauer's gone, replaced by 'Straight Outta Compton' star Corey Hawkins as a military hero named Eric Carter.

Pilot Episode to Film This Winter
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and
Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions
FOX has ordered the pilot 24: LEGACY, a potential new series installment of the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise most recently revived as the event series “24: Live Another Day,” it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.
Howard Gordon (“Homeland,” “24”), Manny Coto (“24”) and Evan Katz (“24”) will serve as executive producers. The project will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions.
The pilot will feature an all-new cast of characters and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines, with each episode representing one hour of an eventful day.
The project will revolve around a military hero’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Originally premiering on November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche like no other dramatic television character to become part of the cultural lexicon.
The most recent chapter in the franchise, “24: Live Another Day,” was a 12-episode event series that premiered in the summer of 2014 on FOX, reuniting series stars Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane. The series was both a critical and ratings hit, garnering three Emmy Awards.
24: LEGACY is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Manny Coto and Evan Katz are executive producers. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran.

New 24 Series may not have Jack or Chloe

FOX is developing another season of 24.

Interesting article: 4 Reasons Fox Is Having a Disastrous Fall (and 3 Possible Fixes)

24 - 'The Complete Series with Live Another Day' is In-the-Works
A DVD version is definite, but will Fox also provide a Blu-ray version this time?
In December 2010, Fox Home Entertainment released 24 - The Complete Series on DVD...and "complete" it was, until this year! Two days ago saw the broadcast of the season finale for the then-unexpected "ninth season," 24 - Live Another Day. And, as we've reported, that most recent "Day" will come to DVD and Blu-ray Disc later this year, apparently on September 24th. But will there be a new, more complete release of The Complete Series?
Apparently so! Fox Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced it yet, but Amazon.com is showing a pre-order listing for 24 - The Complete Series with Live Another Day on DVD. Priced at $179.98 SRP, the big e-tailer is currently discounting this advanced purchase all the way down to just $99.99 SRP. They also show the package art seen below. There's no release date yet, since Fox hasn't formally announced the title: Amazon merely says, "This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will deliver it to you when it arrives."
When the original Complete Series set came out, fans were very upset that there wasn't a Blu-ray Disc version of it made available. Will there be one this time? Well, as we mentioned a couple of times above, this title isn't formally announced by Fox yet, so the studio isn't saying one way or the other. However, a Blu-ray version of the packaging, almost the same, seems to be making its way around the web, with no clear source on that image (seen at bottom) being clearly credited. None of our North American home video retail industry contacts can see the image on their available resources. Is it fan-made? Is it for overseas? Is it a "just-in-case" mock-up from the artist that somehow got out? We honestly don't know. So far we only see Amazon's DVD listing, and no mention of Blu-ray anywhere except this image. Stay tuned, though, and we'll update you, as further developments occur! Our thanks to all of our readers, starting with Terry, who emailed us about this item.
24 - The Complete Series with Live Another Day
24 - 'Live Another Day' Official Press Release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Also includes info, final artwork for the DVD-only 'Complete Series with Live Another Day'
Blu-ray Includes 24: Solitary, The Shocking Story Extension to Live Another Day
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 24, 2014) - One of television's most critically-acclaimed dramas returns for one more mission as 24: Live Another Day arrives on Blu-ray and DVD September 30 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Starring Emmy winner Kiefer Sutherland as legendary hero Jack Bauer, the action-packed series follows our hero in real time over 12 episodes as a new terrorist threat unfolds overseas.
The year's most anticipated television event, 24: Live Another Day, delivers more explosive action than viewers could have hoped for! Exiled in London for four years, former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland) must spring into action to try to save U.S. President James Heller (William Devane). In retribution for a drone strike he ordered, Heller sits in the crosshairs of the widow of an al-Qaeda leader. Along the way, Jack faces his ex-love, Heller's daughter Audrey (Kim Raver), who's married to chief of staff Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan). Teaming with CTU operative-turned-hacktivist Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Jack risks everything to try to protect the U.S., prevent a global terrorist attack and outrun the CIA head (Benjamin Bratt) - as the pulse-quickening tension unfolds in real time!
Deemed one of AFI's "Top Television Series of All Time" and winner 20 Emmy Awards, 24: Live Another Day takes Jack to a foreign land for his most dangerous mission yet. The Blu-ray comes loaded with bonus material including 24: Solitary, an intense story extension of Season Nine. Additionally, both the Blu-ray and DVD include the featurette "When Worlds Collide," illustrating how this thrilling season and the pulse-pounding storytelling stems from today's terrorism and government headlines, "Destination London" focusing on shooting overseas, "Green Production" about the environmentally responsible making of the show and deleted and extended scenes.
Fans who want to experience every second of Jack Bauer's heroism can also pickup, 24: The Complete Series on September 30, which features all nine seasons, including 24: Live Another Day and the TV movie 24: Redemption.
24: Live Another Day Blu-ray & DVD Special Features
BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE - 24: Solitary: story extension to 24: Live Another Day
"Worlds Collide: When Reality Becomes Fiction" - How the v24: Live Another Day storyline is ripped from today's headlines
"Destination London" - featurette on shooting in London
"Green Production" - behind-the-scenes piece on the environmental responsible production of 24: Live Another Day
Deleted and Extended Scenes
24: Live Another Day Blu-ray
Street Date: September 30, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA; Spanish 5.1 DTS
Subtitles English / French / Spanish
U.S. Rating: TV-14
Total Run Time: 574 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes
"24: Live Another Day" DVD
Street Date: September 30, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital; Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles English / French / Spanish
U.S. Rating: TV-14
Total Run Time: 571 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes
24: The Complete Series DVD
Street Date: September 30, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital; Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles English / French / Spanish
U.S. Rating: TV-14
Closed Captioned: Yes
About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

24 - 'Live Another Day' on Blu-ray and DVD: Did Fox Just Reveal the Street Date?
It's an end-of-September release, according to the studio's online store
We let you know in early June that Amazon.com had begun accepting advance orders for 24 - Live Another Day on both DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc, and we even had early package art for the title in both formats (shown again below; may be subject to change). But what we did NOT have at the time was a release date for the title, since Fox hasn't formally announced it yet.
They still haven't, to press at least, but one of our readers has spotted a possible street date for the title nonetheless. Our thanks to Anthony Cervantes, who alerted us that Fox's online studio store for consumers is showing both versions of the item, with the same list prices Amazon displays ($49.98 SRP for the DVD, and $59.99 SRP for the Blu version), and with a September 30th ship date as well. Will this be accurate when the studio makes it official? We don't know...but for now we'll put it on our calendar. In pencil. Stay tuned for updates!
From tvshowsondvd.com

Dammit! Fox's '24' ratings fall

Read my Review!

Clock on Pulse-Pounding Event Series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Restarts Monday, May 5, on FOX
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that Sprint and the Chrysler brand will serve as official sponsors of this season’s most anticipated event series, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY. The iconic pulse-pounding clock resets when 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY premieres with a special two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
Longtime sponsor and frequent collaborator Sprint returns to the 24 franchise, this time for an extensive multiplatform sponsorship of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY that will include in-show integrations with media exclusivity; season-long placement of Sprint phones; and a customized digital content experience surrounding “Connect and Complete” where fans can connect to complete missions on FOX.com to unlock exciting 24-related content. Social media activations, co-branding marketing and co-sponsorship of the 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY World Premiere and Screening Event in New York City will round-out the partnership. Over the years, Sprint’s commitment to 24 has touched five seasons and the “24: Redemption” prequel, and has included such industry firsts as sponsorship of the first-ever mobisodes.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY has an auto partner in the Chrysler brand, whose collaboration will include an in-show integration; media exclusivity in key episodes; season-long placement of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200; as well as customized digital content and experiences; social media activations; co-branded marketing; and co-sponsorship of the 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY World Premiere and Screening Event.
“The excitement of this event series being shot in London has raised the bar for collaborative partnerships with both the Chrysler brand and Sprint,” said Jean Rossi, Executive Vice President of Fox Broadcasting Company Sales and President of FOX One Integrated Sales & Marketing. “The time and commitment working with our partners to create unique, never-been-done-before initiatives will prove to be nothing short of amazing when Jack comes back in May!”
“Sprint has become a fixture of 24, and this season promises to bring more thrilling opportunities for our products to play a central role in the action,” said Steve Gaffney, Vice President of Marketing-Sprint. “We’ve been anticipating Jack Bauer’s return to action, and we’re eager to see how Sprint will help him ‘live another day.’”
“We couldn’t resist being a part of the 24 experience,” said Al Gardner, President and CEO - Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. ”As consumers eagerly anticipate the arrival of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, which includes state of the art technology, engineering, design and safety features, timing couldn’t have been more perfect to team up with FOX on the return of one of television’s hottest shows.”
Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the series include Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Michael Wincott.
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland are executive producers. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran. “Like” 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY on Facebook at facebook.com/24. Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #24fox.

**30-MINUTE SPECIAL**--“24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: JACK IS BACK”— (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1  
JACK IS BACK! GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN LONDON WITH JACK BAUER IN THE ALL-NEW “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: JACK IS BACK” SPECIAL PREVIEW SATURDAY, MAY 3, ON FOX  As the clock ticks toward the premiere of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, this preview takes a behind-the-scenes look, on location in London. Featuring interviews with the series’ Emmy Award-winning director, producers and stars, this never-seen-before footage offers a sneak peek at highly anticipated event series in the all-new “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY: JACK IS BACK” special preview airing Saturday, May 3 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SSP-1403) (TV-14 L, V)

“Day 9: 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M."
MON MAY 5 8/7c Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), as he attempts to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever. Retaining the real-time, nail-biting, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines, the highly-anticipated series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the series include Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Tate Donovan, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Michael Wincott.

The Clock Starts Ticking This May | 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY

Kiefer Sutherland's Cuervo commercial

Kiefer Sutherland's Hard Way

'24: Live Another Day' Premieres May 2014

Revival of '24' Is More Like '12'

Exclusive: 24 Sets Jack-Audrey Reunion as Kim Raver Nears Deal to Live Another Day

New season of '24' to begin sooner than originally announced

Kiefer Sutherland Signs On For More '24'

Mary Lynn Rajskub and Michelle Trachtenberg Go for Laughs http://t.co/vB6esG6

Writers Guild Names 101 Best-Written Shows Ever: What Made the List? What Got Snubbed?

"Touch" was canceled; FOX might bring "24" back!

Interview with Anil Kapoor (Omar Hassan) 1/14/10

Santa Meets Jack Bauer! So funny!

Congratulations to Cherry Jones, who won an Emmy this year for "24"  From hollywoodreporter.com: "The win for first-time nominee Cherry Jones as supporting actress in a drama for "24" also was a mild surprise. She said she wanted to share it with her fellow cast members and promised "it will be on the craft services table tomorrow."

 "What Would Jack Do?" bracelets - These silicon bracelets will be around 5 or 6 dollars, and we will be selling them through Ebay's Buy-it-Now style auction as this is the easiest way to handle the money. They will come in red or blue and in two sizes (8 and 3/8" - good for most adults and teens and 7 and 3/8" good for smaller framed women and younger teens). For more info, contact whatwouldjackdobracelets@yahoo.com

Hilarious 24 takeoff:  24: The Unaired 1994 Pilot - Jack Bauer saves the world with AOL 3.0

Hotly Anticipated: Kiefer Sutherland (Touch, Fox) was chosen for The 2011 TV Guide Magazine Hot List in this week's issue!

Kiefer Sutherland's TOUCH Has 'Extraordinary' Buzz, But Still Awaits Time Slot from Fox http://t.co/OlZUExz 

The new issue of *TV Guide Magazine*, on newsstands Thursday, August 11, unleashes all the dirt on the biggest paychecks in television
Highlights include:
- Television veterans Tim Allen and Kiefer Sutherland are each raking in $225,000 per episode for their new fall shows (*Last Man Standing* and * Touch*, respectively)

UNDERCOVERS Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set As Female Lead Opposite Kiefer Sutherland In Fox's Pilot TOUCH. http://bit.ly/kQdpvB

Kim Bauer's 24 Cougar Makes Surprise Cameo on Last Night's HAPPY ENDINGS. Did You Spot It? http://bit.ly/h9CHFl

Katee Sackhoff talks 24, reveals alternate Dana Walsh ending

Kiefer Sutherland dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to update Jimmy on the upcoming "24" movie and "The Championship Season," his Broadway play, and his technophobe status.
Kiefer Sutherland, Part 1 (3/21/11)
Jimmy talks to Kiefer about a '24' movie and his Broadway play, 'That Championship Season.' Part 1 of 3 VIDEO 
Kiefer Sutherland, Part 2 (3/21/11)
Jimmy talks to Kiefer about a '24' movie and his Broadway play, 'That Championship Season.' Part 2 of 3. VIDEO 
Kiefer Sutherland, Part 3 (3/21/11)
An admitted technophobe, Kiefer talks about his new web series and joining Twitter. Part 3 of 3 VIDEO 

24 Movie Update

24 Seasons 1-7 expiring on Netflix April 1st

Poll: Which big-name star are you most excited about returning to TV? Vote for Kiefer!

Kiefer Sutherland `exicted` about 24 movie 

Is Kiefer Sutherland coming back to TV this fall?

Smell like Jack Bauer with 24: The Fragrance

How '24' Vet Howard Gordon Simultaneously Writes Novels and Shows

"24" to Hit The Big Screen

Kiefer Sutherland's 'The Confession' Trailer

Ask Matt: Mad Men, Undercovers, MTV, Grey's, The Event and More!

Get ready for another exciting new Lifetime original movie - Bond of
Silence premiering Monday, August 23 at 9/8c! The film stars Kim Raver of
Grey's Anatomy/24 fame, as well as Greg Grunberg who you may recognize
from Heroes. The film is based on true events that lead to a husband's
mysterious murder and his wife's struggle to find answers.

Bond of Silence Synopsis:

In "Bond of Silence," Kim Raver stars as Katy McIntosh, a woman whose
husband, Bob (David Cubitt), is mysteriously murdered while trying to
quell a wild teenage house party on New Year's Eve. Searching for answers
about her husband's death, Katy faces a shroud of secrecy from the teens
and their protective parents as they attempt to prevent her from finding
out the truth. Greg Grunberg stars as Paul Jackson, the detective helping
Katy uncover the secrets behind what really happened.

Old spoilers:

All of the spoilers are old, since the show has been off the air since 2010. But if we hear any spoilers about the movie, we will let you know!

