24 Live Another Day 1 PM to 2 PM

12 05 2014

24Logo3I can think of no more difficult thing than watching an episode of 24 and not post things people would consider spoilers. Let me state that if you have not watched the first two episodes, then do not proceed with this blog post.

In the last episode we learned what the end-game is for Margot (Michelle Fairley)–the killing of an American president on foreign soil by hijacking a drone. Helping her is her daughter Simone (Emily Berrington). Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) are hot on Simone’s trail. Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe) are not far behind Jack and Chloe. I’m biting my nails and am hyperventilating at this point. Chloe shares with Jack some news that shocks him and makes me cry. We are now just 14 minutes into the show. Jack and Chloe learn the identities of the players involved, but the plot and mystery thickens. Are allies really allies? Are enemies really enemies? And the there is what I call “creepy cam.” I was cheering for Audrey and for the last minute of the show, I actually held my breath.

All I want to hear now is that Fox Broadcasting orders a pickup for this show! Today is upfronts for Fox Broadcasting.  Come on, Fox. Make my day.  Give it the green light for another season.

Watch tonight, Monday, May 12, on Fox Broadcasting at 9/8 Central.

 

(Thank you Fox Broadcasting and FOX VIP for the privilege of watching the screener for tonight’s episode)





Preview of 24: Live Another Day

5 05 2014

24Logo2Tonight Kiefer Sutherland returns in his iconic role as Jack Bauer in 24: Live Another Day. Watching the first two episodes was like visiting with an old friend–it picks right back up as if there had not been 4 years between the end of the season 8 and today’s reincarnation. I knew some of the major cast members who had been announced but I was pleasantly surprised to see Colin Salmon, the actor who I have come to know from Arrow on the CW for the last 2 seasons. Ironically, he had a role in the Bond series “Die Another Day.” Another funny parallel is Yvonne Strahovski‘s character, Kate Morgan. Dexter fans will enjoy that last name.

Some of my observations from the first hour (without outright posting spoilers):
– Cool tech!!!
– Captures your attention immediately.
– How Jack Bauer does not shatter his ankles I will never know.
– The content is relevant to today’s politics.
– Heller (William Devane) is still witty.
– Jack always has a plan.
– It’s the CIA but it still feels like CTU.
– I love Chloe’s badass look.
– Who are the players? We find out who some are during this first episode.

Observations from the second hour:
– That’s unexpected!
– Dangerous bedfellows.
– Was that Stephen Fry? (Yes, it was).
– Chloe is downright bitter.
– Lesson for episode 2: Never trust a woman.

Tune in tonight at 8 Eastern/7 Central for the return of 24: Live Another Day

Follow some of the cast/crew members of 24: Live Another Day on Twitter at:

@RealKiefer
@rajskub
@Y_Strahovski
@colinsalmon24
@marcimichelle
@GbengaAkinnagbe
@joncassar
@gilesmatthey
@KimRaver
@JBoyega
@maccageezer
@MandiDhillon
@stephenfry
@mannyhectorcoto
@TheDavidFury
@HowardMGordon
@evanjoshuakatz
@heckstallsmith
@iainsmith
@24fox

(I would like to thank Fox Broadcasting and the FOX VIP program for allowing me the courtesy of seeing the preview.)

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Old Favorites Returning in 24: Live Another Day

6 10 2013

Kim Raver and William Devane will reunite with award-winning star Kiefer Sutherland when they reprise their respective daughter-father roles as AUDREY RAINES and JAMES HELLER on the thrilling new event series 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, premiering Spring 2014 on FOX.24LiveAnotherDay

Both joined the original “24” in Season Four (2005). Devane served as Secretary of Defense JAMES HELLER and the father to Raver’s character, AUDREY RAINES, a committed and passionate woman with a tragic past, who fell in love with JACK BAUER (Sutherland). They were both last seen in the final scenes of Season Six, when Jack said goodbye to a catatonic Audrey.

Raver and Devane’s reprisals add to the previously announced return of Mary Lynn Rajskub as CHLOE O’BRIAN, Bauer’s quirky CTU confidante. Raver, known for her roles on “Third Watch,” “The Nine” and “Lipstick Jungle,” was most recently featured on the network series “Revolution” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Devane, best known for his villainous role on “Knots Landing,” recently played the U.S. President in the feature film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Restarting the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will be set in London and will follow the further exploits of Bauer, taking up his story four years after the events of “24’s” final season. Once again, viewers will join the heroic agent on a pulse-pounding ride in real time.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran.

(Via Press Release)





24: Live Another Day

3 10 2013

LONDON CALLING JACK BAUER!!!  24LiveAnotherDay

NEW ACTION-PACKED EVENT SERIES “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
TAKES JACK BAUER TO ENGLAND FOR 12 ACTION-PACKED EPISODES

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Marks the First “24” Production to Film Abroad
Since 2008 Telefilm “24: Redemption”

Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Television and FOX are sending the production of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY across the Atlantic to London for a thrilling international adventure, as the new tent-pole event series restarts the clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama franchise starring Kiefer Sutherland. As previously announced, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY will make its historic debut in the summer of 2014 on FOX.

“‘24’ has always had such a global sensibility,” said Sutherland, who also serves as an executive producer on the event series. “But to be able to tell this intense ‘24’-style story with the beauty of Europe’s history and architecture as the backdrop is going to be fascinating. Hopefully, by the time you’re finished watching an episode, you’ll feel like you’ve been there…on the edge of your seat.”

Co-showrunner and executive producer Evan Katz added, “We wanted the show’s return to be an event, and part of that was putting Jack in a very different context. Four years ago, we left Jack a fugitive from justice and we’re going to pick him up four years later in London.”

Co-showrunner and executive producer Manny Coto continued, “Jack is soon back on the run and it takes us into the streets of London and in places that break new ground for the show. We’ve shot in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Cape Town — but now we’re in London and Jack’s loose on the streets of Europe, hunted by and hunting bad guys.”

Originally premiering November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over the course of eight seasons, and a two-hour telefilm, 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.

(Via Press Release)





“24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY” On FOX

13 05 2013

NEW ACTION-PACKED EVENT SERIES “24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY”
TO RESTART ICONIC CLOCK IN SUMMER 2014 ON FOX

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

(Press Release) 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.

(Source: Press Release From Fox Broadcasting)