Fox confirms '24's' return, announces fall 2013 lineup
May 13th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

Fox confirms '24's' return, announces fall 2013 lineup

The answer to the question of whether "24" could return to Fox is now an unequivocal "yes."

Fox's Chairman of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, confirmed to press during a conference call on Monday that Kiefer Sutherland's Agent Jack Bauer is back in an event series that'll run over 12 weeks.

As had been previously reported, there was much talk surrounding a "24" movie, but, Reilly said, the creative team "all agreed that '24' compressed into two hours is not '24.'" But with Fox's new mission to run event programming, "a lightbulb went off for [former executive producer] Howard Gordon," Reilly said. "This is the perfect form."

Called "24: Live Another Day," the episodes would "go in chronological order of the day, but skip hours," Reilly said, as "dictated by the plot."

The plan is to air "24: Live Another Day" in early May 2014, and have it run through the summer to lead into Fox's other event program, M. Night Shyamalan's "Wayward Pines" starring Matt Dillon.

In other news, Fox also presented its fall 2013 schedule, which includes three new comedies and two new dramas. The schedule below for the fall season includes new shows, complete with descriptions, in bold:


8:00-9:00 p.m. - "Bones" (fall)/"Almost Human" (late fall): "Starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids."
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Sleepy Hollow": "What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope? Welcome to 'Sleepy Hollow,' the thrilling new mystery-adventure drama from co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”). In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers."


8:00-8:30 p.m. - "Dads": "This new multi-camera comedy series follows two successful guys – and childhood best friends – Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi), now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in."
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine": "Detective Jake Perlata (Andy Samberg) is a good enough cop that he’s never had to work that hard or follow the rules too closely. ...  That is, until the precinct gets a new commanding officer, Captain Ray Holt (Braugher), who reminds this hotshot cop to respect the badge."
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "New Girl"
9:30-10:00 p.m. - "The Mindy Project"


8:00-10:00 p.m. - "The X Factor"


8:00-9:00 p.m. - "The X Factor: Results"
9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Glee"


8:00-9:00 p.m. - "Junior Masterchef": "Move over grown-ups ... the kids are taking over the kitchen! 'Junior Masterchef' (working title) is a new culinary competition series for talented kids between the ages of eight and 13 who love to cook. Based on the hugely successful U.K. and Australian format, the series extends the 'Masterchef' brand in the U.S. to include a younger group of aspiring masterchefs."

9:00-10:00 p.m. - "Sleepy Hollow" (Encore)

Late Fall:
8:00-9:00 p.m. - "Bones"
9:00-9:30 p.m. - "Raising Hope"
9:30-10:00 p.m. - "Enlisted": "An irreverent but heartfelt single-camera comedy about three brothers on a small Florida Army base and the group of misfits who surround them. Charming, funny and a natural-born leader, Sergeant Pete Hill (Geoff Stults) was on a path for a huge military career until one mistake overseas got him booted stateside to Fort McGee, the base in Florida where his two younger brothers are stationed. Now, as head of their platoon, Pete must serve both as big brother and military boss. Corporal Derrick Hill (Chris Lowell) is the middle brother – smart and sarcastic, he likes to stir up trouble and doesn’t really care about being a soldier. Private Randy Hill (Parker Young), on the other hand, loves it."


8:00-8:30 p.m. - "The Simpsons"
8:30-9:00 p.m. - "Bob's Burgers"
9:00-9:30 p.m. "Family Guy"
9:30-10:00 p.m. - "American Dad"

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soundoff (53 Responses)

    tomorrow morning kiefer and i will talk and we are going out also at some point...
    that enviroment is not good for people who want too be friends.

    May 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sorry Mundy....bang him all you want....

    I'm doing what i want...because its the right thing too do......crashing is your game it ain't mine....
    you have done enough and in huge trouble but because i am a good person you wll survive.

    May 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Part Timers - Yes

    i don't have time for these plain jane hackers i have rehearsal...

    May 17, 2013 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Part Timers-yes

    he's cute.

    May 17, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leaving the blog for my own busy schedule...

    however i cannot wait too see kiefer on the tube again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the reunion goes as planned it is very exciting


    May 16, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dat gonna happen...

    i am so happy about this reunion...

    May 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I hope the reunion happens before summer...

    it will be so much fun–

    May 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. show for Kiefer later...

    i love this show...

    May 16, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. Thick woman and large breasts...

    its the truth Kiefer's girls are all thick....truth!!!!

    May 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Exciting Reunion

    Kiefer is hot...gotta see this show!!!!

    May 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. A Must

    This show needs too happen....soon

    May 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. he a yummy....

    i'd love to fool around with kiefer he's into thick women with huge breasts...truth

    May 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. KieferFan

    is the bomb!!!! i hope this show returns!!!!

    May 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MikeB

    I betting that at some point Jack will go rogue.

    May 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Alvarez

    I don't mind taking the occasional dump in my pants.

    May 15, 2013 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  17. oh wait like that's kiefer...sorry


    May 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  18. donald sutherland has always struck me as very handsome..

    i saw him recently he is bald now.

    May 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  19. what's OP darn i have too look that 1 up


    May 14, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. P O ...

    ... O P

    May 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. FIRST 3 MINE


    May 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. HEY 53 LEADER...


    May 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  23. T. what is she doing?

    May 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Once a week is good.....

    Not banging al, he does want me though–i can be a little picky about who gets my cootch...the W awaits for the ole madge..
    Yay.....bye all have a fun afternoon!!!!!

    May 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Traci Monger


    May 14, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      One thank you would have been sufficient, Traci. Now you're just being BORING.


      May 14, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sarah

    Uhh where is The Following in the schdule????????!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Pumpkin Teeth

    Blog please

    May 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  28. CastleRockStar

    "24" is ok, but the rest of the schedule is utter rubbish. Especially New Girl and The Mindy Project.

    May 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Find out if its "open" ...

    May 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Open Marriage

    not a problem as long he shuts up

    May 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  31. SKY


    May 14, 2013 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  32. Dry

    my hair won't frizz for my interview.

    May 14, 2013 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jim

    Nancy, this is the fall schedule. The Following will likely be back in January like it premiered this year. Thats how 24 was too.

    May 14, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  34. ※Sadie※

    All I have to say is "YAY"! 24 was a great series. Jack is back!

    May 14, 2013 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
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    May 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Anjali Wallace

    My husband and I are very happy about 24! We loved that show and were so sad to see it go. Can't wait to see what the screen writers have planned for us all. Will Chloe be back? You can't have 24 without her and of course Jack!

    May 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Joe z

    Awesome news!!!! Now well have a great show and entertainment back on TV. Jack is back! 24 is still one of the best shows ever and now fans have something to look forward to. Dink Dink Dink Dink the clock is ticking for the return!

    May 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  38. B


    May 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  39. nancy


    May 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  40. VoteForPedro

    Didn't watch 24 the 1st time around. Doubt I will this time either.

    May 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeportPedro

      Uh, yeah, thanks for the contribution of something nobody cares about.

      May 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • rc

      It was pretty good overall. You should give it a try, it's available on Netflix and I believe Hulu.

      May 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Cindy B

    Nest news ever that 24 is coming back. I love Kiefer as Jack Bauer. Although he doesn't make a bad Martin Baum, as Jack Bauer he gets to kick ass.

    May 13, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |

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