FOX is holding their TCA 2014 executive session with FOX Chairman and CEO Peter Rice and there’s some very encouraging news for 24 fans.
Peter Rice said that although there’s been no specific conversation regarding the show returning for another season just yet, he “loved” 24: Live Another Day and has “always been a fan” of the show. He expects to sit down and talk with the producers at some point in the future. “I’d love to see another season of 24,” he said.
“We haven’t had a specific conversation about it coming back yet, but I’m sure we will in the future. It’s a wonderful franchise. When you look at the show itself, it has many more stories to tell. I think we need to sit down and talk to the creators,” said Rice.
Another interesting fact mentioned during their panel is that FOX has moved from C3 to C7 on half of their advertising deals. Previously, everything beyond the third day of DVR viewership went un-monetized but now they will be earning money for the entire first week of viewership. This means DVR performance now plays a much more important role.
24: Live Another Day has been an extremely strong performer on DVR showing a massive 87% increase in viewership.
And finally, recently promoted FOX executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman start their new position at the end of this month. 24 director and executive producer Jon Cassar said just last week “There’s no one that supported us more than Gary and Dana. They’ve just been our backbone through all of this. So I’m sure, first of all, if there is another one, it’s going to come from their office first before it comes from anywhere. They couldn’t have been better to us through all the years.”
It seems this show has a lot of supporters inside the network, now they just need to have some meetings with the cast and crew and see whether a deal can be worked out.
Here’s some tweets from the panel:
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) July 20, 2014
No decision on another "24: Live Another Day." "It has many stories left to tell," Fox's Peter Rice says. #TCA14
— Roger Catlin (@rcatlin) July 20, 2014
Rice says they haven’t had specific conversations yet about 24’s possible future but says there will be. #TCA14
— Eric Goldman (@EricIGN) July 20, 2014
— KSiteTV (@KSiteTV) July 20, 2014
Rice: Moved from C3 to C7 on about half of our deals. #TCA14
— Gaude Paez Morose (@GaudeP) July 20, 2014