In the event that you have been desperately hoping to have more of “24” in the future, we come bearing at least some reasonably good news right now: Fox is open to making more of it.
While we wait for Dana Walden and Gary Newman to take their jobs as the new programming heads for the network, Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice took the stage at the TCA Summer Press Tour today, and bragged extensively about how proud he was of “24: Live Another Day”:
“I loved this year’s season of 24. I’ve always been a fan. We haven’t had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I’m sure we will in the future. It’s a wonderful franchise. When you look at the show itself, it has many more stories to tell [and] I think we need to sit down and talk to the creators.”
For now, all of this sounds hopeful and not just in the typical fan-service way that you typically see at events like this. We expect the show to at least be in discussions for another season. We’ve never felt like Fox is going to be what holds it back in the event that it does not return for more; instead, we’ve always speculated that the real reason we may not see more of “24″ is simply because Kiefer Sutherland and the producers may want to move forward and do other things. Can you really blame them? They have taken on this phenomenon for a long time, and they may be deciding now that they want to try some other things.
Or, the team may just take their time to come up with a great story, and then give “24″ at least one more run. That’s what we are hoping for.
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