Some word on the upcoming season of 24 from the good folks at Tivo:
Sean Astin, everyone's second favorite hobbit, will join the cast of Fox's "24" this season, the network announced. Who he'll be playing on the series, however, is not yet known. Fox said season five of the real-time drama picks up 18 months after last season's conclusion with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) still presumed dead and living a new life. He lives with Diane (Donnie Britton, of "Spin City") and her son Derek (Brady Corbet, "Thirteen"). "24" will have a four-hour, two night season premiere on Jan. 8 and 9, (8 p.m. EDT), before moving to its regular Monday slot on Jan. 16.