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"24" Mulls Female President, Other Changes

"24" Mulls Female President, Other Changes

After this disappointing season of "24" — and especially that drawn-out, unnecessarily frustrating finale — I knew the show would have to make some drastic changes to get viewers back. And it seems like the show's producers know it: Several tidbits of news have been flying around recently about big shifts in the show's structure and characters.

The biggest news is that the show is contemplating its first female president, which — in addition to mirroring part of this country's actual presidential race — would be a fantastic role for some underemployed female actress. I'd love to know which of them are readying their resumes at the mere mention of this possibility. (Geena Davis had that presidential thing down, but personally, I'd love to see Allison Janney leading the nation.)

Among the other changes:

  • The show will likely focus less on the goings-on at CTU and move to a new city, with New York, London, and Washington, D.C. reportedly on the short list.
  • Of all of the characters, only Jack and Chloe are locks to return at this point; everything else is up in the air.

If you've drifted away from "24," do you think these changes would draw you back in?

Photo courtesy of Fox

sunny214 sunny214 10 years
I don´t find this season so bad and it is even now better than most of the other series which run on TV. As long as Kiefer is willing to do it and they can hold the level there are at the moment I will watch it. But I am still suffering from the death of Tony Almeida!!! This was not suppose to happen...
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
That picture of my Kiefer is so yummy! :drool: I'll watch 24 as long as they keep making it!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 10 years
I'm probably the only person who hasn't watched 24.I've never even seen Lost.I guess I'm behind with tv shows.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
i love 24 too, but they need to find some new storylines. A new location might be a good idea. I am still a loyal viewer but wasn't sitting on the edge of my seat this season.
Janeiro Janeiro 10 years
I loved it the first season, but as soon as I knew Jack would always live I said the hell with it. I haven't watched since mid-way through season 2.
Phil Phil 10 years
I can't really complain much about 24's sixth season. It's still much better than a lot of the shows on TV. A lot of the story was redundant and the finale wasn't very gut wrenching but it was a good season all together. My only complaint was that Fayed and Milo (poor Milo!) were killed way too fast. I really liked this season's cast and with Nadia, Morris, Buchanan, Chloe and Milo but I was missing Tony and Michelle (still verklemped happy about what happened in Season 5). I think it would be a mistake relocating to another city. Instead of rewiring the show and making all these drastic changes, why not focus on the story and step up their game on that aspect?
eBennet eBennet 10 years
This season of 24 seemed poorly constructed and the plotlines were really repetitive - I gave up about halfway through the season out of boredom (and no, I don't care if anyone spoils the season by filling in what happened). In contrast to season 1, where everything was tightly knit together and the enemies seemed several steps ahead of Jack and the gang, the enemies in this season constantly seemed to be fumbling around - I recall so many scenes where they were just waiting for some guy or whatever. Perhaps this is more realistic, but that's hardly the reason I watch 24. Whole events seemed taken right from the previous season - the whole thing with Jack storming the Russian embassy - I mean, even former President Logan was like "uh, didn't you do this same thing last season?...." I also think that 24 screwed up when the upped the ante a few seasons ago. Was it season 4 where they shot down the president's plane to steal the nuclear football & that was only a step in the plan? Once America has experienced nuclear strikes and the assassination of like 3 presidents, where does the show go from there? Also, they need to bring back Tony Almeda. Sigh....
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Allison Janney would draw me in as a viewer. She just might revive the show.
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