Two of TV's biggest cult hits, Alias and 24 will both be back next fall.

ABC and Fox announced yesterday that the two shows will be returning, although there had been some doubt about the fate of the spy thrillers which have garnered some of TV's most passionate fans.

Fox entertainment president Gail Berman would not confirm that 24 star Keifer Sutherland would return however, apparently to protect the secrecy of what happens in the show's final episode later this season.

But 20th Century Fox and production partner Regency Enterprises said Wednesday that Jennifer Garner, the lead of ABC's Alias, will also star in an action spinoff featuring her Elektra Natchios character, introduced in the Ben Affleck superhero hit Daredevil.