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24 Cancelled?!

I sure hope, for my own peace of mind, that these rumors aren’t true.

24, starring Kiefer Sutherland, has been one of my favorite shows. Of all time.  And this is coming from someone who doesn’t even watch TV.

Insiders at Fox are claiming that the show’s 10-year run is quickly coming to a close. According to Nielsen,  the show’s ratings have consistently dropped over the past few years and the show’s executives allegedly state that it’s becoming far too expensive to produce with lagging ratings and lack of viewership.

However, whether this is true or not, 24 addicts are sure to be left with a warm and fuzzy feeling — Sutherland, who is also one of the show’s executive producers, has been in talks to implement the long-running television drama for a shot at the silver screen.  Again.

24‘s famed ticking-clock sound effect isn’t reserved only for this show; American Idol canned Paula this past season and now the show’s lifeblood, Simon Cowell, ticks down his last days on Idol, this year,too.  Talks of Howard Stern joining the show haven’t panned out and it seems that the Fox-run American Idol is on the rocks these days more than anything else.

What’s next, cancelling House? Excuse me while I go slit my wrists, Fox.

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