FOX's "24" to be Reinvented
Earlier this week Los Angeles Times reported that great changes are on the way for FOX's hit thriller "24" which has been blasted by both critics and fans for its soapy, repetitive and tiresome storylines this season. Will the drama move out of L.A.?
The drama that premiered back in 2001, two months after 9/11, gradually blossomed into a major hit for the network, especially during its high-rated and critically-acclaimed fifth season.
But it all went downhill from there as one third of the viewers who tuned in to see the explosive 2-day 4-hour 6th season premiere in January 2007 gradually abandoned the show with a recent episode pulling in about 10 million viewers.
The executive producer Howard Gordon said to the newspaper: "It hurts to hear the criticism; I don't dispute it's been a challenging season to write for us. But it's reinvigorated our determination to reinvent the show. This year could be seen to be the last iteration of it in its current state."
What does that mean exactly?
"It won't be a musical or a half-hour," Gordon added. "I've got a couple ideas, none of which I could even begin to share responsibly."
Although the writers have yet to put a single word down on paper, the 7th season of "24" is expected to return to FOX in January 2008 and as TV Guide speculates it may mean a change of location with New York being one of the options.
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