24 Season 8 Will be Set in New York? Plus, CTU Returns.

Besides “Slumdog Millionaire’s” Anil Kapoor joining the cast of 24 Season 8 as a Middle Eastern leader, the show’s upcoming season is said to be starting production up real soon. How soon? How about next month. Yup, they’re already set to roll on this baby, and Season 7 isn’t even over yet. But what about more details?

How about this: Entertainment Weekly says the show’s eighth season will be set in New York, and CTU will return. Also back (probably in a more permanent role) is Mary Lynn Rajskub’s twitchy computer babe Chloe O’Brian, though no word on her hubby Morris’ whereabouts, though you figure he would show up too, along with the baby Chloe.

They’ll also be fresh blood (there would have to be, given how fast the show goes through new faces like Rosie O’Donnell through a buffet line) in a new CTU boss name Brian Hastings and two new, 20-something agents (one female, one male), presumably to do all the running and jumping through windows. Jack’s not as young as he used to be, you know, and who knows if Tony will still be around in Season 8.