Though the show was developed long before 9/11, the first batch of “24” seasons became a strangely transfixing reaction to that event, reflecting a nation’s rage, confusion and desire for some kind of comprehensible narrative — even if if that narrative was often self-serving Despite the undeniable draw of Sutherland and the show’s tick-tock, real-time premise, the thriller always had an array of vexing problems: The biggest one was tacit endorsement of torture as a means of extracting intelligence.But on a storytelling level, recurrent stumbling blocks included time-killing filler, nonsensical subplots (never forget the cougar), and supporting characters who were sometimes especially rudimentary.Right now in network TV it's time to kick out the old and pray that the new catches on.The broadcast networks are unveiling their new series for the 2016-2017 seasons this week in an annual event known as upfronts.But even before Sutherland left the show, what had once been distinctive about “24” had largely worn away with time and overuse.Later seasons of the Fox drama felt tired and repetitive, and 2014’s “24: Live Another Day” likewise came off as a faded photocopy of what had come before.
This year's fleet of new shows has several name actors attached, including Geena Davis, Kiefer Sutherland, Queen Latifah, Dermot Mulroney, and Jennifer Beals.
Now, more than four decades later, THE EXORCIST returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), the series stars Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8,” “The Chosen”), Ben Daniels (“Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”).
The fourth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 27, 2002 and ended May 16, 2003 on NBC.
This was the last season of the series to air on Friday nights at 10pm/9c.
Within the shadowy confines of the CTU, snarky techs and earnest intelligence officials will wonder about who to trust. Whispery cellphone conversations will occur in every third scene.