I'm not usually one to give away plot developments. But a letter from Fox made me want to.
A letter accompanying the four-hour season premiere of ''24'' did not stop at asking that I ''do not divulge to your readers the events of the first 10 minutes in the first hour.'' It also said:
''[T]his mailing is being sent exclusively to critics for review purposes; please do not share this DVD copy with other television reporters, others on staff of your publication, family members or friends.'' (Bold-face and underlining are Fox's.)
Good grief, how paranoid can a network be? It's as if the White House decided to threaten the leakers of Fox plots. Next thing you know, the network's going to put a warrantless tap on my DVR.