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Janeane Garofalo to Spend a Day on "24"

Janeane Garofalo to Spend a Day on "24"

Between its critical drubbing and its two production delays, "24" hasn't given me a whole lot of reasons to be optimistic this summer. But this piece of news has me reconsidering my doubts: Janeane Garofalo will be joining the cast to play a government agent investigating a crisis that strikes Jack's team. The news is the second major addition of the summer; last month, Cherry Jones was tapped to play the show's first female president.

Garofalo's last major TV appearance was on "The West Wing" in 2006. She also starred in a CBS pilot about lawyers, but the show wasn't picked up for the fall season. I bet it's going to be interesting for such an outspoken liberal to work for producers as seriously conservative as those on "24."

Between Garofalo and Mary Lynn Rajskub, I'd say "24" now has one of the best girl-geek quotients on TV. I don't think Garofalo can singlehandedly save "24," though; that will depend much more on the writers being able to bring a fresh plot line to the seventh season. What do you think?

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hacksaw hacksaw 8 years
I agree with CollegeGirl.
demeter demeter 8 years
I'm not a fan of hers and I never have been...I'm not sure I'll like her in this although some of the other cast members to come on that I've been iffy about have turned out to surprise me greatly so we'll see.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i wonder what she's been up to in the last little while. i haven't seen her in anything lately - i love her!
lala788 lala788 8 years
that is very good news.
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Grreeeeaaaat. I can't stand the broad. I hope Jack kicks her to the moon.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Janeane, I worship you!
ddene5713 ddene5713 8 years
woah. she's lost weiiiiiighhhht! look looks good from what i can tell.
JenBrett JenBrett 8 years
i love her! romy and michele's high school reunion, priceless
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 8 years
I am not a fan of hers. I find it very hard to separate her roles from her "in real life" persona.
Maria-M Maria-M 8 years
Well, I don't really know her..., but Mary Lynn Rajskub is the best geek ;)
Green Green 8 years
I don't watch the show but I love Garofalo!
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 8 years
Very excited about 24 now!!!! I love Garofalo.
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