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This may not be the last day of '24'
his is the last season of star Kiefer Sutherland's contract with 20th Century Fox TV and it's the last season of "24" currently ordered by FOX, but that doesn't mean that Jack Bauer is ready to head off into the sunset.
"We've always approached each season, just the task of doing it, as so great that literally from the very first season on, we’ve completed that season, and it was really FOX’s decision to pick us up," Kiefer Sutherland told the Television Critics Association press tour this week. "There’s never been one specific season that the next season was guaranteed or ensured. This has been one of the greatest gifts of my life, the ability to do '24.' So for me, yeah. It’s something that is absolutely open. I’ve always said that as long as people wanted us to make it, and people were really interested in watching it, I would be interested..."
Adds series showrunner Howard Gordon, "I sort of second Kiefer’s thoughts about it. It’s always been a very year-to-year, minute-to-minute, day-to-day experience. There’s the intellectual and sort of emotional and
creative curiosity. The writers sit around, and in the margins of the time when we aren’t working on Season 8 we do ask ourselves what if, so it certainly is a possibility."
So "24" will either be back for Day Nine, or it won't. But it's certainly a possibility.
Either way, Day Eight of "24" premieres on Sunday, January 17.