24: Legacy Canceled at Fox After One Season!

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The clock has stopped ticking on the latest iteration of the 24 franchise. Fox has decided not to move forward with another season of 24: Legacy. 

The First Hour - 24: Legacy

The Corey Hawkins-fronted thriller wrapped up in April after a 12-episode freshman run which was ravaged by critics and largely ignored by viewers. 

Fox opted to debut the show out of the Superbowl earlier this year, and as expected the show had a strong debut. It garnered 17.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49. 

However, the show later dropped to as low as 3.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating, ultimately averaging 5.1 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. 

One Last Kiss? - 24: Legacy

The writing was on the wall when Fox decided to delay the decision on whether to order another season of the espionage drama, with fans wondering if the show was being quietly canceled. 

Turns out, that was the case, and there will be no more episodes of this iteration. If you watched 24: Legacy online, you will already know that the series was completely different to the original 24. 

Carlos Bernard was the sole actor from the original series to make an appearance, and that's likely part of the reason why fans were so frustrated with it. 

Even More Tense - 24: Legacy

When the series was announced, there was an outcry from fans who wanted Kiefer Sutherland to stage a comeback as Jack Bauer. 

However, Kiefer was too busy working on Designated Survivor to make a return. 

With the news that 24: Legacy is toast, it has been revealed that Fox is not closing the door on the franchise quite yet, with Howard Gordon and Brian Grazer working on new ideas to keep the franchise alive. 

Searching For Carter - 24: Legacy

These new ideas are said to be for an anthology series, which would make sense considering the success of anthology series these days. 

Over to you, TV Fanatics. What do you think of 24: Legacy being canceled? Would you watch another iteration of the series?

Sound off below!

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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