24 to return

'24' is reportedly returning to TV for a limited-run final series, three years after it came to an end

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Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

'24' is reportedly returning to TV.

The real-time drama - which starred Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer - is set to be reprised for a limited run by network Fox, Deadline.com reports.

The programme ended in 2010 after eight seasons, but showrunner Howard Gordon is keen for it to make a return for one final series, with studio executives happy with his idea.

And former '24' executive producer David Fury - who is now working with Howard on 'Tyrant' - also looks to be involved in the new series.

He tweeted: ""@DeadlineTV: '24′ Eyes Return As Limited Series On Fox". Yep, I'm pulling double duty along w/ TYRANT. Whoo & Hoo! (sic)"

And he appeared to suggest the new series would be half as long as previous.

Asked by one follower if it would be "8 or 12", he replied: "12".

When '24' ended on TV, a spin-off movie was in the pipeline, but following many delays, 20th Century Fox confirmed in March 2012 that it has been scrapped "due to timing. Budget, salaries, etc. were never set. (sic)"

The news of the return of '24' comes on the same day Kiefer's current TV series, supernatural drama 'Touch', was reported as having been cancelled.

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