Premieres on 17 January @ 9pm (2-hour) and
18 January @ 8pm (2-hour)
DVR addicts take note – the start of ’24′ is a two-night, four-hour extravaganza, so please align your devices accordingly. You’ll be pleased to know that the nature of the beast remains the same eight years later. Jack Bauer still has the reflexes of a jungle cat and can sniff out the bad guys faster than anyone at CTU. As is often the case, he is in a good place before the clock starts, and enjoying time with his daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law; he has plans to move with the three of them from Manhattan back to Los Angeles and his flight is only hours away. Well, we all know that ain’t gonna happen. The trouble begins with a threat on a visiting president during U.N. peace talks and it only gets sloppier from there. Joining the good fight are Katee Sackhoff as a systems analyst, her fiancé played by Freddie Prinze, Jr., the snarky return of Mary Jane Rajskub, Cherry Jones as the US President and Elisha Cuthbert and her hubby, played by Paul Wesley (‘The Vampire Diaries‘). As usual, once one mess wraps up we’re already deep into the next one, and the thrills keep coming. If these first four episodes are any indication, the eighth season of ’24′ will certainly not disappoint.