According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Westfeldt and John Boyd recently inked a deal to join the cast of Fox's 24.

In this, the eighth season of the action drama, the show will be set in New York.

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Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) will play the recurring character Meredith Reed. She is a journalist who has links to Arman Hashemi (Anil Kapoor). Hashemi is a Middle East leader who visits the U.S. on a mission to keep the peace.

Boyd (The Notorious Bettie Page) will also be a regular on the series as CTU systems analyst Jonah Schwartz.

The producers of 24 are filling nine major new roles for this upcoming season. It started production today.