Kiefer Sutherland’s iconic Jack Bauer character returns in the reboot of 24 — now trimmed down to a lean 12 episodes — that finds international fugitive Jack trying to prevent the assassination of the U.S. president in London.
However, just like every other series of 24, no one believes Jack, and this time he’s being hunted by CIA operative Kate Morgan, played by CHUCK’s Yvonne Strahovski (last seen in the tragically disappointing DEXTER series finale).
As you can see, Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lyn Rajskub) is back, and William Devane’s James Heller has been elevated from secretary of defense (in 2007’s series) to president! Also glimpsed: Kim Raver as Audrey Raines!
24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY debuts May 5 on Fox.
From the amount of hate expressed online, it appears clear that conservative-minded viewers think that when Stephen Colbert takes over LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, he’s going to turn it into THE COLBERT REPORT ON A BROADCAST NETWORK.
Relax, Fox News. Take a chill pill, Rush Limbaugh (on second thought, Rush, stay away from pills!). The Stephen Colbert who appears on THE COLBERT REPORT is a fictional character; he’s not real, he’s a fabrication. Think of it this way: That Stephen Colbert would fit perfectly into the fantasyland where most GOP politicians think they live.
In other words: No connection to the real world.
When Colbert takes over for the master sometime next year, he will be hosting the show as himself, a “persona” that has not really been seen publicly in years. By all accounts, the real Colbert is a fun and affable person. He certainly has the proper amount of respect for the genre. In a statement, Colbert said:
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”