The word has been on the street for a couple of weeks now, but confirmation came last night: "24" is canceled.
The current season will be the show's last, and it ends May 24.
The show's star, Keifer Sutherland, told Variety: “For us, creatively, it seemed like the right time to do it. It’s very bittersweet. ‘24’ was the greatest learning experience of my career so far. And on a personal level, working with this cast and crew and writers, these will be friends of mine for the rest of my life.”
"24" showrunner Howard Gordon said Friday that they thought about coming back for season 9, but ultimately decided that "the
story has run its course in the 24-hour, real-time framework." But don't fret, Jack Bauer fans. Gordon and his team are already working on a version of "24" for the big screen.
"24" has been criticized by many for glorifying the use of torture, but the bottom line for the cancelation? The show's costs have increased while its ratings have dropped.
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