Keifer coming back

Kiefer Sutherland

will be back to play counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer for an eighth season of “24,” which will start shooting in May.

Sutherland says he’s sticking with a show that has revived his career.

“If I was going to liken ‘24’ to a girlfriend, ‘24’ has been really good to me. And I need to be really good back,” says Sutherland. “There are plays I want to do. There are so many different things I would like to do, but I was so fortunate to be part of something like ‘24’ that my focus is still on that right now.”

Before he goes back to keeping the world safe, you’ll hear him voice the character of Gen. W.R. Monger in the new 3-D movie “Monsters vs. Aliens,” opening Friday.