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While some of the storylines from “24” may have seemed uncomfortably close to real-life situations, there was no mistaking that Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland) was a fictional character who saved the world umpteen times in a make-believe TV show. However, producers of the current reboot, “24: Legacy”, blurred the line between fact and […] »
- Brent Furdyk
When Designated Survivor signed off for its winter break in December 2016, fans were left with a cliffhanger ending that left viewers wondering just who took a pivotal shot during the inauguration of Vice President Peter MacLeish.
Vulture Watch Is Tom Kirkman the man to lead the U.S. through this unspeakable nightmare? Has the Designated Survivor TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Designated Survivor season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A political thriller, airing on the television network, Designated Survivor follows Hud Secretary Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland). After an attack on Capitol Hill, during the State of the Union Address, wipes out the presidential line of succession, this lower-level Cabinet member becomes President of the United States. Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family »
Designated Survivor has some new company. Deadline reports The Brink's Geoff Pierson has joined season one of the ABC TV show.The political thriller stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member who becomes President of the United States after an attack on Washington DC. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Lamonica Garrett, Tanner Buchanan, Kal Penn, and Maggie Q.Read More… »
The original 24 TV show was a big ratings success for the Fox network for several years. Now, they're trying a spinoff called 24: Legacy. Can this action TV series survive without the onscreen presence of Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer? Will 24: Legacy be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.On 24: Legacy, it’s a race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil. Six months ago in Yemen, an elite squad of Us Army Rangers, led by Sergeant Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), killed terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid. In the aftermath, Bin-Khalid’s followers declared a fatwah against Carter, his squad, and their families. This forces them into federal witness protection but an attempt on Carter's own life makes it clear that his team is now exposed. Carter enlists Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), a brilliant and ambitious intelligence officer »
With the debut of 24: Legacy, will the actor find himself tackling two roles at once, as a guest star on the freshman series while simultaneously starring on Designated Survivor? 24: Legacy star Miranda Otto teased in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald that fans should keep a keen eye out for Jack Bauer's return.
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“Kill your brother. You’ll feel better.” Such is the self-assured advice of Mr. Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), one-half of the Frog Brothers, the Santa Carla vampire-killing duo from Joel Schumacher’s 1987 glampire flick, The Lost Boys. He is addressing Sam (Corey Haim), the new kid in town who has noticed his brother Michael (Jason Patric) suffering some very strange symptoms, including staying up late at night, showing a translucent reflection, and having the ability to uncontrollably float past Sam’s room.
Equipped with little more than two fingers slapped together in a makeshift crucifix, Sam is clearly in over his head. Thankfully, the Frog Brothers are more than happy to impart on Sam their collective wisdom on vampires, which you might also know as night crawlers, bloodsuckers, or even el vampiro. Their overzealous need to share this knowledge would be right at home in a horror convention, because at their core, »
- Bryan Christopher
Courtesy of Fox
If you would have told me a few months ago that I’d be writing reviews for a spinoff of my favorite television series of all time, I would have tied you to a chair, threatened bodily harm upon you while shouting “Give Me A Name!” Yet, here I am, a 24 / Jack Bauer fanatic being given the opportunity to write reviews for 24: Legacy. I am as honored as Jack receiving his final phone call from President David Palmer before gong into hiding…
Okay. Enough of me geeking out about CTU’s greatest operative. Time to get to work.
Where we left off in the premiere, our new hero Eric Carter has discovered that his friend in the Army Rangers has unknowingly been in possession of a Usb drive containing codes to be sent to secret terrorist cells as part of a planned attack. Before he can do anything with it, »
- Anthony Esteves
Corey Hawkins has one very special person to credit for teaching him about saving the world: his mother.
“Corey is literally the only person we gave to ,” writer Evan Katz told emmy magazine about Hawkins’ role as protagonist Carter.
Though Hawkins, 28, grew up in gang-ridden Washington D.C., he had his police-officer mother pointing and guiding him in the right direction — and now hopes to utilize his new TV role »
- Natalie Stone
Ricky Church reviews the first episode of 24: Legacy…
Even after so many years off the air, 24 continues to show it has some legs left with the rebooted series 24: Legacy. The series follows a new group of characters, but sets itself in the same universe as its predecessor. Legacy follows Us Army Ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) as terrorists attempt to kill him and his fellow squadmates as revenge for the death of their leader.
24: Legacy’s format is much the same as 24, even going so far as to possibly utilize the same trope that 24 heavily leaned on during its run: a mole in CTU. Whoever does the hiring and vetting process for that agency should probably be fired since CTU has more leaks than a sinking ship. It’s a little disappointing to see the reboot go down that well right out of the gate rather than »
- Ricky Church
I watched the second episode of Riverdale mainly because there wasn’t anything else on that interested me, and secondly because I wanted to give it another chance. I admit to having a negative disposition towards the show – the premiere, if you recall, elicited an unenthusiastic response from me. So let me start with what I liked…
Nope. Sorry. Aside from the twisting of an American icon into something dark and twisted – hey, did Zack Snyder have anything to do with the production? – small things just kept aggravating me. Like Archie’s hair bothers me. Hey, for 76 years (the first appearance of Archie, Betty, and Veronica was in Pep Comics, cover-dated December 1941) the guy has been a true “carrot-top,” his coloring closer to Damien Lewis (Homeland, Billions), but Mr. Apa’s hair – and I grant you, the kid has some terrific head of hair on him – is a dark chestnut, »
- Mindy Newell
The clock resets.
