24 fans rejoice! Not only will Jack Bauer (Canadian Kiefer Sutherland) officially be returning to television on January 13, but Tony Almeida will be by his side once again.
Though Tony (Carlos Bernard) presumably died due to injuries from the terrorist car bombing that killed his wife, Michelle, the writers did leave a small hint at his survival.
A customary tribute to deceased characters is for the famous digital clock to tick silently after the last appearance of the departed. Tony did not receive such a farewell, despite being one of the show’s most beloved and trusted characters.
Tony’s resurrection isn’t the only surprise in store for our hero Jack. Season 7 will find CTU disbanded, and all the edge-of-your-seat action moved from Los Angeles to Washington.
Fan faves Chloe O’Brian and Bill Buchanon (Mary Lynn Rajskub and James Morrison) are the only other known returning cast members. Newcomers this season include Cherry Jones, Janeane Garofalo, Colm Feore, Annie Wersching, Jeffrey Nordling, John Billingsley and Rhys Coiro.
Be sure to tune into the 4-hour season premiere event in January, on Sunday 13 and Monday 14.