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Next 24 Will Be Mostly Bauerless

Jack to become a part-timer. By Brandon Wolfe TVLine has broken the news, previously only rumored, that Fox’s next 24 event series will revolve around a new hero rather than Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer. The idea is that Bauer would still pop up sporadically as a guest star, according to executive producer Howard Gordon. The new terrorist-hunting agent will work alongside a more experienced female agent (though not Kate Morgan, Yvonne Strahovski’s character from last year’s Live Another Day ). Though this new 24 will launch as an event series, it could turn into a regular series eventually. Perhaps there was a time when 24 could have neatly spun-off like this, earlier in the show’s original run ( 24: Miami , perhaps), but 14 years on, Jack Bauer is the only aspect of this franchise anyone remains invested in. Creating an entirely new character out of whole cloth (otherwise known as the Speed 2 approach), rather than building it around, say, Carlos Bernard’s fan favorite T

Fox Pursuing X-Men TV Series

Marvel’s Mutants might be ready for primetime. By Brandon Wolfe It would seem that in addition to dusting off its old properties , Fox has also noticed that synergistic superhero TV shows - optimally those starring Marvel characters - are a big deal these days. So the network has put two and two together and is attempting to create an X-Men television series to work in conjunction with its eternally popular film franchise, according to TVInsider . This plan has a hitch to it, however: 20th Century Fox only holds the film rights to the mutant franchise, meaning that for the studio’s TV division to use the characters in that medium, it would require getting approval from Marvel, who is, of course, owned by Fox’s rival, Disney. But Fox is reaching across the aisle to try to make it happen all the same. "It's in negotiations," Fox Entertainment chairman Gary Newman claims. "We're cautiously optimistic, we had a good meeting with them. That will not be on a

Fox in Talks to Reboot The X-Files

The Reboot is Out There In what has seemed like an inevitability for some time now, plans have begun at 20th Century Fox to launch a reboot of its iconic ‘90s megahit The X-Files . According to Deadline , Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman has confirmed that talks have taken place to bring the sci-fi series back to the airwaves, and that he was “hopeful” about the prospect of it happening. Series creator Chris Carter alluded to the possibility of a reboot last summer, though his level of involvement in the new series has yet to be determined. Also unclear is how much of a role, if any, original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson might have. One suspects the network will want a new, younger crop of FBI agents investigating phenomena. The X-Files aired on Fox from 1993-2002 and was among the defining television series of the Clinton era, garnering huge ratings and spawning two feature films. The second film, 2008’s I Want To Believe , was a box-office failure and se

2014 TV Winners and Losers

Read on for the ten best and worst television shows of 2014 2014 TV Winners and Losers by Brandon Wolfe 2014 was a surprisingly great year for television, with an unusually large crop of incredible new series debuting alongside a handful of rejuvenated returning favorites. But as with everything, you take the good with the bad, and there was still plenty of bad this year. Here are my picks for TV’s ten biggest winners and losers of 2014. Winners 1. Fargo (FX) The year’s biggest surprise. There was no reason to expect anything from Noah Hawley’s ten-episode interpretation of the Coen Brothers classic. It seemed like the most thankless of tasks; at its best, it could only wither in the shadow of the film. But the show’s best turned out to be much better than anyone could have guessed, matching the humor and tone of the film while staking out its own unique ground. It helped that it was impeccably cast. The very British Martin Freeman disappears completely into the skin (and

Did Time Run Out For 24 Movie

With studios getting ever tougher on production budgets, the film version of 24 appears all but scrubbed. Two weeks ago, 20th Century Fox proposed a budget of $30 million for the feature, which would have Kiefer Sutherland return to the role of Jack Bauer for the first time since the long-running Fox television series ended in May 2010. Turning TV shows into bigscreen properties can be tricky and Fox wanted to protect its interests. Imagine Entertainment, which produced the TV series for 20th Television and is behind the movie, wanted to spend more in the range of $50 million to $60 million. Fox had proposed paying Sutherland and Fuqua $2 million each in exchange for a generous backend. Sutherland's camp wanted in the $3 million range. It's always possible there could be a compromise, with both sides stressing that the numbers weren't set in stone. At the same, the growing consensus is that the project is close to be shelved, and that any compromise needed to have hap

Update On 24 Movie Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland , during and after the Television Critics Association winter tour presentation of his new Fox series, Touch, updated reporters on 24‘s long-rumored trip to the big screen. For one, Sutherland said that the hope is for the 24 movie to start filming “at the end of April, beginning of May.” He later added that in terms of time passed since the 24 series finale — at the end of which Jack Bauer went off the grid and bid farewell to Chloe and the CTU team — the movie will be “relatively a direct continuation. We’re talking maybe six months from the end of that episode.” Kiefer Sutherland Calls Touch an ‘Unabashedly Emotional’ Procedural With One Jack Bauer Tie-In Sutherland confirmed for TVLine that in keeping with the action drama’s inherent premise, the feature will cover a 24-hour crisis period, though obviously not in real time but over the course of its two-hour (or however long) running time. As for which familiar faces will take part in the project beyond

Jack Bauer Is Returning To The Big Screen

The clock has started on 24 , the feature version of the Imagine Entertainment/Fox series. The project brings back Kiefer Sutherland ’s tireless government operative Jack Bauer. Mark Bomback — a favorite writer at 20th Century Fox writing The Wolverine and Shadow Divers – is doing some last minute tweaking of Billy Ray’s script, and will turn it in by year’s end. Imagine and the studio have about five directors in mind — no, Tony Scott is not attached anymore — and it will all begin happening very quickly in the early part of next year. The goal is to get the film into production to match Sutherland’s availability, which begins in April. That should give producer Brian Grazer something to do after he completes producing the Academy Awards, and it is certainly good news for fans of the show who were beginning to fear the project wouldn’t happen. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

Danny Glover Joins Fox's "Touch" Kiefer Sutherland

Danny Glover has been cast in Touch , Fox’s likely midseason drama starring Kiefer Sutherland , sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter . From Heroes creator Tim Kring , the drama pilot revolves around a father ( Sutherland ) and his autistic and mute son ( David Mazouz ) who can predict events before they happen. As first reported by TV Line, Glover will play Arthur DeWitt , a professor who works with gifted children. The drama marks Kring’s first series since Heroes and Sutherland’s first since 24 . Production on Touch will begin soon now that Sutherland has completed his run on Broadway in the revival of Jason Miller’s That Championship Season. Kring penned the script and is executive producing with Sutherland, Katherine Pope and Peter Chernin for 20th Television and Chernin Entertainment. Glover’s most recent TV credits include episodes of Human Target, My Name Is Earl and an arc on Brothers & Sisters. Please Leave A Comment-

Kiefer Sutherland To Return To TV In "Touch"

The former " 24 " star closes a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot " Touch ," from " Heroes " creator Tim Kring . Kiefer Sutherland , who starred for eight seasons on Fox's 24, is officially reuniting with the network. He has closed a deal to star in and executive produce the Fox drama pilot Touch, from Heroes creator Tim Kring. Touch centers on a father (Sutherland) who discovers that his autistic, mute son can predict events before they happen. Because of Sutherland's duties on Broadway where he currently stars in a revival of the Jason Miller's That Championship Season, Touch is expected start production in late May-early June after Sutherland fulfills his commitment to the play, now in previews. That would make Touch a contender for midseason where 24 was a long-time staple. Kring wrote Touch, his first pilot script since Heroes. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR