24, the hit TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland as hero Jack Bauer, might be heading back to its prime time spot on Fox, according to E! News.

Fox has yet to confirm the news, but E!’s sources avow that the revival is a certainty, and will return Sutherland for the limited run.

After eight successful seasons, 24 went off the air in 2010. Howard Gordon, former 24 showrunner and current executive producer for Showtime’s Homeland, is reportedly the one who pitched the idea of one more final season of 24. The idea for the revival final season is likely a response to the failed plan to create a 24 movie. According to 20th Century Fox, those plans were tossed out “due to time. Budget, salaries, etc. were never set,” in March of 2012.

Now seems like the perfect time to make the 9th season of 24. The show’s star, Sutherland, is free – at least for now – as his latest series, Touch, was just canceled by Fox. Fox, however, is determined to be tightlipped about Sutherland’s next move, telling E! News, "We aren't confirming anything until Monday at our upfront presentation."

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