Report: Fox to End ’24′ After This Season

by | March 9, 2010 at 11:29 PM | 24, TV News

The Clock Stops for Kiefer Sutherland on '24' (Fox)

The Clock Stops for Kiefer Sutherland on '24' (Fox)

It looks like Jack Bauer is out of time.

In what can’t be considered surprising news–but still a bummer for fans nonetheless–the clock will stop on ‘24,’ according to Variety.

After speculation in recent months, the Fox network and 20th Century Fox TV are expected to end the action-packed drama after this eighth season of the show. The series’ expensive price tag and unimpressive ratings are cited as the main reason.

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The trade claims the studio is toying with the idea of shopping the show around to other networks, but for the same reasons above, they’re not expecting many to be gunning for it.

Within minutes of the news, a ‘#SaveJackBauer’ campaign was initiated on Twitter.

But Kiefer Sutherland’s days of jacking up the bad guys aren’t over, since there are plans to have the franchise live on in movie theaters.

The network declined to comment. A final decision is expected in the next 24 hours or so.

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