24 (TV series)

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24
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Genre Action, drama, thriller
Created by Joel Surnow
Robert Cochran
Starring Kiefer Sutherland
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Carlos Bernard
Dennis Haysbert
Elisha Cuthbert
Kim Raver
James Morrison
Reiko Aylesworth
D.B. Woodside
Penny Johnson Jerald
Roger Cross
Gregory Itzin
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 204
Production
Running time approx. 43 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Picture format NTSC 480i (SDTV)
PAL 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV) FOX HD
1080i (HDTV) SKY HD
Original run November 6, 2001 –
July 14, 2014
Other websites
Official website

24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe winning American television series broadcast by Fox Network in the USA and shown worldwide. The show first came on TV on November 6, 2001, airing eight seasons of 24 episodes each until May 24, 2010. The show returned on May 5, 2014 for a 12 episode miniseries called Live Another Day that aired until July 14, 2014. The first six seasons were all focused the fictional Los Angeles branch of the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). The seventh season focused on the Washington, D.C. branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The eighth season focused on the fictional New York City branch of CTU. Live Another Day focused on the London station of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

24 is shown in real time, with each season depicting a 24-hour period in the life of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), who works with the government as it fights threats to the country. Live Another Day, however, mainly depicted a 12-hour period over its 12 episodes, but ended the final episode with a 12-hour time jump to finish the 24 hour cycle. Bauer is often in the field for each season's main government agency as they try to protect America from terrorists. The show also follows the actions of other agents, government officials and terrorists associated with the plot. The first six seasons of the show were all based in Los Angeles and nearby locations  — both real and fictional  — in California, although sometimes other locations have been used as well. Some of the fourth and sixth seasons, and all of the seventh season, were in Washington, D.C..[1] The eighth and final season of the original series was in New York City.[2][3] Live Another Day was set in London.[4]

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