Amazon Lands Streaming Rights to ’24′ & ’24: Live Another Day’

By | Tuesday April 1, 2014 @ 7:24am PDT
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24: Live Another DayUPDATED: Amazon is becoming the steaming home of summer event series. After its success with CBS’ Under The Dome last summer and following the deal for CBS’ upcoming Extant starring Halle Berry, the streaming service … Read More »

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Super Bowl Fox Promo: ’24: Live Another Day’

By | Sunday February 2, 2014 @ 6:39pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After dropping clues with four 10-second teasers during the game, Fox just unveiled the first trailer for event series 24: Live Another Day, which will premiere May 5. The next chapter in the 24 franchise picks up the story four years after the series finale, which left Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) as a fugitive from justice, this time in London. A vampy Mary Lynn Rajskub is back, co-starring alongside Kim Raver, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Judy Davis, Tate Donovan and Benjamin Bratt.

Related: Kiefer Sutherland Says Potential ‘24’ Movie “Very Different” From Upcoming Event Series

UPDATE: Fox just released its final Super Bowl promo, for the current 13th season of American Idol. Hyping the upcoming Hollywood week, the promo does not have a single frame of the judges as the veteran reality show continues to try to shift the focus on the contestants this season. Read More »

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Judy Davis To Recur In ‘24’ Event Series

By | Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 9:00am PST

Updated: Two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-winning actress Judy Kiefer-Sutherland-BauerDavis (Husbands and Wives, Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) will be a recurring guest star on Fox‘s event series 24: Live Another Day, … Read More »

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Manny Coto Joins ‘24: Live Another Day’ Team

By | Monday July 15, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Add Manny Coto to the names of 24 team members who have been signed on to Fox’s real-time action drama’s event-series reboot. Coto has closed a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Read More »

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‘24’ Veteran Bob Cochran Joins ‘Live Another Day’ As Exec Producer

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 10:54am PDT

24: Live Another DayAdd Bob Cochran to the list of high-profile 24 co-creators returning to the Fox franchise’s upcoming event-series reboot. The Emmy-winning executive producer/showrunner Cochran will serve as executive producer of 24: Read More »

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‘24’ Veteran Evan Katz Joins ‘Live Another Day’ As EP, Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV

By | Friday June 28, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Another high-profile member of the 24 team has signed on for the event series reboot of the Emmy-winning real-time drama. Evan Katz is set to join fellow 24 alums — showrunner Howard Gordon, writer David Fury and director Jon Cassar — as an executive producer on Fox‘s 24: Live Another Day. The stint is part of a new two-year overall deal Katz has signed with the studio behind the 24 franchise, 20th Century Fox TV.

Related: Jon Cassar To Executive Produce & Direct ’24: Live Another Day’

Next to Gordon, Katz was probably 24’s longest-serving writer. He joined at the beginning of Season 2 and won a WGA Award for the first episode he ever wrote on the show, the Day 2 hour in which Jack Bauer fakes killing the son of a terrorist in order to force him to talk. Katz started as a consulting producer, becoming co-executive producer in Season 3 and executive producer in Season 4, staying with the series until its end in May 2010 after eight seasons. He shared in 24‘s best series Emmy win in 2006. Read More »

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Q&A: Imagine’s Brian Grazer On ‘Arrested Development’ & ’24′s Comebacks, More ‘Development’ In Works & New Projects

By | Friday May 31, 2013 @ 11:48am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Imagine Television is not giving up easily on its shows. Within the past year, the production company of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard managed to revive both of its signature series, the Emmy-winning Arrested Development and 24. Arrested Development got a new season on Netflix, while 24 is coming back as an event series for Fox. Both were able to do it with their key auspices and stars on board. Imagine now has five shows on the air, a record for the 20th TV-based company. They are returning NBC dramedy Parenthood, which landed the high-profile Thursday 10 slot for fall, new dramas Gang Related on Fox, from hot Fast & The Furious writer Chris Morgan, and Those Who Kill on A&E starring Chloe Sevigny, as well as Arrested and 24: Live Another Day. The company also has an animated presentation at Fox with 50 Cent loosely based on the rapper’s childhood and Conquest, a sweeping period drama at Showtime that has Howard attached to direct. In an interview, Grazer and Imagine TV president Francie Calfo talk about how Arrested Development and 24 came back, whether there would be another season of Arrested, how 24 foreshadowed the era of binge-viewing and what new projects the company is working on, including a hybrid comedy/reality presentation for Fox.

DEADLINE: Arrested Development‘s new season premiered more than seven years after the last original had aired on Fox. How were you able to resurrect the show and bring everyone back?
BRIAN GRAZER: It was an unified effort that was spearheaded by Mitch Hurwitz, Arrested Development‘s creator, producer and sometime director, and Ron Howard. They kept their arms wrapped around the subject of Arrested Development and were able to keep the team of actors unified, wanting to do the show. The key was finding a way to unlock it logistically. Gratefully, Mitch did. A lot of it was made possible by the success of the DVDs, which kept the show alive in the hearts of the minds of its core audience. Arrested Development is one of those shows that is one of the first things someone walking into our offices talks about, there has been such a desire for the show. Luckily, Ted (Sarandos) had the same experience on Netflix.

