Fox '24' production takes a breather
By April MacIntyre Sep 6, 2008, 17:26 GMT
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Production is shut down temporarily for Fox drama "24."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the producers were unhappy with the direction of some season-seven scripts, which prompted them to shut down the show have on Sept. 15, after episode 18 wraps filming.
Executive producer Howard Gordon told Entertainment Weekly said there's no
reason for fans to be paranoid about the reasons for the shutdown.
"We had a couple of scripts that we weren't happy with" he told the
magazine. "We just couldn't get this direction to work, and we found another
one that we liked better, so we wound up retooling it... Our feeling was
this: We're so happy with what we've done so far, and to the extent that we
had that luxury [of time], we said, 'Why not make it as good as we could?'"
There will be a three week break to regroup, according to EW.
TV Week reporter Joe Adalian writes that 20th Century Fox TV confirmed the
Adalian claims that production is still "ahead of normal" and that Fox "will still be able to air a no-repeat season of the show as planned."