04.30 | Fox spinning off '24' into kids cartoon

Starting this fall, viewers can see what Jack Bauer was like as a child as Fox will spin off '24' into a Saturday morning cartoon. “We’ll see a little Jack Bauer as a member of the Cub Scouts, torturing Arab kids at camp who look suspicious,” says '24' creator Joel Surnow.

Just like the primetime series, the cartoon, '24: Little Jack,' will depict a 24-hour period in the life of young Jack Bauer.

If only this were true...

12.06 | Be Jack Bauer - download the '24: Agent Down' video game for your mobile phone

Here's news of the second '24' cellphone video game:

I-play, the mobile entertainment company, today announced the release of '24: Agent Down' on mobile handsets. The sequel to the BAFTA award winning mobile game '24', gamers must once again save the world with Jack Bauer and his elite team of CTU operatives using high-tech gadgets and brain power.

Download '24: Agent Down' for your phone. Chances are that if you've got a recent phone and are on a mainstream service provider, you should be able to download it.

10.18 | '24' team to produce 'NSA Innocent' pilot for Fox

Here's news of a new show from Bob Cochran, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon: 'NSA Innocent'.

The creative minds behind '24' are cooking up another tale of espionage for one unlucky soul - but this time, he's no Jack Bauer.

Tentatively titled 'NSA Innocent,' the thriller has scored a put pilot commitment from Fox.

'NSA Innocent' revolves around an Everyman who winds up being recruited by the NSA - and forced to spy.

20th Century Fox TV will produce, along with Real Time Prods. '24' co-creator Bob Cochran is onboard to write 'NSA Innocent' with David Ehrman ('JAG').

Cochran's '24' cohorts - Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon - will exec produce along with Cochran and Ehrman.

Cochran and Ehrman both worked on 'JAG,' 'The Commish' and 'La Femme Nikita.'

This has got me thinking that maybe this is why so many characters were killed off on '24' last season - maybe they just want good actors for their new show. After all, we know a lot of the old 'La Femme Nikita' cast were reused on '24'. Maybe Carlos Bernard will star?

04.01 | Kiefer Sutherland to appear on ABC's Lost

Holy fucking shit: Kiefer Sutherland to appear on ABC's Lost.

This would be AMAZING.

02.27 | How to write the perfect '24' fan fiction

Here's a great guide on how to write '24' fanfiction:

1. LA is a dangerous place. It has to happen in LA, no excuses. 2. Regardless of what happened thru the season, Jack Bauer has to end up in a bind. No happy endings, thank you. 3. You may kill one and only one of Jack Bauer’s women per season. No exceptions. 4. Whenever anyone is choosing between doom and Jack Bauer’s life, Jack will be expendable. 5. Whenever anyone is choosing between doing a bad deed, and a loved one’s life, they will all do the bad deed. Exception: Michelle.
It's also pretty funny. Now get scribbling.

02.02 | The Official '24' Magazine launches soon

Official '24' MagazineTitan Magazines - publisher of the official Star Trek, Buffy and Lost tie-in magazines - is to launch the Official '24' Magazine.

The first issue has 68 pages, has exclusive season five news, cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes features and will cost $6.99.

Titan currently has no plans to sell the magazine in the UK, but I'm sure if you email them, we can change their minds. Be nice, now.

09.30 | Fox commits to noir pilot from '24' duo

'24' producers Bob Cochran and Joel Surnow have a new show for Fox.

It's called 'Thirteen', because it'll run over 13 episodes.

Set in present-day Los Angeles, it will mine the film noir vein in the potboiler-meets-psychological-drama spirit of Curtis Hanson's "L.A. Confidential" and such vintage classics as 1944's "Murder, My Sweet" and 1947's "Out of the Past," said Bob Cochran, who will produce with Joel Surnow.

"We'd like to do the same thing for film noir with this that '24' did for the thriller format," Cochran said. "There's not a whole on TV right now in this wonderful genre, and we feel that we're kind of in the same place where we were a few years ago when '24' launched. There's real opportunity for someone to reinvent this format for TV."

Cochran said the project "will have more languid moments and more sexuality and sensuality than '24' has allowed for". Ooh-er missus.