Janeane Garofalo to join 24

The political left and the political right will join forces on 24 this season. Janeane Garofalo, an outspoken liberal, is set to co-star on the conservative-leaning real-time drama, whose co-creator/executive producer jokingly describes himself as a "right-wing nut job." Garofalo will play a government agent who is part of the team investigating the crisis befalling Jack Bauer in the coming season. The lefty comedian is the second major cast addition to the drama, which is going through a revamping coming off a lackluster sixth season. Cherry Jones was tapped last month to play the new president.