24 is coming back in May, four years after the conclusion of its eighth and "final" season. During tonight's Super Bowl, Fox aired several teasers for the upcoming 12-episode run. The "limited television event" — which is titled Live Another Day — is a major break from 24's traditional format. Each episode will still represent an hour in real time, but fans can expect the show to jump forward in time between episodes. Kiefer Sutherland is reprising his role as the incomparable Jack Bauer, and other characters from 24's past including Chloe O'Brien and James Heller are also set to return.
The teasers reveal that Jack's latest misadventure takes place in London, but little else. Expect lots of gunfire and plenty of explosions. We're just hoping the long break and freedoms that come with a smaller episode count will help steer 24 back to its former glory; the show was widely panned by fans and critics in its later years.