24 postponed until 2009

24 filming season 7 in Washington, D.C.With only eight new episodes of 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland finished when the writers strike began, Fox has opted to postpone the premiere of the seventh season. “24 works best 24 hours in a row. I don’t think we’ll see it until 2009,” producer David Fury told E! Online. Meanwhile, executive producer and co-creator Joel Surnow has stepped down from his position on the Emmy-winning drama. “I’ve done seven years, almost eight years at the same place with the same great group of people,” Surnow told Variety. “During the strike I started thinking about different things I’d like to do independently, and decided it was time to see if there were other opportunities I wanted to pursue.”

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  1. chewy • February 13, 2008 @ 3:09 PM

    this is bullshit bring back 24 NOW! it will never be the same if they bring in someone new to produce it. love you Kiefer

  2. ruth • February 13, 2008 @ 5:16 PM

    i don’t see why they can’t bring it back for the fall season and have it run straight until january. i think this is shit and the writers should be ashamed of themselves.

  3. Adam • February 13, 2008 @ 5:31 PM

    Television is not the same without 24
    24 will be hurt badly when they come back in 2009

  4. Adam • February 13, 2008 @ 5:33 PM

    Joel Surnow
    You will be missed
    You created one of the best Tv shows of all time
    May your career continue to be successful after 24

  5. Anonymous • February 13, 2008 @ 8:02 PM

    Just release it as the New 8 is Enough

  6. steve c • February 13, 2008 @ 10:52 PM

    or, do an 8 episode arc, where, in a rush to interrogate a suspected baddie, kiefer has had a few too many and accidentally runs someone over, then has to go to jail for being an idiot drunk driver…season over.

  7. jay • February 14, 2008 @ 6:34 AM

    This is crap, I dunno bout you guys but I loved season 6. Hell, I loved every season. I was really happy when I heard the strike was over…but then it all went down the tube. WHY US????!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Anonymous • February 14, 2008 @ 10:35 AM

    steve c, that’s a great idea, then they can do a Prison Break cross over

  9. Nancy • February 14, 2008 @ 12:12 PM

    Or Kiefer can just join the cast of Big Brother and that can be his jail time. They give him all the free booze he wants in there, but he cannot leave to drive!!

  10. Anonymous • February 14, 2008 @ 10:15 PM

    Tv is crap without out 24
    Kiefer tell us it isn’t so…
    Everyone get into the act.. start boycotting Ford!

  11. Arnold • February 14, 2008 @ 10:53 PM

    Everybody has already boycotted Ford. Michigan is on the verge of becomming a ghost state.

  12. toni harty • February 15, 2008 @ 7:26 AM


  13. Vicki • February 15, 2008 @ 10:04 AM

    I have to say I am EXTREMELY disappointed hearing this news. I’ve just watched the entire last season to “refresh” in anticipation of some new shows in the not too distant future. Now I have to wait until next year?? Waaaaaaaaaaahhhh….

    Love you Kiefer!!!

  14. Dan • February 17, 2008 @ 11:03 AM

    If Jack Bauer was sent in to negotiate with the writers, the strike would have been over in less than 24 hours!

  15. Natalie Williams • February 17, 2008 @ 12:12 PM

    A whole year without 24…….say it isn’t so. I had a feeling it might be inevitable but was hoping against hope that somehow it might come back this year. I was so looking forward to seeing Colm Feore being added to the cast. Who knows, with an extra year to prepare it might be a super killer season next year.

  16. Martha • February 18, 2008 @ 8:09 PM

    Talk about “24”..it will really be “24” Months without an Episode..go figure….

    One of the Best programs on TV.
    will it be worth wating for?…..
    Of Course….
    Will the tears be dry…
    Of course…
    Bye Bye 24…..

  17. John Jones • February 21, 2008 @ 7:25 PM

    What pisses me off is our favorite 24 get the ax until 2009 these writers need more money and they don’t give a crap about the fans all they care about is the friggen money.I hope they all get FIRED for this bullshit they did to the people and hope their credit cards bills are to high to pay jerks

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