The new “24” has a president we can all support


On Jan. 8, 2009, a female president will take her place in the White House.

Hey, you live your reality; I’ll live mine. Out actress Cherry Jones, as President Allison Taylor, leads the country through its latest national crisis when 24 returns for “Day 7.” The new season, which was delayed for a year thanks to the writers’ strike, promises to bring plenty of challenges for the show’s first female chief executive.

Here’s a preview:



If you’re like the rest of us who have watched the preview — and I’m sure you are — your first question is a crucial one: Who’s the hot woman in the suit?

Annie Wersching, best known as Amelia in General Hospital, plays FBI agent Renee Walker. She’s described as a lead, so we hope to see a lot of her. Literally.

Fox will help catch us up on Jack Bauer with a two-hour special, 24:Redemption, airing Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The special, shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, and Los Angeles, introduces the new cast and sets the stage for the new season’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Are you still a 24 fan? Will you be watching Day 7? Do you think we’ll see Sarah Paulson in a guest role?