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Fox is bringing the trademark “24” ticking-clock sound effect to Amazon’s voice-activated Echo devices, in a unique promo with the ecommerce giant ahead of the premiere of the franchise’s “24: Legacy” reboot.
Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, Amazon Echo users will be able to select the action-drama franchise’s reverberating “plink-plink” audio mnemonic as a personalized alarm tone for Alexa. “24: Legacy” premieres Feb. 5 immediately after Super Bowl Li on Fox.
On Super Bowl Sunday, “24: Legacy” and the Alexa alarm tie-in will be featured on Amazon’s homepage in the top-center rotating carousel. That also will promote the availability of the show for purchase on Amazon Video, as well as the eight prior seasons of “24” streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
In addition, starting Wednesday, March 1, Fox and Amazon will launch the “24: Legacy Daily Mission,” a series of custom 24-second challenges designed to test users’ mental and physical abilities (like quizzes or jumping jacks). Naturally, there »
- Todd Spangler
Chris Longo Feb 16, 2017
CTU has a new hero. Here are some spoiler-free thoughts on Fox's new reboot, 24: Legacy, which arrived in the UK last night...
As cynical and sick of franchises, reboots, revivals, and remakes as we are or pretend to be in the comments section (everyone seemed pretty stoked about Rogue One), audiences are smart enough to know that Hollywood won’t budge on this trend anytime soon. They’ll shake every last dollar they can get out of the Revival Era as long as we keep our sticky fingers on our smartphones, tablets, and remotes.
Harp on about the quality of shows coming back after long absences, but when you see The X-Files, Fuller House, and Gilmore Girls all reconnect with their fan bases in a meaningful way, it’s clear that certain shows are built for this, »
Louisa Mellor Kirsten Howard Jun 2, 2017
2017 is in full swing. We're well past the point where every other ad slogan you saw screamed about the possibilities of a new you. A slimmer, happier, more accomplished you, one free of flab and toxins and bad habits. That fraudulent notion of the detox was everywhere, promising a simultaneously cleanse of both your soul and your colon.
There is still one useful place you can apply the insidious ‘detox’, however: TV viewing.
A combination of end-of-year exhaustion, festivities and time off work can often lead to weakness of resolve when it comes to television. Turkey comas and lunchtime drinking made us susceptible to the sort of shows that we wouldn’t ordinarily watch. »
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