Tate Donovan Joins Cast of '24: Live Another Day'

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January 21st, 2014

24 Live Another Day

via press release:



New Thrilling Event Series Debuts with Special Two-Hour Premiere

Monday, May 5, on FOX


Tate Donovan (“Damages”) will join the presidential cabinet of 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY as White House Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU.  24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY debuts with a two-hour television premiere Monday, May 5 (8:00-10:00 PT ET/PT) on FOX, and makes its time period premiere the following week on Monday, May 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).


In the highly anticipated event series starring Kiefer Sutherland, BOUDREAU is an astute and strong-willed political advisor who is married to President JAMES HELLER’s (William Devane) daughter, AUDREY RAINES (Kim Raver) – JACK BAUER’s (Sutherland) former flame.


Most recently seen in the network series “Hostages,” Donovan’s television credits include “Deception,” “Damages” and “The O.C.,” as well as memorable guest-starring roles on “The Guardian,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Friends” and “Ally McBeal.” Behind the camera, Donovan has directed episodes of “Medium,” “Deception,” “Damages,” GLEE, “Gossip Girl,” “Weeds,” “Nip/Tuck” and “The O.C.” Donovan’s recent film credits include the Academy Award winner “Argo” and “Good Night, and Good Luck.” He also voiced the title character of the animated feature “Hercules.” In 2011, Donovan starred on Broadway in the world premiere of “Good People,” opposite Frances McDormand. Other theater credits include “Amy's View,” with Dame Judi Dench; and “Picnic,” with Ashley Judd; as well as the Off-Broadway show, “Lobby Hero.”


In 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, the stakes are higher than ever for BAUER, who is now an exile being tracked by CIA operations head STEVE HARRIS (Benjamin Bratt, “Law & Order”), agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), computer tech JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”) and field operative ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”). The series also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub (“Firewall”), along with newcomers Michael Wincott (“The Crow”) and Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Judy Davis (“Life with Judy Garland”).


24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran. “Like” 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY on Facebook at facebook.com/24. Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #24fox.


  • Shepherd

    I hate it when we don’t get a picture for the subject of the article. :(
    Thank god for Google. :)

  • AllOfHerTw!st


    Yeah, this Tate fella apparently looks a lot like Kiefer Sutherland. :grin: :razz:

  • Shepherd


    :) Too funny! :)

  • Dan S

    So is this press release another way of saying Hostages is now cancelled ?

  • DSC

    how many episodes is this supposed to have? if it’s not 24, how’s it still called 24? every couple of weeks it seems a new high profile cast member is added to this thing. I’m glad that it’s back, and it’s kind of funny too, considering how unceremoniously FOX dumped the show a few years ago. its ratings were still viable for another season. want proof? Here it is again. and it hasn’t been that long either.

  • Ultima

    @Dan S
    So is this press release another way of saying Hostages is now cancelled ?

    CBS said that they weren’t going forward with a second season of Hostages. That’s about as much of a cancellation acknowledgement as you’ll get.

  • Ultima

    how many episodes is this supposed to have? if it’s not 24, how’s it still called 24?

    12 episodes; it will still use the real time, 24-hour format, but they’re going to jump ahead at points (less filler basically).

    considering how unceremoniously FOX dumped the show a few years ago

    Why are people so bitter over cancellations? The ratings were declining, the show was expensive, and no one should have been surprised about the announcement as there were plenty of rumors prior to the start of the 8th season that it was going to be the final one.

    24 is my favorite drama ever, so I’m obviously not a hater, but I don’t think FOX did anything wrong with ending the show and thought that it was treated better than most (what else has had those awesome two-night, four-hour premieres?).

  • DSC


    true it had awesome premiere and something we could call a finale, but its ratings didn’t exactly warrant cancelation. Were they declining? sure, it was year 8, but, compared to the numbers today, those numbers would still be enough to keep in on the air, because cost is almost always overlooked over the possibility of a decent rating. Look at Bones on FOX, most of those people have been there since year one, with the exception of a couple of characters (Zach and Dr something from the first season) but the rest of them is going into year 10 on that show, and nobody’s talking money, because the show will pay for itself many times over, even at those inflated prices. and 24 had only one major player, bones has at least 2, plus the old supporting cast. 24’s supporting cast was what? Chloe? most of those guys were new every season. surely the cost wasn’t that prohibitive.

  • tv#1

    Great addition to the series. I’ll look forward to seeing him appear on the show.

  • Ultima

    its ratings didn’t exactly warrant cancelation

    The ratings didn’t, no, but the cost of the show combined with those ratings did.

    compared to the numbers today

    Which you can’t do, because it violates the Gunsmoke Rule.

    cost is almost always overlooked over the possibility of a decent rating

    That doesn’t even make sense. Profitability is what matters, not ratings.

    Look at Bones on FOX

    Bones is a procedural, 24 is a heavily serialized show. FOX aired 24 original episodes of Bones last season, but also 29 repeats. 24 very rarely aired repeats during the season and only once did they try to run it during the summer and it did poorly.

    More importantly, the production cost for Bones is heavily subsidized by its syndication deals with TNT and local broadcast stations.

    surely the cost wasn’t that prohibitive.

    FOX and the producers said that the show was simply too expensive to keep going.

    Sure, they might have squeezed out another season with some severe cuts (the same probably could have happened with House as well), but sometimes its just better to end something than get that one last season.

  • DSC


    I get not comparing the ratings from 1960 to today’s, but come on! the Gunsmoke rule shouldn’t apply to a show that ended in 2010. Most of the burden of the falling ratings lies not so much with audience erosion, but at poor decisions by FOX regarding those things that substituted this show (or House). And while I get they are not mediums, there are people at the network whose job it is to make an informed decision as to those calls. To have this show back 3 years and change after it ended is an admission of error (silent it may be). Has there ever been a show that had this quick of a turn around, even for a limited event series? Besides Family Guy, I can’t recall a single one. I’ll say this for FOX, they’re not shy about doing it.

    cost is almost always overlooked over the possibility of a decent rating

    I meant this for an ongoing, already syndicated show, like Bones, which was the example I was giving above, but I suspect you knew that. Of course at first this is no applicable, but, after a show has been syndicated there are other factors at play.

    And I have no doubt FOX would jump at some kind of House reunion too.

  • Berit

    I’m so excited! While I’d always like me some more “24”, I love the 12 episode format idea. I felt “24” had quite a lot of filler, not enough Jack, dammit (get it?!? dammit, lol).

  • CrimTV

    Don’t see why people are so annoyed about the cancellation of 24, it lasted EIGHT seasons, EIGHT! More than many shows last!

  • gerry

    i feel like at the time, 8 seasons seemed like a good place to end. but i’m just as happy to have it back now. if 24 had been on all this time, i have a feeling it would probably be pretty tired at this point.

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