Jack Bauer fights on in '24' series finale

From http://twitter.com/24spoilers

http://twitvid.com/NG5SX - Kiefer Sutherland video interview on Jay Leno 5/21

Mary Lynn Rajskub on Chelsea Lately 5/20 video interview (warning: big finale spoiler clip) http://www.twitvid.com/VHJOL

24 Series finale wrap footage (Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub and crew members): http://youtu.be/RYk-YLBUI3Q

From Twitter:

24 Season 8x08 (11:00PM - 12:00AM) Promo HD: http://youtu.be/xZBCZ0edE9k

From 24spoilers.com

Scott Dawson joins cast of 24
December 7th, 2009, with one comment
Scott Dawson
Actor Scott Dawson will guest star in 24 season 8. He is shooting scenes this morning for either episode 17 or 18 which are filming now.
ya know that show where every episode is 1 hr of the day and there are 24 of them? guess who just booked a role on it!
3:57 PM Dec 4th from web
didn’t realize that Katee Sackoff is on 24’s next season. Man, if I get to work with Jack Bauer AND Starbuck… geek heaven!
4:43 PM Dec 4th from web

December 3rd, 2009, without comments
It seems like something really huge happens in episode 18 because the entire cast and crew seem extremely excited about it and can’t wait to tease us poor fans! Here is a roundup of some of the tweets and blog posts from them:
Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O’Brian):
I wish I could tell you what I’m doing in ctu today
Marci Michelle (Off-screen dialogue):
big big day tomorrow…can’t even hint at what will be happening…gotta get some rest to gear up for it!!!!
Set is on lock down for rehersal…I can’t even get past the door and I have dialogue with actors in this scene!! Yowsa!!
Cherry Jones (Allison Taylor):
I’ll get something else posted soon with some info on “24″…do we have a great season for YOU!
Rodney Charters (Director of Photography):
OMG tough Start to the day but an unbelievable scene with Kiefer you guys are going to go crazy
Annie Wersching (Renee Walker):
All I have to say is I can’t wait for April 19th!!! That’s when you’ll see the amazing stuff being shot today..remember these tweets then!!!
Episode 18 has always been a major hour for 24, with either a HUGE moment or a shocking twist leading into the final storyline arc. Episode 18 of season 3 had Chapelle being executed. In season 5 it was President Logan being evil, and season 7 episode 18 ended with Tony Almeida smothering Larry Moss.
Those moments will be pretty hard to top, it will be very interesting to see what happens in this episode.

Wake up Call promo

The Clock Is Ticking promo

Katee Sackhoff interviewed about Dana Walsh character
November 30th, 2009, without comments
AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman had a sit down chat with Katee Sackhoff (who plays CTU Analyst Dana Walsh) about the upcoming season of 24.

Video: FOX Winter Photo Shoot featuring 24’s Katee Sackhoff
November 30th, 2009, without comments
Fox has posted a video of a recent FOX Winter Photoshoot featuring 24’s Katee Sackhoff (aka Dana Walsh) among other FOX stars. The Katee Sackhoff segment is (appropriately) 24 seconds into the video:

From http://24wiki.fox.com/page/24+Spoilers

Season 8 Spoilers:
Casting news for Season 8:
* Jennifer Westfeldt and John Boyd have joined the cast of Fox's "24."
* On the upcoming eighth season of the real-time drama, to be set in New York, "Kissing Jessica Stein" star Westfeldt will play the recurring role of Meredith Reed, an ambitious journalist with ties to Arman Hashemi (Anil Kapoor), a Middle East leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.
* Boyd ("The Notorious Bettie Page") will be a regular on the 20th TV/Imagine series, playing CTU systems analyst Jonah Schwartz.
* Westfeldt and Boyd join previously cast Kapoor and Chris Diamantopoulos as the "24" producers are filling nine major new roles for Season 8, slated to begin production today.
* Westfeldt recently recurred on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and launched a production company with "Mad Men" star (and longtime boyfriend) Jon Hamm.
* It's been confirmed that Carlos Bernard, (Tony), will not be returning for season 8.

From tvguide.com:

Is Katee Sackhoff going to hook up with Jack Bauer this season on 24? — Cliff
MICKEY: According to Sackhoff, her character, Dana Walsh, may not have ever hooked up. Dana is actually engaged to Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.), and Sackhoff thinks they might be waiting until after the wedding to seal the deal. "I don't know if Dana is going to get it on in the 24 hours that she has," Sackhoff tells us. "I think that it might be a little more clean than that."

From http://twitter.com/24spoilers

Katee Sackhoff chats about her 24 character, wonders when she'll get to kiss Freddie Prinze Jr (video): http://bit.ly/5H3lAy

President of Kamistan (a fictional country but really Iran). Anil Kapoor is a series regular on 24 this season.

24 season 8 "Instinct" Promo (in HD): http://bit.ly/7WSYfo

Spoilers Preview

First Look: 24's Jack Bauer Heads to New York
Official: '24' season-eight trailer (video)
'24' scoop: President Logan returns!
by Michael Ausiello

Stephen Root to do '24' arc

David Anders Joins Jack Bauer in Season Eight of 24

'24' scoop: Time running out for Jack-Audrey reunion
by Michael Ausiello

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Bones,' '24,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'True Blood,' 'Smallville,' and more!
by Michael Ausiello 8/12/09

'24' Day 8 details: Bauer tries to stop assassination

24 Finale Preview and more!

From http://ausiellofiles.ew.com

24 Spoilers and more

Question: Does First Husband Henry Taylor die on 24? Please say no. He is one of my new favorite characters! -- Nicole
Ausiello: I'll say this about Henry's fate: Nothing. I will, however, divulge that his shooting leads to the introduction of First Daughter Olivia, played by Jericho's Sprague Grayden. "She [became] estranged from the family during the campaign after a small scandal," reveals exec producer Howard Gordon. "She's adversarial and very formidable, and actually had a position of power in her mother's campaign." We'll meet Olivia in Monday's episode when a VIP who's very familiar to 24 fans summons her.

Question: 24 scoop, please! This is the best season ever. What can you give us? -- Robin
Ausiello: I thought I had the whole FBI mole situation figured out. I thought wrong.

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* Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifetimetv 
* Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ET3ZBF6ym0 

Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) has been cast to co-star in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie Bond of Silence alongside Kim Raver (Grey's Anatomy, 24). The film, inspired by a true story, will premiere on the number one women's network this summer.
In Bond of Silence, Raver stars as Katy McIntosh, a widow whose husband Bob is mysteriously murdered while trying to quell a wild teenage house party on New Year's Eve. Searching for answers about her husband's death, Katy faces a shroud of secrecy from the teens and their protective parents as they attempt to prevent her from finding out the truth. Grunberg stars as Paul Jackson, the detective helping Katy uncover the secrets behind what really happened.
Grunberg is best known for his roles as police detective "Matt Parkman" in the award-winning series Heroes, "Eric Weiss" on Alias and "Sean" in Felicity. In the fall, he will be starring in NBC's new one-hour love anthology series Love Bites. Grunberg has appeared in multiple episode arcs on NYPD Blue and has guest-starred on shows such as House and Monk. His feature film credits include Mission: Impossible III, Malibu's Most Wanted, The Ladykillers, Hollow Man, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Muse, BASEketball, The Trigger Effect and Dinner & Driving.
Bond of Silence is executive produced by Patricia Clifford (Lifetime's Sorority Wars), Ted Bauman (Lifetime Movie Network's Seven Deadly Sins), Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein (Lifetime's The Memory Keeper's Daughter). Peter Werner (Lifetime's Army Wives, Ghost Whisperer) will direct the screenplay by Edithe Swensen (Lifetime's Who is Clark Rockefeller?) and Teena Booth (Lifetime's The Pregnancy Pact). Bauman Productions and Jaffe-Braunstein Entertainment will produce.

Goodbye, Mr. Bauer

Why Jack Bauer was the man of the hour

Kiefer Sutherland Bids Jack Bauer Goodbye

From Twitter: 24 Series Finale Review From NY Daily News: Kiefer Sutherland & Co Clock Out w/ a Winner http://tinyurl.com/23qt9v4

Kiefer Sutherland introduces 24 series finale, thanks #24 fans (video): http://youtu.be/FRUhaBn2dK0

'24' exclusive: The real story behind last night's killer episode!
by Michael Ausiello 

24: THE FINAL HOURS Mondays at 9/8c
Jack Bauer's last day on FOX will conclude when the final two hours of "Day Eight" air on Monday, May 24. As the countdown to the series' climactic conclusion races on, President Taylor endures a game-changing setback as the threat of mass destruction looms in a special two-hour episode tonight starting at 8/7c on FOX.

FOX has announced that the show airs Monday, April 5
8:00/7:00c - "24" (Back-to-Back New Episodes - Special Time) and the season ends Monday, May 24
8:00/7:00c - "24" (Two-Hour Season Finale - Special Time)

DON'T MISS A MINUTE OF ALL-NEW EPISODES OF "24" MON at 9/8c 24 is all-new every Monday this spring at 9/8c on FOX. Tune in for a special two-hour event on Monday, April 5 at 8/7c and visit FOX.com/24 for all of your 24 updates including insider blog entries, behind-the-scenes videos and new clues for Operation Hero each week! Visit 24

'24' movie: Could it work?

CBS gets post-Super Bowl ratings bounce (24 mentioned)

'24' headed to the bigscreen - Fox TV, film studios team on feature adaptation By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, PAMELA MCCLINTOCK From Variety
Twentieth Century Fox's film and TV studios are conspiring to finally bring hit television series "24" to the bigscreen.
The film side has hired scribe Billy Ray ("State of Play," "Flightplan") to pen the script for the feature version.
Ray's pitch, which takes Jack Bauer to Europe, was a hit with Fox execs and producers of the high-concept television series.
Ray also wrote and directed "Breach" and "Shattered Glass."
Script is said to have come through "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, who's also an exec producer on the series -- and is said to be eager to turn the long-running TV skein into a feature franchise.
Feature would be produced by the TV show's key exec producers, including Sutherland. Series was created by Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow, while exec producer Howard Gordon runs the show through his Real Time Prods. banner.
Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment, which produces the show along with 20th Century Fox TV, also would be involved.
Insiders cautioned that a "24" feature is still very much in the preliminary stages. There are a number of factors influencing how quickly it moves ahead, including the fate of the TV show.
Fox doesn't have a deal for a ninth season of "24" and hasn't yet decided whether to order another season. Insiders said the network is waiting to see this week's ratings before making a decision, but the betting is that this season will be the final one.
Even if Fox winds up passing on another year of "24," 20th Century Fox TV could shop the show to other nets. In that case, a feature might have to take a back seat.
The series' producers have been kicking around the possibility of a feature adaptation for several years and came close to moving ahead on one several years ago.
But the prospect of shooting a film while the show was still on the air was daunting for the cast and producers. Critics and fans of "24" have always enthused about how the show is produced like a feature -- and the film studio would want to move most of the "24" series crew to work on the film. That's difficult to do while "24" is in production, and hiatuses aren't nearly long enough to shoot a movie.
The show's producers did take advantage of the writers strike to make a TV movie, however: "24: Redemption," which aired prior to the show's seventh season in 2008, was nominated for five Emmys.
The allure of spinning a popular TV series into a bigscreen film is hard to ignore for studio execs, since there is a built-in audience and brand awareness; "24" has also been a mammoth hit for the studio in foreign markets, which suggests that a feature adaptation would travel well.
Fox saw big rewards from turning TV toon "The Simpsons" into a feature film. In 2007, "The Simpsons" grossed $183.1 million domestically and $343.9 million overseas for a worldwide cume of $527.1 million.
Studio saw strong returns when adapting TV series "The X-Files." Feature film "The X-Files," released in 1998 when the show was still on the air, grossed $83.9 million at the domestic B.O. and $105.3 million overseas for a total cume of $189.2 million.
The second outing wasn't nearly as successful, however. "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," released in 2008, six years after the series went off the air, grossed just $68.4 million worldwide.

'24' and its woman problem: What's a gal gotta do to get some respect

'24' halts production

More 24 news from Ausiello 2/24:
Question: I’m a diehard fan of 24. While the new sets and the slick technology are cool, there seems to be a noticeable lack of action this season (except for episode 8). When will things start to turn around? —Aditya
A wholly unbiased source at the show tells me that Monday’s episode is “classic 24” in that it both crackles with suspense and features a lot of Jack and Chloe. It also boasts what the insider calls a “heart-wrenching performance” from Mare Winningham as the mother of a young terrorist recruit and lots of Jack and Chloe. Anything about that appeal to you, Aditya?

According to Ausiello at EW, the chance of 24 being on next year's schedule "could go either way". http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/02/14/bubble-show-scorecard/

 There's a new episode of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" tonight. Watch as Janeane Garofalo talks about her issues with open-toed shoes.
Hang Out With John Oliver And His Comic Friends In Tonight's All New Stand-Up Show
"John Oliver's NY Stand-Up Show" Airs Friday Nights At 11PM On Comedy Central
On tonight's episode of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," John introduces you to Great American Heroes and Janeane Garofalo gives the guys some words of wisdom.
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Also, comedy from Pete Holmes, Hannibal Buress and Matt McCarthy will make you laugh like you've never laughed before. Tune-in tonight at 11pm /10c on Comedy Central.
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Janeane Garofalo - Save Your Sandals
Janeane Garofalo explains why flip-flops will be impractical when the rapture comes.

"24", "Human Target" debut solid 1/18/10

From http://twitter.com/24spoilers

24 honored on AOL's 40 Best TV Shows of the 2000s list: "as good as any big-screen action flick" http://bit.ly/5Sxhtw

TIME lists 24 as one of the 100 Best TV Shows of All-Time: http://bit.ly/5ANjfz

See how you stack up against Jack Bauer in a snowball fight: http://fox.com/holidays09

photo shoot pics of Kiefer, @Wersching, @rajskub, @kateefans, John Boyd, and Freddie: http://bit.ly/5eR5q9

Cherry Jones nominated for Best "Supporting Actress in Series" in 14th Annual Satellite Awards: http://bit.ly/93iNLX



"Damages" adds two "24" veterans

20 All-Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture

Ask Matt: Can 24 Live Without Jack?
By Matt Roush August 18, 2009

Mary Lynn Rajskub drops '24' bombshell: 'Chloe is a robot'

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 HOT FROM FOX...
Series Returns with Two-Hour Premiere Event
Sunday, January 17, on FOX
Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24 for the series' eighth season. The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland returns for its next astonishing day with a two-night, four-hour premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Season Eight will unfold in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. In this new day, CTU has been upgraded and is run by MBA-schooled and razor-sharp head honcho BRIAN HASTINGS (Williamson, "Forrest Gump"). COLE ORTIZ (Prinze Jr.), an ex-Marine who wants to follow in JACK BAUER's (Sutherland) footsteps, runs the division's Field Operations. Expert data analyst DANA WALSH (Sackhoff, "Battlestar Galactica") collaborates with systems analyst ARLO GLASS (Boyd, "The Notorious Bettie Page") inside CTU. ROB WEISS (Diamantopoulos, "The Starter Wife") serves as PRESIDENT ALLISON TAYLOR's (Cherry Jones) new chief of staff, and MEREDITH REED (Westfeldt, "Grey's Anatomy") is an ambitious journalist with ties to the unfolding situation.
As previously announced, Sutherland, Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Annie Wersching also return. In addition, Bollywood icon Anil Kapoor ("Slumdog Millionaire") makes his American TV debut as OMAR HASSAN, a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.
24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, David Fury, Manny Coto, Brannon Braga, Brad Turner, Alex Gansa, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are executive producers while Chip Johannessen and Patrick Harbinson serve as co-executive producers.

