As the highly anticipated premiere of 24's Season Six approaches, Emmy Award-winner Chad Lowe (Life Goes On) joins 2006's most Emmy Award-winning television series. The clock for Day Six starts ticking with a 2-night, 4-hour television event Sunday, Jan. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The show's regular time period premiere is Monday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

As previously announced, fans around the globe can take their first look at Season Six by visiting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (3:00 PM ET/Noon PT).

Lowe will play savvy politico REED POLLOCK, a savvy politico based in the White House. He joins a list of notable newcomers this season, including Peter MacNicol ( Ally McBeal ), Regina King ( Ray ), James Cromwell ( Babe ), Kal Penn ( Harold & Kumar ), Marisol Nichols ( In Justice ), Alexander Siddig ( Syriana ) and Harry Lennix ( Commander in Chief ).

Season Five concluded with a battered and bloodied JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) captured by Chinese government agents and headed for points unknown. Season Six picks up 20 months later and will feature Wayne Palmer (DB Woodside), the strong-minded brother of the late President David Palmer; presidential advisor KAREN Hayes (Jayne Atkinson); and CTU colleagues CHLOE O'BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub), CURTIS MANNING (Roger Cross) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison). Eric Balfour and Carlo Rota will reprise their respective roles as CTU contractors MILO PRESSMAN and MORRIS O'BRIAN.

The sixth season of 24 begins in January.