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24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning United States television series. Broadcast by Fox Network in the USA and syndicated worldwide, the show first aired on November 6, 2001, with an initial thirteen episodes. The first six seasons were all centered around the fictional Los Angeles branch of the U.S. government Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

24 is presented in real time, with each season depicting a 24-hour period in the life of Jack Bauer, who works with the U.S. government as it fights domestic threats. Bauer is often in the field for the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit as they try to safeguard the nation from terrorist threats. The show also follows the actions of other CTU agents, government officials and terrorists associated with the plot.

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David Palmer is a fictional President of the United States played by Dennis Haysbert as part of the television series, 24. Palmer served as the show's second-most prominent protagonist, after Jack Bauer. Throughout the series, Palmer's ex-wife Sherry and brother Wayne are both key figures in his administration. He has two children: a son, Keith, and a daughter, Nicole. Palmer belongs to the Democratic Party.

David Palmer was a United States Senator from Maryland who ran for President. He was elected after the assassination attempts against him on the day of the California primary election were foiled by CTU agent Jack Bauer. Although he initially sought a second term, he bowed out of the race after the opposing candidate learned that David had lied to the chief of police in order to protect his ex-wife, Sherry Palmer, who was under suspicion for involvement in a man's death.

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Kiefer Sutherland, who portrays Jack Bauer on the TV series.

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  • Fox News has announced that a new 12 episode season during fox network's 2013/2014 Television season.(Foxnews.com. "'24' returning to Fox for 12 episodes, network announces". Fox News. Retrieved 7 July 2013. )
  • A 2 hour TV movie, 24: Redemption, is set to be released on November 23, 2008.(Maria Elena Fernandez (2008-07-14). "TCA: '24: Exile'/The Return of Jack Bauer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-07-14. )
  • A 24: The Movie feature film was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, 2008. In April 2007, it was announced that plans to shoot the film have been put on hold.("24 movie delayed indefinitely". )
  • Because of the "real-time" storytelling approach to 24, and the series' willingness to directly address the threat of terrorism, the implementation of torture as a way to acquire information and the use and misuse of government authority, the series has generated a sizeable critical reaction, both positive and negative.



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