24, Kiefer Sutherland

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Jack Bauer's on the rebound.

Two weeks after production shut down on 24 to allow Kiefer Sutherland to have minor elective surgery, the actor has been given the all-clear to resume his day job.

"Kiefer's been cleared to return to work, and we resume production March 1," said Fox spokesman Chris Alexander.

Sutherland, 43, had an outpatient procedure Feb. 16 to treat a cyst that had ruptured near his kidney.

With cameras rolling again next week, there shouldn't be any interruption in the terrorist-thwarting show's broadcast schedule. The season is due to wrap in May, and—who knows?—maybe Kiefer and crew will finally get cranking on that 24 movie...


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