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’24’ Could Return As A Legal Thriller With Female Lead

Following the many series led by Kiefer Sutherland, and the most recent 24: Legacy, it is being reported that the 24 franchise could be redirected into a completely different area and TV genre; criminal justice.

Deadline is reporting that Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, are looking to revamp the format and put it back out with a female lead, but could feature different characters each season.

The trade blog says that the new 24 would focus on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.

We’re assuming that it will still keep the real-time concept.

More as it comes in.

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24 to return as female-led legal drama

Following the mixed reception given to Keifer Sutherland’s swansong, 24: Live Another Day, and the cancellation of the Corey Hawkins led spin-off, 24: Legacy, you might have thought Fox would retire any potential future agents in the once-ground-breaking franchise. Well, in a twist akin to the show in its pomp, Deadline is reporting that the network is to reinvent the realtime thriller as a legal drama.

Details on the plot are vague, but it’s rumoured to be about a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict. This new iteration is said to be the first of an anthology series, which will focus on a new character for each season.

The new 24 will come from executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer, as well as Us remake of The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner
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24 Update: Fox Eyes Legal-Themed Franchise Tweak With Female Lead

24 Update: Fox Eyes Legal-Themed Franchise Tweak With Female Lead
Fox is looking to restart the clock on 24, albeit with a few significant tweaks.

The network is developing a new incarnation of the iconic franchise that would shift the focus from terrorism to criminal justice. What’s more, the potential series would feature a female lead.

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According to Deadline, the new 24 “centers on a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy and has to work against the clock to save a death row inmate facing imminent execution whom she had helped prosecute but may be innocent.
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’24’ Franchise Revived at Fox With Female-Led Series

  • The Wrap
’24’ Franchise Revived at Fox With Female-Led Series
The clock is ticking down toward a possible return of “24.” Fox has given a script commitment to a female-led drama series in its “24” franchise. The latest iteration would maintain the real-time conceit but would be set in the realm of criminal justice. Howard Gordon, an executive producer on the original series, is writing the script with Jeremy Doner (“The Killing”) for the project from 20th Century Fox and Imagine Television. Also Read: 'Magnum Pi' Reboot Lands at CBS Executive producing are Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, who was another Ep on “24.” The original “24” starred Kiefer Sutherland as terrorist-despising Jack Bauer.
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‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine

‘24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama From Howard Gordon, Jeremy Doner & Imagine
Exclusive: Fox is developing a potential new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series that would have a female lead and take the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original and apply is to a different arena, criminal justice. The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 24 franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies…
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Fox Developing FBI Drama ‘Headshot’ From Howard Gordon & Sanaa Hamri

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Headshot, an hourlong drama executive produced by Empire executive producer/director Sanaa Hamri and Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. Written and executive produced by producer Sonny Postiglione (Bloodline), Headshot is described as a fun, heartfelt, character-driven procedural centering on a tenacious, by-the- book FBI agent who puts his career on the line by hiring a mouthy yet charming struggling actress for the role of a…
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Fox Nabs CIA Drama ‘Classified’ From Marc Guggenheim & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Classified, an hourlong drama from Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) and Howard Gordon (Homeland). The project hails from Gordon’s Teakwood Lane and 20th Century Fox TV where the company is based. Written and executive produced by Guggenheim, Classified is set in the high stakes world of the CIA. It is a character driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the Agency. At the heart of this show is a fearless woman trying to…
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'Homeland,' 'Arrow' Producers Team for Fox CIA Drama

Two of the small-screen's most prolific producers are teaming at Fox.

Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon and Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim are readying a CIA drama for the network.

The project, titled Classified, has landed at Fox with a sizable put-pilot commitment. The potential series is set in the high-stakes world of the CIA and is described as a character-driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the agency. It revolves around a fearless woman trying to navigate her way to the top while putting out fires professionally and personally.

Guggenheim will pen the script and...
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Fox Buys Medical Drama From Jason Horwitch & Howard Gordon With Penalty

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a medical drama from House Of Cards co-executive producer Jason Horwitch, Howard Gordon (24, Homeland) and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Horwitch, the untitled project centers on Charlie Foster, a hyper-charismatic doctor who travels the world in search of the most innovative new medicines, all while he and his team tackle the most challenging, unique medical cases from their special hospital wing in Cambridge, Ma…
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TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’

TV News Roundup: Tia Mowry, Ed Begley Jr. Set to Recur on CBS’ ‘Me, Myself & I’
In today’s roundup, “Me, Myself & I” adds recurring cast members, and Amazon announced the premiere date of “Lore.”

