Howard Gordon, executive producer of FOX's thriller "24," says actor Carlos Bernard acted "very cool about it" when Gordon called him in his car to tell him that his character, Counter Terrorist Unit operative Tony Almeida, was not dead after all and would be returning for the show's 7th season on Sunday, Jan. 13.

"But I know," Gordon says, "when I hung up the phone, I'm sure he did one of those 'Jerry Maguire' screams in the car."

Our theory: Maybe he didn't want to scare people and be responsible for a car accident, that's why he first acted very cool and waited till there was no car around to imitate Jerry Maguire... or maybe he's used to acting very cool no matter what happens...who knows? ;-)

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