Tony Almeida Returns to 24

TheTVaddict.com has just learned that Carlos Bernard will officially be returning to the show this season as fan favorite Tony Almedia. Turns out Tony was only thought to be left for dead by millions of viewers, but in reality was alive and well.

“Tony’s uncertain fate near the end of ‘Day 5’ left the door open for his return,” said executive producer/show-runner Howard Gordon. “And since there was no silent clock at the conclusion of his last appearance – the 24 tribute to a major character’s demise – we always kept this as a possibility.”

WOW! No only do CTU agents have the uncanny ability to avoid traffic in Los Angeles, they can also go an entire day without hitting a bathroom AND survive deadly explosions! Since we’re reinventing the show here, why not take a page from NBC’s BIONIC WOMAN and give Tony a bionic arm or leg? Or bring a few other fan favorites back from the dead. Who wouldn’t like to see the return of zombie Nina Meyers, President Palmer or Bairus’ Mom.

Three words 24 — Jump The Shark.

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  • I know it sounds like 24 is just scrambling for ideas, and they thought that bringing back a fan favorite (who everyone thought was dead) might rejuvenate the maybe-dying series, but I have to say that the idea of Carlos Bernard back on TV on a weekly basis makes me super happy. I have to say – I noticed the “not silent clock” for his death in Season 5 and had inklings that they did that to leave the door open. I was so mad when he didn’t get a silent clock but Edgar did! I’ll follow Tony Almeida anywhere really – to death and back, quite literally 🙂

  • the-good-shepherd

    That’s great news, since the never should have killed him off in the first place!!!
    And honestly, i don’t mind if 24 is jumping the Shark, did anyone complain about Bobby Ewings Resurrection? I didn’t think so…

  • Wow, seriously?! Don’t get me wrong I love Tony Almeida, but if he wasn’t dead shouldn’t they have mentioned that last season?
    Oh well, I’ve learned to accept more incredible things, so I guess I can deal with Almeida being back.

  • Dominique

    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tony is back!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy about this that I don’t care if 24 has jumped the shark. Tony was my favorite so to have him back means a lot to me.

  • Linda B.

    This is stupid. Maybe Jack Bauer’s wife is still alive.

  • KayDee

    I don’t care if there’s a bit of suspended belief in the idea of Tony returning to CTU, or wherever else this season is set. His is a welcome re-addition, and it was silly for the producers to “semi-kill” him off in the first place. He was one of the most popular characters on the show. There’s been enough “24” Season 6 bashing. Let’s put it to rest as well as the saying, “jump the shark,” which is overused, overdramatic, and over-stayed its welcome.

  • Paulie

    This has to be one of the stupidest ideas in the history of television. I hope this is the “brilliant” idea that will finally take this fading show off the air. I don’t like Tony and if I want to see a really talented Latino actor I sure won’t waste my time on no-talent Carlos when Jimmy Smits will be on a new show this season.

    “Jump the shark” may be overused but it fits this situation perfectly. The producers have no original ideas, they have to resort to stealing the idea of bringing back the dead from past shows (how many of you remember Dallas?) Thumbs down to Tony coming back!!

  • your face

    YES!!!! I really don’t give a crap if it makes no sense or not, the writers were stupid to freakin’ kill him off in the first place. Seriously. Anyway, if you don’t like 24 there’s no reason for you to be reading articles about it, much less bashing it, ne?

  • jIM

    Apparently not only will Tony be returning, but he looks to be the VILLAIN behind the terrorist attacks. Maybe that will be their reasoning for not mentioning him all last season. He was keeping himself hidden and becoming a terrorist. This sounds like a bad wrestling “heel turn” to me. I guess in the end Jack will have to kill Tony this year.

  • RC4

    I am so amazed that disrespect is happening on this website towards 24, those that have commented have no respect for such a great show. It appears to me that they can only be a critic and not appreciate the superiority of 24. Their comments are to be disregarded as fodder and sac religious.

  • mizock

    we’ll see how it goes, really shocking though

  • we just want to know when 24 is returning to tv again…

  • Richard Saline

    THE RETURN OF TONY ALMEDIA IS A GOOD IDEA. SEASON 5 WAS ONE OF THE WORST AND BEST SEASONS OF 24 AT THE SAME TIME. IT HAD THE MOST ACTION AND INTERESTING IDEAS HOWEVER KILLED OFF WAY TOO MANY INTERESTING CHARACTERS TO KEEP ME INTERESTED INCLUDING TONY, EDGAR, PALMER, AND MICHELLE. SEASON 6 KILLED OFF CURTIS AND MILO WHICH WERE LARGE LOSSES AS WELL BUT KEPT THAT IDIOT MORRIS IN PLAY. 24 REDEMPTION WAS VERY GOOD AND LET’S HOPE THAT SEASON 7 WILL FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF SEASONS 1-4 WHERE IF A CHARACTER THAT’S EITHER LIKABLE OR IMPORTANT HAS TO DIE. FINE! BUT WHERE SEASONS 5 AND 6 WENT OFF COURSE WAS THAT THEY WERE KILLING OFF CHARACTERS JUST FOR THE SHOCK VALUE AND NOT FOR WHAT’S BEST FOR THE STORY. SEASON 7 NEEDS TO CORRECT THESE MISTAKES IN EITHER NOT KILLING OFF ANYBODY, OR MAKING THE DEATHS MAKE SENSE UNLIKE CURTIS’S DEATH IN SEASON 6. TONY ALMEDIA RETURNING IS GOOD AND IS CORRECTING A WRONG FROM THE PAST. LET’S JUST HOPE HE LASTS UNTIL SEASON 8!