It should make for an interesting work environment since Garofalo is an outspoken liberal and critic of the Iraq war, and the show’s co-creator/executive producer, Joel Surnow, jokingly describes himself as a "right-wing nut job," the trade paper noted.
Garofalo, who has appeared on TV’s "The West Wing," as well as in the movies, "Wet Hot American Summer" and "Reality Bites," will play a government agent on "24" in the show’s upcoming seventh season.
It won't be the first time the actress has played a woman of the law. She has also carried badges in the films "Clay Pigeons," "Cop Land" and "Big Trouble."
Production on the new episodes is slated to begin Sept. 10.