NBC Has "Some Interest" in Acquiring 24

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Might Jack Bauer stick around to save the world for another day?

According to Michael Ausiello, 20th Century Fox has approached NBC about picking up 24 if rumors about Fox's cancellation of it come true.

“There’s definitely some interest,” said an insider close to the talks.

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Due to dwindling ratings and high production costs, reports circulated this week that the studio and Fox are inching toward a decision to end the series after eight seasons. A 24 movie would follow, if that's the case, but this would be delayed if NBC picks up the show.

Reps for 20th and NBC declined to comment. Our take on the NBC rumor?

We've been on board from day one, but it's time to let 24 die. Storylines are recycled and the series has become a parody of itself at this point. It's really not worth reviving. In other words:

Makes perfect sense NBC would be interested.

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