24 Season 7 to Get 4-Hour, 2-Day Premiere in 2009

Jack Bauer is back, and he’s returning in style. A four-hour, two-day event starting in January 11, 2009 with a 2-hour premiere episode, and then continuing in January 12, 2009, with another 2-hour block. That’s four hours of Jack Bauer goodness for all you terrorist scumbags out there, so you better run now while you still have the chance. What more could you ask for in your January? This isn’t the first time that Jack and company has bowed with such an event-ish premiere; the show’s Season 6 also opened with a two-night, four-hour premiere, but seeing as how Season 6 wasn’t exactly the show’s highwater mark, let’s pretend I never mentioned that. Season 6? What Season 6?

THR says:

“Day Seven” opens with CTU dismantled and Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) on trial. Bauer’s day takes an unexpected turn when former colleague Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) returns after being presumed dead.

Oh, Tony. I bet Michelle would be so disappointed in you.

Below: “Hmm, I wonder if Tony will ever turn into a bad guy? Naaaaah.”