Yay! I can’t wait I love 24. Kiefer Sutherland will return for the 8th season, which he revealed the starting timeline for as beginning very quickly after the end of season 7. However, more recent information has described the timeline as further into the future, making Jack’s granddaughter, Teri, old enough for meaningful dialogue. Cherry Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Annie Wersching are the only main cast members from season 7 who will also be returning as main cast members in season 8. Elisha Cuthbert will once again appear as a "Special Guest Star" and Bob Gunton will be back as Ethan Kanin, but this time as a recurring role and with Kanin as Secretary of State. As for Carlos Bernard’s role as Tony Almeida, the show’s producers have not confirmed, nor denied, the fact that Bernard will appear in season 8.
Additional cast members include Anil Kapoor (as a Middle Eastern leader named Omar Hassan), Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) and John Boyd (The Notorious Bettie Page) who were confirmed on the day production was slated to begin. Westfeldt will play journalist Meredith Reed, while Boyd will play CTU systems analyst Jonah Schwartz. 24 begins its season in January and runs new episodes non-stop until May.