24 is coming back to Fox, for at least one more season (though it will only be twelve episodes, as opposed to the custom twenty-four).
In a rather surprising bit of news, the network announced that the show will return in May, complete with Kiefer Sutherland returning as the iconic Jack Bauer.
JACK IS BACK! FOX has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY to restart the clock on the groundbreaking drama starring @realkiefer. @twentyfouronfox
— FOX (@FOXTV) May 13, 2013
The new season, one of two “limited series” Fox plans for 2014, will be compressed into 12 weeks and premiere next May, says Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly. “We’ll go in chronological order with the hours of the day, but we’ll skip some hours,” he says.
Fans shouldn’t get too attached, as there are no plans to extend the show beyond the twelve episodes, at this point, but who knows what will happen. There was talk of a 24 movie, but the would-be director recently said the project is dead.
24 has been off the air since 2010, after running for eight seasons.