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'24' is to return to TV screens in May 2014 for a new 12-episode run.

The smash-hit series - starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer - aired on Fox for eight successful seasons between 2001 and 2010.

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UK viewers were able to watch each series - broadcast in real-time over the course of a single day - on subscription TV channel Sky 1.

And while a UK broadcaster for the new series - entitled 'Live Another Day' - is yet to be announced, there is set to be strong interest in the revival.

The new series moves the action on four years from the end of '24' season eight, with Jack Bauer now on the run in London.

'Live Another Day' will retain the trademark format of the original show, albeit with the 24-hour period condensed into 12 episodes, along with split-screen camera action and interwoven storylines.

Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver and William Devane are to reprise their roles, providing a degree of continuity for the new run.

There will also be a number of new faces, including Yvonne Strahovski, Giles Matthey, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Michael Wincott and Judy Davis.

Fox is to air the season premiere on May 5th 2014, starting with a two-hour special. Thereafter the show will revert to the usual one-hour format.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter meeting, Kiefer Sutherland said he was "as anxious and wound up" as he has been in a long time, with the '24' comeback drawing near.

"There's a great impetus for all of us to create something new with the show," he stated.

"If this ends up rebooting the show or causing a film to be made, so be it."

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