Looks like the rumors were true: According to Vulture, Fox has officially opted to bring back their long-running series 24 for a new, abbreviated season. The series originally ran on the network between 2001 and 2010, during which time it racked up a whopping 20 Emmys and some extremely impressive ratings - so it's no wonder the network is keen for a revival.

Both star Kiefer Sutherland and executive producer Howard Gordon (who has since moved on to Homeland) have signed on to return for the season, which is being described as a "special event series." Interestingly, it will only consist of 12 episodes to cover the plot's 24-hour timespan. Poor Jack Bauer - he's going to have the shittiest day ever, and only have twelve episodes to wrap it all up in. 

No word yet on when it will air.

RELATED: The 25 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2013

[via Vulture]