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Time's Up for '24'

Friday marked a sad day for American exceptionalism. Jack Bauer, the heart-throbby, knows-no-rules lead character in “24,” will no longer appear on TV. Fox announced its decision to cancel the series at the end of its current, eighth season. But fear not, torture fans: Producers are looking to turn “24” into a feature film. –JCL

Reuters:

The Fox TV network on Friday stopped the clock on its action adventure series “24,” ending one of its most successful dramas as ratings began to slip in its current, eighth season.

The final, two-hour program will air on May 24, and in the countdown to that last show, the network will air 11 hours of uninterrupted episodes on Monday nights.

“This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible,” the show’s star, Kiefer Sutherland, said in a statement.

“Looking ahead to the future, (executive producer) Howard Gordon and I are excited about the opportunity to create the feature film version of ’24’,” Sutherland added.

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