FOX: “24” Canceled
First Published: March 26, 2010 9:38 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Jack Bauer’s latest rough day will be his last on TV.
FOX drama “24” will conclude with its current eighth season, star Mary Lynn Rajskub Tweeted on Friday, breaking the news.
“Just found out we got the word officially,” she Tweeted. “This is 24’s last season.”
FOX later confirmed the news, calling it a joint decision between “24” star and executive producer, Kiefer Sutherland, and showrunner Howard Gordon.
“This has been the role of a lifetime, and I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to everyone who made it possible,” Kiefer said in a statement to Access Hollywood. “While the end of the series is bittersweet, we always wanted ‘24’ to finish on a high note, so the decision to make the eighth season our last was one we all agreed upon. This feels like the culmination of all our efforts from the writers to the actors to our fantastic crew and everyone at FOX.”
The star added that a feature film based on the show is in development.
The series finale of “24” will air on Monday, May 24.
The series offered a groundbreaking format upon its November 2001 debut by splitting a 24-hour day into one-hour real-time episodes, and grappled with terrorism and political issues in the wake of 9/11.
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.