“24” CONTINUES TO ATTRACT EMMY AWARD-WINNING ACTORS AS PETER MacNICOL JOINS THE CAST
Just days after 24 topped all network television series with 12 Emmy nominations, the heart-stopping drama continues to attract award-winning actors as Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal”) joins the cast for season six. The clock will reset for 24’s “Day 6” in January, Mondays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
In its first five seasons, the suspenseful series has been nominated for a total of 51 Emmys, including five for Outstanding Drama Series and five for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kiefer Sutherland. Last season also garnered Emmy nominations for supporting actors Jean Smart, for her portrayal of unstable “First Lady Martha Logan,” and Gregory Itzin, who played conniving “President Charles Logan.”
MacNicol, an Emmy Award winner for his role on “Ally McBeal,” recently made a guest appearance on “Boston Legal” and has a recurring role on “Numb3rs.” Next season on 24, MacNicol will be a series regular, portraying a high-ranking government official.
24, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, is a production of Real Time Productions and Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Brian Grazer, Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland are the executive producers.