24 Pauses the Clock

For the second time this summer, Fox has pressed the pause button on 24. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the troubled series has been delayed yet again so that the writers can catch up on writing scripts for the new season. Needless to say, this complete lack of a coherent plan and the seemingly on-the-fly writing doesn’t bode well for the upcoming seventh season.

That said, always one to lend a hand, this TV Addict has a plan to save the day! For one season only, FOX should consider downsizing 24 to 12 (or at the very least 16.) Think about it. Twelve episodes will give the writers all the time in the world to formulate the best season of 24 yet. And fans won’t complain, as twelve amazing episodes are far better than twenty-four medicore ones. I think I speak for everybody when I say that no fan wants to suffer through another season like last season’s debacle. So get cutting!

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  • Linda B.

    16 hours sounds like a great idea! Start his day getting up and gettting ready for work, then end his day hitting the pillow.

  • Linda B.

    16 hours sounds like a great idea! Start his day getting up and gettting ready for work, then end his day hitting the pillow.

    Jack could really use a good 8 hours of sleep.

  • Linda.. you’ve also given me a great idea for the final scene…. After a mere 16 hours of saving the world, Jack Bauer finally has the chance to (wait for it….) go to the BATHROOM!

  • how about 12 episodes that features ” 2 hours” of 24 time?

  • kevin

    no, that’s an awful idea. it’s called 24, not 12. and any episode with jack bauer in it is amazing. last season may not have been as good as season 5 (which was spectacular) but it wasn’t as bad as you always make it out to be.

  • The last season of 24 was a chore to continue watching. The show desperately needs to re-invent intself. Believe me, I’m hoping this new season does just that. Yet the unfortunate reality is that network’s don’t delay productions for good reasons… there’s obviously a problem that needs fixing. Here’s hoping it gets fixed.

  • Linda B.

    “The last season of 24 was a chore to continue watching.”

    Perfectly worded. My thoughts exactly. I think i had about 7 episodes tivo’d long after the season ended that i was never excited about catching up on. It took weeks for me to finally watch them all cause there was always something better to watch (or do).

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