DEADLINE: Netflix executives recently indicated that they’re open to another season of Arrested Development. Will we see Season 5?
GRAZER: It’s up to Ted. If Ted is into it, we would be very excited то pursue it.
FRANCIE CALFO: It’s also up to Mitch, who is probably resting right now as he put everything he had into these episodes and hasn’t had a chance to think beyond that.

DEADLINE: What about the Arrested Development movie, which the new season was intended to lead to?
GRAZER:We’re hoping that we could do that; the popularity of the series will inform that decision. Read More »

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’24′ Alum David Fury Signs Overall Deal With 20th TV, Joins ’24: Live Another Day’

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EXCLUSIVE: Former 24 executive producer David Fury has closed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the Emmy-winning real-time Fox drama. Under the pact, Fury will become the first writer … Read More »

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Kiefer Sutherland Signs On For More ’24′, New Limited Series Is A Go At Fox

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 5:28am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

24 Kiefer Sutherland ReturnsJack Bauer is back! I’ve learned that, after marathon negotiations, Kiefer Sutherland has closed a deal for a new installment of 24 on Fox. With him on board, I hear … Read More »

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’24′ Eyes Return As Limited Series On Fox, Howard Gordon To EP, Kiefer Sutherland In Talks To Star

By | Thursday May 9, 2013 @ 4:22pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

24 Returning Kiefer Sutherland FoxThe clock may start ticking again on Fox. I’ve learned that the network is looking to bring back its signature real-time drama 24 as a limited series. Kiefer Sutherland is in talks to reprise … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: India’s ‘24’, ITV Shifts Mike Blair, iTunes Prices In Oz, Plus JFK & Afghan Docs

Clock To Start Ticking For Indian ’24′
Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor is getting to work on the Indian version of the TV series 24. The actor, who was featured in the final season of Fox/20th TV’s real-time drama, will produce via his Anil Kapoor Film Co. He’ll also play the Jack Bauer character, now reportedly named Jai Singh Rathod, in the local take. According to BollywoodLife, production was due to kick off this week at Kapoor’s Stage 21 studio near Mumbai. Delhi Belly director Abhinay Deo is helming the series and Rensil D’Silva, who’s directing Sanjay Dutt’s Ungli, is scripting. The local broadcast partner is Viacom-owned Colors. Kapoor will next be seen on the big screen in Shootout At Wadala directed by Sanjay Gupta.
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DirecTV Audience Network To Air ’24′ Beginning Jan. 7

By | Monday December 3, 2012 @ 10:50am PST

The network will premiere the Kiefer Sutherland-starring drama series on Monday, January 7 at 8 PM and air all eight seasons of the Emmy-winning Fox drama in HD Monday through Thursdays. The television movie 24: Redemption will air in advance … Read More »

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ABC Buys Adventure Drama From Evan Katz, Chris Morgan And Temple Hill

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 6:39pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former 24 executive producer Evan Katz has sold an untitled heist drama to ABC through ABC Studios and Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey’s studio-based Temple Hill (Revenge). It is described as a fun, twisty adventure about members of a former army special forces team who are betrayed, and decide to become thieves, in order to go after the people who are responsible for the deaths of their friends. The idea for the project was brought to Katz by Twilight producer Temple Hill and feature writer Chris Morgan (Fast Five). It stems from the deal Katz inked with ABC Studios in June, which included him developing a script in addition to joining the studio’s ABC drama Body Of Proof as executive producer/showrunner. Read More »

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‘Homeland’ Producer Howard Gordon Notes “Stirrings” On ’24′ Movie: TCA

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 6:36pm PDT

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Claire Danes Damian Lewis Homeland TCAAt today’s TCA panel on Showtime‘s Homeland, co-creator and executive producer Howard Gordon was asked about another on-again, off-again project: Whether there is still a chance of a 24 movie. He says yes — possibly. “My understanding of that is, having gone quiet in a way that I didn’t think boded well for that, there’s been some stirrings recently, so I think it’s something everyone’s gunning for,” said Gordon, also an executive producer of 24. “As far as whether my work on [Homeland] will impede that — not at all. There’s a script that’s been written, and I think the issues now are more about the director’s schedule and Kiefer’s [Sutherland] schedule.”

Related: Intrigue Behind Stopping The Ticking Clock On ’24′ Movie

After the panel, which also included executive producer Alex Gansa and series stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Morena Baccarin, Gordon also had a comment about the failure of the NBC series Awake, on which he was also an executive producer. “I knew it was a very steep challenge,” he said.

