Look who’s coming back from the dead? Tony Almeida will return to “24” when the seventh season premieres on Jan. 13. The CTU veteran, played by Carlos Bernard, was one of Jack Bauer’s main allies over the show’s first four seasons, but the character was left unceremoniously dead at the hands of a terror suspect in Day 5. It’s not a big surprise. The producers almost brought him back at the end of last season. “Tony’s uncertain fate near the end of ‘Day 5’ left the door open for his return,” executive producer/show-runner Howard Gordon said in a press release. “And since there was no silent clock at the conclusion of his last appearance –- the 24 tribute to a major character’s demise – we always kept this as a possibility.”