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Jack Bauer returned with a bang in the November "prequel" TV-movie 24: Redemption.
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While helping a friend (played by Robert Carlyle) run an orphanage in Africa, Jack swung into action when a guerilla army tried to abduct the children — and turn them into soldiers.
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Young Willie was one of the orphans Jack fought hard to save from General Juma's clutches.
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Back in the States, Senator Allison Taylor (played by Cherry Jones) was sworn in as the country's new president.
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The cast for Season 7 includes newcomers Janeane Garofalo and Annie Wersching (as FBI agents), Carlos Bernard (back as Tony Almeida), and James Morrison (Bill) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe).
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Annie Wersching's FBI special agent Renee Walker is said to rub Jack the wrong way. When has that ever stopped romantic tension?
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Jeffrey Nordling (Dirt) plays FBI agent Larry Moss.
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Though CTU was disbanded after the events of Day 6, James Morrison's Bill Buchanan still may offer a lifeline to Jack.
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Janeane Garofalo plays Janis Gold, an FBI systems analyst assigned to the latest crisis befalling Bauer.
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Jack's latest bad day takes a surprising turn when Tony Almeida (original cast member Carlos Bernard) returns after being presumed dead.
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The big baddie that Jack is gunning for this time around is played by Oscar winner Jon Voight.
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The ever-reliable Chloe is a new mom. But has she fully reconciled with hubby Morris (Carlo Rota)?