News roundup: 'Private Practice' premiere date, 'Heroes' and '24' casting

Katewalsh_privatepractice_290 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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