Mary Lynn Rajskub is kind of a jack-of-all-trades in the world of television. However, she’s probably most famous for her gig on Fox’s 24, where she played the loyal and intelligent Chloe O’Brian. Her character appeared in more episodes of the series than any other, save for Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer, and it only makes sense that Rajskub would sign on for 24: Live Another Day. However, it took Fox until Thursday to make her role official.
When a show comes back from the dead to return to regular programming, there are often two feelings that accompany the event for fans. First, there is a feeling of excitement, and second, there is a feeling of worry that said program will not be able to live up to its former glory. This happened recently with the reboot of Arrested Development (turns out, there was not much to worry about) and will be happening again when Fox’s hit program, 24, returns to the schedule
Someday, learning that a cancelled show is coming back after years off the air may seem less like a surreal TV-focused dream than it is these days, but today, I'm still reeling over the fact that, in just a few days, we're going to see another season of Arrested Development. And I feel similarly about the recent news that 24 is returning for another season. It seems too good to be true. But it is true!
No Chloe, No Watchy: Mary Lynn Rajskub Talks 24: Live Another Day And Her Character's Possible Return
"I do not know yet," Mary Lynn Rajskub said, in response to Conan O'Brien inquiring about whether or not she'll be appearing in the confirmed return of 24. "I have high hopes. I'm hoping to hear soon." We're hoping to hear soon as well! Jack Bauer is 24, so it's necessary that Kiefer Sutherland is returning, as it is that creator Howard Gordon is involved in the series' return for 24: Live Another Day. But as far as I'm concerned, Chloe is a part of Jack Bauer, figuratively speaking.
Say it with me 24 fans: "Damn it!" We may be hearing Jack Bauer cry out his favorite FCC-friendly swear-word of choice soon enough as the 24 comeback is officially a go. Fox announced today that Kiefer Sutherland is locked in to return to his role as Jack Bauer for 24: Live Another Day, an action-packed event series which is set to air next summer (2014).
There's good news and bad news, Kiefer Sutherland fans. The bad news is, Touch has been cancelled. The Tim Kring drama has been suffering in the ratings, and a shift to Friday nights probably didn't help its situation. On the bright side, the series' cancellation will likely free Sutherland up for the possible 24 revival at Fox. Yes, that's the good news. It's been reported that Fox is looking at a return for 24 as a limited series.
We still have a few months to wait for Fox to bring Touch back for Season 2. Three months as of yesterday, in fact, which doesn't seem so bad. And while we're reaching for the bright side, there's one more reason to look forward to the return of Touch. 24's Annie Wersching is set to guest star in the series' second season in an episode that will air at some point this spring.
24 fans will appreciate this bit of casting news. Carlos Bernard, known for playing the often serious CTU agent Tony Almeida in the popular Fox action-thriller series 24 is set to play a recurring role on TNT’s reboot of Dallas.
Showtime's new thriller Homeland has to be in contention for the best new show this fall. A slow burning and smart 24 with absolutely captivating leads in Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, it creates an almost constant feeling of unease, keeping you on edge as the drama unfolds. The final line from last week's episode seems innocent enough yet, because of the proper build-up and ambiguous delivery, "He's out there, playing the hero card," has me hooked and itching for more.
After watching the brief preview Showtime released for the recently picked up series Homeland, I’m finding myself missing 24 and looking forward to this new drama, which stars Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin. Check out the video ahead and see if you agree that Homeland could be the show to fill the void left by Jack Bauer.
If you’re like me, there’s a good chance you’re missing Kiefer Sutherland’s furrowed brow on your TV screen each Monday night this winter. While we may not be getting Jack Bauer back any time soon, there’s a chance we could be seeing Sutherland in a new role on Fox if the pilot he’s signed on for gets picked up.
Apparently, Kiefer Sutherland is network loyal. The former star of Fox’s 24 has an eye on a new drama pilot, also being produced by 20th Century Fox TV, as well as Chernin Entertainment. If Sutherland takes the role, he will be playing the father of a mute and autistic boy who has amazing prediction capabilities. I’ll give you three guesses to figure out who is behind this plot. And, no, it’s not M Night Shyamalan
Considering it’s January, which is usually when 24’s next big day kicks off, I’d say we’re due for a CTU O’Brien fix and I’ll take it in the form of a totally unrelated character on a totally unrelated series if that’s what it takes.
While 24 may be over, that doesn’t mean we won’t get to see one of its former stars returning to Fox next year. Word is, Mary Lynn Rajskub has an upcoming guest-appearance on Raising Hope.
Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t gotten around to watching the season finale of 24 and plan to, read no further as this article contains major spoilers on the series conclusion.