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Show Reduces Its Season Seven Carbon Footprint By 43% Through Greener Production Practices

PSA Campaign Featuring Series' Stars Kicks Off Monday, March 2, on FOX

March 2, 2009, Hollywood, CA - Nearly a year after announcing its aim to reduce its carbon footprint and inspire its viewers to do the same, "24," the Emmy Award-winning series from Imagine and Twentieth Century Fox Television, has far exceeded its carbon-reduction goals and will be the first television production ever to achieve carbon neutrality. Through aggressive and innovative changes in its production practices, the show reduced the carbon emissions associated with its production by a staggering 43%, and to demonstrate a further commitment to leading the television industry on this issue, "24" has purchased high-quality carbon offsets to address its remaining unavoidable emissions.

The show has also shot a series of public service announcements with four of the series' stars to bring greater public awareness of the climate change issue. According to executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon and Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the series hopes to educate and inspire its millions of viewers around the world to personally engage in the fight against global warming. The first PSA, starring Kiefer Sutherland, will air as part of the special two-hour broadcast of "24" Monday, March 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. "This is a passion project for us at '24,' and we're amazed by how much we were able to achieve this past season in terms of conserving energy and reducing carbon emissions," commented Howard Gordon. "But now the really important work begins, which is to inspire our audience to make changes in their own lives."

"We are so proud as a studio of Howard, Kiefer and everyone at '24,'" commented TCFTV Chairmen Newman and Walden. "They brought their trademark intensity and enthusiasm to the task of figuring out how to make the show more efficiently and with less impact on the environment, and they succeeded beyond anyone's expectations. This show will serve as a model to all our productions and to the industry overall of how we can bring television production into the 21st century and reduce Hollywood's carbon footprint. And it will keep the conversation going with our audiences around the world that global warming is a problem we all can do our part to solve."

"We applaud the producers, the studio, the cast and the crew for taking the lead and becoming the first carbon neutral television production," said Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, who is also a California Trustee of the Nature Conservancy and on the board of the Environmental Media Association. "The '24' team sets the bar high for delivering quality television every week and now they have also set a standard of responsibility which hopefully will inspire others to follow. We are proud to air PSAs educating our viewers about climate change and hope that these spots will help raise awareness and encourage others to follow '24''s lead."

Since the start of production on Season Seven, "24" has implemented the following carbon emission reduction techniques and important initiatives:

* Conducted a robust measurement of the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of the production Season Seven of "24." The team calculated that 2,179 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) were emitted during the production. Green power purchases reduced the footprint by 43% to 1,239 tons of CO2e.

* "24" worked with Clear Carbon Consulting to perform an in-depth analysis of the emissions created from producing a television series. The team favored an inclusive approach, collecting data for electricity, onsite fuel, vehicle and special effects fuel, shipping and air travel.

* The methodology used to analyze the carbon footprint of the production of "24" was based on the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the internationally accepted GHG accounting tool. See http://gei.newscorp.com/ for more detailed information.

* Made on-set improvements including replacing incandescent lighting with compact fluorescent lighting wherever possible and encouraging production staff to turn off all electrical equipment when not in use.

* Introduced the use of biodiesel-blended fuels to power generators and production vehicles.

* Ran all on-stage production activities on "green power."

o All electricity purchased through the L.A. Department of Water and Power came from renewable power sources (including a mix of wind, hydro and solar) from outlying areas, thereby reducing overall emissions and pollution in greater Los Angeles.

o By purchasing renewable energy, FOX was able to reduce the show's overall carbon footprint by nearly 940 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

* Integrated fuel-efficient and low-emission hybrid vehicles into the production fleet.

o Switching to hybrid vehicles has helped avoid using more than 1,300 gallons of gasoline during Season Seven. To put this in perspective, 1,300 gallons of gas would be enough to drive a traditional mid-sized vehicle from L.A. to New York 10 times.

* Distributed all scripts, schedules and production memoranda electronically, eliminating the need for thousands of pages of hard copies and hundreds of miles driven by delivery services.

* Invested in high-quality carbon offsets to address the show's unavoidable emissions and become carbon neutral.

o The carbon offsets purchased have reduced the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere equivalent to "24"'s unavoidable emissions. These carbon offsets come from a portfolio of wind energy projects in India. The carbon reductions were verified by an independent third-party expert and certified under the Voluntary Carbon Standard, a standard developed by the Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Through these methods and additional efforts that can be found at http://gei.newscorp.com/, "24" reduced its carbon emissions by an impressive 43%, far exceeding the goal to lower this season's total footprint by that of a single episode.

Beginning Monday, March 2, the show in partnership with FOX begins an on-air and online campaign to educate and inspire "24" viewers about solving the climate-change problem. Series star Kiefer Sutherland appears in the first public service announcement that airs during the show's special two-hour broadcast, and subsequent airings will feature PSAs starring beloved cast members Cherry Jones (President Taylor), Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian). All the PSAs will direct viewers to go to FOX.com and News Corporation's Global Energy Initiative website, http://gei.newscorp.com/ for tips on what they can do to reduce their own carbon footprints, as well as the latest news on the issue and what News Corporation is doing across its global operations to address it.

About 24 24, which recently celebrated its 150th episode milestone, is one of the most innovative, addictive and acclaimed dramas on television. In its first six seasons, the suspenseful series was nominated for a total of 57 Emmy awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series (2006) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for star Kiefer Sutherland (2006). Season Six garnered a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination for Sutherland and second consecutive nomination for supporting actor Jean Smart. Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24, airing Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Manny Coto, David Fury, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.

Speaking with TVGuide.com at the NYC premiere of 24: Redemption, the TV movie airing this Sunday at 8 pm/ET, executive producer Howard Gordon explained how he had to sell Fox on the idea of this two-hour, real-time tale. "I told the network, 'I have an idea, and it's going to take a little patience,'" he said of the plot in which Jack, while quietly helping out an orphanage in Africa, has to ward off a military coup (led by Candyman Tony Todd). Allying with an old friend (Trainspotting's Robert Carlyle), Jack ultimately goes guns a-blazing, yes, but only after a refreshingly normal-paced build-up to the action. "It's really much more like a Western than it is a thriller," says Gordon, "and it was about relocating Jack emotionally, so we took our time. Last [season] was very existential, [ending with Jack] staring off the edge of a cliff  — 'Who is he, what is he thinking?' This year we needed to reset him." Looking ahead to 24's Season 7 — which will feature several characters from the "prequel" movie, including big baddie Jon Voight and "President" Cherry Jones —Gordon says that as much as he didn't care for the Redemption subtitle (originally it was dubbed 24: Exile), he came to like it and uses "redemption, or reconciliation" to describe the theme for Jack's next day-long ordeal (kicking off Jan. 11 and 12). "It's about Jack Bauer really looking at himself and his life for the first time with some sort of composure, and asking some very hard questions," Gordon says. "It's a very different world now than it was when it first started, and Jack's a very different character now than he was when he began." Get more from Gordon in the video below.  Watch all of TVGuide.com's 24: Redemption videos, featuring Kiefer Sutherland ("Jack Bauer"), Cherry Jones ("President Taylor"), Jon Voight ("Jonas Hodges"), Robert Carlyle ("Carl Benson"), Gil Bellows ("Frank Trammel"), Tony Todd ("Colonel Juma"), Hakeem Kae-Kazim ("Colonel Dubaku"), director Jon Cassar and series executive producer Howard Gordon. http://www.tvguide.com/News/24-Movie-Preview-1000091.aspx


Series Celebrates Milestone 150th Episode

24, the Emmy Award-winning series starring Kiefer Sutherland, will premiere with a special two-night, four-hour event Sunday, Jan. 11 and Monday, Jan. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series, returning for its seventh season, celebrates its milestone 150th episode during the fourth hour of the not-to-be-missed two-night premiere.

Making its time period premiere Monday, Jan. 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), 24 will unfold without interruption through the season finale in May. Set in Washington, D.C., "Day Seven" opens with CTU dismantled and JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) on trial. Bauer's day takes an unexpected turn when former colleague TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) returns after being presumed dead. Meanwhile, President ALLISON TAYLOR (Cherry Jones) leads the country alongside White House Chief of Staff ETHAN KANIN (Bob Gunton) and First Gentleman HENRY TAYLOR (Colm Feore). An unthinkable national security crisis prompts an investigation by a team of FBI agents including Agent JANIS GOLD (Janeane Garofalo), Agent RENEE WALKER (Annie Wersching), Agent LARRY MOSS (Jeffrey Nordling), Agent SEAN HILLINGER (Rhys Coiro) and security specialist MICHAEL LATHAM (John Billingsley). Although CTU no longer exists, CHLOE O'BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison) are back for another momentous day of shocking events.

Setting the stage for these events is 24: REDEMPTION, the two-hour television event shot on location in South Africa and Los Angeles that bridges the gap between Seasons Six and Seven. Airing Sunday, Nov. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), 24: REDEMPTION finds Bauer working at a school in Africa where he is called upon to stop a ruthless warlord from drafting innocent children into his murderous militia. At home, it's inauguration day for the President-elect, but a malevolent mastermind JONAS HODGES (Jon Voight) works behind the scenes to fan the flames of the growing international crisis. Visit the official 24: REDEMPTION website at fox.com/24/redemption for behind-the-scenes footage, news and photos.

Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Manny Coto, David Fury, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.

For photos and more information on 24, please visit http://foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z0z7

Photos Shot While on Location in South Africa by Show's Creative Team Including Star/Executive Producer Kiefer Sutherland on Display Through January 11
Exhibit Kicks Off November 10 with Star-Studded Opening
Two-Hour Television Event Premieres November 23 on FOX; Director's Cut DVD in Stores November 25
October 17, 2008 - Last spring, FOX announced that after a nearly two-year hiatus, 24 would return to the airwaves with 24: REDEMPTION, an unprecedented two-hour television event shot on location in South Africa and Los Angeles. Now as the producers ready this epic tale for broadcast, they are unveiling a never-before-seen collection of stunning photographs
shot by five members of the show's creative team during the overseas filming. "24: REDEMPTION - Captured in Africa" is a rare inside look at the making of the show composed of candid moments between cast and crew, including Emmy Award-winner Kiefer Sutherland; dramatic stills from the spectacular action sequences; and vivid photographic captures of the
scenic South African locations. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles will host the one-of-a-kind photo exhibit of fine art museum quality archival prints from Nov. 10, 2008 through Jan. 11, 2009, when it may move on to additional venues to be announced later.
Curated by Entertainment Weekly deputy photo director Michael Kochman and custom printed at DigitalFusion's fine art printing facility, the exhibit features works by executive producer/director Jon Cassar, director of photography Rodney Charters, producer Michael Klick, unit photographer Kelsey McNeal and star/executive producer Kiefer Sutherland.
"I was so impressed with the quality of the photography, and it was exciting to see a production photographed from five different perspectives," said Kochman. "Each photographer captured something very special and poetic - sometimes intimate, sometimes epic, sometimes documentary-like and raw. It all adds up to a fascinating photographic experience."
"Shooting 24: REDEMPTION in South Africa was the highlight of my six years on the show," said 24 executive producer and Emmy Award-winning director Jon Cassar. "It was nothing short of exhilarating. Africa also became a wonderful canvas for the still photography enthusiasts among our crew. Every day put us in places and situations that were new and exciting
to us, and our cameras clicked constantly. This exhibit chronicles the seven weeks that were spent in Cape Town and the surrounding regions from moments captured during a hectic shooting schedule to the faces and places that represent not only the making of 24 but the Africa of today."
"We are so excited to be the first to host this extraordinary photo exhibit from one of today's most popular television shows, 24, which offers another unique way to connect the creative community with media enthusiasts here at the Paley Center," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. "This exhibit
is going to have enormous appeal to everyone from the most serious photography aficionado to the most passionate 24 fan. And what better place to showcase exclusive behind-the-scenes content from such a genre-defining television show than in our gallery at the Paley Center?"
A private opening for press and invited guests, sponsored by DigitalFusion and Photobucket, kicks off the exhibit's run on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. 24: REDEMPTION cast and crew members, including star Kiefer Sutherland, are scheduled to appear in addition to the exhibit photographers. Beginning that night, visitors to photobucket.com can view exclusive highlights of the exhibit as well as additional photographs. They will also be able to access a 24: REDEMPTION-themed background to customize their Photobucket albums.
"24: REDEMPTION - Captured in Africa" opens to the general public Wednesday, Nov. 12 and runs through Jan. 11, 2009, and is included in the free admission to the Paley Center. The Paley Center for Media, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open 12:00-5:00 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. The center is closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission and parking are free.
On Sunday, Nov. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX will broadcast the two-hour television event 24: REDEMPTION, and on Tuesday, Nov. 25, Fox Home Entertainment will release the 24: REDEMPTION DVD. The special edition DVD includes an exclusive director's cut featuring over ten minutes of never-before-seen footage not shown in the television broadcast, as well as additional bonus features including commentary, a behind-the-scenes on-location documentary and an exclusive sneak peek at
Season Seven including the first 16 minutes of the premiere episode. Celebrating its 150th episode this year, 24 returns this January for its seventh season Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

 Network Orders New Midseason Drama Series from Producers of "24" FOX has given a series commitment to LIE TO ME, a compelling new drama from Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Tim Roth ("The Incredible Hulk") and Kelli Williams ("The Practice") star in this fascinating character drama inspired by a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth behind the lies in criminal investigations. LIE TO ME is scheduled to premiere midseason.

This Sunday, 9/14, FOX will repeat the premiere episode of "Fringe". They will also be showing a promo for the 24 movie.

From TVGuide.com

24 Makes Up for Lost Time This Fall

The producers of 24 on Wednesday began securing cast members for a two-hour movie that will air in the fall and bridge the prolonged, strike-induced gap between Seasons 6 and 7. The "prequel," as the Reporter is terming it, will effectively set the stage for the show's January 2009 return.

What's the title going to be, "2"?

Production on the Washington, D.C.-based Season 7, which had eight episodes in the can before the work stoppage hit, will resume in April.

