Jack Bauer won't be saving the world from impeding doom on FOX after this season. It's now official, FOX is putting the edge of your seat action drama on permanent vacation after the May series finale. Reportedly, actor Kiefer Sutherland wanted the show to go out on a high note. But real world problems such as weaker scripts, sagging ratings and rising production costs began to tick the clock on 24. Now, those problems have driven the once great TV drama to the point of extinction.
But, fans of 24 shouldn't shed too many tears. The series finale will actually serve as the setup for a high budget movie version of the show. So 24 will be back, but not on the little screen. So the countdown clock won't exactly stop for good....Jack Bauer lives on for another day.