Report: Decision Near That This Will Be Last Season of ’24’ on Fox

Mar 10, 2010  •  Post A Comment

As expected, it looks as if Fox will shut down "24" at the end of this season,Variety reports. [Note: Variety is behind a firewall, so you might be asked to register and/or pay to see this story.]

"24" is one of the most expensive shows on TV to produce and a number of contracts of key players with the show expire after this season. On the other side of the ledger, it reportedly collects higher ad rates than any other regular series on TV with the exception of "American Idol," also on Fox. The show is currently in its eighth season.

To read how and why "24" has been a landmark series for television, click here to go to TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross’ latest entry, titled "The Following Takes Place Between The Third Man and The Fourth Protocol: A Tribute to ’24,’ TV’s Best Thriller Ever."

Twentieth Television is trying to see if it can interest another network in the show. Also,as previously reported, a screenwriter has been hired to write a script for a long-talked about "24" theatrical feature.


  1. If you are NBC, do you take a look?
    A show like 24 might be their 10:00 solution for at least part of the year.
    They could treat it like a miniseries event and strip it 4 or 5 nights a week for 5 weeks in a row…throwing in some 2-hour episodes here and there. They could even repeat a full week’s worth every weekend on USA to get more miledge out of it. Jack Bauer would certainly qualify as a “character” for USA.
    10:00 would keep it away from Idol, and many of the 10:00 shows on ABC and CBS are getting kind of long in the tooth.
    It might be a plan.

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