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16 January 2008

Strike Watch: When is 24 Season 7 Airing?

So, is Jack Bauer finally going to get a break from terrorists for at least one year? Ausiello reports this on his blog:

Well, although Fox hasn't confirmed it, I'll go out on a limb and say Jack Bauer isn't returning this season. Even if the strike ends tomorrow, the earliest the show could get back on the air is this summer — and there's no way in hell Fox is dumping 24 onto the summer season. That leaves the network with several options, none of them ideal.

One solution is to just kick off Season 7 next January (2009), but by then Jack will have been in hiding for nearly two years.

Another, and much more controversial, scenario being bandied about involves taking the eight episodes currently in the can and creating a 10- to 14-episode mini-season to air in the fall. That would be followed by another 10- to 14-episode mini-season — featuring a completely different plot — during the second half of the season. Opponents of that idea have argued, and rightly so, that by splitting the season, you're essentially compromising the show's unique, 24-hour conceit. Proponents, however, argue that these are desperate times. And sometimes desperate times require throwing out the rulebook. I can see that point as well.

Jack Bauer, terror-free in 2008.


  1. oh my, kawawa naman ang 24... in a dilemma pala sila.. i hope they air this year... que complete or hindi. miss ko na eh...

    by the way, diba kiefer was arrested and jailed recently.... did that affect 24 at all in terms of shooting days and timeline, or was it just the strike that affected it like most of the other series?

  2. Strike sis. Not Kiefer's jail time.

    But knowing that this strike is going to take long, Keifer volunteered himself for jail immediately after receiving sentence. Wala na kasi silang shooting days because of the strike, nabakante schedule niya. It was convenient for him. By the time his sentence is over, tapos na ang strike (hopefully), so his shooting is not interrupted.