Roush on 24
Question: I'm interested to know if you have any thoughts regarding 24 now that Fox has officially declared it won't be back on the air until 2009. I think it's interesting that Fox states that "a January 2009 start seemed the best way to comply with viewers' wishes," when all the fans I know (myself included) seem to be wishing for it to start sooner rather than later. Consecutive weekly airings is not worth the wait if the show could be technically aired in the fall, or even late summer. I believe the show has a loyal enough viewer base to minimize the lower ratings Fox seems to think would result from an earlier showing. Furthermore, the longer they keep completed episodes under wraps in this day and age, the greater the chances of them being leaked onto the Internet, which certainly wouldn't go over well with the suits.— Todd S.
Matt Roush: I agree with you in one regard: It would be tragic if too many details of the next season got out in advance, and in this spoiler society, I fear you may be right. But that's not reason enough for me to second-guess Fox's decision to postpone the show until next January. To me, it's like when I heard that Paramount has decided to hold the next Star Trek movie from Christmas to next summer. Whatever's best for the franchise. There's no question Fox could have this season ready to go earlier, and it's almost unheard of for a network to sit on completed episodes for so long. But much as the networks are choosing to hold some freshman series back until fall in order to give them a big relaunch, so 24 deserves the greatest promotional push possible when it returns. Holding it until the new year, and having the season run consecutively as it has successfully done the last few years, still seems to me the best option. Fans are notoriously impatient, and I get why it's frustrating to have the show held back for so long. But I've also lived through seasons when fans griped endlessly about the breaks between episodes in shows like 24 and Lost, and that's what Fox is trying to avoid. Can't please everyone. Or in the case of shows like these, almost anyone.

24 - Season 1: Special Edition will be coming out May 20

Time Is Up for 24 Creator Joel Surnow

24 co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow is leaving the Emmy-winning drama effective immediately, says the Reporter. Surnow served as an executive producer on the first eight episodes of the strike-struck seventh season, but will not be creatively involved in the series going forward.

Though Surnow's deal with 20th Century Fox TV wasn't up until April 30, this week he asked for and was granted an early release.

"Joel created one of the landmark series of this decade in 24 and his contribution to its creative excellence over the years has been immeasurable," Fox says in a statement. "While he leaves the show in the incredibly capable hands of the talented Howard Gordon, his input will always be welcome."

The 24 You'll Never See: Fox Addresses "Jack-lash"

Last spring, when ratings for 24 began to nose-dive along with President Bush's approval ratings, producers decided to address the backlash against their protagonist, whose tendency to torture terrorism suspects hit too close to home. "The fear and wish fulfillment the show represented after 9/11 ended up boomeranging against us," head writer Howard Gordon tells the Wall Street Journal. "We were suddenly facing a blowback from current events."

Gordon says the original Season 7 "fix" would have found Jack building houses for orphans in Africa, doing "penance… for things he's done in his life." This scenario also would have marked the first time 24 deviated from its real-time structure, since returning Jack to the U.S. would have demanded a transcontinental flight. Ultimately, Fox rejected the Africa concept, claiming it was too far afield from the show's identity.

Although producers ultimately settled on a different Season 7 storyline, it's still not clear if/when we'll be seeing those episodes, eight of which were produced before the WGA strike hit.

What do you think of the Africa/"redemption" storyline? Did Jack have much to atone for? — Mickey O'Connor

From 24headquarters.com

Spoiler TV is reporting that the start time of episode 7.01 will be 8am.

From FOX.Com:
Show Will Take Significant Steps to Reduce its Carbon Footprint For Season Seven with the Goal of Accruing Enough Emissions Savings To Render Entire Season Finale Carbon Neutral; “24” Hopes to Inspire Other Series and Millions of Viewers To Join Fight to Curb Climate Change
July 22, 2007, Hollywood, CA – “24,” the Emmy Award-winning series from Imagine and Twentieth Century Fox Television, will strive to become the first television production ever to save enough energy and reduce enough carbon emissions over the course of a season to render its entire season finale “carbon neutral,” it was announced today. In addition to making significant changes to its own production practices, the series aims to educate and inspire its millions of viewers to take climate change and the fight against global warming seriously and personally, before it’s too late, said executive producer/show-runner Howard Gordon and Twentieth Century Fox Television Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
“We care deeply about this issue at ‘24,’ and we wanted to do our own small part to be part of the solution,” commented Howard Gordon. “We looked at how we produce the show, and realized that there were some substantive changes we could implement which would make a real difference. But even more importantly, we hope to inspire our audience to look at what they can do in their own lives to help stem global warming. We think this will be the beginning of a conversation with our millions of viewers that will hopefully inspire them to take action around the world.”
“Fighting the dangers of climate change is an initiative that this whole company takes very seriously, and what better show than ‘24’ to lead the way?” commented TCFTV Presidents Newman and Walden. “This series has a proud tradition of innovation and futuristic thinking and we couldn’t be more excited that Howard and his team have embraced this bold challenge. Not only can we encourage other television series to follow their example, but we intend to use our powerful platform as content providers to communicate directly with the people of the world about how we can reverse this serious environmental threat.”
Beginning with production on Season 7, “24” intends to implement the following carbon emission reduction techniques and important initiatives:
Introducing the use of biodiesel fuels to power generators and production vehicles;
Previously, the show powered its electric generators and large transportation vehicles with diesel fuel. This season, the show intends to use a combination of petroleum diesel and biodiesel (a clean-burning alternative fuel produced from renewable resources), which should result in emission reductions ranging from 5% on the vehicles to as much as 100% on the generators.
Running all on-stage production activities on “green power”; Through the L.A. Department of Water and Power, the show will purchase all of its energy from renewable power sources (such as wind, water and solar). As a result, this “green energy” will be brought into the Los Angeles power grid from outlying areas, thereby reducing overall emissions and pollution in greater Los Angeles.
Rewiring an entire stage to use electric, rather than diesel-generated, power; Previously, one of the two stages housing “24”’ had insufficient power capacity necessary to light the sets and run the equipment, necessitating the use of supplemental diesel-gas-fueled generators. Twentieth Century Fox Television is investing in rewiring this building, which it leases, so that no diesel generators will be needed this season.
Integrating fuel-saving and low-emission hybrid vehicles into the production fleet;
This season, the show intends to incorporate as many lower-emission vehicles as possible into departments that require considerable road trave,l such as Locations, Transportation and Production Assistance.
Creating a series of PSAs about the issue starring Kiefer Sutherland and key cast members;
Kiefer Sutherland has already shot a public service announcement describing “24”’s commitment to this issue. This season, the series intends to participate in a series of PSAs educating viewers about climate change and offering information about how they can be part of the solution.
When appropriate, incorporating the issue of global warming and the importance of carbon emission reduction into storylines;
Posting information, resources and do-it-yourself techniques for viewers to reduce their own carbon footprints on the “24” page at Fox.com;
Accruing enough carbon reduction savings through these and other innovations to render production of the entire final episode officially “carbon neutral.”
Carbon neutrality refers to a product having a balance of zero between the amount of carbon absorbed and the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere during the production of the product. Carbon neutrality is achieved through energy reduction, green power use, and purchasing “offsets” which represent investment in alternative energy and carbon reduction.
“While the changes we are making are ambitious and groundbreaking, they are really just the beginning of our industry getting behind this issue,” commented Walden and Newman. “There are still considerable obstacles to overcome, whether it’s encouraging investment in greener television production technologies, or simply forcing ourselves and our partners to think and do things differently. That said, we believe that we should not let what we cannot achieve get in the way of the things we can. And the next season of ‘24’ is the perfect place to start.”
Here’s some of the things you can do to make a difference right now.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient ones.
Unplug chargers (cell phones, blackberries, iPods, etc.) when not in use.
Turn off lights/TVs when not in use.
Shut it down your computer completely when you are done for the day, and physically turn off your monitor -- “power-saving” mode still uses power!!
Take public transportation.
Ride a bike.
Drive a hybrid.
Buy locally grown produce.
Use refillable cups/glasses/water bottles.
Print on both sides of the page, review files on the screen and send documents over email whenever possible.
Unplug chargers (cell phones, blackberries, iPods, etc.) when not in use. Only 5% of the power drawn by a cell phone charger is used to charge the phone -- the other 95% is wasted when it is left plugged into the wall.
Since plugged-in but turned-off appliances still sap energy, use power strips for TVs, stereos, DVD players, computers, etc. to be able to easily turn them TRULY OFF.
Visit http://www.dmaconsumers.org/cgi/offmailing/ or http://www.directmail.com/directory/mail_preference/ to have your name removed from catalogue mailing lists -- U.S. catalogue companies send more than 17 BILLION catalogues PER YEAR!!
Turn on your AC in the car (instead of rolling down the window) if you're going over 45 MPH, it actually saves energy.
Use recycled aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap, wax paper and regular aluminum foil.
Switch to NiMH rechargeable batteries for alarm clocks, remotes and small appliances -- alkaline batteries are next to impossible to recycle. Use ceiling fans in the summer AND winter. By reversing the direction of the blades in the winter, warm air is pushed down, and heat is distributed throughout the house.

Bill Clinton and the Jack Bauer exemption

24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack - Three Tyndale University Professors of Philosophy Edit

24 Season 6 DVD Hits Stores

Sutherland to jail, but "24" okay

Carly Pope Joins ‘24’ Cast, Day 7 Spoilers Revealed

Kiefer Sutherland Arrested on DUI in LA

24: Bill Clinton OK with Jack Bauer's Torture Tactics

From tvguide.com June 12

Question: Who will be back on 24 next season?— Kevin
Ausiello: As of now, it looks like Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub and possibly James Morrison.

May 2007

Emmy Award-Winning Series Renewed for Two Additional Seasons
As the clock ticks toward the climactic final two hours of 24's Season Six on Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX has extended the Emmy Award-winning series for two additional seasons through 2008-2009.
24 was last year's most Emmy Award-winning television series with five Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kiefer Sutherland) and Outstanding Drama Series. The show promises to combine its unique and trend-setting format with compelling new elements. Each episode will cover one hour of real time, and the season's entire story will take place in one terrifying day. Viewers again will follow Jack Bauer through a day that none of them will ever forget.
24 has been nominated for a total of 51 Emmys, including five each for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Sutherland. 24 also has received 11 Golden Globe nominations, including five for Best Television Series - Drama (winning for Season Three) and five for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama (with Sutherland winning for Season One).
24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.

Feb. 2007

From 24weblog.com

 01.23 | Kiefer Sutherland to appear as Jack Bauer on The Simpsons

Kiefer Sutherland is to appear as Jack Bauer on The Simpsons.

The animated Jack Bauer will be an agent for the Springfield Counter Truancy Unit. The episode will air May 20th, 2007.

Sutherland also recently did a voice-over cameo as an army generalon an episode of The Simpsons earlier this season.

Jan. 2007

This week's Entertainment Weekly has a special pull-out section all about 24, which summaries from each past season and detailed info about each cast member from this season. This interview is the first three pages of the booklet. This review by Stephen King is the last two pages.

Keifer Sutherland was on Conan O'Brien this week, and he told a funny story about the upcoming Jack Bauer action figure. He was sent an action figure a few seasons ago, so he and a friend went out to a bar and took it with them. They had fun with it and ended up setting it on fire, which melted it into a little puddle.  When they phoned him up to ask him how he liked it, they asked him to send it back because it was their only prototype! So he tried to cover, but weeks later finally admitted what he had done. So that's why it has taken a few years for them to come up with another one....

Here is a commercial for the NFL narrated by Kiefer Sutherland that draws comparisons to 24.

From 24fans.net (lots of good previews there!)

Season 6 Episode 1 Leaked
The last week before the season 6 premiere airs isn't starting off too well for Fox.
The first episode of season 6 has apparently been leaked to the internet world. Most likely, the dvd was leaked by someone from a reviewing company or a disc was stolen while in transport.
So far, it looks like only episode 1 has been leaked, remember that the whole premiere is 4 hours (composed of 4 episodes). The other 3 episodes will most likely be leaked too within this week as all 4 episodes were on the same dvd.

August--The show and actors are nominated for Emmys!

6/20 A 24 video game featuring favorite 24 characters will be out fall 2006.

Kiefer Sutherland (Jack) and Reiko Aylesworth (Michelle) have been dating.

24: Behind The Scenes On October 24th, Insight Editions will release a 24 Photography book which will feature over 150 candid behind the scenes photos taken from the past five seasons of 24. These photos have never been published before and were taken from the private collections of Jon Cassar (Director), Rodney Charters (Director of Photography) and other crew members. Kiefer Sutherland will be writing the forward. Click here for more info and to view preview pics. Pre-order it now at Amazon for only $18.87

Kiefer Signs Three Year Deal with Fox- Kiefer Sutherland has signed a multifaceted deal with 20th Century Fox Television and will appear in three additional seasons of "24". Kiefer will also be promoted from Co-Executive Producer to Executive Producer of 24 and get a two-year production development contract to develop projects for 20th Century Fox Television.

11/8 Trio Punches Clock for "24"
from YAHOO
By Gina Serpe Fri Nov 18, 4:25 PM ET
Jack is back. And he's bringing some friends with him.
The Fox hit 24 is dusting off the welcome mat for three more veteran actors this season, with Peter Weller, JoBeth Williams and Julian Sands joining the ever-revolving cast, the network announced Friday.
When viewers last saw Kiefer Sutherland's rogue agent Jack Bauer, he was dropped off south of the border, handed a new identity and warned not to return to the U.S.
The new season, Day 5 in Bauer-land, kicks off 18 months later, with national security once again "brutally breached."
The presumed-dead Bauer has taken up a new life with his girlfriend and her son, played by previously announced newcomers Connie Britton and Brady Corbett, respectively. Which is where the series' latest additions come in.
While Fox is remaining mum on any plot details, it has confirmed that Robocop thesp Weller has signed on as federal agent Christopher Henderson, the man responsible for recruiting Bauer to the CTU more than a decade ago. Three-time Emmy nominee, and recent Fever Pitch actress, Williams plays his wife.
As for veteran British actor Sands, of Time Code and A Room with a View fame, producers have simply tagged him "billionaire bad guy" Vladimir Bierko.
But the cozy threesome aren't the only new faces popping up on the prime-time hit this season.
Earlier this year, Fox announced several high-profile new additions to the time-sensitive drama.
In addition to Britton and Corbet, erstwhile Hobbit Sean Astin joins the clock-ticker as a regular this season, playing a fellow Counter Terrorist Unit agent.
Former Designing Woman Jean Smart rounds out the new ensemble as the first lady.
24's fifth day kicks off with a four-hour, two-night premiere Jan. 15 and 16 on Fox, which will mark the series' 100th episode.

From zetaboards.com

A long time ago, in a prime-time lineup far, far away, Jack Bauer kissed his sleeping beauty Audrey good-bye, flung his gun off a cliff and left millions of fans speculating about his future plans. Little did we know a writers' strike, presidential politics and the World Series would conspire to keep us guessing Jack's fate for another year and a half. After way too many delays, 24's looong-awaited Season 7 arrives January 11 on Fox, but there's relief coming in the form of 24: Redemption, an exotic two-hour prequel movie that puts Jack back where we like him: on the clock and under the gun.

"With the prequel it's like we're saying, 'Hey, remember us?'" says Kiefer Sutherland, adding he's as anxious as anyone for the new season to start. "You want to make sure the interest is still there. So we thought we'd offer a little taste-an appetizer-before the big feast to come."

An odd metaphor considering we've never actually seen Jack eat (even sipping a glass of water would slow the action too much, producers say), but we'll take it and one-up it. The prequel's a veritable pupu platter of 24 goodness: ruthless villains, high-level double-crossings, explosions galore and, of course, one jaw-clenching, adrenaline-throttled hero at the center making sense of it all in real time.

