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Contrary to rumors, 24 will be 24 episodes next season

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 26th 2008 8:21AM
Keifer Sutherland with a 45There's been some scuttlebutt stirred up to suggest that next season's two-hour 24 prequel TV movie will be considered part of the 24 hours in Day 7, therefore leading some to think that there'll only be 22 episodes. But how could there only be 22 hours in a day, right? Well, TV being what it is, I'm sure they'd find a way to do two hours in one -- other shows do! -- but that won't be the case. There will be 24 hours, 24 episodes in the 2009 season of 24.

Part of the reason for all this confusion is an interview that actor Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty) gave to Premiere.com. Carlyle, who will be playing someone who'd been a mentor to Jack, said that the 24 TV movie, which is meant to cover what's happened since the end of Day 6 with the new Day 7, would apply to the Fox episode commitment. He told Premiere.com, "This is two hours in real time, and there'll then be 22 episodes."

Well, Robert had it wrong. TV Guide's Matt Mitovitch went directly to Fox and they assured him that Day 7 will definitely be 24 hours, 24 episodes. They are not part of the TV-movie. He also learned that the movie is set four years after the end of Day 6. That's 2017.

I don't know about you, but I'm itching for 24. It seems like forever since Valencia went up in a mushroom cloud. And since this TV movie is 2017, I guess Chloe's baby -- assuming she had it -- will be a toddler. Does CTU have a daycare center?

[via TVTattle]

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StillBash

"assuming she had it".

Wow. Great. I read somewhere that she will have had her baby. Where was that again.

OH RIGHT

HERE

http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/06/20/24-joins-the-time-jump-craze/

Either this means the post from Bob is even more moronic or.. ah whatever.

I guess I shouldn't read any "24" news on this blog anymore. The left hand doesn't seem to know what the ass is doing...

June 26 2008 at 10:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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