Janeane Garofalo Joins Cast of '24' for Seventh Season

The clock is ticking for actress-comedian Janeane Garofalo: She's joining the cast of the FOX TV drama "24." Garofalo will play an FBI systems analyst when "24," which stars Kiefer Sutherland as a counterterrorism agent, returns in January for its seventh season, the network said Tuesday.

Her character, Janis Gold, is assigned to a team investigating a crisis that hits Sutherland's Jack Bauer and his colleagues, FOX said.

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The actress, whose voice is featured in the animated film "Ratatouille," has appeared in films including "Wet Hot American Summer" and "The Truth about Cats & Dogs" and in TV shows "The West Wing" and "Strangers with Candy."

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