Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reports that Freddie Prinze Jr. has taken a major role in the upcoming season of 24.
He'll play Davis Cole, a former military man who now heads the field operations unit of the revived CTU in New York. His character is apparently a Marine who's returned from duty in the Middle East, and is readjusting to civilian life. His character also has that love angle coming in; he's romantically involved with Dayna Pakkala, an analyst at the CTU who's yet to be cast.
Oh, and one more thing: he's a big admirer of Jack Bauer, and aspires to follow the same career path as him.
If Ricky Schroder can do it, I guess Freddie can do it. And, well, he does have a baby he'll need to support. Bet he gets killed off in 5 weeks.