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Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘24’ Nerves

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24, Features, Renewals,

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack BauerKiefer Sutherland is "terrified" about returning to 24.

The 47-year-old actor is reprising his role as terrorism agent Jack Bauer - whom he played for almost nine years until 2010 - in 24: Live Another Day and is feeling the pressure to live up the previous eight seasons of the real-time drama.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association's meeting at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California on Monday, he said, "I'm terrified. I won't lie to you. Until we start shooting, I'm about as anxious and wound up as I've been in a long time. I'm very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back too hard, we made eight very strong years. We always would look back every season and wish something had been better, but I was very proud. So to make 12 more episodes and not make them the best 12 we've ever made, I'm terrified."

The series - which will run for half the length of time than previous seasons with just 12 episodes - will begin filming in London in the coming weeks and the actor, who was born in the city, is "anxious" about getting back to work: "I've spent big chunks of my life there, but I'm anxious. We plan to be shooting outside. I'm sure we'll be hated by a large portion of London for snarling up their traffic, and for that I apologize in advance."


TV on DVD: December 14, 2010

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Action, Animation, Comedy, Drama, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, 24, DVD,

24 Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • 24 (Season 8)
  • Army Wives (Season 4)
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai (Season 1, Part 3)
  • Gunsmoke (Season 4, Vol. 2)
  • Gun X Sword (Complete Box Set)
  • Hawaii Five-0 (Season 10)
  • Honeymooners Christmas Special
  • The IT Crowd (Season 4)
  • Leave It to Beaver (Season 5)
  • Nyan Koi! (Complete Collection)
  • The Tower of Druaga (Complete Series)

Make sure to also check out the film options for this week.

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24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub Talks About Upcoming Film

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24, Gossip,

24's Chloe

Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub thinks fans would be thrilled if President David Palmer could somehow be incorporated into the upcoming 24 fim. Palmer, who was played by Dennis Haysbert on the series' first four seasons, was assassinated at the beginning of Day 5.

"I'd like President Palmer to come back, I think a lot of people liked him. I wish Michelle Dessler wasn't dead, I wish Edgar wasn't dead," she said.

So does this mean we can count on seeing systems analyst Chloe O'Brian in the film? "I think I'll be back, I hope so. I don't know what will happen in it," Rajskub said.

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Will 24 Move to NBC?

24 logo with Jack Bauer

Season 9 of 24 could see Jack Bauer’s biggest challenge to date. If the program is canceled as rumored by FOX, Kiefer Sutherland be paired with a new team member—a peacock.

According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC is entertaining the possibility of airing the series should their rivals give up on it. Although 24 has lost ground in the ratings, it still outperforms many of the shows on the fourth place network. Unfortunately, the drama also comes with a pricey budget.

Even if 24 is not picked up - by anyone - next season, Bauer may still see some action. A big screen version of the program has already been in the works.

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24 Production Temporarily Halted for Sutherland Surgery

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

Kiefer SutherlandOn , Jack Bauer can take a beating yet still complete his mission on time. In real life, Kiefer Sutherland needs a bit more recovery time.

Due to a ruptured cyst near the actor’s kidneys, filming on his series has been briefly shut down while Sutherland undergoes minor surgery. The incident, which occurred early last week, should have minor impact on the show’s production schedule.

“We are temporarily suspending production of 24 while our friend and colleague Kiefer Sutherland undergoes a medical procedure,” FOX execs said in a statement. “We hope to resume production shortly and do not anticipate any disruption in the broadcast of this season’s episodes.”

“While is frustrated to miss even one day of work, he and FOX decided together that it would be best to complete this minor elective procedure now as a precaution as opposed to six weeks from now when production wraps,” the 43-year-old’s rep added. “He looks forward to returning to work (this) week.”

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24 May Unfold on the Big Screen

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Action, Drama, Prime Time, FOX, 24, Gossip,


Jack Bauer’s problems could soon be larger than life. According to Variety, screenwriter Billy Ray (State of Play) has been tapped by FOX to write a big screen adaptation of .

Last month, star - who has played the lead character for eight seasons - admitted he was interested in doing a film because the “game has changed.”

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VIDEO: Kiefer Sutherland Wears Dress for Letterman

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Late Night, CBS, Gossip, Video,

I doubt even Jack Bauer has had to endure such torture.

Actor suffered his “most humiliating moment” ever when he was forced to wear a dress on TV earlier this week.

The 24 star admitted to that his green dress, cream t-shirt and combat boots ensemble was the result of a Patriots game.

“I lost a bet over the weekend. I was so sure New England was going to win, that I told a guy who used to be my friend that if New England lost, I would wear a dress on Letterman And so, here I am,” he explained.

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Sneak Peek: Season 8 of 24 in New York

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

“You’re lucky I’m retired.”

When given a chance to either move to Los Angeles with his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) or get caught up in another day of hell, Jack Bauer makes the smart choice: he throws himself into harm’s way.

In this trailer for Season 8 of 24, Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) finds himself in New York trying to stop the assassination of a Middle Eastern leader (Slumdog Millionaire‘s Anil Kapoor) at the United Nations. New faces helping him along with this mission include Katee Sackhoff, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Mykelti Williamson.

returns to FOX’s schedule on January 17.

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Annual Emmy Awards

Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Kiefer Sutherland Expresses Regret for Head-Butting Incident

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A regretful Kiefer Sutherland took a giant step toward clearing his name yesterday.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night program, the 24 actor briefly addressed the head-butting incident that occurred back on May 5. Although he wasn’t able to elaborate on the circumstances, Sutherland seemed sincerely ashamed for his actions.

“Now last time I saw you, we went out to dinner and then, uh, something…what happened?” Fallon asked. “I just want to know, how close was I from being on the receiving end?”

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