Hilary Swank's estranged husband Chad Lowe's flagging career has been given a boost - he'll join the cast of hit drama 24 next season. The acting brother of movie star Rob Lowe will play politician REED POLLOCK when the sixth season of 24 debuts in America in January (07). Lowe won't be the only big name new face in the cast - he'll be joined by former Ally Mcbeal star Peter MacNicol, Regina King, James Cromwell and KAL PENN.