HOORAY! ’24’ and Jack Bauer are back!

13293_1368183217Fox executives said that its blockbuster TV drama ’24’ is returning next May for a limited run of 12 new episodes. The adventure series with Kiefer Sutherland starring as Jack Bauer ended its original run in 2010.

FOX News  Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly said creators had been thinking about doing a movie with the original cast. But when Fox announced it was interested in doing a big event miniseries, they realized it was the perfect format.

programmingpresentation2013logos_24-560x314“They always had this idea of maybe someday doing a feature film,” he said. “I think they all agreed 24 being compressed into two hours is not 24.”Sutherland said he was excited to see his character return to TV. “The response to ‘24’ is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before,” Sutherland said in a statement. “To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. 

Let’s hope the producers won’t be shackled by having to consider Muslim sensibilities and we’ll see Jack Bauer torturing and killing Muslim terrorists again. Our military could use a little support from the homefront.