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24

 

“12:00 am – 1:00 am”

Written by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran

Directed by Stephen Hopkins

Original airdate November 6, 2001 on Fox

24 changed the landscape of television and it helped to change viewers. Suddenly audiences knew that we should expect more from a show. The pilot episode, “12:00 am – 1:00 am” took off like a shot.

Kiefer Sutherland, in what would become a role of the lifetime, played Jack Bauer a wholly imperfect man whose trying to save a marriage that’s already pretty much broken, who cheated on his wife with a co-worker, can barely control his teenage daughter and also happens to be in charge of protecting the world from evil. “12:00 am – 1:00” opens on Super Tuesday with five concurrent storylines. Jack’s just reunited with his estranged wife Teri and his rebellious daughter, Kim sneaks out of the house to meet with her friend, Janet, and two guys. »

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