What would bring 24s Kiefer Sutherland back for season 9?
As Fox’s 24 gets ready to begin another day—the eighth season in the hit spy-fi series—producers and star Kiefer Sutherland are leaving open the possibility that the show could come back for another season. “If I were to come back and do a ninth season—which is something that [executive producer] Howard [Gordon] and I have talked about at length—about bringing the show back to a much smaller situation, like we had in year one,” Sutherland said in a group interview this week in Pasadena, Calif., as part of the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “In year one there was no bomb. There was no real threat. It was literally trying to protect the [potential] president of the United States and then protect his family. It was literally that small. It lends itself more to a thriller genre than maybe more of an action genre. That was something that interested both of us. So it would be a choice like that which would bring us back.” Sutherland says if he came back, it wouldn’t be for