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Former “NYPD Blue” star Rick Schroder has a new beat, joining the cast of Fox’s “24.”

Schroder has signed on for a regular role on the skein, which returns for its sixth season next month. He’ll play CTU operative Mike Doyle, teaming with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) to pull off key field operations.

Other new cast members include Chad Lowe, Regina King, Powers Boothe, Peter MacNicol, James Cromwell, Kal Penn and David Hunt.

Most recent regular TV gig for Schroder was Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine.” He spent three seasons on “NYPD Blue” as Det. Danny Sorenson.

On the film side, Schroder’s recent credits include “Poolhall Junkies” and “Black Cloud.”