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09 June 2009 @ 12:52 am
YES!!! Katee Sackhoff is joining '24' next season!! WOOHOO!!  
I'm so excited because I mostly love 24, and I adore Katee Sackhoff and, and, and I talked about her Starbuck and Jack way back when I was watching Battlestar Galactica in this post. I wrote:
And as always, Katee Sackhoff rocked. I love Starbuck so much, she's my female equivalent of SuperJack! I call her SuperKara!
Now SuperJack and Super"Kara" will be together. And, and, and as much as I adore Chloe and the idea of Chloe/Jack, if Keifer Sutherland and Katee Sackhoff (hee, KS/KS) have chemistry and they went somewhere romantic with them? I could deal. (God, it would be better than frickin' Renee!!! UGH!!!) Boyfriend, schmoyfriend.




KATEE SACKHOFF JOINS '24'

Suddenly, I find myself counting the minutes until 24's new season. Perhaps this is why: Katee Sackhoff is joining the cast!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the Battlestar Galactica heroine has been tapped to play the series regular role of Dana Walsh, a highly respected and down-to-earth data analyst at the new and improved New York branch of CTU.

Translation: Chloe-Starbuck catfight alert!

This fraktastic casting coup hit a road block last week when Sackhoff abruptly took herself out of the running, prompting me to post this blind item. But late Friday, word surfaced that the BSG badass was once again in the mix.

Here's more scoop on Sackhoff's character...

She's in a relationship with fellow agent Davis Cole (played by the just-cast Freddie Prinze. Jr.), and she apparently has a skeleton in her closet she's trying desperately to keep hidden.

As I previously reported, 24's eighth season -- which premieres Jan. 17, 2010 -- will be set in the Big Apple and center on an assassination plot against a visiting foreign leader (Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor). In addition to Sackhoff, Prinze, and Williamson, new Day 8 blood includes Kissing Jessica Stein's Jennifer Westfeldt (as a journalist with ties to Kapoor's diplomat) and The Starter Wife's Chris Diamantopoulos (as President Taylor's Chief of Staff).



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The Plucky Young Girl: Kara Thracepluckyyounggirl on June 9th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
Damnit! This means I'll have to start watching 24 again, doesn't it? I imagine it to be rather impossible not to be drawn in by the KS/KS. (AWESOME.)

(Although, Freddie Prinze Jr.?!? But... why? :-/ )
Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on June 9th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Well, Prinze CAN be charming, so I'm trying to be positive.
harper47harper47 on June 9th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this. I just rewatched Season 1 of 24 and, as much as she ended up being evil, I really kind of loved badass Nina. So Katee with Jack? Has awesomeness potential. I still don't forgive them for Tony but . . . . . . .
Arabian: Jack & Chloearabian on June 9th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
My main hope is that her epic awesomeness convinces the producers to not make the next season the Renee show like they did this season. I. HATE. RENEE!!!!!

You don't forgive them for Tony; I don't forgive them for killing off Larry. He was the only thing that made Renee palatable for me ... and, and, and I LURVED him.

Badass Nina was awesome. And I loved Teri. Man, we lost Nina and Teri for Renee?!?!?!?? Ugh.