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.
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."
'24' airs on FOX, which is owned by News Corp., the parent company of FOXNews.com.