Following the news that Chris Diamantopoulos will appear on season eight of 24 as President Taylor's Chief of Staff, many fans are wondering about the status of Ethan Kanin.
Is he off the show? Could he actually take over as First Husband, now that the marriage between Taylor and her husband appears to be over (and considering the hints dropped last season that he and Taylor had an affair)?
According to various sources, the answer to both questions above is: no.
Kanin will, indeed, play a role on 24 next year. He's expected to be named Secretary of State.