Boothe second in command on '24'


Powers Boothe has been tapped to play the new vice president on Fox's "24."

In other castings news, Mark Deklin has joined ABC's "Desperate Housewives," and Kip Pardue has come on board NBC's "ER."

All roles are recurring.

On "24," from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, Boothe will play Noah Daniels, the vice president under new U.S. President Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside).

Powers, who co-starred on HBO's drama series "Deadwood," next appears in the two upcoming "Deadwood" movies on the cable network.

The actor, who recently wrapped the indie "The Final Season" opposite Sean Astin, is repped by Paradigm and attorney Stan Coleman.

On the Touchstone TV-produced "Housewives," Deklin will play Bill Pearce, a handsome widower who gets to know Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) when she becomes a consultant on a pageant his 11-year-old daughter is in.

Deklin, who also is recurring on Fox's new drama "Justice" this season, is repped by Joel Dean at TalentWorks and manager Michael Black.

On "ER," Pardue will play a male nurse who becomes involved with nurse Samantha Taggart (Linda Cardellini).

Pardue, who next appears in Emilio Estevez's "Bobby," is repped by ICM and Untitled Entertainment.