Casting

Ed Begley, Jr., and Tia Mowry are joining the cast of “Me, Myself & I” on a recurring basis in Season 1. Begley Jr. will play Governor Justin, the future version of Alex Riley’s stepbrother. In 1991, Justin (Christopher Richards) is constantly coming up with half-baked schemes that end in failure. Fifty-one years later, he’s the Governor of California. Mowry will play Wendy, the wife of Darryl (Jaleel White). Wendy relates to present-day Alex Riley’s (Bobby Moynihan) frustration over missing out on his daughter’s formative experiences. The series stars Moynihan in a comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods — as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day, and at age 65 in 2042. “Me, Myself & I” premieres Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on
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Fox Nabs ‘Nightfall’ Crime Drama From Sheldon Turner & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Nightfall, a cop drama from Oscar-nominated writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) and Emmy-winning producer Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). The project hails from Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta Productions, Gordon’s Teakwood Lane Productions and 20th Century Fox TV, where both companies are based. Written by Turner, Nightfall is about a New York City anti-crime unit headed by a charismatic, often unpredictable detective who…
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24 reboot series: more details emerge

Kirsten Howard Joseph Baxter Nov 2, 2017

Fox's new 24 revival series will have a female lead, and mix its urgent spilt-screen action with legal drama...

Back in August, it became clear that Fox had finally decided they'd wrung all they could from the original 24 story premise. However, they had some plans brewing to keep the basic concept intact as they moved forward with a brand new reinvention of the show.

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Fox chairman Dana Walden and president David Madden told Deadline that the network was in the early stages of hashing out a version of 24 that runs along a more "anthological storytelling" vein, ditching the Jack Bauer-esque narrative of terrorist threats and CTU espionage, and doing something entirely different with the key real-time aspect the series is known for. The
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’24’ Could Return Again — But As An Entirely Different Kind of Show, Fox Execs Say

’24’ Could Return Again — But As An Entirely Different Kind of Show, Fox Execs Say
If the “24” clock ticks again, it will be for very different reasons.

Fox executives confirmed Tuesday that executive producer Howard Gordon and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer are kicking around completely new ideas for the real-time format that shifts away from its roots. A new version won’t likely focus on the show’s bread-and-butter terrorism and potential apocalypse storylines.

The decision to rethink the “24” universe comes after Fox opted not to bring back revival “24: Legacy” for another season. “24: Legacy” was pitched as a limited series, but might have continued had ratings been higher.

Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said “24: Legacy” still succeeded in giving viewers “a taste again” of the “24” franchise, and “whetted their appetites. We’re exploring where the next version might live.”

Walden said Gordon and Grazer “have an exciting idea that was very compelling, but we’re in the early stages.”

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’24’ Could Return Again — But As An Entirely Different Kind of Show, Fox Execs Say

  • Indiewire
’24’ Could Return Again — But As An Entirely Different Kind of Show, Fox Execs Say
If the “24” clock ticks again, it will be for very different reasons.

Fox executives confirmed Tuesday that executive producer Howard Gordon and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer are kicking around completely new ideas for the real-time format that shifts away from its roots. A new version won’t likely focus on the show’s bread-and-butter terrorism and potential apocalypse storylines.

The decision to rethink the “24” universe comes after Fox opted not to bring back revival “24: Legacy” for another season. “24: Legacy” was pitched as a limited series, but might have continued had ratings been higher.

Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said “24: Legacy” still succeeded in giving viewers “a taste again” of the “24” franchise, and “whetted their appetites. We’re exploring where the next version might live.”

Walden said Gordon and Grazer “have an exciting idea that was very compelling, but we’re in the early stages.”

Read More‘Ghosted,
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‘24’: Talks Underway For New Iteration Of The Franchise That Will Leave CTU – TCA

Updated: 24 may get a reinvention, with the real-time format moving away from terrorism. During the Fox executive session at the summer TCA press tour, chairman Dana Walden revealed that the network and producing studio 20th Century Fox TV has started preliminary discussions with 24 executive producers Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer andc o-creator Joel Surnow. ” We are really exploring what the future, the next version of 24 might be, maybe in more anthological…
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‘Homeland’ Heads to Virginia for Season 7

‘Homeland’ Heads to Virginia for Season 7
Homeland” has settled on Virginia as the filming location for its seventh season.

