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.

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.

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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.

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