Wednesday, May 16, 2007

24 Seasons 7 and 8 Confirmed

As reported by many entertainment web sites, 24 has indeed been green lit for two more seasons, taking them to a total of eight seasons. As reported by

With its sixth season finale approaching next Monday (May 21), "24" now has a seemingly secure spot on FOX's schedule through the 2008-09 season. Not-so-coincidentally, the renewal carries the show through the duration of star Kiefer Sutherland's contract with the show's production company, 20th Century Fox TV.

We had already known about Kiefer's new contract signed back in 2006, but FOX finally made the contract official by ordering seasons seven and eight.

I'm not sure about any of you, or your feelings towards the show, but I don't think this is a good move. As reported in the LA Times, 24's viewership has been steadily declining this season. So the Executive Producer has already promised that they're going to reinvent the show for next year. In my opinion, it's one season too late.

The Emmy-winning season five wasn't good and this season is arguably the worst. A reinvention may be necessary, but with the median age of the show steadily increasing, the writers going to be hard-pressed to reimagine the series in an inventive way. After all, they have to hit their viewership numbers, right?

What does everyone else think about this move?


We'reRunningOutOfSeasons!Dammit! said...

What do I think of Fox's renewal of my favorite show for another couple of seasons? Oh, I hate it of course. What a dumb decision. I want fewer of my favorite things, not more.

"24" has had its share of shark-jumping, but its creators are smart, imaginative and resourceful, and I find even the weaker episodes/seasons to be compelling viewing.

Tom said...

*reads that comment and dies a little inside*

we're running out of season... finally!!! said...

You can't even imagine how much I look forward to the show ending! I only watch to bash it afterwards, but lately this show has become so lame, that even bashing it isn't a good motivation for watching.


Anonymous said...

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