20. Jack will have a new partner as he mows down baddies. And the new partner, Mike Doyle, will be played by "NYPD Blue" standout, and former child star, Rick Schroder.
21. Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce (Glenn Morshower), the only "24" character who's almost as beloved as Jack Bauer, is back!
22. Also returning: Emmy nominees (they wuz robbed!) Jean Smart and Gregory Itzin as Martha and (former prez) Charles Logan; James Morrison as CTU head Bill Buchanan; and Jayne Atkinson as homeland security honcho Karen Hayes, who we hear will be working in the Wayne Palmer White House.
23. Producer Howard Gordon told TV Guide the new season will focus on "security versus civil rights this season will be our most uncomfortable."
24. Season 6's other notable newbies: "Life Goes On" Emmy-winner Chad Lowe as Reed Pollock and "Ally McBeal" Emmy-winner Peter MacNicol as Thomas Lennox. Both characters are political players, and our pre-season intel suggests both may be politicos of the more slimy persuasion (think Walt Cummings, Miles Papazian, etc.).BACKCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times