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24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning United States television series. Broadcast by Fox Network in the USA and syndicated worldwide, the show first aired on November 6, 2001, with an initial thirteen episodes. The first six seasons were all centered around the fictional Los Angeles branch of the U.S. government Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

24 is presented in real time, with each season depicting a 24-hour period in the life of Jack Bauer, who works with the U.S. government as it fights domestic threats. Bauer is often in the field for the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit as they try to safeguard the nation from terrorist threats. The show also follows the actions of other CTU agents, government officials and terrorists associated with the plot.

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Season Seven, also known as Day 7, of the television series 24 was originally planned to premiere on January 13, 2008 but was delayed an entire year due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Fox aired a two-hour "prequel" TV movie titled 24: Redemption on November 23, 2008 that bridges the gap between seasons.> Fox will then air Season 7 beginning with a two-night, four-hour premiere over two consecutive nights, following the examples of previous three seasons. The first two hours will air on Sunday, January 11, 2009, and the third and fourth hours on Monday, January 12, 2009. From thereafter, 24 will air the remainder of the season on the following Mondays, without interruption.

According to the Radio Times, Sky1 will broadcast the first two episodes in a two-hour premiere on Monday, January 12, 2009; with the following two episodes aired on Tuesday, January 13, 2009. It will then air every consecutive Tuesday at 21:00 (GMT), a day after the United States.

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Carlos Bernard, who portrays Tony Almeida on the TV series.

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  • Fox News has announced that a new 12 episode season during fox network's 2013/2014 Television season.(Foxnews.com. "'24' returning to Fox for 12 episodes, network announces". Fox News. Retrieved 7 July 2013. )
  • A 2 hour TV movie, 24: Redemption, is set to be released on November 23, 2008.(Maria Elena Fernandez (2008-07-14). "TCA: '24: Exile'/The Return of Jack Bauer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-07-14. )
  • A 24: The Movie feature film was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, 2008. In April 2007, it was announced that plans to shoot the film have been put on hold.("24 movie delayed indefinitely". )
  • Because of the "real-time" storytelling approach to 24, and the series' willingness to directly address the threat of terrorism, the implementation of torture as a way to acquire information and the use and misuse of government authority, the series has generated a sizeable critical reaction, both positive and negative.

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