'Starbuck' Katee Sackhoff joins Jack Bauer on Fox's 24

Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) will co-star in Fox's 24 next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sackhoff won the role after a couple of weeks of on-and-off negotiations, the trade paper reported.

Sackhoff will play Dana Walsh, a smart and competent expert data analyst at CTU with a secret past who is involved with CTU agent Davis Cole (Freddie Prinze Jr.).

Sackhoff's casting marks the final major casting of a new regular for the show's upcoming eighth season, which is already in production.

Sackhoff joins fellow new cast members Prinze, Jennifer Westfeldt, Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd and Chris Diamantopoulos. Sackhoff most recently starred in NBC's pilot Lost and Found.

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