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Sunday September 7, 2008 3:08 pm

24 Temporarily Halts Production




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24, News,

Kiefer Sutherland on 24We should have known the show was troubled when they decided to bring Kim back

Even though the writers of were given extra time to craft a new season, production on the show will be halted for nearly three weeks starting September 15. (Filming will resume October 9.) The program’s executive producer told Entertainment Weekly this creative pause was needed to perfect the ending.

“We had a couple of scripts that we weren’t happy with. We just couldn’t get this direction to work, and we found another one that we liked better, so we wound up retooling it,” Howard Gordon stated.

While this news may be upsetting to impatient 24 fans - the show was already pushed back a year thanks to the writers’ strike - the delay will supposedly not affect the drama’s start date. Since eight episodes were already in the can before the last work stoppage, production was already ahead of schedule.

Day 7 of 24 will premiere sometime in January. Until then, a two-hour prequel will air on November 23.

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