ABC Sets Private Practice Premiere Date; 24 and Heroes Casting News

ABC has put another piece of its fall schedule in place, booking the season premiere of Private Practice for Thursday, Oct. 1.

The medical drama was one of a few shows ABC left hanging last week when it announced the bulk of its premiere dates for fall. Still waiting to hear about their debuts are Brothers & Sisters, which will return to its Sunday-night home, and Eastwick, the new drama that will air at 10 p.m. Wednesdays.

The rest of ABC’s Thursday lineup, Flash Forward and Grey’s Anatomy, will premiere Thursday, Sept. 24.

NBC’s Heroes is turning to another sci-fi show, Battlestar Galactica, for its latest bit of casting.

Rick Worthy, who played skinjob Cylon Simon on Galactica, is in negotiations to play a recurring part on the show come fall, The Hollywood Reporter says. He would play Parkman’s (Greg Grunberg) new partner, a veteran L.A. cop.

Worthy will join fellow Heroes newcomers Robert Knepper, Madeleine Zima, Rachel Melvin and Ray Park for the fourth season.

At FOX, Clayne Crawford is the latest addition to 24, while David O’Hara will appear on the final season of The Tudors.

Crawford will play a “bad boy” who has history with Katee Sackhoff’s CTU analyst, the HR reports, which means he’s likely part of the “secret past” mentioned in the character description for Sackhoff.
His other credits include several episodes of Jericho and the movies Smokin’ Aces: Blowback and Swimfan.

On The Tudors, O’Hara (The Departed, Wanted) will play the Earl of Surrey in the show’s final season, which is in production. He’s described as the “arrogant but sensitive” son of the Duke of Norfolk.

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