But Redemption is 24 with a difference. After years in the Los Angeles sunshine, this one's shot on location in South Africa, where JB has arrived after a globe-trotting journey of self-discovery. At least that's how Sutherland sees it. Over a long conversation recently at the actor's favorite Thai place in an L.A. strip mall, Sutherland says he's so deeply invested in his character, he keeps a handwritten journal of Jack's thoughts.

"Before each season, I write a character book to get my head in sync with Jack's and create a backstory," he says. "This year, I wrote that Jack would have to disappear from the Western world and go back where he started in Season 1-dealing with the Eastern bloc. He knows people there and could hide out before working his way from Kazakhstan, through the Middle East, across India and then down into Africa to meet his old friend Carl. That's where the prequel-and trouble-begins."

Carl Benton (Robert Carlyle) is Jack's buddy whose efforts to educate poor African children as a missionary are overthrown by a baddie warlord (Tony Todd) who drafts kids into his militia. Next thing you know, there's a bloody coup under way. If this sounds like an invitation for Jack to get off the backpacker circuit and return to saving the world, you're right. "During one of the scenes, I playfully slapped Kiefer on the arm and the whole set went, 'No! You never touch Jack Bauer when he's working,'" says Carlyle, an actor best known for "The Full Monty" and a good friend of Sutherland. Says Kiefer, "I was so eager for Bobby to play this role, I called him and said, 'I'll give you whatever you want. I'll wash your car for a year. I'll babysit the kids.' He said, 'Actually, I'll do it if you don't babysit the kids.'"

Back in Washington, meanwhile, the winds of change are a-blowin'. Three years have passed since the end of Season 6 and it's Inauguration Day for the first female commander in chief, Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). The drama unfolding in Africa is about to become priority one the minute Madame President is sworn in. "In plays, the stakes are often high with one or two characters," says Jones, a two-time Tony Award winner. "But on 24, every single moment in every scene with every character is a high-stakes moment. It's very cool."

What's also cool is seeing Jack in a completely new setting. The prequel was shot earlier this year in South Africa, a lush backdrop far from the blinking screens of CTU. "Especially since Season 6 ended with Jack in kind of a downer mode, we wanted to breathe fresh air into the show," says coexecutive producer Howard Gordon. "L.A. was feeling tired, and making Jack a stranger in a strange land lets us reenergize the world of 24."

Sutherland says he felt a sense of renewal the minute he arrived in Cape Town. " We would have constructed a set to look like Africa, but you can't do is fake the faces or the soul or the spirt of the place," he says. " I hadn't felt so engaged with the world around me in a very long time, and I think my love for the place shows up on screen."

It helped that 24 is nearly as popular in Africa as it is here, at least if Sutherland's intelligence reports from the field are accurate. "We kept running into people who said they'd just come back from a safari and at the most remote way stations, where all you'd
find was a tented lounge and maybe a bar surrounded by wildebeests, the only entertainment availble was 24 on DVD," he says.

During shooting, the crew was frequently mobbed, particularly because actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim, who plays an African rebel leader, is a major star on the continent. But it was the African child actors Sutherland appreciated the most. " This was the first time these kids had done anything even close to this and that was so inspiring," he says.
"Back home, you can't see kids going 10 minutes w/o looking at their Ipods or game devices. Here the kids were blissfully running around between takes playing with a rock and a stick. I wanted to go home and throw away all my kids' computers.

Of course, that would make it tougher to find spoiler information about the prequel. But what we can tell you is this: Jon Voight makes an appearance as Jonas Hodges, a villain involved in a Blackwater-style organization that uses every means neccesary to force its
enemies to relent. "Jon shows up early on and the minute you see him, you know he's one of the scarier villains we've ever had on 24," Sutherland says.

And while there are no signs of series regulars like Mary Lynn Rajskub ( Chloe O'Brian) or James Morrison ( Bill Buchahan), the prequel does have Powers Boothe returning as outgoing President Noah Daniels and Peter MacNicol as White House chief of staff Tom Lennox. "We wanted to bridge the gap between Days 6 & 7," says co-exec producer Jon Cassar, " and it gives us a rare chance to show the transfer of power from one administration and one season to the next."

Speaking of transfers, the prequel ultimately tells the story of Jack's return to Washington DC, where he'll face a Senate hearing for his sins at CTU, including torture and going rogue in the name of national security. Gil Bellows plays Frank Tramell, the arrogant lout charged with subpoening Jack and whisking him back home. Says Cassar, "The prequel is a stand alone movie, but it also sets the stage for the opening of Season 7, where Jack is in a ton of trouble with the government. You've seen him at the end of his wandering man-in-exile period."

Not that anyone can keep Jack Bauer down for long. Season 7 is already shaping up to the best in a while. Redemption, in fact, is an apt title for a series that was roundly panned by fans and critics in Season 6, and the name benefits its star as well. Around Christmas last year, Sutherland spent 48 days in jail for drunken driving, and while he chooses not to discuss the experience, he does say, " I'm feeling happy and actually like a lot of the great things that are happening for me right now. I like where things are going."

We'll take that as a hint that Season 7 rocks. The new days is set in Washington DC, and while CTU is no more, there's plenty of firepower at the FBI. In addition to a new president, Jack's got a tough new partner, a by-the-books special agent named Renee Walker (General Hosptials Anne Wesching). But all that pales next to the news that beloved Tony Almeida ( Carlos Bernard) is somehow coming back from presumed-dead. As Gordon says, " Not only is Tony not dead, he's doing something really bad. It's going to be a Heart of Darkness moment on the show."

But that's for 2009. For now we'll have to satisfy our 24 withdrawl with a two-hour fix of sweaty gunplay in the make-believe African nation of Sangala. That may sound as distant as the land of Oz, but Sutherland knows the prequel plays to the same core issues that make the show so relevant-and so popular-in these often uncertain times. As Sutherland says, " It's so great to be back in Jack's shows. When the hits the fan, nobody reacts faster or stronger than he does, and I think there's a lesson in that for all of us. As fearful as things get, there's power in taking action and protecting what you believe in, and there's a lot coming up that Jack has got to protect."

True. But hey, he's got millions of us watching his back.

Executive Producer Jon Cassar answers questions. You can ask your ownat

Q. how do the writing staff feel about writing on-the-fly vs. planning and writing at least an outline of the season before starting to shoot? It seems to me the latter always produces remarkable, tight-knit episodes(first half of seasons 1 and 2, as well the first couple of episodes of every season), while the former is often a hit-and-miss type of writing method. Is it even feasible to do that much extensive planning and writing for Season 8 before picking up a camera?

A. This show has always been written on the fly in some manner or another so to compare one season to another is useless. Seasons you hate and seasons you love have been written the same way. As far as season 8 is concerned there is no word on how the writing of that is going to progress.

No word on when S8 will start filming, but it is definitely "a go".

Here's a summary (current through October 27th) of Jon's answers to questions about 24: Redemption. The format is the original question and then a link to Jon´s answer.

Q: General "can't wait" "what do you think" questions
A: Really Proud of it. Definitely special.
http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134883.16  where he says,
"Everyone read this post":

Q: Did Sean Callery do the music? Does change away from L.A. affect
the music?
A: Yes. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134945.17

Q: Who came up with the title?
A: http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134955.3

Q: Why was the title changed?
A: above my pay scale.

Q: Information about the photo exhibit at the Paley
A: Opens November 10th.

Q: Will Redemption be on the S7 DVD set?
A: On its own. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=135032.3

Q: Can you give us a hint as to how good/great the 24: Redemption DVD will be? Was there a lot of footage shot that you put on the DVD but not in the TV event?
A: Number 4. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134933.2

Here's a summary (current through October 27th) of Jon's answers to questions about Season 7. The format is the original question and then a link to Jon´s answer.

Q: You´ve expresses frustration because of the long process of working over this season. Now that you're almost at the end of the process, do you feel it was worth it?
Q: You say this season was a tough one... Does that just mean because it took so long or were some parts really harder to make this season?
A: Definitely worth it. Doesn´t think any one season has been more difficult http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134883.14

Q: Reason for writers´ break in late September/early October
A: give episodes 19 & 20 another pass

Q: Will there be additional filming in D.C.?
A: No plans at this time. One scene for finale he´d like to do.

Q: Subplots similar to Bill and Karen / Charles and Martha?
A: YES. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=135012.2

Q: What do you know about the extras for the S7 DVD?
A: still planning. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=134977.3

Q: Will you have input to the finale?
A: That´s what the Executive Producer title is all about.

Q: How would you rank S7 (Kiefer´s comment about it being the best
A: Doesn´t like to rank. Very good season.

Q: Possible cameo appearance by Cubby?
A: May try and sneak one in.

Q: Will there be a cliffhanger this season?
A: http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=135008.3

Q: Will S7 promos have footage from more than just first four
A: Yes. On Redemption DVD.

Q: Will there be a two-night four hour premiere? When?
A: Yes and not sure.

Q: Nervous about Tony´s return and the explanation.
A: Stop worrying. http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=135023.3

Q: Impressions of actors appearing in S7.
A: http://forums.fox.com/fox24/messages?msg=135026.13

Q: What about the Gary Oldman rumors? Can you clarify?
A: no mention lately

Q: How many new cast members are there in S7?
A: Lots. 8 (some from Redemption) introduced in first episode

>From Zap2It by Korbi Ghosh

>From Nov 11th

Alright, so die-hard 24 fans are anxiously counting down the days,
hours, minutes -- tick - tock - tick - tock -- till FOX's two-hour
season seven prequel premieres on November 23rd. And of course, we
already know a few things... mainly that Jack Bauer is working at a
school in the fictional African country of Sangala when a military
coup erupts. A power-hungry general, General Juma (Tony Todd), is on
the hunt for child soldiers and J.B. finds himself acting as a
protector of his school's little people...

However, what you may not know, is that this plot line which plays
out in the two-hour movie will come back to haunt Jack Bauer and his
season seven pals once January rolls around.

Because I'd previously heard that this season's villain is not a
terrorist -- but instead a person with a very dark past who's
committed unspeakable acts and is looking to regain his previous
level of power -- I attended last night's "24: Redemption - Captured
In Africa" Photo Exhibit at The Paley Center and asked executive
producer Howard Gordon to tell me more about this new baddie and how
he fits into season seven. And Gordon said, "Well, it's a blow back
story. It's how our intervention in this foreign nation, Sengala, aff-
- uhh... you know, I think I'm spoiling something. Maybe I shouldn't
talk about that actually!"

Ha! Too late! Talking to actors Tony Todd and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, who
plays General Juma's henchman in the prequel, I learned that their
evil characters will survive the two-hour madness and live on to
create quite a bit of trouble for Jack Bauer and the United States
government come next year. Said Todd, "I am promised some things by
the U.S. government, [I do my part] and then all of a sudden, they
act like they don't remember me, so I come over for a cup of tea!
....I just want to get what I was promised."

So, is General Juma the dark villain we've been waiting so long to
hear about? Sounds that way, no? Well, he's certainly at least one of
them. But he'll be in good company, as we'll be introduced to a very
wealthy, sinister American businessman named Jonas Hodges (Jon
Voight) as well. Hodges seems to be supplying General Juma with the
finances and weaponry needed for the coup, and I'm told he will rear
his ugly head, showing up again about halfway through season seven in
episode 12. And get this, I'm hearing Hodges and Tony Almeida (Carlos
Bernard) -- who's evil now -- have a definite connection.

And what about the good guys? Well, Chloe (Mary-Lynn Rajskub) will
return and though, as I first reported back in June, she's got a four-
year-old kid, Gordon said the stay-at-home-mom will get rolled up
into the action: "They pull her back in... just when she thought it
was safe to breast-feed." Word is, Rajskub will appear in a little
more than half the season's hours... And of course, we'll see Ms. Kim
Bauer back too. I'm told Elisha Cuthbert will show up pretty late in
the year, after the mid-point, and probably stick around till the
last episode.

Seems that amidst the action and adventure, things may get a bit more
personal for Jack this year. I'll shut up now and just let Howard
Gordon explain: "It's personal, I think, mostly because Jack is
questioning his own past and his own place in the world. He's lost
everyone around him. They're either dead or they aren't talking to
him. So, Jack is a very lonely guy. It's hard to get [intimate] with
a guy who really keeps the world at arm's length. And this season is
really about Jack maybe lightening up on the arm's length and really
questioning some of the defiance that he's had to have to keep doing
what he does."

Well, Halleluia! I, for one, cannot wait. It's been two long years
and it is time... tick - tock - tick - tock

SOURCE: http://blog.zap2it.com/korbitv/2008/11/24.html

More Ausiello Spoilers - Tony might return!

Fox Press Release about Tony's return

Some spoilers from TV Guide

Spoiler clips

From 24headquarters.com

Season 7 Spoiler Information

by Diana on October 24th, 2007

General Season Spoilers:

Plot: With CTU dismantled, the show’s setting moves to Washington, DC, where Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) faces trial for his actions in the pursuit of justice. Bauer’s day gets off to a shocking start when former colleague Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard), last seen in “Day 5,” returns after being left for dead by a terrorist conspirator in CTU’s infirmary. Although CTU is no longer, Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and Bill Buchanan (James Morrison) are back for another momentous day of shocking events.

Cast: Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor and Janeane Garofalo as FBI Agent Janis Gold. Colm Feore will play First Gentleman Henry Taylor and Bob Gunton is White House Chief of Staff Ethan Kanin. FBI Agents assigned to the team investigating the crisis befalling Bauer include Garofalo’s Agent Gold in addition to Annie Wersching as Agent Renee Walker, Jeffrey Nordling as Agent Larry Moss and Rhys Coiro as Agent Sean Hillinger. John Billingsley portrays security specialist Michael Latham.

Official Season 7 Trailer Press Release:


Season Seven Premieres with a Special Two-Night Event Sunday, Jan. 13, and Monday, Jan. 14

As the clock ticks closer to 24’s highly anticipated return, a special, extended “Day 7” trailer will have its worldwide premiere Thursday, Oct. 25 (1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT) at www.24trailer.com and in New York’s Time Square on the iconic News Astrovision by Panasonic. The worldwide premiere will be seen concurrently around the globe at locations, via mobile and online in the U.K., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. The countdown to the trailer’s debut begins today at www.24trailer.com. The first promo for the new season is also scheduled to air during Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, Oct. 25 (8:00 PM-CC ET/5:00 PM-CC PT) on FOX.

The innovative, addictive, Emmy Award-winning television series 24 resets the clock for “Day 7” with a special two-night premiere event beginning Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and continuing in the series’ regular time period Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The season will unfold without repeats, airing all originals through the season finale in June.

Set in Washington, DC, “Day 7” opens with CTU dismantled and JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) on trial. Bauer’s day takes an unexpected turn when former colleague TONY ALMEIDA (Carlos Bernard) returns. Meanwhile, President ALLISON TAYLOR (Cherry Jones) leads the country alongside White House Chief of Staff ETHAN KANIN (Bob Gunton) and First Gentleman HENRY TAYLOR (Colm Feore).

