Jack Bauer will live another day on FOX. The big news of today is that Kiefer Sutherland and his Emmy-winning show 24
are returning to television with a special limited-series event in the summer of 2014. 24: Live Another Day
will premiere in May 2014, continuing through the summer in FOX's new mission to have original scripted programming all year-rounds. It will be joined by a new drama, Gang Related
, as well as a limited series from M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines
starring Matt Dillon.
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reboot will run for 12 episodes, but will span 24 hours. Each episode will still hold the real-time format, but the show will skip over several hours throughout the season.
Executive producer Howard Gordon, now working on Homeland
, will also return to help plan Jack Bauer's next day. The show will take place several years after the series ended. Currently Sutherland is the only actor attached.
My fingers are crossed that Mary Lynn Rajskub is the first call they make, because 24
without Chloe wouldn't be the same. And since Happy Endings was just canceled, Elisha Cuthbert is free.24: Live Another Day
won't be the only drama airing in summer 2014 on FOX. Gang Related
will be paired with the show's return for a double dose of action. The new drama centers on the Gang Task Force in Los Angeles led by Sam Chapel (Lost
's Terry O'Quinn). The team includes a new recruit who was planted in the LAPD and who has ties to one of the gangs they're investigating.
Finally, following the summer runs of 24: Live Another Day
and Gang Related
, the M. Night Shyamalan event series Wayward Pines
will premiere in late summer 2014, bridging the gap into the next fall season. Starring Matt Dillon, the mysterious drama centers on a Secret Service agent who travels to the town of Wayward Pines, Idaho to find two missing federal agents and gets sucked into a complicated, mind-bending mystery. In the end, it turns out he's been dead the whole time (what a twist!). Just kidding, but maybe not. This is M. Night Shyamalan, after all.
This trio of action dramas will give FOX original scripted programming all year-round. Before now, summers on FOX were reserved for So You Think You Can Dance
and whatever Gordon Ramsey cooking show they had on hand.