A Bauer-less 24 (Spoilers)

Fox ordered a pilot for 24 without Jack Bauer. What the ACTUAL FUCK?

FOX looks to keep the 24 franchise alive and running with the order of a pilot for 24: Legacy - a new real-time adventure featuring an all-new cast of characters. The news was announced by FOX today at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour.

As the potential start of a new revamped 24 series, 24: Legacy 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. Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24), Manny Coto (24) and Evan Katz (24) will serve as executive producers.


The pilot will also retain one hour/one episode format, along with split-screens and complex interweaving storytelling that 24 fans are accustomed to. And while this is FOX attempting spin off 24 with a new hero, that doesn’t mean Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer couldn’t appear on the series somewhere, in some capacity.

There’d been talk that FOX wanted to try out a Sutherland-free 24 for a while now, and the fact that they are only ordering a pilot, and not going straight to series, seems to indicate they want to first make sure the concept will work first.

24: Legacy will film this winter, directed by Stephen Hopkins, who was heavily involved in 24 as an ongoing director. Asked if there could be any returning characters, FOX’s Dana Walden said “never say never,” but none were currently planned, though there are references to characters from the past in the pilot.

Over/under on when they decide they need to “rescue” Jack? I’ll go with 12 episodes in.


I never got into 24. Think I made it to episode 22…

Recipe for disaster. Bauer is 24! First Point Break now this

I love me some 24 and would probably give this a try but likely would keep wanting Bauer to show up.

Won’t be the same without Jack!

Fox will have a lot of disappointed fans because many of them will go in expecting one of the twists to be a return for Jack, only to not likely get it.

I may actually be ok without Bauer. I think his character is played out. I do like the 24 idea just haven’t been in love with the show for awhile. The stories get way too ridiculous to even be believable. Then they vary throughout the season. A simple shortened season with one direct attack to worry about would be much better.


So the company responsible for cancelling Family Guy(originally) replaces Keifer Sutherland (from such movies as The Lost Boys, Flatliners, and Stand by Me to just name a few) with the guy that plays Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton!

WTG Tards!

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Anyone watching the new 24? There’s 2 new episodes. So far it’s as ridiculous as ever. Going to be a tough sell when you’re used to the Bauer way of doing things. It’s not the greatest show on tv but if you’ll enjoy it if you’re a fan of 24. Hopefully they don’t get bogged down in side stories.

Watched on Sunday night, but will catch up tonight. First episode showed some potential, but right now it’s 50/50 whether it’s going to hold up or get caught in repetitive shit made more glaring without the strength of Keifer’s Jack Bauer to keep making the show fun even when it bogged down in story.

Bigger concern: is 12 episodes enough when introducing a whole new cast? One key to 24 even at its most ridiculous is you cared about the characters. If this gets bogged down, can we know enough about the characters to care in the short timeframe?

I watched the first two and it still has typical 24 stuff in it. Point at someone who looks like a suspect and then it likely is not them (the campaign manager), have crazy shit happening within the ranks of CTU…same old same old. Though I roll my eyes at that stuff Jack Bauer made me deal with it.

Just wish for once it was straight up and up bad guys with CTU trying to stop an attack without all the moles and stuff.

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Yes. CTU’s employee screenings and hirings is worse that GRGs. That’s just sad.

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Hell, we have then in ours and in our network closets.

most shows do that now. Always some mole, major leak. like regular background checks aren’t done on federal agents.

That girl must be incredible in the sack because that teacher is in way over his head. I give it maybe 2 more episodes before she kills him.

i was thinking the same thing. seemed a bit implausible.

Another episode where CTU = Keystone Kops. Wouldn’t mind seeing them actually be good.

This episode sealed the deal for me, done. The clownery of CTU, the wife angle and Jimmy Smits as a senator. Fuck that he is an OG pimp from SOA not a fucking politician with Simon and Simon as his dad.

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I’ll still watch but it’s corny as all hell.