By James Hibberd
Updated February 17, 2011 at 10:20 PM EST
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Image Credit: Jason LaVeri/FilmMagic.comHollywood veteran Eric Roberts has been cast in ABC’s dance drama pilot Grace.

The story follows dysfunctional family drama set in the world of professional dance and it’s from Grey’s Anatomy writer Krista Vernoff along with producers Vernoff, Carrie Ann Inaba and Flody Suarez.

Roberts will play patriarch Michael Grace in the show. So You Think You Can Dance‘s Mia Michaels is on board as choreographer. Between Glee and Black Swan, not too surprising a dance drama would make it into the pilot season mix, right?

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