The WGA strike has forced Fox to delay the 24 season premiere until it knows it can run the series without interruptions, according to Variety.

Jack Bauer's seventh mission has been delayed for the foreseeable future, as Fox announced Wednesday that the series won't be back until the network can air the entire season, uninterrupted.

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"The viewers have told us that this is a show that needs to be digested with minimal, if any, interruptions," said Fox scheduling chief Preston Beckman.

The show could conceivably start later in the spring, should the Writers Guild strike be resolved, however, the delay could mean that 24 will miss the year entirely and shift its seventh cycle to the 2008-09 TV season.

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