A national security crisis prompts an investigation by a team of FBI agents including Agent JANIS GOLD (Janeane Garofalo), Agent RENEE WALKER (Annie Wersching), Agent LARRY MOSS (Jeffrey Nordling), Agent SEAN HILLINGER (Rhys Coiro) and security specialist MICHAEL LATHAM (John Billingsley). Although CTU is no longer, CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison) are back for another momentous day of shocking events.

As part of News Corp.’s global commitment to fighting climate change, 24 has pledged significant and innovative changes to its production practices with the goal of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.

Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Manny Coto, David Fury, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.

Specific Episodic Information:

Episode 1/2:
Episode 1 Synopsis:
7 am-8am. FBI agent Renee brings in Chloe for questioning regarding Jack Bauer’s whereabouts. At first Chloe thinks they want her husband Morris, who now works for DOD. Chloe informs Renee she hasn’t spoken to Jack for a year, since her baby was born. After Renee dismisses her, Chloe offers to look at whatever they have on Jack so she can help them, as she know how he thinks. Also, there is an analyst named Sean working at FBI who appears to know Chloe, and vice versa.


In episode 4 shooting right now in LA and DC that Ian Cassidy and Peter Wingfield of Highlandger: Endgame fame are starring in the episode together. They play merc’s who are on set on baiting Bauer. (Source)

DIRECTOR: Jon Cassar

He is a rogue Secret Service Agent in his early to mid 30’s who is working a DC group involved in a conspiracy. Will shoot in DC the end of October beginning of November. GUEST STAR

He is an African general of Sangala (not a real country) in Africa and has been committing genocide in that country. Juma is light to medium skinned and hardcore in his tactics. THIS IS FOR A PHOTO that will shot on Wednesday 10/17. This character will be seen later in a taped message to the President.

Additional Information:
Colm Feore’s, First Gentleman, will hire a private investigator to look into his son’s death. Carly Pope will play Samantha Roth, the girlfriend of The President/First Gentleman’s son, who may have been involved in his death.
Sources: SpoilerTV & The Hollywood Reporter

Howard Gordon on the Return of Carlos Bernard

by Diana on September 21st, 2007

Howard Gordon, Executive Producer of 24Howard Gorden, executive producer of 24, recently sat down with Kate O’Hare of Zap2it.com about the return of Tony Almeida and Season 7. Check out the article:

Howard Gordon, executive producer of FOX’s thriller “24,” says actor Carlos Bernard acted “very cool about it” when Gordon called him in his car to tell him that his character, Counter Terrorist Unit operative Tony Almeida, was not dead after all and would be returning for the show’s 7th season on Sunday, Jan. 13.

“But I know,” Gordon says, “when I hung up the phone, I’m sure he did one of those ‘Jerry Maguire’ screams in the car.”

The most frequently seen character in “24″ aside from its hero, CTU super-agent Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland), Tony was introduced in season one and continued through season five, suffering personal, physical and professional ups and downs, culminating in being left for dead after a rogue former CTU agent (Peter Weller) gave him what appears now to have been a non-fatal drug overdose.

“That’s something, obviously, we’re going to have to explain away,” Gordon says. “Hopefully, in the spirit of creating a good show and creating an interesting season, people will allow the fun [of ‘24′].”

Gordon also sees Tony’s resilience as the key to his return.

“It really ranks among Tony’s other resurrections,” he says. “I mean, he was blown up in a blast and was supposed to die there. He was shot in the neck in the third episode of season three, shot in the aorta at point-blank range, and he was basically back at the controls eight hours later.

“So in the nine lives of Tony Almeida, this is just another chapter, hopefully the most interesting of them.”

Without spilling the beans about the details, Gordon says, “It’s not the what of it, but the how, that’s interesting.”

But, as for Tony’s apparently deceased ex-wife, CTU operative Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth), Gordon says, “No, she’s definitely six feet under. Believe me, I know. We thought about that, too. Then we thought that everybody’s dead except for Jack, and he’s seeing ghosts.”

This season, the show moves beyond the Los Angeles-based CTU to Washington, D.C, where Bauer is facing trial for his extreme actions in the pursuit of justice.

Although the show’s primary shooting location remains a former pencil factory in Chatsworth, Calif., Gordon says, “We’re also going to go to D.C. and shoot there, somewhere around the mid-October area.”

Asked if he plans to get the usual D.C. exteriors with the Capitol and the Washington Monument looming in the background, Gordon says, “No, I thought we’d shoot a Wal-Mart in Maryland. What do you think it’s going to be?”

In his writing career, Gordon has worked on many shows, including “The X-Files” — during which he split with writing partner Alex Gansa, who has now joined the “24″ team — and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Like those two shows, “24″ has moved beyond being just a TV phenomenon into being a genuine cultural phenomenon, from inspiring college courses to having Jack Bauer’s name invoked by pundits, politicians and presidential candidates.

“In many ways,” Gordon says, “we never set out to do that. That said, we certainly enjoyed that access and that kind of influence, but it’s something, in a way, that was thrust upon us. It’s one, also, that bit us in the ass.”

In particular, Gordon is referring to allegations that the show promotes torture (frequently used as a plot device) and/or a right-wing political philosophy.

“Anybody who’s a reasonable person,” Gordon says, “would really be insane to imagine that this show posits any sort of political point of view. It’s utterly insane. You could draw equally from both sides of the aisle.”

He continues, “We’ve always obfuscated the parties and, in fact, contradicted ourselves probably multiple times, willfully. This thing is more metaphor. It’s not a documentary.

“It plays with a compressed version of reality, clearly, on so many fronts. Ultimately, its only agenda is to tell a good story.”

But in February 2007, a New Yorker magazine profile of show co-creator (with Bob Cochran) Joel Surnow had him referring jokingly to himself as a “right-wing nut job” and talking about his conservative politics.

“When Joel came out,” Gordon says, “and declared his politics, or allowed his politics to be declared, suddenly our show became this propaganda machine. And I do think it hurt us.”

Asked if the reaction might have been different if the declared politics had leaned in the opposite direction, Gordon says, “Great question. I don’t know the answer to that. I don’t know. When, obviously, the clear irony is that there’s Evan [executive producer Evan Katz] on the far left, and me somewhere in the middle, and Joel on the right.

“It’s like a spectrum of views shared by the writers who work on the show. Didn’t seem to help.”

From The 24 Insider:

TVGuide: Episode Detail: Day 6: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM/Day 6: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM - 24 Darren McCarthy runs into some trouble trying to deliver a specialist to Fayed, and those dissatisfied with President Palmer's handling of the crisis begin to align. Vice President Noah Daniels: Powers Boothe. Darren McCarthy: David Hunt. Rita: Missy Crider. Reed Pollock: Chad Lowe.

Peter MacNichol is a man of many talents but is juggling one of them? We'll soon find out. The Emmy winner is about to become one ot the few TV stars ever to tackle two-series-regular-gigs simultaneously. In addition to his current role on Numb3rs, MacNichol will play a highranking (and allegedly evil) governemnt official on the upcoming season of 24. "Numb3rs and 24 are ensemble shows, which allows his schedule enough flexibility to do both," says Numb3rs exec Prod Cheryl Heuton, who suspects that MacNichol won't be cashing two paychecks for long. "I'm not saying this out of any specific information, but 24 is infamous for killing off characters. I'm just sayin'... "

From 24fantalk.com

Fayed will last until Episode 17.
Wayne Palmer will be injured and he will be in a coma. Later he will collapse during a Press Conference. I hope he survives.
Assad is going to die trying to save Wayne.
Nadia is going to be accused of being the mole. Milo sets her up.
The Russians are behind everything this season. They provided Fayed with the nukes because they want revenge because Logan authorized the assassination attempt on the Russian President which failed.
Cheng is going to be back and he is going to kidnap Audrey.

My cousin's boyfriend (yeah, it's THAT complicated) has worked off an on as a writer on the show. He spoke of a script he and the writers have drafted (by request of the producers) in which we find out Audrey is Graem's lover (even while she was courting Jack) and has been working with him on all his 'evil-doings' from the start.
The other three bombs, at this point, have been located. Jack ends up having to torture Graem (with much more force than putting a bag over his face) in front of Audrey because they are the only two who know where the bomb is. In the process, Graem is killed at the hand of Jack. After losing her true love, Audrey finally breaks down, telling Jack the bomb is inside a vault at a bank in downtown LA. The kicker is, Kim is bounded and gagged inside the vault with the bomb.
I wasn't told HOW this becomes resolved...or if it does at all. As soon as I get anymore information I will be sure to post again!

just for your information don't know if this is true but its a rumor that is going around. They're saying that Chloe might be jack's cousin or step-sister. What are u thoughts? and again I don't know if it is true.

Season Six Spoilers From The Star Online

Jack will not spend next season in China

From about.com

Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15, 2007
Day 6: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Season Six Premiere

Fox's Description
Season Six picks up 20 months after last season’s shocking season finale, when Jack Bauer was captured by Chinese government agents – battered, bloodied and headed for points unknown. As a series of horrific terrorist attacks rocks the nation, President Wayne Palmer, the strong-minded brother of the late President David Palmer, and his team of advisors, Karen Hayes and Thomas Lennox – as well as CTU colleagues Chloe O’Brian, Curtis Manning and Bill Buchanan – begin an unthinkable, nail-biting day.

More Spoilers:

Jack will resign from CTU after he is forced to kill Curtis Manning!

Jack is going to have some major family issues to deal with this season - namely his father (played by James Cromwell) and his brother (who will come as a big surprise to viewers since it is already somebody we've met).

Chloe's ex-husband Morris is back, so watch for some classic Chloe moments.

This season's threat is nuclear and the entire country will be at risk.

Preview pics!

From wikipedia

 * The Season 5 DVD contains a 10 minute preview of Season 6. [4] The preview involves the Chinese official Cheng Zhi attempting to determine which one of two Chinese agents works for the U.S. government by interrogating and torturing Jack Bauer.

* FOX will release a "Season 6 Premiere" DVD on January 16 in the United States and Canada. The DVD will include all 4 opening episodes and a twelve minute preview to the fifth episode. However on January 6, all 4 episodes were leaked onto the internet by people who obtained the "Season 6 Premiere" DVD. [5].

* A trailer appeared for the sixth season of 24 in late 2006.[6]

* An initial rumor reported that some of the events of Day 6 may take place in New York City [7]. However, co-executive producer Jon Cassar told Ecran Large, "Honestly, I have no idea where this one came out from. All I can say is that we're starting the preps mid-July in L.A. and that's where we're going to shoot." In a later interview the producers actually admitted to this idea being scrapped, finding that the same plot can be carried out in Los Angeles, thus preventing location disorientation.

Season 6 Premiere DVD
Season 6 Premiere DVD

* Joel Surnow said at the Heritage Foundation that the President's storyline would take place in Washington D.C.. He also said that Aaron Pierce would be there, protecting the President. [8]

* Kiefer Sutherland said in an interview that: "We've had five years of Jack Bauer saving a large thing; this one's much more about him saving his own ass. He'll go from being the one who hunts people down to the one who's being hunted, so that in itself turns the show around."[9]

* While Kim Raver will return as Audrey Raines, she has said that she won't be on the show every week, but has said that she hopes to be in "a couple storylines." [10] She is interested in being in both the sixth season as well as the upcoming movie [11] but will have to work around her shooting schedule for The Nine in order to do so.

* Wayne Palmer will now be the President of the United States. Also appearing will be the sister of Wayne and the late David Palmer, Sandra, who will be played by Regina King.[12]

* Jean Smart has said that she and Gregory Itzin are likely to return to the series, but it seems unlikely that they would be regular members of the cast. [13]

* Jon Cassar speculated that a successful terrorist attack already had happened at the beginning of the new season: "What would be the situation if something like 10 nuclear bombs had already exploded in a row all around the country?". This way the season would start after the terrorist menace, with Jack trying to fix the situation and not prevent it, as has been the case in previous seasons.[14]

* At the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Cassar stated the opening two episodes of season six are "very strong, very controversial." [15]

* Also at the Emmys, Gregory Itzin stated that his character Charles Logan will be back around episode 9 or 10. When asked why he would be back, he joked and said "He has information that they need, which is why they come after him." [16]

* Kim Bauer, portrayed by Elisha Cuthbert, will not appear early on in the season, as she has yet to be called, but refuses to rule out a return. [17]

* Graham's family will be met during the course of the day, including his wife and son. [18]

* Jack Bauer's estranged father, played by James Cromwell, will make his first appearance in the series this season. [19]

* Kiefer Sutherland also let slip in an interview on Larry King Live on January 9, 2007, that we will meet Jack Bauer's brother over the course of the season. This confirmed rumors which had been circulating to this end.

* Eddie Izzard was announced to appear on the show as villain Darren McCarthy but was later replaced by David Hunt due to scheduling conflicts after only one day of filming. [20]

* The full name of the character initially named as 'Natalie' and who is the new Chief of Staff at CTU has been revealed as Nadia Yassir. [21]

* In a new 15-second spot shown on FOX, Jack is shown choking Graham, one of the chief villains in season five. Graham says, in pain, "You're hurting me." Jack responds with "Trust me, I'm not."

* Released promo material for Sky One shows a picture of Jack blindfolded with the American Flag under the slogan: "Jack's country needs him. Dead."[22]

* On the January 8, 2007 airing of the Tonight Show, Sutherland revealed only that at the beginning of this season Jack Bauer will for the first time be "indifferent" because of the very difficult experiences he had to endure while in Chinese captivity.

From The Futon Critic:

Air Date: 2/24/06 (FRIDAY)
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (TWF-509) "Day 5: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM" (Repeat)
PA: Due to some graphic violence, viewer discretion is advised.
President Logan reassesses Bauer's ties to CTU, while First Lady Martha Logan grapples with the positioning her husband and advisors are planning to take to explain the horrific events unfolding. In the second hour, the terrorist mastermind, billionaire Vladimir Bierko, intimidates the administration in the 24 episode "Day 5: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM/Day 5: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM" encoring Friday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-508/509) (TV-14 V)
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, Kim Raver as Audrey Raines, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian, Roger Cross as Curtis Manning, Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles, James Morrison as Bill Buchanan, Gregory Itzin as President Logan, Jean Smart as First Lady Martha Logan.
Guest Cast: Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick, Nick Jameson as Yuri Suvarov, Kathleen Gati as Anya Suvarov, Julian Sands as Vladimir Bierko, Robert Maffia as Andrei, Geraint Wyn Davies as James Nathanson, Mark Sheppard as Ivan Erwich, Glenn Morshower as Agent Aaron Pierce and Sean Astin as Lynn McGill.

