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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 and Brian Grazer to develop another incarnation of the series — one that’s more anthological in its approach. It will supposedly still be built around the trademark real-time aspect, as expected.

Sadly, none of the cast from 24: Legacy will be involved in this new series, as of right now. We have to wonder what they mean by “anthological.” Does this mean that they’re working on an idea that will follow a completely separate story in each hour? We have to wonder just how something like this would manifest in the TV show, and if there would be any connections between them. Most importantly, would this eliminate audience’s ability to cling to specific characters? That remains to be seen.

Are you on board for another incarnation of 24, or should they put this long-running series out to pasture? Let us know in the comments down below!

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