'Commander' Star Clocks into '24'

Harry Lennix, who co-starred on ABC's "Commander In Chief" last season, is joining another show in which the White House plays a role.

Lennix, whose credits also include the "Matrix" sequels, has signed on to a recurring part on "24," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The FOX series has also added Steven Schub and Adoni Maropis to this season's crop of bad guys.

At ABC, meanwhile, "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal will step in front of the camera for a recurring part on the network's new comedy "Help Me Help You," Variety reports.

Just where Lennix will fit into the season six story on "24" remains to be seen. FOX has revealed that David Palmer's brother Wayne (D.B. Woodside, who's now a regular on the show) is the president, and star Kiefer Sutherland has said that Jack Bauer will be trying to save his own skin as well as the world.

Lennix played White House Chief of Staff Jim Gardner on "Commander In Chief." He's also appeared on "House" and "The Practice" and in the films "Ray" and "Collateral Damage."

Schub's credits include "E-Ring" and "The Thirteenth Floor," while Maropis has been seen on "Angel" and in the films "Hidalgo" and "Troy."

On "Help Me Help You," which centers on a psychologist (Ted Danson) with issues of his own, Rosenthal will play a colleague whom Danson's Bill Hoffman turns to when he needs help. Variety says Jane Lynch ("Talladega Nights") and Jonathan Katz ("Dr. Katz") will also play therapists.

Rosenthal originally set out to be an actor but turned to writing some years ago. He does have some on-camera experience, with a role in the film "Spanglish" and a guest appearance on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to his name.