24: Legacy and Lee Daniels' Star Score Series Orders at Fox

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24 is back!

The hot Fox series will be back for the 2016-17 season with 24: Legacy, a reboot of the popular series featuring a completely new cast.

Kiefer Sutherland will be on board, but as a producer this time around.


Can 24 thrive without Jack Bauer?

Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) will take the lead as Eric Carter, a fellow in some trouble outside the US. When he returns, trouble follows, and he'll feel compelled to ask the CTU for help.

The CTU will be run by a familiar face. Teddy Sears, who is currently playing Zoom/Hunter Zoloman on The Flash will be the head of CTU!

Also starring Miranda Otto (Homeland) and Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy), 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series.

Like the limited series, 24: Live Another Day, 24: Legacy will run for 12 episodes a season, which is less than the 24 of the original series. 

You can expect some (probably unexpected) time jumps during each installment of the series.

It's the third 24 series to air on Fox, and the first without Sutherland as Jack Bauer at the helm. We'll see how the award-winning franchise fares without him next season.

Queen Latifah

Can Lee Daniels make beautiful music again for Fox with Star?

Is it even possible to duplicate the success of Empire? Well, Fox and Daniels are going to try.

On Star, three talented singers will navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.

The series features three newcomers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) as the young singers, who along the way will dream of their future and engage in fantasy musical sequences.

Multi-award-winning performer Queen Latifah and Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (24: Live Another Day) will also star in the series, which will feature original music, and Lenny Kravitz will guest star.

What do you think of these series?

Do you like the change up with 24: Legacy? Will you watch a 24 reboot minus Jack Bauer?

What about Star? I'm picturing it like Empire's girl group, Menage a Trois (one of my favorite things about Empire) minus the group, but all about the songs, the practice, the performances and the hard work trying to get ahead.

Fox also has the Prison Break revival coming our way, so don't forget about them, either. Share your thoughts on all of this in the comments!

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