Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Time right for Garofalo on "24"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The political left and the political right will join forces on Fox's "24" this coming season. Janeane Garofalo, an outspoken liberal, is set to co-star on the conservative-leaning real-time drama, whose co-creator/executive producer Joel Surnow jokingly describes himself as a "right-wing nut job."

Garofalo will play a government agent who is part of the team investigating the crisis befalling Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and company in the upcoming season.

The casting will be good news for former President Clinton, who revealed earlier this year that he was a fan of the show "even though an uber right-wing guy writes it."

Garofalo is the second major cast addition to the action drama, which is going through a major revamping coming off a lackluster sixth season. Cherry Jones was tapped last month to play the new president.

My favorite part of this? The howler monkeys are FREAKING!!!!
24, the popular Fox miniseries, is now officially dead to the nutter right:


A woman President and environmental concerns were bad enough. Now they have Michael Moore in a dress on the show. Expect howls of outrage.

24: It's Over - Buy The DVD's

I’ve seen every episode of all 6 seasons of 24. But I’ll never watch another episode again:

Poor babies. Where will they find their torture porn now?


At 10:38 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

I could care less, never watched but I do so love when the wingers cry.

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous OxyCon said...

After last season Surnow knows the show is dead, so he creates a female President and hires Garofalo so when the show finally tanks, he can blame them instead of the show's right wing extremism for the show's demise.
Everyone will be saying "remember when 24 was real good, and then they hired that filthy Librul Garofalo and she killed it"?

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

People forget that Keifer is left of center as well, and the grandson of the man who brought universal healthcare to Canada. He also happens to be my personal hero, and his name was Tommy Douglas ( a.k.a. The Gratest Canadian as deemed by the public and the CBC).
Douglas was premier of Saskatchewan ( yes, I know how to spell it), and was also a Presbyterian preacher. Who said the left and religion can't mix?
Keifer often joins his mom, actress Shirley Douglas, in the fight to maintain the universiality of health care in Canada. He has never commented to my knowledge about the political bent of the show. I don't really care. I never have watched it because of the politics. I'd rather watch Keifer in something amazing like The Bay Boy ( go look it up).
I'm sorry, I'm bitchy today.

At 12:22 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Omg, Kirsten, that sounded almost...sober!

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Well, it was 10 a.m. my time. I don't try to drink before noon.

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just fyi... Cherry Jones is an uber great stage actress, and out lesbian.

At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Charley L. said...

Sorry, but I have never bought into the notion that "24" exists solely to promote a right-wing meme. David Palmer, the best of "24"'s faux POTUSes, was a Democrat; they never hid that. Because he did not seek re-election at the close of Season 3, it was presumed that the Republican ticket of Keeler/Logan was successful. Keeler was critically injured in Season 4, leaving the inept Logan in charge (his butt was rescued by Palmer). By Season 5, the Republican President Logan was in cahoots with terrorists himself, trying to manipulate the country into war. Hardly a right-wing narrative!

Above all, "24" is make-beleive, TV entertainment. Jack Bauer is not real. Perhaps everyone on all sides should keep that in mind.

P.S. Season 6 stunk!

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Craig said...

I have to agree with Charley L. Except for the inane amount of torture that transpired in Season 5 and first part of 6 (it noticeably decreased in the second half of the last season), 24 has mostly been an apolitical thriller. There is no question that Rush Limbaugh's bff is executive producer Joel Surnow (the mastermind behind the unfunny 1/2 News Hour), but I have heard that the writing staff is evenly split politically. I think Garafalo will be a welcome addition to the show, and hopefully we'll see less attempts by Surnow to incorporate any conservative agenda into the show.

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