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The producers of 24 have given Season 8 a shot of Starbuck, by adding Battlestar Galactica bad-ass Katee Sackhoff to the next cycle's already sharp-looking cast.

Sackhoff will play Dana Walsh, a data analyst at the New York City branch of CTU, EW's Michael Ausiello reports. What's more, her computer wonk will be romantically entangled with Freddie Prinze Jr.'s CTU field ops director.

Dana is also said to have a skeleton in her closet, meaning that her being revealed as a treasonous mole is only paying even money in Las Vegas.

Other previously announced Season 8 castings include Mykelti Williamson (as the NYC CTU's MVP), Jennifer Westfeldt (playing an ambitious journalist), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire) as a Middle Eastern leader targeted for possible assassination, and Chris Diamantopoulos (as President Taylor's new chief of staff).

In addition to POTUS Cherry Jones, Season 7's returning faces include Annie Wersching as FBI agent Renee Walker (first reported by TVGuide.com), Mary Lynn Rajskub and, yes, Kiefer Sutherland.

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