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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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24: The Game is a Sony PlayStation 2 video game based on the FOX television series, 24. The game was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment's Cambridge Studios and was published by 2K Games. It was announced on March 30, 2005 and first released in North America on February 27, 2006. The player controls many characters from the television series at different points in the game. The missons in the game involving elements of third-person shooter, driving and puzzle games. The musical score was composed by Sean Callery, while the script was written by Duppy Demetrius and the series production team.

24: The Game makes extensive use of actors' voices and likenesses from the TV series, as well as using a script and music score from the same production team. The events contained in the game are set between Season 2 and Season 3 of the show. Set in Los Angeles, the story features three plotlines that overlap around a character from Jack Bauer's past named Peter Madsen. While 24: The Game was nominated for a BAFTA award for its screenplay elements, it was let down by poor game mechanics.

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Kiefer Sutherland, who portrays Jack Bauer 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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