Filming on 24 will halt for eighteen days, after the completion of episode 18, due to script concerns on the seventh season. It will resume on October 9th.
Executive producer/showrunner Howard Gordon is concerned about the quality of several scripts for upcoming episodes, however the stoppage won’t affect the launch of the next season slated for January in the US.
The production shift follows previous issues for the FOX action drama including holding back an entire season until 2009 and prison time for star Kiefer Sutherland.
The two-hour prequel now titled, 24: Redemption is scheduled to air November 24th in the US, just enough time for Seven to consider fasttracking it into the final week of ratings in Australia. TV Tonight understands it has not ruled out doing so…
Source: Hollywood Reporter