June 9, 2009 / 12:08 PM / in 9 years

Katee Sackhoff to co-star on "24"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jack Bauer will be getting help from Starbuck next season.

<p>Cast member of "24" Keifer Sutherland poses at a screening of the season finale of Fox television drama series "24" season seven in Los Angeles,California May 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>

In a casting straight out of fan central, Katee Sackhoff, best known for her role as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on “Battlestar Galactica,” has been tapped to co-star on another series with a big fan following, Fox’s “24.”

Sackhoff will play Dana Walsh, an expert data analyst at CTU who is involved with CTU agent Davis Cole (Freddie Prinze Jr.).

She joins fellow new cast members Prinze, Jennifer Westfeldt, Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd and Chris Diamantopoulos on the upcoming eighth season of the series starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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