Fox announced on Wednesday morning that Season 6 of 24, this year's most Emmy-adorned series, will kick off on Sunday, Jan. 14, and on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, with a two-night, four-hour premiere. (Must. Rest. Brain. Cells.) An online countdown to 24's return commences today at, where an extended "Day Six" teaser will debut on Oct. 24, and the new season's first promo is set to air during Fox's coverage of the World Series' Game 3.

Among the new faces appearing on 24 this season are Regina King (as President Wayne Palmer's sister), Peter MacNicol (as a presidential advisor), James Cromwell (as Jack's estranged father), Rena Sofer (as bad-guy Graham's wife), Kal Penn ( Harold & Kumar), Marisol Nichols ( In Justice), Harry Lennix ( Commander in Chief) and David Hunt ( Everybody Loves Raymond).