But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
[Image via Fayesvision/WENN.]
Wait, 24 with no Jack Bauer?! That's what it sounds like Fox is trying to make happen!
At the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Saturday, chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman talked about their plans to bring back the network's megahit 24, but without their star Kiefer Sutherland! Newman said:
"We would love nothing more than to do another 24. That's a constant focus for us… We have discussed it with [Kiefer]. Potentially, he won't be in this installment, we're not sure yet. We're not that far along but I know he supports us doing more 24. We're not talking about continuing the show without him; we're talking about whether there's one installment that he's not in."
If they decide to pick the show back up, it won't be made until 2016, so don't get too excited yet.
And definitely don't get your hopes up about Jack Bauer saving the world again, because the actor has said he wants to retire the character completely.
Why oh why can’t we all just get along?!?
It sounds like Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kiefer Sutherland wanted to rip each other’s throats out on the set of 24! And we’ve all seen Kiefer do some pretty awful things to people’s throats, so…
Very ouch, baby!
Kiefer’s reps tried to kill this conflict with class by saying the Jack Bauer actor wished nothing but the best for Freddie.
But as we’ve reported in the past, Kiefer’s had conflicts with other co-stars as well! Like Shohreh Aghdashloo, who said Sutherland was hard to work with and even accused him of getting her fired!
And now, there’s a new actor coming forward to talk about their experience working with Kiefer! What did 24 star Louis Lombardi have to say about him??
Nothing but niceties!
Lombardi spoke Kiefer’s praises, saying:
We still can't believe Freddie Prinze Jr. SLAMMED his former co-star so hard!
Well it looks like the 24 actor isn't taking the comments lying down and his people (and then some!) have already responded to Freddie's harsh words!
His rep said:
Feel that 3rd degree BURNNNN, Jack Bauer!
What the WHAT! We had no sense of bad blood between these two…until now!
In the interview, the former teen star scathed:
He may be back to fighting international terrorists, but he's no longer battling loneliness! Kiefer Sutherland has a new lady love!
The 24 star is reportedly dating Lovelace actress Sofia Karstens! According to a source close to the new couple:
If Jack Bauer indeed wants to Live Another Day, he should probably quit this filthy smoking habit of his!
But we don’t think you need the cancer-stick to look cool, Kief!
Your hit series 24 is coming back to television tonight and we can’t WAIT!
Not to mention, you had us LOL-ing big time during your special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend!
Didn’t see it or want to watch it again?? CLICK HERE!!!
Ch-ch-check out more shots of Mr. Sutherland enjoying a solo day in the city below!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
Oh, but we DO know Jack!
Kiefer Sutherland's Bauer proves he has all the power once again, as he manages to kick ass and escape from being handcuffed!
Nice try, handcuffs but this is Jack Bauer you're trying to contain, not some ordinary ruffian!
Our favorite part? When he manages to choke out his would be captor (until he passes out) with his arms still tied behind him!
Ch-ch-check out Jack's great escape for yourself…AFTER THE JUMP!!!