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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 Officially Reopens The X-Files

The truth is that six new episodes will soon be out there. By Brandon Wolfe Looks like those rumors have panned out: The X-Files is indeed returning to television. The iconic ‘90s sci-fi series will be returning to Fox as a six-episode event series a whopping 13 years after it bowed out. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully and series creator/executive producer Chris Carter will also be returning. Production on the event series will gear up this summer, but the air date and plot have yet to be revealed. “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.” It’s actually been just seven years since Mulder and Scully last resurfaced, in 2008’s critical and commercial big-screen failure, The X-Files: I Want to Believe . That sequel seemed to be the death knell for the franchise as we knew it, but thi

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

24: Live Another Day – “7:00 PM-8:00 PM”

Does Jack finally get his woman? Read on after the jump. Review by Brandon Wolfe If there is one ‘24’ hallmark that ‘Live Another Day’ has thus far denied us, it’s with displays of Jack Bauer’s ruthlessness. We’ve seen him shoot a couple of people and he did inflict some light torture on Simone, but Jack has played things relatively straight thus far, not really unleashing his full wrath upon any of his adversaries. But when Jack finally does catch up to Margot Al-Harazi, after he has incapacitated her and foiled her plans, she can’t help but throw in his face the hundreds of lives she was successful in taking on this day, deaths that she claims are on his head. Jack’s response: “The only death tonight on my head is yours” before chucking her out the window. It’s at once shocking, rousing and even a little hilarious in its audacity. Jack murdering a neutralized villain out of pure spite is a character trait that extends all the way back to the first season’s finale,