NBC makes play for 24

May 6th, 2005

“It’s a secret, last-second twist worthy of Jack Bauer: NBC is reportedly angling to poach the drama series “24” from rival FOX. FOX and 20th Century Fox TV, which produces “24,” are currently negotiating a license fee for renewal of the thriller, … The show’s current license agreement expires after this season.

… NBC has made it known that it would love to bring a fifth season of the series of the show to its airwaves. “I can tell you that NBC has not been shy about expressing their interest in ’24,’ …

… NBC’s reported interest comes despite the fact that the network and studio are both units of News Corp … which would seem to make the Peacock’s odds of wresting the series from FOX pretty slim. Even disregarding the corporate connection, it seems unlikely that FOX would let one of its better-performing series go …”

That’s from an intriuging article which claims that NBC could nick ’24’ from FOX. I don’t see it happening, but if it did I reckon it would be good for the show for so many reasons, firstly all of the fourth series has had the stench of network interference and second it might mean a return to UK terrestial screens instead of being monopolised by Sky (Pay Television Service).

source : tv.zap2it.com

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