The clock hasn’t run out on the ‘24’ fea­ture film

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Q: When the fi­nal sea­son of “24” ended, there was talk of a fea­ture film. Is that ever go­ing to hap­pen?

Dwight Esau, Hunt­ley, Ill. A: It’s still in the works, ac­cord­ing to “Jack Bauer” him­self, Kiefer Suther­land. Much will de­pend on his sched­ule; he’s been star­ring in a Broad­way re­vival of “That Cham­pi­onship Sea­son,” and he could be start­ing an­other Fox se­ries this fall (“Touch,” pro­duced by “Heroes” men­tor Tim Kring) if the pilot is picked up. For the mo­ment, the par­ties in­volved are look­ing to­ward a pos­si­ble Jan­uary start for pro­duc­tion on the movie, and those par­ties may in­clude vet­eran di­rec­tor Tony Scott (“Top Gun,” “Crim­son Tide”).

Q: What hap­pened to “Men of a Cer­tain Age,” whose sec­ond sea­son was halted af­ter only six episodes?

John Black, Red­mond, Wash. A: That sec­ond sea­son will be “de-halted” June 1, when TNT be­gins to wrap up that round of the Ray Ro­mano-Scott Baku­laAn­dre Braugher com­edy-drama se­ries with the first of six new episodes.

Q: I read that “Dam­ages” will no longer be on FX but is go­ing to be on DirecTV. Is there any pos­si­bil­ity that one of the cable net­works will re­run the new “Dam­ages”?

Linda Brickey, Fort Collins, Colo. A: There’s al­ways a pos­si­bil­ity; there’s not just any­thing def­i­nite, at least not as of this writ­ing. No deal had been made for a sec­ond run of the DirecTV episodes as was made with NBC for “Fri­day Night Lights.”

How­ever, it’s likely that Sony Pic­tures Home En­ter­tain­ment will re­lease the lat­est episodes (which are com­ing this sum­mer) in a DVD set, as has been done with past sea­sons of the show ... es­pe­cially since, with­out the FX par­tic­i­pa­tion, the sto­ries will be brand-new to many peo­ple on DVD.

Q: My wife and I are tremen­dous fans of “Break­ing Bad.” When is it com­ing back?

Elio Rivera, San An­to­nio A: The wait shouldn’t take much longer. New episodes have been film­ing since Jan­uary, and when this col­umn was writ­ten, AMC was say­ing “sum­mer” for the start of their tele­casts. In the mean­time, if you want to see mul­ti­ple Emmy-win­ning se­ries star Bryan Cranston, he’s in the cur­rent Matthew McConaugh­eyRyan Phillippe movie “The Lin­coln Lawyer.”

Q: My fa­vorite new show, “Blue Bloods,” ran for sev­eral weeks. Then they ran re­runs for sev­eral weeks, and now, noth­ing. Has the show been can­celed?

Tony DiM­iceli, Fountain Val­ley, Calif. A: Hardly. This ques­tion was sent in while CBS was in “March Mad­ness” with col­lege bas­ket­ball, so it pre-empted the Tom Sel­leck po­lice-fam­ily drama for sev­eral weeks to cover the games. How­ever, the se­ries is back ... and it’s a cer­tain bet for re­newal when the fall lineup is an­nounced in mid-May.

Ac­tu­ally, it’s less a ques­tion of whether it will get a sec­ond sea­son than one of where it will be sched­uled; the show has per­formed strongly on Fri­days from the start, but it also fared ex­tremely well when it was re­lo­cated to Wed­nes­days for sev­eral weeks. It seems that wher­ever it’s placed, its au­di­ence will fol­low, so it gives CBS a very strong piece to play with as the 2011-12 ros­ter is de­ter­mined.

Q: When will new episodes of “In Plain Sight” start?

Linda Smith, Pueblo, Colo. A: Mary McCor­mack will be back as a fed­eral mar­shal work­ing in the Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram when the fourth sea­son of the show starts May 1 on USA Net­work ... the same night that net­work launches the fi­nal sea­son of “Law & Or­der: Crim­i­nal In­tent.”

Q: I have been try­ing to re­mem­ber the name of the tele­vi­sion pro­gram Christo­pher Glenn nar­rated. It was not the Satur­day morn­ing pro­gram “In the News.” It was about space and the so­lar sys­tem, di­rected at older chil­dren or young adults.

Jane Gill, Lyn­nwood, Wash. A: On the tele­vi­sion side of CBS, “In the News” was the one ven­ture the late and dis­tinc­tivevoiced Glenn han­dled reg­u­larly other than overnight news­casts for a time, and his in­ter­est in the space pro­gram of­ten fac­tored in. He also com­mented ex­ten­sively on space ex­plo­ration on CBS Ra­dio’s “World News Roundup” and “The World Tonight,” and he was on the air when the Chal­lenger space shut­tle ex­ploded in Jan­uary 1986.

Send ques­tions of gen­eral in­ter­est via e-mail to tvpipeline@ tri­bune.com. Writers must in­clude their names, cities and states. Per­sonal replies can­not be sent.

Kiefer Suther­land starred in “24,” which still may be made into a fea­ture film.

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