Despite a number of press reports that for all intents and purposes this will be the last TV season of "24" on Fox, Michael Ausiello–who’s got a good track record with scoops–reports for EW that NBC could pick up the drama thriller for next season.
Ausiello writes, "Multiple sources confirm to me exclusively that 20th Century Fox has approached NBC about picking up the series should Fox opt to cancel it — and the Peacock is considering it. “There’s definitely some interest,” says an insider close to the talks."
He also says that an NBC pick-up of "24" would be a long-shot, given the "hefty price tag" of the show. Ausiello says that both the producers of the show (Twentieth) and NBC "declined comment" about his story.
To read a tribute to "24" that TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross posted a few weeks ago, click here.
Also, as previously reported, if "24" does not make it back to TV, there is a feature film version in the works.