Joel Surnow

Joel Surnow is the co-creator, writer, and executive producer of the 24 series. He served as showrunner from Seasons 1-4 before leaving the show during the seventh season.

The Kennedy's miniseries poster

Jon Cassar comments on The Kennedys cancellation

The Canadian director of The Kennedys says he made changes to the miniseries whenever the History Channel asked him to and was stunned by its recent decision not to air the shot-in-Toronto project. “We were very surprised,” Jon Cassar said Tuesday night at a Fox network press event for TV critics. “The actual product takes… View Article

Jon Cassar The Kennedys

History Channel cancels ‘The Kennedys’ from 24’s Joel Surnow & Jon Cassar

THR reports that History Channel has scrapped plans to air the controversial The Kennedy‘s miniseries which was written by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, writer Stephen Kronish, and directed by Jon Cassar. The miniseries was already completed and was History’s most expensive project to date with many well-known stars like Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper,… View Article

24 Special Feature Goodbye

24 Special Feature: Goodbye

As requested, here’s the special feature “Goodbye” found on the 24 Complete Series box set bonus disc. This eight-minute video shows you the final scene filmed on 24 between Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub along with some emotional cast and crew interviews. Check out my 24 Complete Series review for my thoughts on the… View Article

Jon Cassar Emmy Award

Jon Cassar joins Terra Nova

Looks like another show to watch – Jon Cassar is one of the best directors out there, and David Fury is a very strong writer. Nice little 24 reunion on this show which sounds pretty interesting. Congrats Jon! EXCLUSIVE: It will be an even larger 24 reunion on Fox’s upcoming prehistoric drama Terra Nova, which… View Article

24 series finale wrap footage

Here’s a behind the scenes movie from the 24 series wrap. (NOTE: The first 20 seconds have no audio, that’s just the way the video is). Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, showrunner Howard Gordon, crew members Rodney Charters, Marci Michelle, and more are visible. 24 co-creator Joel Surnow showed up too and gives Kiefer a… View Article

24 Season 1 DVD Special Edition

24 Season 1 DVD Special Edition Audio Commentaries

Here are all the 24 Season 1 Special Edition DVD audio commentaries. 24 Season 1 Episode 1 commentary by Stephen Hopkins (Director), Peter Levy (Director of Photography): 24 Season 1 Episode 24 commentary by Stephen Hopkins (Director), Leslie Hope (Teri Bauer): Alternate 24 Season 1 finale scene commentary by Joel Surnow:

Joel Surnow attends the 24 Season 5 DVD release party

24 co-creator Joel Surnow departs series

Time’s up for “24″ exec producer Joel Surnow. With his contract up at 20th Century Fox TV, Surnow has opted to depart the Kiefer Sutherland thriller. On “24,” Surnow had already stepped back from day-to-day operations, as Howard Gordon has been running the hit Fox skein for some time. But Surnow said he’s been looking… View Article

24 Season 6

24 Season 6 Audio Commentaries

Here are all twelve audio commentaries from the 24 Season 6 DVD. 24 Season 6 Episode 1 commentary by Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer) and writer Howard Gordon: 24 Season 6 Episode 2 commentary by writer Manny Coto and Adoni Maropis (Abu Fayed): 24 Season 6 Episode 7 commentary by director Jon Cassar and production designer… View Article

Powers Boothe interviewed by FOX 59

Powers Boothe discusses his role of Vice President Noah Daniels in 24‘s sixth season and how Joel Surnow originally had another role in mind for him. Both mutually agreed the previous role wasn’t right and he was later offered the part of Noah Daniels instead. YouTube Link: 24: Powers Boothe on 24

Joel Surnow on TV Guide “Scoop This”

Joel Surnow appeared on TV Guide channel’s “Scoop This” to promote the upcoming sixth season premiere of 24 – by telling people not to watch! “Mayhem. It’s gonna be the down-and-dirty season. It’s going to be the hardest-edge season we’ve had so far. Women and children, you may not want to watch. Men who are… View Article