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“24”: In the year 2012, we get nuked

January 30, 2007

Interesting detail about the Fox series “24” ferreted out by TVSquad today.  In recent interviews, newspapers are noting that the series’ sixth season, the one where Valencia meets a fiery doom, takes place on January 23, 2012.

24 nuke cloudWhich means that we’ve got FIVE years to go until mushroom-cloud day… gulp!  Note to future self: Make sure life insurance is paid up!

From TVSquad’s Meredith O’Brien:

In a Scripps Howard News Service piece, Terry Morrow wrote that if you follow 24 from the first hour of the first season, the current season should be occurring in the year 2012 (though the program doesn’t strike me as futuristic, unless in the future cell phones are virtually indestructible). Even the CTU computer monitors on set all say it’s 2012 in Jack Bauer-land, Morrow reported.

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter who got a tour of the CTU set also noted that the phones say that 24’s season six occurs on January 23, 2012. Show director Jon Cassar said, “We avoid date and time references as much as possible.”

Thanks to Digg for pointing this out.

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  1. January 30, 2007 8:29 am

    That’s pretty close to other commonly accepted dates for the impending Apolcalypse. Hard to tell if it’ll be Iran’s fault, the Mayan’s fault, or what?

    Perhaps it’ll be a result of PMS and Hillary’s way of saying goodbye as she leaves office?

    It ought to be good for a laugh.

    24 rocks doesn’t it? About the only thing I watch more often is Family Guy and Reno 911…

  2. stupidtom permalink
    January 30, 2007 9:21 am

    aaaaccckkkk. I haven’t started my 24 TiVo cue yet…
    must avert eyes. but I have to know about your banner, are you going to the game?
    Jealous Chicago Bear fan freezing his ass off in Chicago.

  3. January 30, 2007 10:49 am

    Ack…don’t link Hillary to nukes…it already makes me queasy thinking about that.

    And no Tom, unfortunately, I’m not a senior-enough member of the newspaper or news media to go to the Super Bowl. But, you can hear my thoughts on it later tonight as we do our Football Free-4-All Super Bowl podcast. Visit for more on that.

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