We often see TV show premieres delayed, but rarely do we find them actually moving UP the schedule. Such is the case with FOX’s miniseries event, 24: Live Another Day. The 12-episode limited run return of the show was supposed to come back in “summer 2014.” Now, it’s being said that it will premiere in April.
“We’re going to take advantage of the time,” showrunner Howard Gordon said. “The story will be 12 hours over a day, but we’ll take advantage of the fact that we can go from seven o’clock to nine o’clock.”
Good to know it’s sticking with its real-time format, though I did think that 24 full hours tended to make season a bit too prolonged and ridiculous in the later years of the show when they seemed to run out of ideas. Now that they’ve had some time off, hopefully they’ve come up with a kickass shortened plot for Jack Bauer’s return.
It’s exciting we only have to wait until April to see how it’s going to play out. I think a mini-season was a better idea than a real-time two hour movie, and I have a hunch that if this does well, this won’t be the last we see of Jack Bauer on FOX.
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