April 11, 2014 at 4:51 AM ET
In 24 days, "24: Live Another Day" will premiere.
Jack Bauer is alive.
Jack Bauer is on the run.
Jack Bauer is back, dammit.
And four years have passed. In honor of the show's ticking clock, here are some other relevant numbers:
1,417—The number of days that have elapsed since we saw Jack Bauer look into the surveillance camera and say goodbye to his sidekick, Chloe, and to us. Not that we're counting.
270—During the show's eight seasons and a special movie, Jack Bauer killed 270 people. Dammit!
200—The 200th episode of "24" is currently being filmed in London. Not many TV dramas have reached that milestone.
131—Jack Bauer uttered his favorite expletive 131 times during the course of the series, according to Wikipedia. We could have sworn it was more "dammits" than that.
24—The premiere date, 5-5-14, coincidentally adds up to 24.
12—"24: Live Another Day" runs 12 episodes. The clock will just skip some hours in Jack Bauer's ninth lousy day.
11—The clock starts ticking at 11 a.m.
4—Only four cast members return: Kiefer Sutherland, of course; and Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe; Kim Raver as Audrey; and William Devane as President Heller.
0—Times Jack Bauer has excused himself to use the restroom.