Air Date: 2/20/06 (MONDAY)
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (TWF-509) "Day 5: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM"
PA: Due to some graphic violence, viewer discretion is advised.
Although extremists attempted to derail the signing of the historic arms treaty between the United States and Russia, the signing proceeded and as a result, America has inherited some of Russia's enemies. The terrorist mastermind, billionaire Vladimir Bierko, intimidates the administration while autocratic CTU leader Lynn McGill comes under fire from President Logan in the episode "Day 5: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM" Monday, Feb. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-509) (TV-14 V)

Air Date: 2/13/06 (MONDAY)
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (TWF-508) "Day 5: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM"
PA: Due to some graphic violence, viewer discretion is advised.
Now that agent Jack Bauer has exposed and interrogated the administration's link to the terrorists, President Logan reinstates him to CTU on a provisional basis. Meanwhile, First Lady Martha Logan grapples with the positioning that her husband and advisors are planning to take to explain the horrific events unfolding. With few leads, CTU operatives and Agent Bauer attempt to keep the military grade nerve gas, Sentox, from taking innocent lives in the episode "Day 5: 2:00 PM–3:00 PM" Monday, Feb. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-508) (TV-14 V)
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, Kim Raver as Audrey Raines, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian, Roger Cross as Curtis Manning, Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles, James Morrison as Bill Buchanan, Gregory Itzin as President Logan, Jean Smart as First Lady Martha Logan.
Guest Cast: Connie Britton as Diane Huxley, Brady Corbet as Derek Huxley, Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick, John Allen Nelson as Walt Cummings, Jonah Lotan as Spencer Wolff, Sandrine Holt as Evelyn, Sean Astin as Lynn McGill.

From Ew.com


More chilling than a gun to the face, more terrifying than a holiday-season visit to the mall, is the challenge looming over Fox's 24: beat the score it set last season. (The nuclear reactor adventures of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer averaged 11.9 million viewers — the show's highest numbers yet.) When the beloved terrorism thriller returns Jan. 15 for its fifth season, legions of diehards will have been waiting a long while (approximately 237 days, but who's counting?) to see how the series can possibly pull off yet another round of sinister moles, satellite tracking devices, flagrant protocol violations, and mortally wounded thugs who whisper cryptic information before losing consciousness.

The producers are all too familiar with that What next? question. ''It's not 'How many times can Jack save the world?''' says 24 co-creator Joel Surnow. ''It's 'How many times can you change the method of how he saves the world?''' Jack's dead-man walk into the sunrise in May's finale was a provocative twist, yet it only complicated the annual arduous brainstorm for the next season's premise. ''It was impossible,'' says exec producer Howard Gordon. ''We've covered so much ground that we have to work twice as hard for half as much. A lot of the characters had no place to go. We'd put Jack in this position of being dead but alive, which is conceptually interesting, but what does that mean in real time?... One thing we realized is, We can't get bigger than a nuclear bomb. Instead of bigger, we had to get smaller. Topping ourselves in terms of a general threat wasn't necessarily where the drama of 24 rested.''

Not that there'll be much rest this season. In fact, the opening minutes of the first episode are so shocking...well, we'll leave the hyperbole to the 24 folks. ''[Fans] are going to be really stressed out — even more so than before,'' says Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays cranky systems analyst Chloe. ''Like, people should take a Valium or something.'' Teases Gordon: ''It'll scramble everyone's eggs. Whereas in the past we've had this slow-mounting tension, this year starts out with a bang and doesn't let up. Just when Jack thought he'd lost everything, he finds out there's something more to lose.''

Classified surprise aside, the Very Big Problem this season is as follows: President Logan (Gregory Itzin) is in L.A. to sign an antiterrorism treaty with the Russian premier... but hostage-hungry separatists are hell-bent on sabotage. ''They're not your garden-variety, homegrown cell,'' says Gordon. ''It's a new brand of terrorist, less ideological and more political. Their resources are more considerable than the terrorists we've faced in the past.'' This particular Red Scare may have dark ties to the White House, still occupied by the wishy-washy Logan and his conspiracy-theorizing First Lady, Martha (Designing Women's Jean Smart). ''It's a never knowing what kind of mood Martha's in this hour kind of thing,'' says Smart, one of several new cast members. Adds 24 co-creator Robert Cochran: ''Some people think she's just a loon, but she's a loon with something to say.''

How any of this coaxes Jack out of hiding (he's been working on an oil rig in Bakersfield, going by the incredibly menacing name of...Frank) remains top secret, though producers say that his agenda is ''fueled by justice and tinged by vengeance.'' Notes Sutherland: ''This show has gone back to things I loved about the first season. As much as his job was to protect the future president, it was incredibly personal because of the connection with his daughter and wife. This year, he has no job — and it's completely personal.... Through the first six episodes, he's flying through like a rocket because he's mad, and then his old life starts to catch up with him.''

That's right: Please welcome back Jack's Department of Defense girlfriend, Audrey (Kim Raver), and his always-in-jeopardy daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert)! ''We're very aware that her story line became the trickiest to maintain,'' says Sutherland of Kim, who infamously matched wits with a cougar trap in season 2, and later settled down off-camera with Jack's old CTU partner Chase. ''We wanted her back, but we knew that unless it really made sense, there's no way it would be worth doing.'' So what was the solution? ''The belief that Jack was dead pushed her life in directions which she now has to come to terms with,'' says Cochran. (That includes a romance with a controlling shrink played by C. Thomas Howell.)

And in a twist even more stunning than a C. Thomas revival...Chloe gets a man! Our harried hacker — who will pay a price for helping Jack last season — engages in an interoffice relationship with a fellow techie (Jonah Lotan) that goes about as smoothly as a Steve Carell chest wax. ''[Expect] a lot more spite, even more rude remarks, and of course some hot, hot sexuality,'' says Rajskub. In equally titillating CTU news, Tony (Carlos Bernard) and Michelle (Reiko Aylesworth) get sucked back into duty, while Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin pops up as a higher-agency suit tapped to run the unit. But as usual, don't get too attached to any new (or old) faces. ''People will die,'' assures Cochran. ''The show will continue its tradition.''

But for how long? How many worst-day-evers can there be? ''This series could go 15 years,'' says Surnow. ''This could be Law & Order. If we do the CTU thing for seven years and then want to do a day in the life of a cop with a different actor, we can.''

To Sutherland, that means the clock is ticking. ''We've known from the very beginning that it never can run forever with the same characters, and I'm one of those characters,'' he says. ''The show will get to a point where you might be going through complete cast changes season to season. I'm going to be really sad when that day comes, because I've learned more on this show than on any project I've ever done.''

The actor's learning curve may continue in theaters, however: 24's producers have begun plotting a film franchise for Bauer. Sutherland (who stars with Michael Douglas in the thriller The Sentinel, out April 21) is itching to pull the trigger. ''It can be an amazing series of movies,'' he says. ''One of the things I've experienced making this show is that an audience can handle a lot more than we thought when we started — the tension, the anxiety.... If we could [compress] all the energy we spread over 24 hours of programming and put that into 2, I think we'd knock your socks off.''

(This is an online-only excerpt of Entertainment Weekly's Jan. 13, 2006, cover story.)

From http://www.chavscum.co.uk

20-07-2005, 03:39 AM

Check this out!!!!

Episode 5.1
Airdate - January, 2006

The scheduled production start date for season five is July 26th.

There's some buzz going around involving a car-bomb being remotely detonated very early on in the episode.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

The Chinese Government has learned that Jack is still alive and they know his suspicious death was an elaborate hoax. (It's looking more and more like the season five prequel will deal with how the Chinese learn of Jack's resurrection.) U.S. intelligence assets have covertly confirmed the Chinese claims and an international incident is imminent. In order to suppress the diplomatic damage, elements within the U.S. Government begin to set a plan in motion that will contain the situation.

The plan calls for the immediate assassinations of every single person who knows that Jack Bauer is still alive as well as the assassination of Jack.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

Preliminary plot information points to the season premiere beginning somewhere overseas.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

I’m hearing that the season will start off with the terrorist bombing of a “high-value target”. It’s unclear if the high-value target is a person or a building but it's looking more and more like a combination of both a prominent building and a high-ranking government official who will be among the many killed in the terrorist attack. There are several other scenarios I’ve heard rumblings about and every single one of them has the same concept of a terrorist bombing of a building with extremely strong international ties. They are also thinking about bringing back a former character to be among the many dead in the massive explosion.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

The new season has already been in pre-production since April. New writers Manny Coto and David Fury are quickly getting accustomed to writing a real-time script. 24 has sought out the advice of novelist Richard Marcinko and he is playing an advisory role in the shaping of season five’s story. 24 sent out casting calls for a major female role in April and the role has already been cast but the actress hasn’t been revealed.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

General Season 5 Information:

James Morrison (Bill Buchanan) just signed a deal to return in the shows fifth season as a series regular.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

One of the new season five characters is named Craig Huxley. Craig is 15 and he lives in a small desert town, the type of place where people don’t ask questions and the type of place Jack Bauer could easily blend into. In the story the town is supposed to be around the city of Bakersfield, California; which is about 110 miles north of Los Angeles. Craig is a sophomore in high school and his mother is dating Jack. Craig and Jack don’t get along and Craig doesn’t want Jack around and he hates that Jack is dating his mother. Craig has an attitude and he isn’t afraid to speak his mind.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

Another DVD exclusive prequel is in the works and it sounds like it’s going to be much longer that last seasons prequel which had about 5 minutes and thirty seconds of new footage. A “24 minute” prequel is being discussed but the show would likely have to seek out a promotional sponsor to finance the project because of current budget issues.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

Two years will have passed between Seasons 4 and 5. And get this: Doofus Veep Logan will be the official president when the show returns. For some inexplicable reason, producers love that little nimrod. Meanwhile, I think it's safe to assume Keeler died on the operating table.
Source - TvGuide

It's kinda murky at this point, but I have it on good authority that Tochelle will have made good on their promise to quit CTU and pursue life as a boring married couple. "They're gone; they're out," says a source close to the show. "It's a real happy ending." But that's not to say Jack won't pull them back in when the going gets deadly.
Source - TvGuide

What happens next on "24" is one of the most guarded secrets in Hollywood -- but Vince Flynn has some answers. The best-selling Twin Cities-based author of political thrillers like "Transfer of Power" and "Term Limits" spent a week in Los Angeles recently, helping creators of the unpredictable Fox drama come up with future story lines. He'll go back in late summer or early fall to help wrap up some of the stories and possibly even pen a script. Flynn wouldn't dare give away any major revelations but he did let slip that some major characters get blown up in next season's opener.
Source - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"We'll pick Jack up in a very different place, roughly a year later. Of course, the show is the show, so it won't be long before he's back in the saddle. But we'll explore a little bit of what he's been doing with his life and the situation he's gotten himself into. That will certainly have an impact on his behavior when he gets involved in the streets".
Source - Quote from 24 writer/producer Robert Cochran from TvGuide interview

Kiefer Sutherland will be back for season five.
Source - Various Sources

Mary Lynn Rajskub has reportedly inked a deal to be a main castmember for 24's fifth season.
Source - TvGuide

Roger Cross (Curtis Manning) signed a two year deal last year so he should remain a main castmember in season five.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

9/6 from Jennifer

New Cast

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Jean Smart (Garden State), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Brady Corbet (Thirteen) join the cast of "24" for the fifth season.

Kathleen Gati has joined the cast to play the Russian First Lady

Day 5 will start with a four-hour, two-night season premiere starting on January 8 from 8-10pm ET. Monday's two hour episode will be the series' 100th episode. The fifth hour will air on in its regular time slot on Mondays 9pm ET. There will be no repeats or reemptions until the very end, so it will air every single week for 24 weeks.

Day 5 picks up 18 months later as national security is breached. Jack Bauer is living a new life with Diane (played by Connie Britton) and her son Derek (played by Brady Corbet).

Gregory Itzen is back playing the role of President Logan. Bill Buchanan (played by James Morrison) commands CTU, alongside returning cast members playing Curtis Manning, Edgar Stiles, and Chloe O'Brian.

Jean Smart will be playing the role of First Lady Martha Logan.

Tony Almeida and Audrey Raines will be returning for the 5th season

Sometime early on in the season, there will be a major explosion involving a car.

Writers of "24" plan on killing off several series regulars right off the bat. Original plan is to kill at least two within the first few opening minutes. The assassinations have a direct connection to Jack. The US Government and Chinese government somehow find out that Jack is alive (There is a season five DVD prequel with the plot of season 5.I am going to be renting it to find out more so keep an eye out for my review).
Jack Bauer and all the people who know he's alive are being hunted down and killed one by one.

President Palmer, Mike Novick and Michelle Dessler will be back for at least the first episode.

Spumor Alert! (Possible spoiler.still a rumor.) A big surprise is in store for Michelle (remember several series regulars are killed right off the bat)

Talk is going around the "24" might end up on the silver screen. Executives at Fox are thinking about making a movie or two on the show. Jon Cessar, one of the show's producer/directors, told the Calgary Sun that a 24 movie has been discussed, but added that "it could still be two years from now, so it's far too early to say." Should the project happen, it would not
follow the show's real-time format entirely. "The first hour will not be in real time," Cessar said "But then something big will happen and real time will kick in."

From 24junkie.com

Season 5 Info
Written by Matthew Benstead

Saturday, 28 May 2005

The scheduled production start date for season five is July 26th.

I’m hearing that the season will start off with the terrorist bombing of a “high-value target”. It’s unclear if the high-value target is a person or a building but it's looking more and more like a combination of both a prominent building and a high-ranking government official who will be among the many killed in the terrorist attack. There are several other scenarios I’ve heard rumblings about and every single one of them has the same concept of a terrorist bombing of a building with extremely strong international ties. They are also thinking about bringing back a former character to be among the many dead in the massive explosion.

The new season has already been in pre-production since April. New writers Manny Coto and David Fury are quickly getting accustomed to writing a real-time script. 24 has sought out the advice of novelist Richard Marcinko and he is playing an advisory role in the shaping of season five’s story. 24 sent out casting calls for a major female role in April and the role has already been cast but the actress hasn’t been revealed.

From greatlink.org

My CTU mole tells me two years will have passed between Seasons 4 and 5. And get this: Doofus Veep Logan will be the official president when the show returns. For some inexplicable reason, producers love that little nimrod. Meanwhile, I think it's safe to assume Keeler died on the operating table.
...I have it on good authority that [Tony and Michelle] will have made good on their promise to quit CTU and pursue life as a boring married couple. "They're gone; they're out," says a source close to the show. "It's a real happy ending." But that's not to say Jack won't pull them back in when the going gets deadly.

From 24-archive.com

Some major characters get blown up in next season's opener.

"We'll pick Jack up in a very different place, roughly a year later. Of course, the show is the show, so it won't be long before he's back in the saddle. But we'll explore a little bit of what he's been doing with his life and the situation he's gotten himself into. That will certainly have an impact on his behavior when he gets involved in the streets".

