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7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - S1-E20

Trivia: Lou Diamond Phillips made two appearances on the show, as Mark DeSalvo, the security chief where Victor Drazen is being held. Philips and star Kiefer Sutherland are known for having worked together in Young Guns and Young Guns 2.

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Trivia: Each member of the cast of 24 is required to trim their hair every 5 days.

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Trivia: Glenn Morshower, who plays Aaron Pierce, is the only actor besides Sutherland to appear in all seven seasons.

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Trivia: Reiko Aylesworth auditioned for Nina Myers, but lost to Sarah Clarke. When Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran were casting the second season, they remembered her and cast her as Michelle Dessler.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: Jack's opening monologue changed subtly as the season moved on. It began, "Right now, terrorists are plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate, and my teenage daughter is missing." It then became, "...and my teenage daughter has been kidnapped," then "...my wife and daughter have been kidnapped," then, "...my wife and daughter are in danger," and finally, "...my wife and daughter have been targeted."

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9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. - S1-E10

Trivia: Alberta Green, who makes her first appearance in this episode, was named for actress Alberta Watson, whom series creator Joel Surnow originally wanted to play the role. Ironically, Watson played Erin Driscoll, a character that is by-the-book, much like Green is, in Season 4.

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Trivia: Co-creator Joel Surnow originally named Carlos Bernard's character "Tonio" Almeida, but Kiefer Sutherland was unable to say this name and ended up calling him "Tony" instead.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: While filming the first series of 24, the terrorist attacks of September 11th occurred. This is why the plane explosion is rarely mentioned as the series goes on.

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Kara

Trivia: In the season seven premiere, Carlos Bernard is credited as Tony Almeida, even though his return was meant to be a surprise. This was because Tony's return was leaked in a press release almost a year before the episode aired.

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Trivia: Co-creators Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran have admitted to naming characters after tennis and chess players respectively, while producer Michael Loceff names characters after people from Foothill College, where he teaches.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: The fabled 'bunny' who appears silhouetted in a scene in season 1 appears many times, according to this interview with Elisha Cuthbert: http://www.homunculus.com/articles/cuthbertelisha/cuthbertfhm0210.html

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Trivia: Over the course of each season, Sterling Rush (head of the props department) takes an average of 10 to 12 thousand photos of sets, props and characters, in order to ensure continuity between scenes and episodes.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: We get the impression from the first few episodes that Nina is trustworthy only to find out in the last 2 episodes that she was the main mole inside CTU. It's funny though that it was in front of our eyes the whole time, by accident or design: Every time that Jack says his famous starting monologue, when he comes to the part "and people I work with might be involved in both..." we see Nina looking at Jack.

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Trivia: The main character of the show was originally going to be named Jack Barrett. The creators of the show decided they didn't like the name, and changed it to "Bauer" after Elaine Bauer, an executive at Imagine Entertainment.

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5:00 A.M.-6:00 A.M. - S1-E6

Trivia: Eric Balfour began a series of guest appearances as Milo Pressman; the name was also used in the film Stand By Me, in which star Kiefer Sutherland appeared as a small-town bully.

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Trivia: Both Sarah Clarke and Xander Berkeley have played turncoat government agents assisting terrorists attempting to assassinate the President. Clarke on 24, and Berkeley in the film Air Force One, when the President interferes with the terrorists' insidious plan. Ironically, the pair began dating during season one, and by season two, they were married.

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Trivia: During production, Dennis Haysbert was shuttling back and forth between Los Angeles and the East coast, because he was filming "Far From Heaven" at the same time.

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11:00 P.M.-12:00 Midnight - S1-E24

Trivia: To ensure that the season 1 finale wasn't given away by anyone, a number of different final episodes were filmed.

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Trivia: Sarah Clarke was cast as Nina Myers the morning filming for the pilot was to begin. The costume department didn't have time to fit her, so she wore her own clothes during the season.

