‘24’ Set to Return on May 5

Your Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot more intense. Fox has announced that a special two-hour premiere of the new 12-hour season of 24 (being dubbed “Live Another Day”) will finally air on May 5. The real-time espionage show featuring the exploits of covert agent Jack Bauer ended after eight season back in 2010, but when talks of a 24 feature film were put on hold (the movie is still a possibility, but isn’t currently moving forward), Fox decided to revive the primetime favorite. The new season will still take place over a 24-hour period, with episodes playing out in real time, but because of the shorten season length, not all the hours of the day will be shown (presumably skipping the period of time a major character finds themselves ensnared in a bear trap). The network also announced that Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski, known for her role in Chuck, will be joining the cast in the new episodes that take place in London …

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