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Breaking: Gregory Itzin returns to '24' as villainous ex-President Charles Logan

November 1, 2009 |  7:00 pm

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When last we saw traitorous President Charles Logan in Season 6, he was flatlining en route to a hospital after being stabbed by his wife, Martha, with a kitchen knife. He hasn't been heard from since.

But it looks like he survived: Fox announced Sunday night that Gregory Itzin will reprise his role as the fallen president in a multiple-episode arc. Season 8 of "24" will premiere in a two-hour event Jan. 17.

How will Logan make his way into the drama this time? Read ahead if you don't mind minor spoilers:

Looks like President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) will reluctantly enlist Logan to assist with an escalating international diplomatic crisis.

"24" executive producer Howard Gordon said, “the opportunity for these two remarkable actors to share the stage was simply too compelling to pass up.”

The new season takes place in New York City where a retired Jack Bauer is unwillingly drawn back into action after learning of a plot to assassinate a Middle Eastern peace-keeping leader (Anil Kapoor). Annie Wersching and Mary Lynn Rajskub are also back alongside new cast members Katee Sackhoff, Mykelti Williamson and Freddie Prinze Jr.

-- Denise Martin (Follow me on Twitter @denisemartin)

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Photo: George Itzin as Charles Logan in "24." Credit: Fox

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