Here’s a surprise – 24‘s Anil Kapoor (who starred as Omar Hassan in the final season) has purchased the rights to the television series and will be making an Indian adaptation. Kapoor will play the role of Jack Bauer and plans to cast “top actors” in the leading roles. Anil Kapoor has bought the rights… View Article
Today marks 24‘s tenth anniversary – the show premiered on November 6, 2001 to critical acclaim. Although the ratings weren’t great at first, FOX believed in the show and stuck with it. They aired the seventh episode of the series several days early at 3:00 AM just so it would meet the deadline to be… View Article
Tivo has released data on the top 10 most DVR’ed shows since they started compiling data in October 2007. 24 has made the list at number seven. And when you take into account that the show was off the air for a whole year due to the writers strike which delayed Season 7, that’s pretty… View Article
Although 24 may be over, it seems like other television dramas will be making use of the real-time gimmick. The NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 premiere titled “Lange, H.” will play out in real time, 24-style, according to a tweet from TV Line’s Matt Mitovich. NCIS: LA season 3 is currently scheduled to premiere September… View Article
One year ago today, the 24 series finale aired on FOX. Rather than writing a long post praising the show, I assume everyone here is already aware of the awesomeness that is 24. So instead, I’ll post some videos for you to watch including this great documentary that you most likely haven’t seen before: Here’s… View Article
Japanese broadcasters won’t show the final season of Fox’s “24,” as planned — because its storyline involves radiation poisoning. Executives at TV Tokyo say they’re sensitive to the storyline in light of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami in Northern Japan on March 11 — which severely damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, unleashing… View Article
Good news – you may remember the story we posted earlier this month about 24 (and all other FOX shows) expiring from Netflix on April 1st. Well, that did indeed happen early this morning, but only for about an hour or two. The titles are back online and staying put for the next several years…. View Article
Update: Netflix has signed a new multi-year deal with FOX, so 24 is back on the service. More details here. According to Instant Watcher which uses the Netflix API, the first seven seasons of 24 are being pulled from the service on April 1st (exactly one year after they were added). If you were planning… View Article
While this probably doesn’t come as a surprise to 24 fans, the series has made Cracked.com’s list of “6 Classic Series You Didn’t Know Were Made Up on the Fly”. Other shows included on the list are Star Wars, The X-Files, 2004’s Battlestar Galactica, Twin Peaks, and Lost. Here’s what they had to say about… View Article
Hit ABC series Castle aired a 24 style episode last night in which the characters were tasked with finding a dirty bomb set to go off in New York City that same day. Castle tells his teenage daughter to leave the city but warns her not to call her boyfriend as word may spread and… View Article
Former 24 Director and Executive Producer Jon Cassar has answered a fan on Twitter, ranking his favorite seasons of the show. @andrewhalluk My favorite #24 seasons in order are – 5,2,7,1,3,4,6 then 8 — Jon Cassar (@joncassar) February 13, 2011 Jon elaborates that the storytelling felt “a little tired” in the eighth season – the… View Article
This is actually a pretty candid interview where Howard Gordon gets grilled about the “political correctness” of the 24 in recent years with the numerous “Go Green” PSA’s in Season 7 (which he says was a Rupert Murdoch mandate) and the Season 4 pro-Muslim PSA’s with Kiefer Sutherland. Skip to 4:55 if you want to… View Article
Wanna see what the 24 Complete Set was like in the Netherlands? Much better than the set we got in the United States, that’s for sure. PDFierro shared pictures with us and some impressions on the IMDB forums – check out his post there for all the details.
After being asked by fans on Twitter, Howard Gordon took to his other Twitter account, @24Season8 (shh… I think it’s supposed to be a secret) to explain why bloopers weren’t included on the DVD. The answer is pretty insulting in my opinion.
24 came in seventh place on TorrentFreak’s Top 10 Most Pirated TV-Shows of 2010 with an estimated 2,240,000 downloads from BitTorrent. Other TV series making the top ten list include Lost, Dexter, House, True Blood, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, and Family Guy. TorrentFreak notes that the percentage of… View Article