Has Jack Bauer Been Beaten?
August 12, 2009
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Believe it or not, its possible that may have happened. And no, it wasn’t Chuck Norris that did the beating. It’s hit the web that the producers at Fox are considering axing the hit show after this upcoming season. The 8th season is the last contractual season of 24. After that Fox can choose not to renew the hit show.
According to Fox executive Kevin Reilly,
“It’s going to come down to a business decision. It’s not an inexpensive show on the network books and we also want to finish strong. This is not a show we want to prop up… We haven’t made any decision whether it’s back or not.”
Keifer Sutherland has gone on record stating that he’d like there to be more seasons of 24, but considering he’s making about $550,000 an episode he’s far from a netural party. Personally, I think that if this season is as strong as last season Fox will bring 24 back for at least one more year. Season 7 was basically a rebirth of the show and it was really good. I think that momentum can and will carry over to this season. We’ll see what happens though.
If 24 does get canceled I can guarantee that rumors of a 24 movie will come back again. Its been rumored off and on for a couple years but hasn’t been done mostly because making the TV show is incredibly time consuming. If the show goes off the air everyone involved will have a lot of time for a movie.