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Day 2: 11:00 P.M.-12:00 Midnight - S2-E16

Trivia: At the end of the episode, Jack takes Kate out of CTU. When Tony tries to stop them, Jack throws him to the floor and he falls badly on his ankle. Tony spends the rest of the season on crutches. The reason for this is that Carlos Bernard, who plays Tony, broke his ankle playing basketball so the writers had to alter the script to take this into account.

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11:00 P.M.-12:00 Midnight - S1-E24

Trivia: In the final episode of the first series, when Nina is erasing information from the computer, all the pictures you can see on the screen are of the cast and crew. One of these pictures features Kiefer Sutherland kissing a small cuddly toy.

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Trivia: Reiko Aylesworth based her performance as Michelle Dessler on her mother.

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Trivia: The ninth episode of season 7, 4:00pm-5:00pm, was the first episode filmed after the 2007 Writer's Guild strike, and was produced concurrently with 24: Redemption.

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3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. - S1-E16

Trivia: This is a very strange observation that I made of the scene where George enters Jack's office as he's changing. Just after George says he's in charge, Jack jokingly says, "So they thought you'd do a better job keeping an eye on me than Alberta would." Just at that moment, he kicks a shoebox out of his way, and the sound it makes sounds exactly like a rimshot of a drum, unintentionally making a mockery of the joke he just made.

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Trivia: During this season, the computers used by the villains are all PCs, while all the computers used by the good guys are Macs.

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Day 3: 11:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. - S3-E11

Trivia: When the CTU personnel are in a meeting and Adam brings a picture of Nina onto the big screen, the name next to the picture is Sarah Berkeley, which is Sarah Clarke's married name. Clarke has been married to Xander Berkeley since 2002.

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Day 6: 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM - S6-E1

Trivia: This was Eric Balfour's first appearance as Milo Pressman since Day 1 - 3:00pm-4:00pm. In-universe, Pressman's last appearance was more than nine years before.

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Day 2: 5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. - S2-E10

Trivia: Fans have long speculated what Jack whispers to Nina in this episode. According to Kiefer Sutherland the scripted line was "I am going to hunt you down for as long as you live" but what he actually whispered was "I love you Sarah, why did you marry Xander?" Sarah is the name of the actress playing Nina and she is married to Xander Berkley who played George Mason. Apparently Sutherland whispered this to get a more interesting reaction from Nina.

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Season 5 generally

Trivia: Peter Weller, Paul McCrane, and Ray Wise all appeared together in the film RoboCop. Kurtwood Smith, who played that film's villain, is currently a (special) guest star in season 7.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: The house used as the Warner residence was once owned by both Bing Crosby and Andy Griffith.

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Day 6: 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM - S6-E1

Trivia: Stephen Merchant, co-creator of "The Office" (original UK version) makes a cameo as a CTU worker who Nadia Yassir hands a document to. Merchant's co-creator/star, Ricky Gervais, also filmed a cameo as a presidential aide, but was eventually cut; Gervais' cameo is located in the deleted scenes on the DVD box set.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: Wayne Palmer was the first president who was actually seen in the Oval Office during his term in office.

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Day 2: 12:00 Noon-1:00 P.M. - S2-E5

Trivia: The first episode to feature Harris Yulin, it was aired on the same night Yulin's character on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" was killed.

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Day 3: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S3-E19

Trivia: Episode 19 - Series 3. The website for Sylvia Imports which David Palmer must use to provide Stephen Saunders with a list of the 42 overseas agents actually exists. On it is written: "Sylviaimports.com - A Big Thank-you from the crew of 24. Thanks for watching, we love making it for you, and yes, we did get picked up for Season 4."

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Day 4: 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. - S4-E6

Trivia: During Jack's rescue of Secretary Heller and Audrey, the Marines that assist in the rescue operation were real Marines.

