Last night, reports started coming out that Fox is on the verge of declaring this season of "24" the last, in part because of ratings, in part because of expense, in part because Fox needs timeslots to groom new hits, and the one after "House" is some of the best real estate they have. Both reports agree that it's unlikely another network would pick up such an expensive show, especially since Fox's movie studio wants to go forward with a "24" feature film (which can't be filmed until the show is off the air, due to scheduling problems).
As you know, I've had little patience for "24" these past few years, and abandoned any plans to watch this season after Herc from "The Wire" and Starbuck's hillbilly ex-boyfriend showed up in the third episode. So I'm not the best person to ask whether now is the right time for the show to end, since I'd have ended it a long time ago. I haven't heard great things about the season even from more devout fans, but I almost checked out the recent string of episodes with Rami Malek (pictured above with Kiefer Sutherland) because Malek gives one of my favorite performances in HBO's "The Pacific" (review coming tomorrow).
So for those of you who have stuck with the show through thick and thin, how has this season been? And are you okay with the idea of the show coming to an end? Particularly if you get a big-screen Jack Bauer adventure out of it?