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Casting Couch: Schroder on "24," Fox Joins "Curb"

And on the sixth day, Jack Bauer got some company.

Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue, Scrubs, and, um, Silver Spoons, anyone?) has joined the cast of 24 in the action/thriller's sixth season, set to launch this January on Fox.

Schroder will play a CTU operative named Mike Doyle who will join Jack Bauer in the field. Further details were not available, but that's hardly surprising in a series as tight-lipped as 24.

Schroder's not the only new kid on the block this season, as he joins the previously announced Chad Lowe, James Cromwell, Regina King, Powers Boothe, Peter MacNicol, Kal Penn, and David Hunt. (Also a lock for a return engagement on 24 this season: Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart.)

In other casting news, Larry David is getting a houseguest on the upcoming sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm: Vivica A. Fox.

In an allusion to the events of Hurricane Katrina, Fox will play a member of an African-American family that moves in with Larry and Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) after a natural disaster.

Knowing the sort of racial quagmires that Larry David usually gets into on Curb, something tells me Larry's in for a world of trouble.

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