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Old May 11 2013, 05:40 AM   #16
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Re: 24 returns as limited series

Holy crap, it's been a rough couple of days.

Damn, I quite liked 1600 Penn.

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Old May 11 2013, 06:08 PM   #17
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I enjoyed Touch, and it wrapped up nicely, so I'm happy with that. Silly plot that thinks it is much cleverer than it is, but Kiefer makes it really watchable.

I'm all for more 24 too.
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Old May 11 2013, 07:28 PM   #18
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I might actually sit down and watch Touch now that it's over (or whenever it's all on Netflix). I just couldn't make myself commit to it when it first aired, even though I really enjoyed the pilot.
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Old May 12 2013, 02:16 AM   #19
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So who all could come back? Elisha Cuthbert's show just got canceled. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Carlos Bernard aren't regulars on any TV shows right now. Gregory Itzen? Ricky Schroeder? Freddie Prinze Jr.? Would Zachary Quinto be too expensive now?
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Old May 12 2013, 03:01 PM   #20
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My interest in this project will depend on Carlos Bernard. If there's no Tony Almeida, I'm out!
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Old May 12 2013, 03:45 PM   #21
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This is without a doubt the best TV news I've heard in a long time. I always said it was a terrible mistake to cancel the series. Since then almost every drama FOX has launched has been a failure. Why walk away from something good.
I loved the show, but while still mostly enjoyable, it was getting extremely repetitive and cliche ridden after that last peak in Season 5, so it was a good idea to shut things down when they did. That being said, I think the TV movie or proper film format (if they ever revive it) is definitely a great way to go for 24. Less time to fill with annoying and obstructive Division bosses, moles and double agents, endless torture, crazy presidents of the week, and cougar bait daughters.
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Old May 12 2013, 03:56 PM   #22
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Obviously it's a romantic comedy set on the day of Jack and Chloe's wedding.
I can't help shaking the feeling that, sometime around 2005-07, there was a tv show in development that would have done a real-time season of a wedding day, but I haven't been able to find any evidence of that online. Maybe I just made it up.

What I'd really like to see is a sci-fi movie done in real time and in one continuous shot, with the camera going through walls and zooming from planet surfaces to spaceship interiors and such. It could probably only be done in an entirely animated project, though...
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Old May 12 2013, 04:23 PM   #23
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I thought the wedding day premise was the original concept the creators developed for a real-time program, only to go in the direction of anti-terrorism later?

(That sounds ridiculous, but I think I read it somewhere.)

EDIT: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20386852,00.html
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Old May 12 2013, 04:54 PM   #24
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Rumour is it will be of 13 episodes.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/05/10/24-return-episodes/
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Old May 12 2013, 05:05 PM   #25
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@ Harvey: that, along with the short-lived 2007 David E. Kelly wedding series, must be what I had in mind. Thanks.
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Old May 12 2013, 11:55 PM   #26
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They are now reporting a 12 episode order. My enthusiasm for the series has waned considerably since it ended, but I am willing to keep an open mind. Sutherland was great in the role, but even he couldn't elevate some of the series' weaker stretches. (It didn't help that a suitable replacement was never found for Dennis Haysbert, who was essentially the co-lead for seasons 1-3.)
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Old May 13 2013, 02:59 PM   #27
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They are now reporting a 12 episode order. My enthusiasm for the series has waned considerably since it ended, but I am willing to keep an open mind. Sutherland was great in the role, but even he couldn't elevate some of the series' weaker stretches. (It didn't help that a suitable replacement was never found for Dennis Haysbert, who was essentially the co-lead for seasons 1-3.)
So will the show now be called 12 then? LOL So much for real time.
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Old May 13 2013, 03:17 PM   #28
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It'll still be called 24 and take place over 24 hours with time jumps: http://tvline.com/2013/05/13/24-retu...er-sutherland/
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Old May 13 2013, 03:53 PM   #29
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So stupid. I understand that after the mess Fox had this year with not ordering enough shows to fill in the failures that they would order a ton.

But Bones on Friday and then comedy after it? And 24 coming back in May for a summer run?! Useless.
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Old May 13 2013, 04:54 PM   #30
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Maybe with the 12-episode format, they can avoid such time-wasting cliches such as "The Mole" and "The CTU Agent With A Distracing Personal/Family Problem". Granted, in season 8, they burned off both of those with the same character, but it was still just filler,
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