Cast member Kiefer Sutherland. Credit: Getty Images Cast member Kiefer Sutherland.
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Jack Bauer is set to have another pretty terrible day, as Fox's real-time action series "24" will return next year with a limited-run, 12-episode series, "24: Live Another Day," the network announced this week. Series star Kiefer Sutherland will return as anti-terrorism agent Jack Bauer, whom he played for eight seasons until the show wrapped up in 2010. For this new, condensed version, the 12 one-hour episodes will cover another 24-hour period in Bauer's life.

"The response to '24' is unlike anything I have ever experienced as an actor before," says Sutherland. "To have the chance to reunite with the character, Jack Bauer, is like finding a lost friend. The story ideas from Howard Gordon are exciting and fresh and will not disappoint."

The 12-episode series is set to debut in the summer of 2014 on Fox. Sutherland most recently starred on Fox's drama series "Touch," which was canceled last week. A movie version of the series had been discussed for several years, but development of that project has stalled.

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