Dale, Cohen, Roberts get casting calls


James Badge Dale has been tapped as a lead in ABC's one-hour "Fort Pit," while Scott Cohen has come on board Fox's comedy "The Return of Jezebel James."

Meanwhile, Eric Roberts has joined the cast of NBC's breakout hit "Heroes."

"Pit," from Sony Pictures TV and Denis Leary's Apostle and writer Michael Chernuchin, is a drama with comedic elements set at one of the worst, most crime-ridden NYPD precincts in Brooklyn, where bad cops are sent to live out their careers and rookie cops with no connections are stationed.

Dale will play Bobby Bonelli, who is new to the police precinct and fresh out of the academy, where he was tops in his class.

Dale most recently co-starred in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed." His TV credits include Fox's "24." He is repped by ICM, Myrna Jacoby of MJ Management and attorney Geoff Oblath.

"Jezebel," from Regency TV and "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, revolves around two estranged sisters who reunite after one of them, Coco, agrees to carry the baby of the other one, Sarah.

Cohen will play Marcus, a charming confirmed bachelor whose relationship with Sarah is all about nice dinners, fancy drinks and sex. The actor, who most recently co-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: Trial By Jury," is repped by WMA.

On "Heroes," Tim Kring's superhero drama for NBC Universal TV Studio, Roberts will play Thompson, a new associate of Claire's father H.R.G. (Jack Coleman).

Roberts is joining another new addition to the "Heroes" cast, Christopher Eccleston, who made his debut as invisible man Claude on Monday's episode.

Roberts, who co-starred on ABC's "Less Than Perfect," next will be seen in the miniseries "Pandemic." He is repped by ICM.