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Fox schedule includes ’24′ return

May 13, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 file photo, actor Kiefer Sutherland arrives at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party in Los Angeles. Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition “24,” and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams to invigorate its schedule. The “24″ miniseries will clock in at half its running length, and the 12 episodes will be chronological but will skip some hours, Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment chairman, said Monday, May 13, 2013. It likely will kick off the event franchise in May. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase starting with a limited-edition “24,” and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. Abrams to invigorate its schedule.

The network is making its largest original-programming investment yet with a crop of 11 new series along with a miniseries from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan for the 2013-14 season, Kevin Reilly, Fox Entertainment chairman, said Monday. That’s Login to read more

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