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Fox's 24 heads to New York City

By Casey LaMarca

The Big Apple is about to meet Jack Bauer.

Fox’s hit show "24" will be moving to New York City for its next season slated to air in January 2010. The groundbreaking show starring Kiefer Sutherland as the iconic television hero is currently in its seventh season.

Although the location of the show has changed, executive producer Howard Gordon has revealed that one of the show’s original settings will return. “CTU is back, reconstituted,” he says. “But this isn’t the CTU of the past, it’s a CTU set five minutes in the future.”

Season eight will also welcome back some familiar faces, including Chloe O’Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub), President Taylor (Cherry Jones), and Renee Walker (Annie Wersching). Joining the cast as the show’s newest villain is Slumdog Millionaire’s game-show host Anil Kapoor.

"24" spent its first six seasons in Los Angeles and its current season in Washington D.C. Gordon has expressed his optimism on the move to the big apple. “'24' has always lived in the shadow of 9/11," he says. "And setting it in the city most profoundly affected by 9/11 seemed right.”

Season eight is set to begin filming at the end of April.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly

Posted by Casey LaMarca on April 23, 2009 4:17 PM
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