Fox has cancelled the rookie drama, 24: Legacy, after one season and 12 episodes.
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The show, a spin-off the successful Kiefer Sutherland series, 24, featured Corey Hawkins as a former Army Ranger who returns to the United States to stop a series of terrorist attacks.
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24: Legacy received a mixed reaction from the critics, receiving a score of 60 out of a possible 100 at RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks reviewer reactions. The site reports that 33 of 55 TV critics surveyed said they liked the show.
“24: Legacy offers well-acted escapism, yet this reboot also inherits many of its predecessor’s flaws, and an early narrative rut signals a missed opportunity for reinvention,” RottenTomatoes.com states.
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Despite a post-Super Bowl launch on February 5, which generated nearly 18 million viewers for its live broadcast, 24: Legacy did not fare well with the audience, either. The now series finale, which aired April 17, generated fewer than four million viewers for its live broadcast.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that despite the cancellation, Fox may keep the 24 concept alive as an anthology series that would feature a new story line and characters each season.
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Kiefer Sutherland, who played Jack Bauer in the original series, is now starring in Designated Survivor on ABC and is not expected to return to a 24-themed show, at least not anytime soon.
— Phillip Swann