The midterm elections are over, but the political drama is heating up on FOX's 24 with Emmy nominees Jean Smart and Gregory Itzin set to recur in 2006's most Emmy Award-winning television series. The clock for "Day Six" starts ticking with a highly anticipated 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).

In Season Five, Itzin's PRESIDENT CHARLES LOGAN masterminded the unthinkable, including the assassination of former President Palmer, and pitted himself against his wife, the pill-popping, petulant FIRST LADY MARTHA LOGAN, portrayed by Smart. Although the conniving First Couple survived the day's horrific events, "Day Five" concluded with the First Lady covertly recording President Logan's confession of his misuse of power. As the situation and their partnership unraveled in the final minutes of the day, President Logan was taken into custody by his own security agents, while Chinese government agents captured JACK BAUER (Kiefer Sutherland) and beat him bloody aboard a tanker headed for points unknown.

24's Season Six will feature WAYNE PALMER (DB Woodside), the strong-minded brother of the late President David Palmer; SANDRA PALMER (Regina King), a determined and powerful advocacy lawyer; presidential advisors KAREN HAYES (Jayne Atkinson) and THOMAS LENNOX (Peter MacNicol); and CTU colleagues CHLOE O'BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub), CURTIS MANNING (Roger Cross) and BILL BUCHANAN (James Morrison).

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In addition, this season welcomes newcomers Powers Boothe (Deadwood) as Vice President NOAH DANIELS; James Cromwell (Six Feet Under) recurring as PHILLIP BAUER, the estranged father of Jack Bauer; as well as Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar), Marisol Nichols (In Justice), Alexander Siddig (Syriana), Harry Lennix (Commander in Chief) and David Hunt (Everybody Loves Raymond) as villainous accomplice DARREN McCARTHY. Eric Balfour and Carlo Rota will reprise their respective roles as CTU contractors MILO PRESSMAN and MORRIS O'BRIAN.

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