Freddie Prinze Jr. cast on '24': Or, vindication for making 'Head Over Heels'

As our own Michael Ausiello reported, Freddie Prinze Jr. is joining the cast of Fox’s 24 as CTU’s head of Field Ops. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play David Cole, "a recently returned Marine who…wants to follow in Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) footsteps."

I’m loving this for many reasons. (1) He will be able to help support the child that he and wife Sarah Michelle Gellar are having. (2) This means that someone who took a job with the WWE, because he was a fan, can be taken seriously again. And (3) It’s possible that I’m not the only one who saw 2001’s Head Over Heels, in which Prinze stars as an undercover agent posing as a fashion exec — and didn’t totally hate it. Who else is happy for Freddie?

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  • Adam

    He was actually a creative writer for the WWE, and why can’t he be taken seriously for that? Writing is writing.
    But this indeed is his biggest exposure since….Scooby Doo?

  • harry

    go freddie go!!!

  • ck

    He seems like a decent enough guy, even if he is married to my wife ;)

  • Meg

    I have to say, I was strangely excited when I read this. Good for him.

  • brynna

    Um Head over Heels was awesome.

  • Valerie

    Don’t worry Mandy, you’re not alone !Head Over Heels is actually one of my biggest guilty pleasures… I saw again and again (and again), until my ex threatened to throw away the DVD.
    So, yay Freddy !

  • Valerie

    And also, that trailer makes me miss Monica Potter…

  • woo

    he’s adorable. i’ve missed seeing him on tv or in the movies. i’ll have to go back to watching 24

  • Kiki

    Yay Freddie! I am all for him and SMG getting good work. I miss Buffy…sad now. :(

  • eileen

    I am very happy to hear about Freddie Prinze Jr. joining “24”. He is a talented actor and will be a great addition to the show.

  • Emily

    Head Over Heels is one of my favorite movies ever, and whenever it’s on late night cable I’m watching it. Don’t ask Hulu how many times I’ve watched it there either.

  • Cee

    I went through a phase where I would watch Head Over Heels every time it was on cable when I came home from school. Which was a lot. I haven’t liked Freddie Prinze Jr. nearly as much ever since…

  • chattypatra

    It’s about time he had the chance to be on a good show. He is a nice guy and I like him.

  • Ceballos

    In theory, I SHOULD hate Freddie Prinze Jr.
    The overwhelming majority of his output has been kinda horrible AND he’s married to Buffy.
    However, I’ve always found the guy very likable, so I’m happy to see him cast on one of my favorite TV shows.

  • Cece

    Head Over Heels is one of my favorite rainy-day movies. Sure, the movie makes no real sense, but it’s mindless entertainment, which is what I want from my FPJ movies.

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