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Day 4: 7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - S4-E13

Trivia: Adoni Maropis filmed scenes as the father of the sporting goods store owners, though his scenes were eventually deleted. Maropis later played terrorist Abu Fayed in Day 6.

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Day 2: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S2-E24

Trivia: The final scene of this episode was filmed with a "false beat" ending that showed Palmer standing up again straight after Mandy's attack and getting back into his limo. This was done to stop anyone other than the those who needed to, knowing the ending of the series before it was aired.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: In Series 6 (Day 6), Eddie Izzard was originally cast as Darren McCarthy, but only filmed for one day and then pulled out due to a 'scheduling conflict'.

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Day 5: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S5-E1

Trivia: Reiko Aylesworth and Dennis Haysbert were contracted to appear only in this episode. This information was leaked onto the internet, and many fans of the show were able to determine the fates of Michelle and Palmer several months before the episode aired.

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Day 5: 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. - S5-E2

Trivia: One of James Nathanson's television screens shows archive footage of Mandy's assassination attempt on David Palmer from the final episode of Day 2.

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Season 1 generally

Trivia: After coming up with the concept of a story taking place in real time over the course of one day, Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran originally planned on the show being about the 24 hours leading up to a wedding. After realizing that it would be difficult to think of reasons for a bride and groom to be forced to stay awake for 24 straight hours, they decided that the show could instead be about a federal agent being forced to protect a politician from assassination for 24 hours - which became the plot of season 1 and the basis for the show.

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Day 4: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S4-E1

Trivia: Director Jon Cassar shot the opening CTU scenes in such a way that the audience first sees all of the changes made to the building at the same time Jack does.

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Day 4: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S4-E1

Trivia: The train crash was originally written as two trains colliding, but this was deemed too expensive, and was changed.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: Kiefer Sutherland's father Donald was approached to play Philip Bauer, but he was already committed to another project. He was also allegedly put off by the idea of playing a father attempting to kill his own son.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: Although she's credited as a main cast member, Regina King only appears in nine of the season's twenty-four episodes, which is fewer than some of the season's guest stars.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: President Palmer's Cabinet has a Department of Homeland Security, so one has to assume that Palmer's term in office takes place after the presidency of George W. Bush.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: With the 12,000 people killed in the nuclear blast, in addition to the hundreds of casualties from the previous 11 weeks, Abu Fayed is the show's most successful mass murderer.

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Season 6 generally

Trivia: On the DVD, the writers revealed that they originally planned for a subplot regarding Josh Bauer's paternity. Originally the idea was that he would turn out to be Jack's son, but this idea was later changed into him being Philip Bauer's son. This idea wasn't scrapped until they wrote the final episode of the season. Philip Bauer was going to reveal the truth to Josh at the oil rig, but the idea was abandoned because it would add too much drama to an already dramatic situation.

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Trivia: Teri Bauer (Day 1), Chase Edmunds (Day 3), and Nadia Yassir (Day 6) are the only characters to appear in every episode of the season in which they appeared.

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Season 2 generally

Trivia: The romance between Tony and Michelle was not originally in the script. The writers decided to add this subplot after observing the natural chemistry between Carlos Bernard and Reiko Aylesworth during the filming of the early episodes.

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Season 5 generally

Trivia: Although the series featured numerous presidents, Martha Logan was the show's first First Lady. David Palmer was a divorcée, and John Keeler was a widower.

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Season 7 generally

Trivia: The exterior shots of the Ritter Building, where Iké Dubaku based his operations in the early episodes of the season, are of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Day 5: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - S5-E7

Trivia: John McCain makes a brief cameo as a CTU worker who hands a document to Audrey.

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Season 5 generally

Trivia: Sean Astin was cast as Lynn McGill after he learned he and Joel Surnow shared the same chiropractor; they both happened to be visiting the office at the same time, so the doctor asked Astin if he would like to meet Surnow, who in turn asked if was interested in appearing on the show.

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