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Jack Bauer lives.
"24's" clock has officially been stopped, but the franchise is far from over.
Not only is a movie in the works, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as the federal agent who's had a few rough days, but 20th Century Fox TV hasn't quite shut the door on finding a way to keep the "24" world active, perhaps through a spinoff at another net.
For now, though, it's all over. This season will be the show's last.
News, confirmed by Fox, had been expected. Daily Variety reported earlier this month that the network was ready to call it a day (Daily Variety, March 9). Sutherland, exec producer Howard Gordon and the studio were also leaning toward ending the show's run.
"For us, creatively, it seemed like the right time to do it," Sutherland told Daily Variety. "It's very bittersweet. '24' was the …