As the Season Six premiere rapidly approaches, Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue) joins the award-winning cast of 24. 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).

Schroder will play forceful CTU Operative Mik Doyle, who teams with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) to execute crucial field operations. He joins a list of notable newcomers this season, including Chad Lowe (ER), Powers Boothe (Deadwood), Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal), Regina King (Ray), James Cromwell (Babe), Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle), Marisol Nichols (In Justice), Alexander Siddig (Syriana), David Hunt (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Harry Lennix (Commander in Chief).

As previously announced, Emmy nominees Jean Smart and Gregory Itzin return for another day as First Lady Martha Logan and President Charles Logan, while Eric Balfour and Carlo Rota reprise their respective roles as CTU contractors Milo Pressman and Morris O'Brian.

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 advisor Karen Hayes (Jayne Atkinson); and CTU colleagues Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), Curtis Manning (Roger Cross) and Bill Buchanan (James Morrison).

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.