Groundbreaking, Critically Acclaimed and Award Winning Drama '24' to Debut in Off-Net Syndication

'24,' Starring Kiefer Sutherland and Recently Nominated for 11 Emmys, Will

Allow Viewers



To Relive the Action of All Four Seasons, Starting October 1



Sep 08, 2005, 01:00 ET from Twentieth Television

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "24," the groundbreaking,
 award-winning and critically-acclaimed series starring Kiefer Sutherland, will
 premiere in off-network syndication on local television stations throughout
 the U.S. beginning on October 1, 2005 (please check your local listings).
 Weekly, "24" will provide viewers with the unique opportunity to watch the
 program from its first season on.
     In the hour-long series, Sutherland stars as U.S. Counter Terrorism Unit
 Agent Jack Bauer in one of the most innovative, thrilling and acclaimed dramas
 on television.  Each distinct episode of "24" features a dedicated storyline
 unveiling layers of intrigue over the course of one season that shapes a
 24-hour period, when Bauer must go to great lengths to prevent a singular
 tragedy from occurring.  In season one, he fights to uncover a plot to
 assassinate the first African American candidate for President of the United
 States (Dennis Haysbert).  In "24's" second season, Bauer is forced to prevent
 terrorists from detonating a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, while in season
 three he must stop a blackmail scheme involving relatives of an imprisoned
 Mexican drug lord threatening to unleash a biological weapon.  Wrapping its
 fourth and most compelling season this spring, "24" involved a train crash,
 the kidnapping of the Secretary of Defense, a chain-reaction meltdown of the
 nation's nuclear power plants as well as detonating a nuclear bomb and the
 fatal crash of Air Force One.
     The series was recently nominated in two of this year's Emmy Awards' most
 prestigious categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and Kiefer
 Sutherland for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the fourth year in
 a row.  In its first four seasons, "24" has achieved a multitude of awards,
 including Emmys for writing and editing, and has been nominated for nearly 40
 Emmy Awards.  "24" also has received seven Golden Globe nominations, including
 three for Best Television Series - Drama, which it won in 2004; and Best
 Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama for three years, with Sutherland
 winning once.
     Other cast members to have starred in "24" include Elisha Cuthbert, Penny
 Johnson, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, Sarah Wynter, William Devane and
 Kim Raver.  The program has also guest-starred Dennis Hopper, Zeljko Ivanek,
 Lou Diamond Phillips, Michelle Forbes, Sara Gilbert, Lukas Haas, Nestor
 Serrano and Shohreh Aghdashloo, among others.
     Created and executive produced by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and
 produced by 20th Century Fox Television, "24" first premiered on FOX in 2000
 to rave reviews.  The program has been cleared in syndication covering 97% of
 the country and is distributed by Twentieth Television.
 
     A leader in the domestic program production and distribution arena,
 Twentieth Television oversees the domestic sales of one of the most extensive
 libraries of off-net programming in the entertainment industry.  In addition
 to "24," this fall, the company will launch The Peabody Award-winning sitcom
 "The Bernie Mac Show" in off-net syndication.  In 2004, it successfully sold
 and launched the sitcoms "Yes, Dear" and "Malcolm in the Middle," the highest
 rated off-net premiere for the 2004-05 season.  Other programs being slated
 for future off-net launches include the multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy
 "Arrested Development," starring Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de
 Rossi and Jessica Walter, among others; "Still Standing," with Jami Gertz and
 Mark Addy; David E. Kelly's critically-acclaimed drama "Boston Legal,"
 featuring James Spader and William Shatner; reality hit "The Simple Life"; and
 the animated comedy "Family Guy."
      First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the news
 magazine "A Current Affair," the popular court show strip "Divorce Court" and
 new court show "Judge Alex."
 
 

SOURCE Twentieth Television
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "24," the groundbreaking,
 award-winning and critically-acclaimed series starring Kiefer Sutherland, will
 premiere in off-network syndication on local television stations throughout
 the U.S. beginning on October 1, 2005 (please check your local listings).
 Weekly, "24" will provide viewers with the unique opportunity to watch the
 program from its first season on.
     In the hour-long series, Sutherland stars as U.S. Counter Terrorism Unit
 Agent Jack Bauer in one of the most innovative, thrilling and acclaimed dramas
 on television.  Each distinct episode of "24" features a dedicated storyline
 unveiling layers of intrigue over the course of one season that shapes a
 24-hour period, when Bauer must go to great lengths to prevent a singular
 tragedy from occurring.  In season one, he fights to uncover a plot to
 assassinate the first African American candidate for President of the United
 States (Dennis Haysbert).  In "24's" second season, Bauer is forced to prevent
 terrorists from detonating a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles, while in season
 three he must stop a blackmail scheme involving relatives of an imprisoned
 Mexican drug lord threatening to unleash a biological weapon.  Wrapping its
 fourth and most compelling season this spring, "24" involved a train crash,
 the kidnapping of the Secretary of Defense, a chain-reaction meltdown of the
 nation's nuclear power plants as well as detonating a nuclear bomb and the
 fatal crash of Air Force One.
     The series was recently nominated in two of this year's Emmy Awards' most
 prestigious categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and Kiefer
 Sutherland for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the fourth year in
 a row.  In its first four seasons, "24" has achieved a multitude of awards,
 including Emmys for writing and editing, and has been nominated for nearly 40
 Emmy Awards.  "24" also has received seven Golden Globe nominations, including
 three for Best Television Series - Drama, which it won in 2004; and Best
 Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama for three years, with Sutherland
 winning once.
     Other cast members to have starred in "24" include Elisha Cuthbert, Penny
 Johnson, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, Sarah Wynter, William Devane and
 Kim Raver.  The program has also guest-starred Dennis Hopper, Zeljko Ivanek,
 Lou Diamond Phillips, Michelle Forbes, Sara Gilbert, Lukas Haas, Nestor
 Serrano and Shohreh Aghdashloo, among others.
     Created and executive produced by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and
 produced by 20th Century Fox Television, "24" first premiered on FOX in 2000
 to rave reviews.  The program has been cleared in syndication covering 97% of
 the country and is distributed by Twentieth Television.
 
     A leader in the domestic program production and distribution arena,
 Twentieth Television oversees the domestic sales of one of the most extensive
 libraries of off-net programming in the entertainment industry.  In addition
 to "24," this fall, the company will launch The Peabody Award-winning sitcom
 "The Bernie Mac Show" in off-net syndication.  In 2004, it successfully sold
 and launched the sitcoms "Yes, Dear" and "Malcolm in the Middle," the highest
 rated off-net premiere for the 2004-05 season.  Other programs being slated
 for future off-net launches include the multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy
 "Arrested Development," starring Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de
 Rossi and Jessica Walter, among others; "Still Standing," with Jami Gertz and
 Mark Addy; David E. Kelly's critically-acclaimed drama "Boston Legal,"
 featuring James Spader and William Shatner; reality hit "The Simple Life"; and
 the animated comedy "Family Guy."
      First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the news
 magazine "A Current Affair," the popular court show strip "Divorce Court" and
 new court show "Judge Alex."
 
 SOURCE  Twentieth Television