24 Season 8 Cast And Some Legal News

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:38 am,

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24 Casting News

The cast for the upcoming 8th season of 24 is growing ever so slowly, but surely.

Jennifer Westfeldt has been cast in the recurring role of an ambitious journalist named Meredith Reed.

This ambitious journalist has connections to a Middle East leader who is in the U.S. on a peacemaking mission, named Arman Hashemi.  Hashemi will be played by Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire).

Chris Diamantopoulos (The Starter Wife) will be in the regular role of Rob Weiss, President Allison Taylor’s new chief of staff.

The CTU will be getting new faces as well, and one of them will be John Boyd (The Notorious Bettie Page) as systems analyst Jonah Schwartz.

Other sources are adding that Freddie Prinze Jr is being cast as Davis Cole.  Cole is fresh off active Marine duty and runs the CTU Field Ops and might be looking to fill Jack Bauer’s shoes.

Season 8 of Fox’s 24 will be coming at us Jan. 17, 2010, with a two-night, four-hour event.

Outside The Studio, Keifer Sutherland Legal Issues Update

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Kiefer Sutherland’s legal issues regarding the alleged headbutting of fashion designer Jack McCollough may be settling down.

Back on May 5th at a party, women’s wear designer Jack McCollough, who is a friend of Brooke Shields’s, interrupted her and Sutherland while they were chatting and this interruption resulted in an irate Sutherland allegedly headbutting McCollough after they exchanged words.

Was Keifer channeling Jack?

Nothing has been settled yet but Keifer Sutherland has issued a public apology to McCollough and McCollough has issued a statement saying he appreciated Keifer’s public statement.

If everything works out between the party buddies, it will clear the way for the assault charges against Keifer Sutherland to be dropped.

Right now Keifer is under a 5-year probation for a DUI (His 2nd) and this legal issue in New York may still be a snag on his probation terms from California.

California officials are making stink and asking for reports on the party nose-breaking moment.

Sources:  People, TV Guide, THR

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  1. Pity about Keifers Legal problems.
    I hope they will be cleared up soon.
    Thanks for all the juicy spoilers Bruce!
    Sounds like season 8 is shaping up nicely.

  2. I love “24″ and like Sutherland as an actor but he is old enough to know better than to do this stupid, juvenile crap. He gets what he deserves.

  3. I was definitely surprised by Sutherland’s accumulating legal woes. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the actions that speak louder than words or image for me.

    Yet I love the electrifying torture, I mean interrogator that Jack Bauer is.

    Your welcome Gary.

  4. I’m assuming he was drunk, but still, what kind of “exchanged words” are needed to lead to a man head butting another man? At a fashion expo no less.

  5. One of my favs as well.

  6. I really do enjoy watching 24 and hope season8 to be as well as season 1,2 and even 7!
    and i personaly think sutherland has showed his apology enough! calm down everyone pleasssse!! :D

  7. Season 7 is great, but I have something to say (I didn’t see Sutherland as the ultimate hero cause there were alot off long side stories and i saw Jack Bauer only in the begining and the end of the episode, like only a connection to the story, but not as the major part of it).
    i mean when compare with the first 6 seasons.

  8. Jack, give us more thrilling momentum in season 8. and your words of wisdom, more power to you kiefer, looking forward of your movie. God bless