Well, guess what. 24: Legacy Season 1 Episode 1 is my first foray into all things 24. I won't be comparing Corey Hawkins to Keifer Sutherland or wondering where Jack Bauer might be while the country suffers another crisis, because I just don't care.
It's 2017. Can 24: Legacy stand on its own as a series during This time and in This climate? Did the pilot do its job well?
Those are loaded questions, to be sure.
There's little doubt Fox and everyone involved with the series have to be wishing 24: Legacy was released at a time that fell outside of the cultural upheaval we're in since President Trump took office.
There will be three groups watching the show, and all will have different reactions.
The liberals will be angry the terrorists are Islamic radicals. The conservatives will cheer on Eric Carter and Rebecca Ingram as they try to save »
- Carissa Pavlica
24 Legacy touched down on Fox last night — with a relentless hour of computer surveillance and balls-out gun fights. The series, a spin-off of the original 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland, centres on former army ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins), who finds himself on the run when a terrorist cell murders most of his former team. Eric is forced to contact Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto), who is the former national head of the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). With Ingram’s help Eric tracks down Ben Grimes (Charlie Hofheimer) the only other survivor from his special forces team. As the story quickly unfolds we...read more »
- Ian Cullen
Full Disclosure: I never watched the original 24. Not because I wasn't interested, or because I was turned off by what little I did see. It just happened to premiere during a period of time in the 00s when I really wasn't much of a TV watcher. That said, I'm familiar with the show's conventions, and I did end up becoming a fan of the show's cousin, Homeland, on Showtime. So I walked into this Pilot episode for 24: Legacy with no real expectations or baggage from the Kiefer Sutherland iteration of the series.
It was pretty great.
The episode doesn't waste any time setting things up, but rather it starts things off at a full sprint. Within about 90 seconds we see a home being raided, a man being interrogated- and executed- by mysterious baddies, and our first glimpse of the show's protagonist. The machinations of the show's plot become clear right away, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Corey Hawkin's character of Eric Carter is a little different than former hero Jack Bauer.
He has comes with a different background, and straight from civilian life, he's thrown into the fire on 24: Legacy.
Carter's optimism will be tested as he's thrust into situation with which he's totally unfamiliar, and that's not at all different from Hawkins himself.
When we talked with him at New York Comic Con this past fall, he was just off of a plane after filming Kong: Skull Island.
He hadn't even had all the time he needed to sit down with Kiefer Sutherland and discuss what jumping into the 24 universe means.
Get to know this young man better by watching our video interview below.
Prepare for »
- Carissa Pavlica
We had the opportunity to sit with the executive producers of 24: Legacy at New York Comic Con this past fall.
During the discussion they express their feelings on Jimmy Smit's presence being one of his qualifications as President, and share thoughts on the past presidents from other installments of 24.
Co-star Miranda Otto, too, has the weight, intelligence and complexity to bring a natural feel to her role.
But what about Corey Hawkins? They talk about whether he's prepared for 24 mania and the rabid fandom that comes from starring on a TV show versus what he's experienced from his starring turn in Straight Outta Compton.
They also discuss Hawkins' classical training and his grace as a performer, which lends itself to his undeniable charisma.
As to how the audience will compare Hawkins' Eric Carter »
- Carissa Pavlica
"Where's Jack Bauer?"
That's the one question no one should bother asking heading into 24: Legacy, the newest iteration of the classic real-time thriller, set to premiere Sunday on Fox after the Super Bowl. Kiefer Sutherland's iconic counter-terrorism agent won't be anywhere in sight when the show returns, given his obligations as the (fictional) President of the United States on ABC's Designated Survivor. Best to assume that Bauer's taking the day off — which is still not a pleasant proposition, given that he was last seen on his way toward living the rest of his life in a Russian prison »
- Josh Wigler
Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
This week’s episode features Variety executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum in conversation with “24: Legacy” executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz, as well as series stars Corey Hawkins and Jimmy Smits.
The show, which premieres this Sunday after the Super Bowl, addresses the question of what happens to American soldiers who’ve participated in raids against terrorism operatives after they return home.
Hawkins plays Eric Carter, a former Army Ranger who participated in the mission to kill Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid, an Osama bin Laden-like leader, and is now living in witness protection — but finds his comrades being picked off one by one by Bin-Khalid’s allies.
“Originally, [the idea] was for another series,” Coto recalled. “Kiefer [Sutherland] wasn’t coming back, so we thought, we’ll make another thriller.” The »
- Dani Levy
Fifteen years after the iconic television series starring Kiefer Sutherland hit TV screens, and seven years since the last official episode of the series went off the air, Fox’s spin-off series, “24: Legacy” is attempting to breathe new life into… Continue Reading → »
- Aramide A. Tinubu
Craig Thomas Feb 3, 2017
Heard of the show Designated Survivor? It might just quench your thirst (whether you knew you had it or not) for a new thriller to follow.
The basics are this. Straight-talking, politically unambitious, and honest, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkland (played by Kiefer Sutherland), finds himself on the brink of being fired. As such, he is appointed the 'Designated Survivor' for the State of the Union Address. This basically involves being locked in a safe-room far away, whilst the rest of the government convenes on Capitol Hill.
Fortunately for him, this is the best-timed firing in history, and as a result of an attack, he is the only member of the government to survive. Therefore, being next in the line of succession he becomes, »
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