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.

Vancouver Sun interviews 24 Cast and Crew

LOS ANGELES – The following took place between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 16. Events occurred in real time. Penny Johnson Jerald, who plays Sherry Palmer, President Palmer’s scheming ex-wife on 24, is asked at the semi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association what she thinks about the Fox network’s penchant for giving… View Article

D.B. Woodside as Wayne Palmer in 24 Season 3

D.B. Woodside relishes role on real-time thriller ’24’

About a year ago, actor D.B. Woodside was going through a bad breakup. “I was desperately looking for things to do to pass the time,” Woodside said during a recent telephone interview. “I went to the video store and rented the first season of ’24’ on DVD. I had heard so much about the show… View Article

’24’ spinoff being planned for DVD

A spinoff to hit real-time drama series 24 is being mulled by FOX Home Entertainment. The show’s creator, Joel Surnow, said Wednesday that he and FOX were discussing ideas for a spinoff featuring an all-new cast and taking place in real-time. “Our idea at Fox was to create these real-time thrillers,” Surnow said. “The series… View Article

24 Season 2 Artwork

24 Season 2 DVD Audio Commentaries

Here are all six 24 Season 2 audio commentaries found on the DVD. 24 Season 2 Episode 4 commentary by Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida), Sarah Wynter (Kate Warner), Michelle Forbes (Lynn Kresge): 24 Season 2 Episode 6 commentary by director Jon Cassar, Sarah Clarke (Nina Myers): 24 Season 2 Episode 10 commentary by Penny Johnson… View Article

La Femme Nikita Taught 24 How To Break The Rules

On the hit drama “24,” Kiefer Sutherland is put through the wringer combating terrorism, interoffice politics and split-screen technology. But anyone who thinks this distinctive, movie-like series came out of nowhere should check out its creators’ first hit: the cable action-drama “La Femme Nikita.” Ask Joel Surnow – who created “24” with Robert Cochrane –… View Article

Reiko Aylesworth, Laura Harris, Penny Johnson Jerald, Kiefer Sutherland, Carlos Bernard, Michelle Forbes, Dennis Haysbert at The 20th Anniversary William S. Paley Television Festival Presents "24"

24 at William S. Paley Television Festival – Photos

24 cast members Laura Harris, Penny Johnson Jerald, Kiefer Sutherland, Carlos Bernard, Michelle Forbes, Dennis Haysbert, Reiko Aylesworth, Sarah Clarke and writers Michael Loceff, Joel Surnow, Howard Gordon attended The 20th Anniversary William S. Paley Television Festival Presents “24” at Director’s Guild Theater Complex in West Hollywood, California, United States. Check out some photos below.

’24’ cast predicts another great day

PASADENA, Calif. — The clock is ticking on the next 24, and fans want to know: Can Fox pull it off again? Yes, say stars of the thriller that dramatized a day in the life of CIA counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer in 24 episodes, each representing an hour of one day. Listen to the rave… View Article

Cochran and Surnow talk 24 with World Screen

Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran have a long track record of writing and creating successful network shows. Their credits include Falcon Crest, Miami Vice and The Equalizer. They are the executive producers — along with Academy Award winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer — of 24, this season’s most talked about and critically acclaimed series,… View Article

Joel Surnow: “impossible to come up with a 24-episode arc”

Sitting through an entire episode of the unnervingly suspenseful “24″ is a gleeful exercise in masochism, both thrilling and torturous. Since its debut this season, Fox’s ingenious new espionage drama has found itself at the center of a maelstrom of publicity and critical adulation, even if its underwhelming ratings don’t necessarily reflect the show’s originality… View Article

Jack Bauer ready for action in 24 Season 1

CNN – ’24’: Great, but impossible?

(CNN) — They’re not working 24 hours a day, but Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow, executive producers of the new FOX series “24,” are definitely working hard. An hour late for their phone interview due to on-set responsibilities at the Los Angeles production, Cochran, in particular, tells how he’s been working into the early morning… View Article

Carlos Bernard plays CTU worker Tony Almeida in 24 Season 1

Rival Television Networks Concerned About ’24’

THE buildup to every television season starts out like the buildup to the Kentucky Derby: the field is just a herd of unknown horses until the smart talk picks out the favorite. The smart talk has started early this season, among advertisers in New York, agents in Hollywood and executives at every television network: a… View Article