’24’ Lays its Cards on Table

Feb 20, 2007  •  Post A Comment

In TVWeek.com’s exclusive Backlot Talk podcast, Howard Gordon — showrunner of Fox’s “24” — described the latest episode as laying its cards on the table, something necessary to the show’s pacing.

“Sometimes it’s just like the tempo in a musical piece: You’ve really got a lot of velocity and you’re exhausted and it gets to be too much and you want to slow it down, or something demands explanation,” Mr. Gordon said. “It’s really by feel. It’s not designed; it’s not architectural; it’s not mathematic.”

For the full interview with Mr. Gordon, where he also touches upon the ongoing controversy surrounding the show’s use of torture, go to TVWeek.com’s Backlot Talk for the full podcast and transcript.

(Editor: Horowitz)