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Freddie Prinze Jr.: Kiefer Made Me Want to Quit Acting

There's no love lost between the former '24' co-stars, according to Prinze

(Newser) - Here's a Hollywood catfight you probably didn't see coming: Freddie Prinze Jr. vs. Kiefer Sutherland. Prinze tells ABC News that he “hated every moment” he spent on the set of 24 in 2010, and that co-star Sutherland almost caused him to quit the acting business entirely. “... More »

Why I'll Miss 'Modern Hero' Jack Bauer

The 24 character protected us, no matter what

(Newser) - America is about to lose a hero, writes Claudia Rosett. That would be Jack Bauer, the Kiefer Sutherland character whose 24 wraps up this season. Yeah, it's only TV, but Bauer "summed up something important about the American spirit: a will to defend his country, against all attackers, no... More »

Fox Officially Axes 24 on 'High Note'

Kiefer Sutherland says crew was ready; grateful for 'role of a lifetime'

(Newser) - The drama 24 won't be ticking much longer on TV. Fox announced yesterday that its action-packed real-time show starring Kiefer Sutherland as anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer will wind down at the end of its current eighth season on May 24. Sutherland said in a statement that the show's cast and... More »

Time's Up for Jack Bauer, 24

Unless he tortures a network exec, Jack Bauer is canceled

(Newser) - Ask not for whom the digital clock beeps, Jack Bauer, it beeps for thee—Fox will cancel 24 after this season, sources tell The Wrap . Though it's not official yet, the network has hinted it might drop the expensive thriller in August, with one executive saying, “It’s going... More »

Jack Bauer Grills Santa

Kiefer Sutherland gets to the bottom of this reindeer business

(Newser) - The lights are low, the questioning intense, the object of the interrogation nervous. No, he doesn't have a passport. He just delivers packages, and the planning takes all year. Superspy Jack Bauer of 24 fame isn't buying it—and he winds up on the naughty list even before he calls... More »

Bauer's Torture Ethics Get Slapped on 24

For 24 hero, torture no longer cut and dry

(Newser) - After years of shooting, shocking, drugging, and maiming terror suspects, Jack Bauer will finally be tortured—by his own conscience, Peter Finn reveals in the Washington Post. 24 opens its seventh season with its post-9/11 action hero testifying before Congress about his interrogation tactics. Bauer remains defiant, but he’ll... More »

He Can Stop Terror; Carbon's Another Story

Writer checks up on 24's new eco-mission, finds mixed results

(Newser) - Fox's 24 has its share of problems—Kiefer Sutherland's DUI imprisonment, rewritten scripts, the writers strike—but one writer still won’t give Jack Bauer a break, hitting the set to probe the show’s promise to reduce its carbon footprint. One exec congratulates himself on picking “our toughest... More »

'Model Prisoner' Sutherland Leaves Jail

24 star served 48 days for DUI, 'never griped'

(Newser) - Actor Kiefer Sutherland walked out of a California jail today after serving all 48 days of his sentence for DUI and violating probation, People reports. The 24 star looked "glad to be out," said a prison spokesman. Sutherland did his time in an 8-by-10 cell, spending his birthday,... More »

'24' Will Elect Female Prez in '08

Cherry Jones to inhabit Oval Office in Fox thriller

(Newser) - The United States will have a female president next year—and on Fox, no less. The political thriller "24" will feature Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor when the seventh season of Jack Bauer's technological derring-do kicks off in January.  More »

Cheney Should TiVo 'Heroes'

The War on Terror could take some pointers from NBC show, says Juan Cole

(Newser) - With the ratings on Jack Bauer's "24" fading almost as fast as those of George Bush's White House, it's time for the principals in the war in Iraq to start studying "Heroes"—the most-watched show on television this year—writes Salon's Juan Cole. In fact, think of... More »

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