Fox Dangles Carrot at ‘24’ Junkies
March 6, 2008 1:18 PM
Fox’s latest news—that it’s offering a two-hour preview movie of “24” this fall to bridge the gap between season six and what would have been a full yearlong delay of season seven—really isn’t a carrot.
Heck, it’s more like giving heroin to a junkie. Remember, “24” fans are addicted to this show. If the two-hour movie ends with a cliffhanger, like most episodes do, Fox will have a public relations nightmare on its hands.
Season seven was postponed, with only eight episodes of the new season shot before the prolonged writers strike.
I still think Fox should have staggered the airing of those new episodes, while producing more, and run what it has in the summer when so many eyeballs return en masse to cable.
What is so sacred about a January venue for the show’s new season?