In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Freddie Prinze Jr. has joined the cast of Fox's 24 .

The actor will be a regular playing the role of Davis Cole. He is a recently returned Marine who heads CTU Field Ops and wants to become to next Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

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The eighth season of this show started shooting this past Wednesday. Prinze also joins fellow new cast members Anil Kapoor, who plays a leader in the Middle East; Chris Diamantopoulos, as the president's new chief of staff; and John Boyd as a CTU analyst. These characters are all series regulars.

As recently reported, Jennifer Westfeldt will be a recurring character in the role of a journalist.