But back to Homeland, whose new season will open with two episodes shot in large part in Israel, standing in for Beirut. Aside from questions about the development of the lead characters, questions arose about whether Danes’ pregnancy would affect production. “We’re about midway (through Season 2), we’re shooting Episode 6; this hasn’t run into any interference,” Danes said. She added that the physicality of her role had her a “little concerned” at first, but “it’s proven to be a non-issue. All is well and Carrie remains fervently nonpregnant.”

Related: Comic-Con: ‘Homeland’ Heading Back To Middle East For Season 2 Read More »

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Kiefer Sutherland On Getting ’24′ Movie Made: “We’re Still Trying”

By | Thursday March 15, 2012 @ 11:22pm PDT
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20th Century Fox Puts ’24′ Movie On Hold

My colleague Mike Fleming yesterday broke the news of the long-gestating 24 movie being put on hold over scheduling, budgetary and other financial issues. (Star Kiefer Sutherland has a … Read More »

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UPDATE: Intrigue Behind Stopping The Ticking Clock On ’24′ Movie

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 11:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

24 Movie DelayedUPDATE, 11:16 PM: The 24 movie postponement broken by Deadline this morning is getting interesting. Word is racing around agency circles that Kiefer Sutherland was not only unhappy about the pic’s postponement, but also what I’d heard was a $1 million offer to play Jack Bauer in a deal that was heavily back-loaded to reward success. Insiders said that Sutherland would have gotten at least $2 million, though that was below his original $5 million and then $3 million ask. Fox wanted a budget around $30 million, while the filmmakers wanted $45 million to $60 million. Fox’s idea was always to make the film at a cost, and reward in the upside. The studio’s proposal, made a couple weeks ago, wasn’t addressed until this week, and when the crap hit the fan yesterday, the studio felt there wasn’t enough time to pull the picture off in seven weeks of prep. The studio was following its experience with X-Files, a TV property turned into a hit film, but made at a cautious budget. I’m told that Fuqua’s deal hadn’t been made yet. Sutherland, Imagine and Fuqua stood to reap up to about 25% of the proceeds after breakeven, to make up for the low upfront payments. I reached out for comment to Sutherland and Imagine this morning, but no one returned yet. Read More »

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Howard Gordon On ‘Homeland’, The ’24′ Movie And What’s Wrong With Television

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 12:30am PST

Ray Richmond is a Deadline contributor

This is a very good time to be Howard Gordon. At the same time he published his second novel in as many years — the acclaimed Hard Target, released in January — he’s the toast of television … again. Less than two years after serving as an executive producer on 24, he’s co-creator and exec producer of the first-year Showtime drama Homeland. The series just took home two Golden Globes — for top drama and lead drama series actress Claire Danes — as well as a pair of WGA Awards and the AFI honor for TV Program of the Year. All of that, plus Gordon is helping to ramp up the coming 24 feature and has another series premiering tonight at 10 on NBC: the midseason drama Awake starring Jason Isaacs. Gordon took time out from his insane schedule to speak with Deadline Hollywood about the insta-classic that is Homeland, how writing novels is different from crafting TV, and why he’s often mistaken for being a hardcore political conservative (blame his friend Joel Surnow).

DEADLINE: How is writing books different than writing for TV?
GORDON: When you’re writing a novel, you’re still telling a story. But you’re telling it very differently. It’s a craft like anything else. I’m still probably on the early part of the learning curve. I have a ways to go as a novelist. But what’s great is, well, I frankly enjoyed the solitude. And I enjoyed being able to tell characters what to say and do without negotiating with an actor. In a novel, the only budgetary limitations are that of your imagination. In a novel, the relationship between writer and reader is such a pure one. Read More »

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Kiefer Sutherland Confirms Start Time For ‘24’ Movie At ‘Touch’ Panel: TCA

By | Sunday January 8, 2012 @ 11:54am PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Kiefer Sutherland said Sunday during Fox’ TCA panel for his new science-meets spirituality drama series Touch that he begins work shooting the long-discussed 24 movie in late March/early April. That jibes with what Deadline had previously reported as Sutherland’s schedule opens following his work on his new series, from Heroes creator Tim Kring, which has a special preview on January 25 before settling on March 19 into the Monday 9 PM time period — better known at Fox as “The Kiefer slot.” If the fact he’s jumping back into Jack Bauer’s well-worn shoes doesn’t make it clear, Sutherland said Sunday he has no interest in distancing himself from the eight years he spent saving the world on 24. He described having had little interest in diving back into the TV waters so quickly but was left little choice after reading the pilot script for Touch. “I remember getting to Page 35 and thinking, ‘Shit. I’m in real trouble here,’ ” Sutherland recalled. “The character is so vastly different (from that of Bauer), the tone of the piece is so vastly different. And that’s part of its appeal.” Read More »

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Big Media Still Lack Big Ideas; Moguls No Longer Fear Netflix But Now Worry About Internet Video: UBS Confab Wrapup

For some strange reason, I thought at least one Big Media mogul would use this week’s UBS Annual Media and Communications Conference to reset investor expectations about the Industry. I waited for someone to say that it’s time for execs to stop … Read More »

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