Jack Bauer is back: TV thriller '24' to return in 2014

LOS ANGELES Mon May 13, 2013 2:29pm EDT

Cast member Kiefer Sutherland poses at the party for the television series finale of ''24'' in Los Angeles April 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Cast member Kiefer Sutherland poses at the party for the television series finale of ''24'' in Los Angeles April 30, 2010.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emmy-winning television thriller "24" will return in the summer 2014 with its lead star, Kiefer Sutherland, after a four-year hiatus, Fox network said on Monday.

"24: Live Another Day" brings back Sutherland as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the series that follows his race against the clock to foil presidential assassination attempts and chemical weapons attacks.

The new 12-episode mini-series will represent 24 hours in Bauer's life, following the same real-time format that became the series' trademark.

"The response to '24' is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before," Sutherland said in a statement. "To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend."

The series, which originally ran for eight seasons between 2001 and 2010, won an Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006, and Sutherland won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in the same year.

Fox is owned by News Corp.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Sandra Maler)

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Comments (5)
hemlockroid wrote:
Not really happy about it. The show is too schizophrenic.

May 13, 2013 5:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chickenlips wrote:
24 YES YES YES…Touch was great and to hear that 24 is coming back again is great news! Kiefer Sutherland is just a fantastic actor no matter what he performs in. I can hardly wait!

May 13, 2013 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lakua wrote:
hemlockroid, no one is forcing you to watch.

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