I don’t get to watch this show much but what I have seen is brilliant. I saw the trailer for season five the other day and was blown away. The only reason I know so much about the show is that my mother is a huge fan and keeps me up to date on the storyline.
Counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer fights the bad guys of the world, one day at a time. With episodes unfolding in real time, "24" covers one day in the life of Bauer per season. After foiling a political assassination, stopping a nuclear attack and fighting bioterrorism, season four finds Jack working for the Secretary of Defense (while dating his daughter) as a terrorist sleeper cell in Los Angeles activates a plan it hopes will "change the world."
The producers cleaned house for the show’s fourth season, letting most of the previous cast go (except star Kiefer Sutherland) and bringing in a new group of characters to interact with Bauer.
The clock has already started ticking for the fifth season of 24, which will now begin one week later than previously announced with a four-hour, two-night season premiere Sunday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The second hour on Monday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) will be the series’ 100th episode.
Who’s In Season 5?
KIEFER SUTHERLAND returns as Agent Jack Bauer (but what is his new name now that he’s technically dead?)
SEAN ASTIN joins the cast as CTU agent Lynn McGill
ROGER CROSS returns as CTU agent Curtis Manning
MARY LYNN RAJSKUB returns as Jack Bauer’s closest CTU ally Chloe O’Brian
LOUIS LOMBARDI returns as Edgar Stiles
KIM RAVER returns as Audrey Raines
CARLOS BERNARD returns as CTU agent Tony Almeida
GREGORY ITZIN returns as skittish President Charles Logan
JEAN SMART joins the cast as President Logan’s wife Martha
JAMES MORRISON returns as CTU head Bill Buchanan
CONNIE BRITTON joins the cast as Jack Bauer’s new love interest. Let’s see howlong she’ll last.
BRADY CORBET joins the cast as Derek, the son of Jack Bauer’s new love interest
The fifth hour of 24 will air in the show’s regular time period on Monday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and the intense series will then unfold on a weekly basis without repeats or preemptions, all the way through the heart-stopping season finale.
Season five picks up 18 months after the exciting conclusion of season four, as national security is brutally breached. A presumably dead Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is actually living a new life with Diane (Connie Britton) and her son Derek (Brady Corbet). A shaky President Logan (Gregory Itzin) is running the nation, while composed Bill Buchanan (James Morrison) commands CTU alongside key operatives Curtis Manning (Roger Cross), Edgar Stiles (Louis Lombardi) and Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub).
Also featured in season five will be Emmy Award-winning actress Jean Smart as First Lady Martha Logan. In addition, Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) and Audrey Raines (Kim Raver) return, while Lynn McGill (Sean Astin) joins CTU.