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Jack Bauer is back! 24: Live Another Day Super Bowl teaser was the best part of the game

With four 15-second teaser leading up to a dramatic 45-second teaser, Fox made the most exciting play of the night -- revealing that Jack Bauer is back. The teaser takes place in a London street, with gunshots, explosions, screams and sirens. Supporting an injured Chloe O'Brien on one shoulder, and firing off his pistol with his other hand, it was exactly what we needed to see to get hyped for a new 12-episode season.

The synopsis is:

Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent Jack Bauer (Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA head Steve Harris (Benjamin Bratt, Law & Order); CIA agent Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski, Dexter and Chuck), who is both resourceful and ruthless; Jordan Reed (Giles Matthey, Jobs), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and Erik Ritter (Gbenga Akinnagbe, The Wire), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is James Heller (William Devane, The Dark Knight Rises), now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan, Damages), who is married to Heller's daughter -- Jack's former flame, Audrey (Kim Raver, Revolution). Meanwhile, a hardened Chloe O'Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub, Firewall), Bauer's CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott, The Crow). The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.

Fox's execution of the ads were perfect -- something I can't say about the Denver Broncos offense defense special teams coach staff entire team. 24: Live Another Day will air on Fox on May 5. Let's hope this is a return to form, and not anything like the last couple of seasons, which killed off beloved characters, killed Tony Almeida, brought him back from the dead and make him a villain.

You can follow Senior Editor Lance Liebl on Twitter @Lance_GZ. He likes talking sports, video games, movies, and the stupidity of celebrities. Email at LLiebl@GameZone.com

 
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