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Series Four DVD

The series is over in the UK and the U.S., and while those in America are looking at a Christmas release for the Series four DVD, in the UK we have just under 5 weeks to wait. I thought I would let you know what fans can expect. Currently special features are set to include roughly an hours worth of deleted scenes, with commentary from Jon Cassar, and you will be able to reinsert them into the episodes they come.

Deleted Scenes: –
Ronnie roughs up suspect before joining conference room meeting
Curtis checks up on Marianne and they butt heads.
Marianne complains to Driscoll about Sarah
Marianne gets information from Sarah that she tries to pass off to Poweel. Curtis catches her.
Behrooz moves to the Driver’s seat and tells Dine they need to get help
Jack and Tony talk to the Building’s landlord and discover that it is owened by Galaxy financial.
Sarah updates Heller about the power plant casualities.
Jack argues with Secretary Heller about reinstating Tony.
Sec. Heller tells Driscoll to reinstate Tony even though she disagrees.
Original version of Killing Mariane and taking Curtis prisoner.
Curtis gets questioned and tortured.
Driscoll gives Heller an update of Power Plant meltdowns.
Mclennan Forester meeting about the override device.
Heller gives Audrey something to do and notices Tony and Curtis arguing.
Marwan tells his wife and son goodbye.
Jacks finds Alam.
Jacks works on Alam’s wound and talks to him about Mclennan-Forster.
Paul thanks Jack for saving his life.
Sceptre calls Conlin for Backup. Jack explains to Paul the plan of action.
Alam decides to stay and defend the store.
Original Version. Jack calls Audrey to tell her Paul has been shot.
Audrey gets Paul’s wedding ring.
Chloe tells Buchanan they should let Behrooz know that Dina is dead.
Curtis talks to Chloe about finding Behrooz.
Curtis saves Behriiz.
Chloe complains to Michelle about working under Edgar.
Azara gets a lead from Nabila.
Edgar blows off Azara’s lead.
Azara and Chloe bring the lead to Michelle and Tony. Edgar apologizes to Azara.
Original Ending. Chloe tells Jack that she killed someone.
Mandy’s Love scene.
Mandy goes through Tony’s wallet and talks about Michelle.
Mandy grabs her neighbors and makes the guy put on Tony’s clothes.
Jack updates Buchanan from the apartment complex.
Mandy tells the neighbors that they are posing as her and Tony.
Chloe tells Michelle to calm donw.
Jack checks on Tony. Tony thanks Jack.
Chloe and Edgar see Behroox and have a moment.
Jack thanks Tony and Michelle.

Behind the scenes docs will include: –
– LOCK AND LOAD (19 mins)

Other Special Features Include: –

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Fox files suit over ’24’ clone

“… Fox has filed suit in Delhi High Court against an Indian television company in an attempt to prevent it from showing what they claim is a clone of their popular 24. Daily Variety reports that each episode of Zee Telefilms’ Time Bomb portrays an hour of the real time in the story, …

… the Indian film industry is no stranger to accusations of stealing plots and premises from Hollywood, though the American productions are merely ‘inspiration,’ according to Bollywood.

… Zee Telefilms insists that their Time Bomb and Fox’s 24 are entirely different, since the former is about a plot to assassinate an Indian prime minister whereas the latter sees Jack … trying to prevent a terrorist attack on the US president.”

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The plight of ‘submission’

In the U.S. the fourth series has had the best ratings of any series, many put this down to a much more populist pleasing storyline which neo-conservative critics have absolutely loved – although some wanted it to go further – thinking it pulled to many punches in the name of political correctness, although I quite frankly don’t see how it could have gone much further. Normally I don’t like linking to such one-sided articles but in the name of presenting both sides I will. Here’s a small clipit first.

“Phew — that was close. The creators of “24,” Fox Television’s thriller-diller starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terror super-agent Jack Bauer, almost put together a compelling television series rooted in the onerous reality of the war on jihad terrorism. But thanks, apparently, to a few helpful suggestions from the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), they managed to steer clear of all political and historical relevance.”

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Another 2 Years of ’24’?

“24 (FOX) – Co-creator/co-showrunner Bob Cochran has inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with the show’s producer 20th Century Fox Television. The pact, as you’d expect, covers his duties on “24” for the length of the deal as well as develop (along with fellow “24” co-creator/co-showrunner Joel Surnow) new projects for the studio.”

This report from futon critic points to atleast two more series of ’24’, this pretty much sets in stone other reports that there will be a fifth series, and probably kills off any hopes that NBC had of nicking the show from FOX.

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UPDATE – Wednesday 18th May

“Stealing some of the thunder from networks with early upfront presentations, FOX reportedly has a deal in place to bring back “24” for two seasons,…, negotiations between FOX and the studio over ’24’ were complicated by the producers’ attempt to secure a higher license fee in order to handle the lofty production costs on the fourth year drama. There had been rumors that the lengthy discussions might allow another network — possibly NBC — to sneak in and steal the show…”

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NBC makes play for 24

“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).

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’24’ to get fifth series?

The 24 Fanatic is currently linking to an article on Aint It Cool News which says that David Fury a writer on TV show ‘Lost‘ has “signed on as the new co-executive producer on ‘24,’ helping to ruin Jack Bauer’s fifth day.” This is a long way off being official confirmation of a fifth series, but fourth series ratings in the states are looking very good and with a ps2 game out later this year, ’24’ looks like slowly becoming the sort of cash cow FOX have a hard time resisting.

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