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December 22, 2014

24: Reader poll of the best and worst of day 6

The last minutes of Jack Bauer's day, 6.0, have ticked off the clock. Now you get the chance to weigh in. Below are eight categories for you -- the illustrious readers -- to select the best and worst of 24 in a TV Squad poll. 1. Best villain. (The guy you really loved to hate.) a) Cheng Zhi b) Abu Fayed c) Phillip Bauer d) Dmitri Gredenko e) Noah Daniels ...

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Chloe O'Brian and "the fainting"

*If you haven't yet watched the season finale of 24, go far, far away from this blog post.* Of all the developments that bugged me during the two-hour 24 season finale, the Chloe O'Brian plot turn was on my list of irksome moments. In the midst of the end-of-the-day chaos, while Chloe was trying to track down the whereabouts of Jack Bauer's evil papa, she collapsed as her ex-husband Morris rushed ...

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Animated online segment re-sets 24's clock to Day Zero

On the heels of the 24 season finale, there's a new animated 24 "web event" which takes viewers into the time machine and re-sets the clock to Day Zero. If you can ignore the pushy Degree deodorant ad campaign on the "Day Zero" web site (which is nearly impossible), you get the privilege of watching online shorts featuring Tony Almeida and Nina Meyers helping Jack on a mission. "For the first time...

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24: 4:00am -- 5:00am/5:00am -- 6:00 am (season finale)

*Warning, spoilers from the last two hours of Jack Bauer's sixth bad day.* (S06E23/S06E24) In honor of the two-hour, 24 season finale, we're going to do things a little differently. We're going to have a live chat during the show so you can post your snarky comments and reactions in real time. The full double-episode review will be posted in this space later. Will we get the answers to our burning...

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Critic: 24 is anti-family

When I watch 24, I don't expect to see depictions of families trying to figure out whether it's time to bring the minivan in for service. I'm not expecting to see characters drinking copious amounts of java while revealing their angst to one another. That's what Grey's Anatomy is for. I watch 24 for its depiction of counter-terrorism and of what U.S. agents might face when trying to protect the co...

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ABC News cameraman and soundman ambushed, killed in Iraq

Two ABC News journalists were ambushed and killed in Iraq as they were headed home from the ABC News Baghdad bureau yesterday, ABC announced. Thirty-three-year-old cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz, and 26-year-old soundman Saif Laith Yousuf were in their car when they were "reportedly ambushed and they were killed by unknown assailants" after being "stopped by two cars full of gunmen," ABC's web site re...

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4 from 24: More on hour 22

*Warning, spoilers ahead from this week's episode.* Will the 24 season finale answer viewer questions, like what in the world Papa Bauer wants with his grandson, whether Jack will thwart his daddy's evil deeds and whether former President Charles Logan is among the living? Who knows if we'll get satisfactory answers to these questions, but, before we turn our sights to the final two hours, here ar...

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ABC's Gibson goes with his gut, gets top ratings and calls reporter, "Toots"

In an attempt to figure out how Charlie Gibson has been able to power his ABC World News Tonight past the previously dominant NBC Nightly News in the ratings for 10 of the past 14 weeks, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz credited Gibson's "relaxed style" and willingness to go with his gut. For example, on Tuesday night after controversial religious leader Jerry Falwell died, Gibson decided...

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Two more days for Jack Bauer

Stop the presses! Jack Bauer will be around for two more days, according to a new Fox press release. Not that this is a surprise, given that last spring Kiefer Sutherland signed a $40 million, three-year contract for his role as a terrorist hunter. Meanwhile, it looks like 24 -- winner of 5 Emmys and 51-time nominee -- will likely move its Jack-tion out of LA, according to Hollywood Reporter. Howa...

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24: Nominations for best/worst of day 6

With the two-hour 24 season finale days away, I thought it'd be a good time to start thinking about the best and worst moments of Jack Bauer's bad day, version 6.0. I'm looking for viewers and fans to help me come up with nominations for the eight best/worst categories below. Next week, after the finale and after I read through reader comments, I'll post the nominations for each category. If you'...

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