Fox is kicking off Season 6 of 24 with a Two-Night, Four-Hour Event Sunday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 15.
24, this year's most Emmy Award-winning television series (with five Emmys, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kiefer Sutherland) and Outstanding Drama Series), sets the clock for "Day Six" with a four-hour, two-night 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 fifth hour of 24 will air in the show's regular time period Monday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and the intense season will unfold without interruptions until the season finale in May 2007.
As the clock ticks closer to 24's highly anticipated return, FOX will make a special, extended "Day Six" trailer available for worldwide viewing on the web. The online countdown to the trailer's debut begins today at www.24trailer.com. Fans around the globe can take their first look at Season Six by visiting the website on Tuesday, Oct. 24 (3:00 PM ET/Noon PT). The first promo for the new season is also scheduled to air during Game 3 of the World Series that night on FOX.
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. After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, an unthinkable, nail-biting day begins.
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).
The cast also includes James Cromwell, 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.
24 created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar, Kiefer Sutherland and Brian Grazer are the executive producers.