Wednesday, March 10, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: FOX to Cancel "24"


Variety is reporting that the official announcement is expected in the next day or so. Season 8 will be the last for the Jack Bauer. I guess all that cash they blew on Seth MacFarlane ($100 million-- no, I'm not kidding) caught up with FOX. Good move, guys!

While I've been cranky about this season, I am honestly going to miss this show. And I will miss writing about the show as well. As the dust settles with this news, I will give thought about the future of this blog and hopefully come up with a sustainable concept that will keep you all coming back. I truly value my readers and I want to continue the fun here.  Let's hope I can come up with something awesome!

16 comments:

Brian Pelts said...

Ugh. I've always hated Seth MacFarlane, but now I want him to die in an extra hot fire.

Adam said...

Your anger makes you powerful, Pelty. Don't ever let go of it.

Sunny said...

Who would have ever thought that Stewie would be the one to defeat Jack Bauer? I never did like that obnoxious baby anyway. I say we need to see Jack torture Stewie.

Death to Stewie!!!

Hatch said...

I shall remain in denial and protest loudly until this is made official.

And that picture makes me want to jump out of my apartment window. Sadly it's only on the second floor, so I'd probably end up pulling a Marcos and limping back upstairs dejectedly.

Rickey Henderson said...

Hopefully a movie is still in the works... Like you said, they better go out with a bang.

Alex Getts said...

I did read this on IGN:

Update (3/5): FOX still has yet to make a decision about 24, but an odd new possibility has arisen, as NBC is floating the idea of picking up the series, should FOX not renew it.

While I pretty much loathe NBC for killing off Conan's "Tonight Show," this would at least give them some redemption, and they need shows anyways for next year. So hopefully something will pan out.

And honestly, $100 million?!

BauerPower said...

Dammit!

I was hoping for a Season 9 =(

Fans, join “I blame Dana Walsh for the Cancelation of 24″ ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-blame-Dana-Walsh-for-the-Cancelation-of-24/355610643924 ) if that’s how you feel!

Brittany said...

Ah...sh*t.
True, I wasn't sure I wanted the show to persist only to die a long and painful death...BUT.
I wanted them to pull the trigger (pull the plug? something like that) on their OWN terms.
Control. Power. THEIR terms. Gakhhh.

I do, however, appreciate you guys for bringing light to an irritating subject matter with the following statements:
Your anger makes you powerful, Pelty. Don't ever let go of it. (sounds like an unorthodox twist on Mr. Miyagi's words of wisdom)
--and--
I'd probably end up pulling a Marcos and limping back upstairs dejectedly.

Nothing brightens my mood quite like a reference to the awesome power of anger and a little morbid humor. :)

Granny Annie said...

We get angry with our children but we still love them. 24 belongs to the fans and our following kept it going. One bad season can be forgiven and we still love the baby and see its potential. What will we do without Jack Bauer?

Anonymous said...

There's only so many ways you can have a catastrophic danger to make 24 as riveting as it's always been. Bioterrorism, Nuclear terrorism, Presidential assassination, etc. The only thing left is Jack vs. Tsunami or Earthquake.

I'll miss seeing my favorite firearms portrayed in this series. I have us USPC9 that is only 7 serial numbers off of Jack's (as seen in Season 5 poster). The gear and action effects are the best of any show.

Ryan said...

I think that the fact that they've stuck with the some old plot outline for every single season makes us think that that is the only way they can possibly go. Is 24 such a unique, niche idea of a TV genre that they can only have a season if there is a mole in CTU, if there is a nuclear threat, etc.? I don't think so. I don't understand why the 24 people/FOX are so fixated on that idea.

How about less lives at stake? Does it seriously need to be a whole country or a whole city?

If we must go with the "many lives at stake" I think I'm onto something-- picture it now, after Day 8, Jack and Renee take a much needed vacation- a cruise! But all is not well on the waters, Somalian (wait a minute, that's a real country..) um.. Mosalian Pirates hop on board the Carnival Pride while Jack and Renee are playing Bingo and Jack is the only guy on board who can stop this terrorist attack.

I'd watch that.

Brian Pelts said...

There's only so many ways you can have a catastrophic danger to make 24 as riveting as it's always been. Bioterrorism, Nuclear terrorism, Presidential assassination, etc.

And yet Fox has no problem paying Seth MacFarlane $100 million to make the SAME FUCKING SHOW OVER AND OVER. DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE

Rickey Henderson said...

Heh, Rickey likes how you changed the ending of this post from "let's hope they can come up with something special" to "let's hope I can come up with something special" to wrap up 24's run.

The former is very much in question. The latter? Never. Furthermore, as per your request, Rickey would be happy to lend his services for the non-Bauer posts that are on the horizon.

Hatch said...

"Mosalian"

Haha.

Brian Pelts said...

On the bright side, the encapsulated and formulaic show format makes each day largely stand alone, so we don't have to worry about lots of unresolved plotlines and questions unlike some shows I could think of. *cough*Lost*cough* Plus, using the law of diminishing returns, I'm kind of glad they're riding off into the proverbial sunset while we still have more fond thoughts about the show than negative. One or two more years and the tide may have turned to the point where this announcement would be met with less "NOOOOOES" and more "oh, THAT show was still on?"

Seth MacFarlane can still suck a bag of dicks, though. He's the Jay Leno of Fox.

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely miss this show. I've watched this show for a long time, it almost feels like my childhood show. But it shouldn't go to NBC. Those fuckers pulled a "Montreal Screwjob" on Conan so hard, it wasn't even funny. NBC can stay in last place for all I care.

Thanks for the memories, Jack Bauer. You can never truly die.

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