Tim Stack
January 05, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

More New Characters

Marisol Nichols (In Justice) is Nadia Yassir, a new CTU analyst who could ultimately prove to be a huge help: She’s of Middle Eastern descent and can speak Arabic.

Harry Lennix (Commander in Chief) stirs things up as Sandra Palmer’s boyfriend, Walid Al-Rezani, the head of a Muslim civil rights group.

Deadwood star Powers Boothe arrives as Vice President Noah Daniels, who’ll be forced to deal with the day’s unfolding terror alongside President Wayne Palmer.

James Cromwell (The Queen) will tap into his paternal side to play Jack’s estranged dad, Phillip.

Chad Lowe (Unfaithful) plays slimy Reed Pollock, a sneaky political operative working in Palmer’s White House.

Returning Favorites

Gregory Itzin reprises his Emmy-nominated role as eeeevil ex-president Charles Logan. Here’s hoping he’s made to pay for his traitorous deeds.

Jean Smart also returns to her Emmy-nominated gig as emotionally unstable former First Lady Martha Logan.

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