TEN picks up 24 reboot, plus Sleepy Hollow, The Millers, Reckless, Crisis, Friends With Better Lives.

By David Knox on July 11, 2013 / Filed Under News 15

2013-07-11_1507TEN has picked up the reboot of Kiefer Sutherland’s 24, a compressed 12 episode series due in 2014.

It is one of 6 new shows it has picked up as part of its deal with 20th Century FOX and CBS Studios.

Also from 20th Century FOX comes the modern-day re-telling of Washington Irving’s classic, Sleepy Hollow the new drama series Crisis, with Australia’s Rachael Taylor and director Phillip Noyce, and the new ensemble comedy series Friends With Better Lives with Australian Rick Donald.

From CBS Studios comes comedy series The Millers, starring Beau Bridges and Will Arnett, and legal drama Reckless.

TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are really delighted to be bringing this great mix of new comedy and drama to the Network TEN schedule.

“Given shows such as Elementary and Under The Dome have struck such a chord with Australian viewers this year, we are confident this new slate of content will provide our viewers with more unforgettable experiences.”

TEN will announce other new programs from its US partners later this year.

No airdates have been announced.

Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two-and-a-half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the Headless Horseman, who is on a murderous rampage in present day Sleepy Hollow. Starring Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, New Tricks), Orlando Jones (MADtv), Nicole Beharie (Shame).

24: Live Another Day: Jack Bauer is back in the revival of the iconic series 24, which ran to worldwide acclaim from 2001 to 2010. Bauer has evolved over the years and this new, exciting event series will tell the next chapter of his story and reflect on how the world is changing. Starring Kiefer Sutherland (24, Touch, Young Guns, Phone Booth).

Crisis: The hijacking of a school bus that contains the children of Washington DC’s elite, industry leaders, international diplomats and the President’s son triggers a national crisis. An FBI agent has to work with her sister, a wealthy CEO, to control the situation and save the children. Starring Rachael Taylor (Red Dog, Any Questions For Ben?), Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Young Guns, The Wedding Date), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Great Expectations), Lance Gross (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne). Directed by Australia’s Phillip Noyce (Newsfront, The Dismissal, Patriot Games, Salt, Revenge).

Friends With Better Lives: A romantic comedy about six friends at different stages of their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Starring James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek, Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Majandra Delfino (Roswell), Zoe Lister-Jones (Salt, Whitney), Australia’s Rick Donald (Home and Away, The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Brooklyn Decker.

CBS Studios.
The Millers: A recently divorced local news roving reporter is looking forward to living the singles’ life, until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans. His parents split and his mother moves in with him. This comedy series from Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope) and James Burrows (Cheers, Frasier, 2 Broke Girls, Will & Grace) stars Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Up All Night), Beau Bridges (Norma Rae, The Fabulous Baker Boys), Margo Martindale (Million Dollar Baby, Dead Man Walking, Justified), J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm).

Reckless: Set in Charleston, South Carolina, this steamy legal drama centres on a Yankee litigator and a Southern attorney who must hide their mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Starring Anna Wood (Deception), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, M.D., Falcon Crest).

15 Comments »

  1. clofts July 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm -

    Is 24 a reboot or a new season? I thought it was a new season continuing where it left off..

  2. David Knox July 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm -

    Some seasons of 24 were absolute rippers, others dropped the ball very early.

  3. poss July 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm -

    I only ever watched the very first 24, never bothered again. I do however have to laugh at the fact its now 24 but on 12 episodes!

  4. MuchoTB July 12, 2013 at 9:36 am -

    Yay for 24!! None of the other shows look that promising. Sleepy Hollow looks like it will be axed after 2 or 3 episodes and the rest are either dull looking sitcoms or midseason dramas at NBC

  5. Cam Reed July 12, 2013 at 8:16 am -

    Friends With Better Lives sounds like a take on Rules Of Engagement with a divorced couple added to the mix, can see why TEN went for it, however bet it fills a spot on Eleven quickly (taking Rules place).

    To be honest not really taken with any of those shows, however will likely give them a shot anyway as you never know.

  6. deedeedragons July 12, 2013 at 1:25 am -

    Crisis reminds of like 5 Criminal Minds episodes. Might have to watch for Anderson though.

  7. Adam July 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm -

    Yeah, @Guy, I read the same thing, Foxtel picked up ‘The Crazy Ones’, which I think is a shame, I could have done very well on FTA.

  8. JJ July 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm -

    And none of them sound interesting…

  9. Guy July 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm -

    Really surprised that TEN won’t get first run rights for The Crazy Ones (from information that i have read elsewhere, Foxtel chose this one first for them with the Fox deal) That is one of the comedies that i expect to do very well. I guess TEN chose something else first in regards to its Fox deal. It will eventually make it to TEN just not as first run content.

  10. Josh777 July 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm -

    I never got into 24 so I’ll give the reboot a miss. The Millers and Sleepy Hollow looks good; I don’t know what to think about Crisis but I’ll give the pilot a go; and I couldn’t find anything on YouTube for Reckless or Friends With Better Lives. But nevertheless it is good to see TEN picking up some new series before they have even premiered in the U.S. so they are prepared for another season whether its returning series or new series that don’t get the axe.

  11. jtshadow65 July 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm -

    i really hope they pick up the crazy ones staring robin Williams and sarah michelle Gellar that looks hilarious & another show called intelligence about a cybercrime agent who can access the whole electromagnetic spectrum with his mind & stop picking shows because there are Australians in it anything Rachel taylor does is not very good shes a very good looking women but doesn’t have a great track record with tv shows

  12. ohdenny July 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm -

    Wonder if they’ll pick up The Crazy Ones. That seemed like the most promising pilot.

  13. Adam July 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm -

    Don’t particularly like the look of any of these shows, but that’s just my opinion

  14. carolemorrissey July 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm -

    Sounds like some great shows coming. Really loved 24, so looking forward to the revamped version.

  15. Bogues July 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm -

    will that be twelve 2 hour eps for 24? or has the real time premise been axed?

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