FOX Men Spill Spoilers
Stars of hit dramas "24," "House" and "Prison Break" celebrated the launch of FOX's new fall season at the TCA oceanfront party on Monday talking about the upcoming plotlines designed to keep the fans glued to the tube. Check out what Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie and Wentworth Miller revealed, after the jump.
Kiefer Sutherland of Award-winning, but recently critically-panned thriller "24" said to USA Today he was looking forward to the drama's first female president, Cherry Jones, when the show returns in January.
"I hope people will make the distinction between television and reality," said Sutherland of comparisons to the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. "But I can tell you one thing. We had the first African American president on television (Dennis Haysbert's President Palmer), and now Barack Obama is a serious candidate. That wasn't going to happen eight years ago. Television is an incredibly powerful medium, and it can be the first step in showing people what is possible."
British actor Hugh Laurie who plays the cranky Dr. House on the hit medical series said to TV Guide the first three scripts of the new season were "phenomenal," in fact they were three of the best scripts he had ever read.
According to the producers, when the drama returns in September, Dr. House will be trying to solve cases alone (Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps and Jennifer Morrison nevertheless return).
Olivia Wilde (The O.C., The Black Donnellys) will be just one of at least 5 candidates who make it to the final round for a plum position at Princeton-Plainsboro after House selects from the initial 40.
Finally, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller revealed to TV Guide that Another World’s Jodi Lyn O’Keefe will join the cast as a mysterious woman named Susan B who interacts with Dominic Purcell’s character.
"The two of them apparently have a great amount of chemistry on camera," Miller says.
As for Miller's character Michael Scofield? "Michael has always been the smartest guy in the room, but now it’s about improvisation and thinking on his feet. It raises the stakes for him and makes for a more intense story," Miller says.