From 24blog.modblog.com

Two years will have passed between Seasons 4 and 5. Logan will be the official president when the show returns. Meanwhile, I think it's safe to assume Keeler died on the operating table.
Source - TvGuide

It's kinda murky at this point, but I have it on good authority that Tony and Michelle will have made good on their promise to quit CTU and pursue life as a boring married couple. "They're gone; they're out," says a source close to the show. "It's a real happy ending." But that's not to say Jack won't pull them back in when the going gets deadly...
Source - TvGuide

Preliminary plot information points to the season premiere beginning somewhere overseas.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

From Jennifer:

4/27:  According to Carlos Bernard aka Tony, someone else will die before the day is over, someone Tony knows very well. Rumors have it Jack will be killed off (but what will happen to the show then?).

 Episode 4.13
(Air Date - March 14th)

At the Mclennen-Forster building, Jack continues to look for Paul but he is running out of time because Paul is being tortured by the Mclennen-Forster security guards. Jack finds the room and he kills the men and gets Paul and they make there way out of the building. The printout with information on Marwan's contacts is secured. At CTU, Michelle is on a massive power trip and she immediately demotes Tony. Audrey knows that Tony has been invaluable to the investigation and she speaks up for him saying that he saved her and Jack's life earlier. Michelle didn't know how much Tony contributed to CTU and she starts to re-think her decision. Meanwhile, Jack and Paul make there way out of the building. Outside we hear a helicopter approach. It lands and a massive tactical unit exit's the chopper. Jack and Paul see how large the tactical teams are and they get the hell out of there and they head towards a near-bye business district. The soldiers exit the chopper and meet with Bill Conlon who briefs them on the situation. Conlon tells Spector to kill Jack and Paul and secure the incriminating document. Spector questions Conlon's order but Conlon convinces them that Jack and Paul are responsible for the EMP. Meanwhile, Marwan continues to evade CTU and he knows he could be captured at any moment. He decides that the time has come to activate one of his most valuable sleeper cells. Marwan calls an American man named Mitch Anderson and tells him the time has come. Anderson then takes his Military uniform and leaves his home.

Jack and Paul enter the dark sporting goods store. The EMP has caused a massive blackout and the local business owners are aware of possible looters. The store owners see Jack and Paul in the store and they shoot at them. Jack says he is a Federal agent and he needs the owners help. Jack explains his case to the men and how this is all connected to the terrorist acts that occurred earlier in the day. The men who are middle-eastern brothers agree to help and they provide the firearms for what will be a massive gunfight. Meanwhile at CTU, Sarah speaks with Michelle and asks about her pay-increase and about her promotion. Michelle doesn't want to deal with Sarah's career ambitions and Sarah is out of line to be asking these questions during an investigation. Michelle dismisses Sarah and orders her to leave CTU. Later, Audrey speaks with Tony about Jack and she questions her and Jack's relationship. Audrey has never seen Jack's violent side and she consults with Tony who tells Audrey that Jack belongs in the field. Audrey also speaks with Secretary Heller and they talk about Audrey's future with Jack. Meanwhile, Michelle speaks with Tony and agrees that he should be more involved at CTU and she gives him a more important assignment with Edgar. Michelle watched Tony deteriorate while they were together and she starts to realize that Tony may not be the drunk that she left and Michelle will kind of gradually see a different side of Tony.

Aboard Air Force One, President Keeler is briefed on CTU's investigation and he is advised to stay in the air longer because of security concerns. Meanwhile, the soldiers are busy doing a search for Jack and Paul and they track them to the local business district. They get to the sporting goods store and prepare to make entry. Jack tells Paul and the owners that CTU would pick up the heat from a massive firefight. The soldiers arrive and Jack, Paul and the owners engage in a massive gunfight. At CTU, they see that the soldiers are using their radios and they see the heat signatures and a field unit is sent to the sporting goods store. Jack, Paul and the owners take heavy fire. After awhile, CTU arrives and the soldiers are cut down, well at least Jack thinks all of the soldiers are dead. One of the soldiers is still alive and he gets his gun and points it at Jack and fires. Paul Raines steps in front of Jack and takes the bullet and Paul falls to the ground. Across the city, Marwan speaks with Mitch Anderson, his sleeper cell who has just arrived at the Air Force base. Anderson is now wearing the Air Force uniform. Anderson tells Marwan that he has arrived and Marwan says the President will be landing soon.

Episode 4.14
Airdate - March 21st

Jack proposes a high-risk operation that prompts Michelle to call in help. Dina makes another deal and gets to see Behrooz. An Air Force Pilot is pulled into Marwan's next phase. Dagmara Dominczyk as Nicole; Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brien. (Source: TV Guide) Jack plans to use Dina to contact Marwan. Meanwhile, CTU's new director brings in a satellite specialist to assist Edgar. (Source - Fox)

Jack and Dina work together and CTU's plan calls for Dina to take Jack hostage. (Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com)

Episode 4.15 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Airdate - March 28th When things go horribly wrong Jack is taken captive by Marwan and CTU makes it there first priority to find them. (Source - http://www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com )

Episode 4.16 10:00 - 11 :00 p.m. A big action sequence was filmed at the Sepulveda Dam and the Director of the episode was Brian Spicer.  (Source - http://www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com )

General Spoilers

Navid Negahban (Lost, Homeland Security) has been casted to play Abdullah, one of Marwan's men.

James Morrison has been casted to play Bill Buchanan, a high-ranking CTU official.he will make his first debut in episode 15.

Marianne will be killed by the people she is working for after she gives Curtis an address and she accesses a computer she knows very well.   Look for an appearance by Dennis Haysbert, who plays David Palmer, the last 6 episodes of the season.  Chloe will return by the end of the day.
(Source: The 24 Insider - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com)

The new villain on 24

From The 24 Insider:

Here is a clip from next weeks episode.

Clip #1 - http://www.fox.com/24/video/24_408_hi.asx
Heller brings in Scott Borman to find the mole.

Episode 4.8
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Airdate - February 7th
Airtime: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

February 2nd - Jack calls Secretary Heller and informs him that CTU has been compromised and he tells Heller to use a common agency mole-hunting procedure. In the backroom, Habib Marwan informs Navi that the American agents were able to secure most of the power plants but Marwan is still pleased with the operations progress and that the remaining power plants will begin to meltdown soon. Navi tells Marwan that his wife and son won’t go to the police and he pledges to kill them. In the car, we see that Dina has been shot in her upper arm. Behrooz sees all of the blood and he knows Dina needs to get to a hospital. Back at CTU, Marianne speaks with Henry Powell, her terrorist contact. Powell informs Marianne that Jack survived the attack at the security office. Marianne knows that Jack will order an internal investigation and she can’t stay at CTU for too much longer. Across the room, Secretary Heller begins the mole hunt and he tells an aide named Scott to give a fake message involving Jack’s location to Director Driscoll. Meanwhile, Jack and Audrey arrive at Tony’s home. Inside we see a messy house and Tony’s girlfriend Jennifer Slater, who is a bit of a bitch. Tony lets Jack access his computer and he starts to upload the data from the memory stick. Back at CTU, Marianne records a message for Henry Powell, but she knows she may be compromised so she takes extra precautions. Aboard Air Force One, President Keeler addresses the pool of reporters and he announces that the National Guard will be evacuating the surrounding areas close to the power plants. Back at CTU, Heller and Scott monitor CTU’s outgoing communications and Scott catches the outgoing transmission which has been gift-wrapped for him to find. CTU guards start to walk towards Marianne, but they keep walking past her and they arrest Sarah. Across the room, Edgar sees this and he knows something isn’t right so he starts to look into the matter himself.

Secretary Heller calls Jack and informs him that he found the mole, Jack then tells Heller to send agents to pick up Audrey. In the hospital room the Doctors grow suspicious of Dina’s wound and they contact the police. Dina and Behrooz run out of the hospital and they head to a hotel. Back at Tony’s, Jack sends the video file to one of his colleagues. Jack learns that the mystery mans name is Henry Powell and that he is a former employee of the company that made the nuclear over-ride device. Back at CTU, Driscoll starts to interrogate Sarah. Driscoll doesn’t make any progress so she calls in Agent Richards who starts to torture Sarah. Meanwhile, Edgar continues his own mole-hunt and he tells Marianne that she needs to update her password, Edgar walks back to his workstation and we see that he is tracking her movements. Edgar gets what he wants and he tells Driscoll that Marianne planted the recording in Sarah‘s system. Erin notices that Marianne is fleeing, Curtis runs after her and he catches her as she tries to get into her car. The guards attempt to search Marianne’s car but when they put the key into her car-door the car explodes and kills the guard. Jack gets Powell’s location and he learns that Powell has hired a private helicopter and he may be preparing to leave the country. The agents arrive to escort Audrey back to CTU and Jack heads out, Tony offers to help Jack out. Back at CTU, Edgar tells Driscoll that nothing can be done to stop the meltdown and that the radiation will kill millions unless Jack can find the over-ride. In the city of Burbank, Tony and Jack arrive at the helicopters location and they see Powell get in the helicopter. They get to the helicopter just as it is about to take off and Jack secures Powell. They start to take him back to the car, until suddenly we hear a gunshot. Henry Powell goes down and we see a sniper on a near-bye rooftop. Jack’s only lead has just been killed.
Source - www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

January 24th - Jack alerts Secretary Heller that there is a turncoat CTU agent in their midst. Meanwhile, President Keeler addresses the nation, saying the National Guard needs to evacuate six U.S. cities.
Source - www.Fox.com

Episode 4.9
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Airdate - February 14th
Airtime: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
February 2nd - Jack discovers the identity of the traitor at CTU. Meanwhile, Behrooz, now on the run from his murderous father, desperately seeks treatment for his wounded mother as CTU closes in on her.
Source - FOX

January 29th - Behrooz goes on the run from his father, while CTU closes in on Dina.
Source - FOX Press Release

Episode 4.10
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Airdate - February 21st
Airtime: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

January 29th - Audrey learns her ex-husband may be involved in the terrorists' plot.
Source - FOX Press Release

Episode 4.11
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Airdate - February 28th
Airtime: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

January 29th - Jack gets the name and location of the terrorist who has the nuclear override.
Source - FOX Press Release

General Season 4 Spoilers:

February 1st - CTU second in commands really need to stay inside the walls of CTU. Nina and Michelle learned this the hard way and so will Curtis Manning. Curtis escorts Marianne Taylor into the field and he fails to realize that Marianne is now simply just a loose end for the terrorists. Curtis is captured and he is handcuffed to a chair in a downtown office building. The terrorists need to move Curtis to a more secure location and as they start to move him we see a different side of Curtis. Curtis kicks some ass and he gets a cell phone and calls Jack.
Source - CTUMOLE at www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

January 28th - CTU learns that they have a mole and Edgar Stiles sets up a tracking program on Marianne Taylor's computer. Edgar sees her suspicious activities and he sees that Marianne is logged in as another user. Marianne knows that her cover has been blown and she will eventually try and escape CTU. Marianne gets outside and gets into her car and the car explodes. BUT MARIANNE IS NOT KILLED. The person who gets killed in this episode is Henry Powell. Marianne gets taken back into CTU and she is questioned by Curtis Manning. Marianne eventually gives Curtis an address. Curtis and Marianne leave CTU and access a computer at a building Marianne seems to know very well. Some terrorists are in the building and they kill Marianne.
Source - CTUMOLE at www.24spoilers.tvheaven.com

January 27th - Part of this season of 24 will take place in a sporting goods store owned by middle-eastern brothers.
Source - www.filmjerk.com

January 19th - Chloe's gonna be MIA for about nine hours this season. Turns out, prior to joining 24, Rajskub agreed to appear in several episodes of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show, which airs later this season on Fox. But Rajskub promises that "Chloe will be back" by the end of the day.
Source - www.tvguide.com

January 19th - Dennis Haysbert is back on Fox's "24." After leaving the TV drama last season following his character president David Palmer's dramatic decision not to seek re-election, Haysbert has been tapped to return for the final six episodes this season.
Source - www.TheHollywoodReporter.com

December 15th - Reiko Aylesworth revealed that she will guest star in season 4.
Source - www.Fox.com

From Digital Spy

New '24' spoilers revealed
Friday, January 14 2005, 13:19 GMT -- by Neil Wilkes

Warning: This article contains spoilers about the current (fourth) season of 24 which some readers may wish to avoid.

Reiko Aylesworth and Carlos Bernard are returning to 24 in episodes to air Stateside next month, it has been revealed.

The pair - Michelle Dessler and Tony Almeida in the real-time drama - were axed last season as part of a major cast shakeup. Tony was last seen being sent to prison for treason while wife Michelle quit the CTU.

Now both will be returning, beginning with Tony in episode seven, who helps out Jack and Audrey in the field. Michelle will also appear somewhere down the line, having divorced from Tony during his imprisonment.

"It's gonna be wild," Aylesworth told E! News. "I'm excited about coming back."

No word yet on whether Jack's daughter Kim - actress Elisha Cuthbert - will be putting in an appearance before season's end.

A 24 movie is being considered, but it might be 24 hours long.  There will also be a 24 video game.

24 was renewed on May 17th for another two years.

Kiefer Sutherland is dating "Desperate Housewives"' Eva Longoria.

"24 Stories" - Available January 31st, 2005
The writers of IDW Publishing's "24: One Shot" have teamed up to create another comic called "24 Stories". In this story, Jack Bauer is deep undercover with the Salazar drug cartel when he stumbles into a major hostage situation straight out of today’s headlines. The comic will be released on Jan. 31st, 2005.

Controversy over the way Muslims are treated on this season's 24.

Kiefer Sutherland had to fire his own daughter after she couldn't keep quiet on the set of his hit TV series 24. Sixteen-year-old Sarah Sutherland was working as a production assistant on the drama series...more

Kiefer hopes for a grandson

This could be the last year for Kiefer Sutherland on 24.

From Digital Spy:  Kiefer almost deaf due to action roles
Saturday, January 22 2005, 14:43 GMT -- by Daniel Kilkelly
24 actor Kiefer Sutherland has admitted that his TV and movie roles as action men have come at a cost. Sutherland has revealed that he is "pretty much deaf in one ear, and half deaf in the other" after playing so many roles involving gun-shots and explosions. He explained, "I can't wear ear plugs because often you have dialogue after, so you need to hear the other actor."

The fourth season of 24 hits screens in the UK on January 30 on Sky One.

Bauer Needs a Shot in the Arm -- or the Head.

Elisha Cuthbert Interview

From The 24 Fanatic 2/1:
According to TV Tome approximately 11.4 million viewers tuned in to see Tony Almeida save Jack's butt last night, bringing 24 in second in it's time slot. That brings Season 4 Total Views to 62.6 Million.

CNN article with info

Past Predictions:

My predictions for season 6:

Tony is still alive; he will be captured by terrorists and Jack has to find him before it's too late. The twist is that Tony will be brainwashed to kill Jack.  Instead, Tony will kill Kim.


My predictions:  Tony and Michelle will get married.  Jack will survive the cliff-hanger (duh!) and eventually find romance again, but not at first.  Kim will leave the country.  Nina will return.

proofread by Laura 2/14/10

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