Jack Bauer returns to save the world once more on May 5
Fox has set premiere dates for event series “24: Live Another Day,” along with new series “Surviving Jack” and “Gang Related.”
The event series, “24: Live Another Day,” premieres with a two-hour debut on Monday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The new chapter reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury and Brian Grazer; and executive producer and director Jon Cassar.
Set and shot in London, the event series once again will follow the world-saving exploits of Jack Bauer (Sutherland). The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), Kim Raver (“Revolution”) and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises”), reprising their original roles. Newcomers to the drama series include Yvonne Strahovski (“Dexter”), Giles Matthey (“Jobs”), Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”), Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).
New comedy series “Surviving Jack” will premiere on Thursday, Mar. 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, following an “American Idol” results show. From executive producer and Emmy Award nominee Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town”), “Surviving Jack” is based on best-selling author Justin Halpern’s autobiographical book, “I Suck at Girls.”
Co-created and written by Halpern (“$#*! My Dad Says”) and Patrick Schumacker (“$#*! My Dad Says”), the series is set in 1990s Southern California, and stars Emmy Award nominee Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) as a man becoming a dad while his son (Connor Buckley, “Deception”) becomes a man. The series also stars Rachael Harris (“New Girl”), Claudia Lee (“Hart of Dixie”), Kevin Hernandez (“The Sitter”) and Tyler Foden.
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Finally, new action-drama “Gang Related” will have its series premiere on Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following Part One of the two-night “American Idol” season finale. Created and written by Chris Morgan (“Fast Five”), “Gang Related” follows Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez, “The Wire”), a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force — led by Sam Chapel (Emmy Award winner Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”) — who teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (RZA, “Californication”) to take on the city’s most dangerous gangs, including one that he joined to as a boy. The series also stars Cliff Curtis (“Live Free or Die Hard”), Sung Kang (“Fast Five”), Rey Gallegos (“24″), Jay Hernandez, (“Hostel”), Inbar Lavi (“Street Kings 2: Motor City”) and Shantel VanSanten (“One Tree Hill”).
“Gang Related” is executive-produced by Morgan, Scott Rosenbaum (“The Shield”), Brian Grazer (“24″) and Francie Calfo (“Those Who Kill”).
The announcements were made on Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.