The drama series starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin will begin lensing in the Richmond area in the fall for a 2018 debut, Showtime and Fox 21 Television Studios said Tuesday.

Homeland” showrunner Alex Gansa gave no hints about the storyline for upcoming season in announcing the decision to stay in the U.S., following the New York City setting for Season 6.

Homeland” revolves around Washington, D.C.-based CIA operatives and alumni engaged in counterterrorism and national security operations. The Virginia setting suggests the show’s storylines will be staying close to home again for the coming season. Season 4 was shot in South Africa while the fifth season was lensed and set in Berlin. The show’s first three seasons were largely shot in North Carolina, which doubled for the D.C. and environs.

“We’re thrilled to bring the production of ‘Homeland’ to the
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How Donald Trump and James Comey Destroyed the Way Film and TV Depict the FBI and CIA

  • Indiewire
How Donald Trump and James Comey Destroyed the Way Film and TV Depict the FBI and CIA
Donald Trump’s battles with intelligence agencies and the many controversial moves by former FBI director James Comey may change the way Hollywood approaches stories from that world.

Stories of the FBI and CIA usually focus on a simple good guy/bad guy approach. The agencies, with the backing of the United States government, take on evildoers. On CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” that means chasing down brutal killers. On Fox’s “The X-Files,” that has meant exploring a shadowy conspiracy by a cabal far removed from the elected government.

But that’s all starting to change, and the battle between government officials and the intelligence community, which might have seemed an unnecessary plot a few years ago (“Wait? Who are audiences supposed to root for? Aren’t they on the same side?”) is now front and center.

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How Donald Trump and James Comey Destroyed the Way Film and TV Depict the FBI and CIA

How Donald Trump and James Comey Destroyed the Way Film and TV Depict the FBI and CIA
Donald Trump’s battles with intelligence agencies and the many controversial moves by former FBI director James Comey may change the way Hollywood approaches stories from that world.

Stories of the FBI and CIA usually focus on a simple good guy/bad guy approach. The agencies, with the backing of the United States government, take on evildoers. On CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” that means chasing down brutal killers. On Fox’s “The X-Files,” that has meant exploring a shadowy conspiracy by a cabal far removed from the elected government.

But that’s all starting to change, and the battle between government officials and the intelligence community, which might have seemed an unnecessary plot a few years ago (“Wait? Who are audiences supposed to root for? Aren’t they on the same side?”) is now front and center.

Read More: FBI TV Album: From ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘The Americans,’ Here Are The
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24: Legacy has been cancelled

Rob Leane Jun 9, 2017

There will be no second season for Corey Hawkins' 24: Legacy, but Fox is already considering reboot options...

24: Legacy is no more. Fox has cancelled the show, opting not to press ahead with a second season of the Corey Hawkins-starring relaunch of the 24 franchise.

TV Line broke the news, noting the low ratings of the show as a possible reason behind the decision.

Despite a massive launch during the Super Bowl, interest in the series dipped significantly in the weeks that followed. In terms of live viewings in the USA, over ten million viewers switched off between the premiere and the finale.

Does the demise of Legacy provide proof that 24 can't live on without Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer? Well, even if it does, Fox certainly isn't taking it that way.

TV Line notes that, "given the keystone franchise’s importance to Fox, discussions
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24: Legacy Gets Canned At Fox, But Franchise Not Dead Just Yet

Well, you can’t say they didn’t give it the ol’ college try. For a while, they’ve been trying to revive the 24 franchise. A few years ago we saw Jack Bauer bow out in 24: Live Another Day, and this previous season, we saw 24: Legacy hit Fox with an all-new cast.

The new series started off strong enough, with a reported 17.58 million viewers in its premiere, but its ratings quickly tumbled, and by the final episode, it only had 3.41 million views. This is a definite fall, and while it may not be completely reflective of what audiences thought of the series, it didn’t really bode well for things to come.

Now, TVLine has confirmed that 24: Legacy will not be returning to Fox next season. However, if you were worried about 24 coming to an end, then fret not. Discussions are reportedly underway with producers Howard Gordon
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