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Each season, comprising 24 episodes, covers 24 hours in Bauer's life, using the real time method of narration. Premiering on November 6, , the show spanned episodes over eight seasons; the series finale broadcast on May 24, In addition, a television film, Redemption , was broadcast between seasons six and seven, on November 23, The series begins with Bauer working for the Los Angeles—based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a highly proficient agent with an "ends justify the means" approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions. Throughout the series most of the main plot elements unfold like a political thriller.