(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by Fox Broadcasting and received via e-mail. The release
was confirmed by the sender.) 
May 13, 2013 
Kiefer Sutherland to Return as JACK BAUER in New Event Series
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and
Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions 
FOX has ordered 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, a thrilling new tent-pole
event series set to restart the clock on the groundbreaking and
Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and
Howard Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY
will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX. 
The announcement was made this morning by Kevin Reilly,
Chairman, Fox Broadcasting Company; Dana Walden and Gary Newman,
Chairmen, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Brian Grazer,
Chairman, Imagine Entertainment. 
The high-octane saga will reunite showrunner Howard Gordon with
Sutherland and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced
format with split screens and complex interweaving storylines,
with 12 episodes representing 24 hours. The suspenseful event
series once again follows the exploits of heroic agent JACK
BAUER (Sutherland), who will resume his story several years
following the events of the final season. 
“It’s great to have Jack back. ‘24’ redefined the drama genre,
and as we reimagine the television miniseries, this iconic show
will again break new ground for the network,” said Reilly. “The
series remains a global sensation, and everyone at FOX is
thrilled to be back at work with Kiefer, Howard and the
incredibly creative ‘24’ team.” 
“When Howard came to us saying he had an idea for a new chapter
of ‘24,’ he quite simply had us at ‘hello,’” remarked 20th
Century Fox Television Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden.
“’24’ is a signature series for this studio, beloved by critics
and audiences worldwide. Howard’s idea to revive the franchise
as an event series couldn’t be timelier, and with the brilliant
Kiefer Sutherland on board to reprise his iconic role, we can’t
wait to get started.” 
Added Imagine Television Chairman Brian Grazer, “I’m both
excited and proud that Howard, Kiefer, and I, along with ours
partners at 20th and Fox, have this new opportunity to give ‘24’
fans what they’ve been asking for - more Jack Bauer. It’s been
my experience that people love Jack Bauer because he’s a guy who
cuts through the red tape and gets the hardest things done. I am
certain 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will again have a huge impact on
our culture.” 
“The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced
as an actor before,” noted Sutherland. “To have the chance to
reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost
friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and
fresh, and will not disappoint. Great thanks to 20th Century Fox
Television, Imagine Television and the FOX network for this
opportunity. Make no mistake, my goal is to knock your socks
off. See you soon.” 
“Jack Bauer has always been an exciting, thrilling character,
and I confess that I’ve missed him. I think the audience has
too,” said executive producer Howard Gordon who served as
showrunner for most of the series’ run and won multiple Emmy
Awards for his work. “The character has evolved through the
years, and this new and exciting event series format is perfect
to tell the next chapter of his story and continue to reflect
how the world is changing. Fans can rest assured that the Jack
they know and love will be back.” 
Originally premiering November 6, 2001, ‘24’ was nominated for a
total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in
2006. Over eight seasons, Kiefer Sutherland garnered seven Emmy
Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama
Series. While the series gained global recognition, Sutherland’s
portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American
psyche like no other dramatic television character to become
part of the cultural lexicon. 
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of 20th Century Fox
Television and Imagine Television in association with Teakwood
Lane Productions. Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer and Kiefer
Sutherland will executive produce, along with an additional team
to be announced. The original series, which had its last
American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow
and Robert Cochran. 
Josh Governale
(sgp) NY 
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