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'24' Canceled -- Jack Bauer's Last Day!

'24' Canceled -- Jack Bauer's Last Day!

After eight seasons, Fox has decided to cancel 24!!!

Series star Kiefer Sutherland reflected on the show’s run: “This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible. While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always wanted 24 to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon. This feels like the culmination of all our efforts from the writers to the actors to our fantastic crew and everyone at Fox. Looking ahead to the future, [executive producer and showrunner] Howard Gordon and I are excited about the opportunity to create the feature film version of 24. But when all is said and done, it is the loyal worldwide fan base that made it possible for me to have the experience of playing the role of Jack Bauer, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

Gordon told Variety, “Kiefer and me and the writers had (a decision to make). What’s the creative? What do we do? Is there any more story left to be told in this 24-hour format? We turned over every stone, and really determined that the story has come to an end in this 24-hour format.”

24 regular Mary Lynn Rajskub confirmed the news, tweeting, “Just found out we got the word officially. This is 24‘s last season.”

The final two-hour episode will air May 24. Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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# 1

Stopped watching it 3 years ago. Same boring plots over and over. Gave up. Not as boring as Lost, but too repetitive overall. Peace out 24!

# 2

It was definitely a revolutionary show and very well done, but after season 4 it did get repetitive although season 8 has been good. However, I think creatively they made the right decision. How much of a story did they have left to tell? Their answer was obviously not much. It’s good to go out when the show is still interesting.

# 3

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo snif snif

# 4

noooooooooooooooooooooooo snif snif

# 5

The wording is odd: “We turned over every stone, and really determined that the story has come to an end in this 24-hour format.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if they switch networks with a new format and a new name for the series.

# 6

i thought nbc was thinking of picking it up?

# 7

Thank Lucifer!

This show jumped the shark after season two. It’s surprising that it made it this far. Every season the same thing. A mole in the midst, Jack Bauer suffers a traumatic event that makes him act even more violent.

# 8

Not surprising given the repetitive story lines over the past few seasons. The good news is its finally time for the 24 Movie to take place!

# 9

I’m so SAD! I love Kiefer!

i love this show and kiefer. sad to see it end. its pretty much the only show worthy of watching. it has been a great ride but i agree there are no more stories to tell in this format. im glad it is going out on top. now bring on the movies

I have never read a statement form an actor that seem that grateful. That was a great read.

The show was pretty cool, but it’s time.

it’s not canceled! it just ends, canceled would be if FOX decided NOT to finish the whole season.

Oh no !!! The rumors were true !!! What the heck am I going to do now? So “24″ joins “Lost” in the last season. I’m not embracing any of these other shows like “V” and “Flashforward.” The idea just sickens me. I’m sure hoping that the other rumor is true and that it’ll get picked up by NBC. But the way Keifer is talking now, it sounds like they plan on leaving it right there. So sad. :-(

too badit was my best pro

Yay! Now we get to see a 24 movie each year lol. Will they keep calling it 24 or 24 part 2: the next 24 hours lol

NOOOO ! 24 IS THE BEST SHOWWW !

NOOOO ! 24 IS THE BEST SHOWWW !

The show is in the top 20 in the Neilson ratings every week. You’re “canceled” headline is mindless and cheap.

“Two-Hour Series Finale Airs Monday, May 24, on FOX

In a joint decision made by 24’s star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, executive producer and showrunner Howard Gordon, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Imagine Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting Company, it was determined that the acclaimed series will end its remarkable eight-season run. Jack Bauer’s last day on FOX will conclude when the final two hours of “Day Eight” air Monday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). As the countdown to the series’ climactic conclusion races on, the final 11 hours will air uninterrupted Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.”

I loves my Keifers. why why why why?

oh well life goes on, but I will pour one out for my 24 hommies!

ps. there was never a show like 24.

the cancel “24″ on tv to make a “24″ movie!!!

Tony’s behind this. Gotta be.

I agree with the “jumping the shark” comment.
After last seasons PC preaching at us, I almost didn’t watch it this season.
Still, its been a good Monday night date with my Wife the last few years.

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