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Hail to the Ex-Chief: Itzin Returns to ’24’

The slimy President Logan will be back for season eight of Fox’s thriller.

Former "24" regular Gregory Itzin is returning to the Fox drama next season, signing on to reprise his role as former President Logan in a multi-episode arc.

When viewers last saw Itzin’s character in season six, he was bleeding out after being stabbed by wife Martha Logan (Jean Smart). After taking season seven off, Itzin’s Logan will return in season eight when the current president, Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones), asks for his help in a diplomatic crisis.

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

Itzin most recently has kept busy with a recurring role on the CBS hit "The Mentalist." He also guested on "Hannah Montana" and is a co-star in the Jamie Foxx feature "Law Abiding Citizen."

The new season of "24" kicks off with a four-hour, two-night event on Jan. 17 and 18.