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Patton Oswalt to guest on CBS' 'Battle Creek'

Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming buddy cop drama co-created by Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and House‘s David Shore may not have a premiere date, but it does have a noteworthy guest star.

Patton Oswalt joins stars Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as the unorthodox mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., in the freshman season’s sixth episode, “Cereal Killer,” EW has learned exclusively. The character’s full name? Mayor Scooter Hardy. There really was no other casting choice.

Duhamel stars as Milton Chamberlain, a handsome, charismatic FBI agent with unlimited resources, who opens a field office at the underfunded police station in Battle Creek and chooses a gruff local detective, Russ Agnew (Winters), to be his partner. Janet McTeer, Kal Penn, Edward Fordham, Jr. and Aubrey Dollar also star.

Oswalt, who’s become a go-to guest star, is also set to reprise his role as Fire Marshall Boone on Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine this fall. Other recent turns include appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Modern Family, Drunk History, Justified, and  Parks and Recreation.

Patton Oswalt to return to 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Are you ready for some more football on Brooklyn Nine-Nine? With Patton Oswalt? READ FULL STORY

'Modern Family': Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt to guest in Vegas episode

The Modern Family gang is headed to Las Vegas to film an episode with a pair of comedy aces: Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen. READ FULL STORY

Patton Oswalt takes on Lean Cuisine in new stand-up special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Patton Oswalt has popped up on some of your favorite shows this year (Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Justified, Portlandia). And he’ll hop back onto the big screen on Christmas Day in Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. But let us not forget what he does best: Grab a mic and drop comedy truth nuggets.

Oswalt returns to the stage with a new stand-up special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, which debuts on EPIX on Jan. 17. (Comedy Central will give it a basic-cable premiere in April.) Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and filmed in San Diego, the 60-minute performance features the cunning comedian tackling topics “ranging from frozen food to the future of America.” Want to see the man who coined the phrase “failure pile in a sadness bowl” while describing a KFC concoction turn his attention to Lean Cuisine? Press play and eat up. READ FULL STORY

Patton Oswalt to guest on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' -- EXCLUSIVE

Patton Oswalt recently staged a master filibuster on Parks and Recreation, and now he’s getting fired up over an arson case.

EW has learned that the comedian will guest-star as Fire Marshal Boone on Fox’s new police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which was created by Parks executive producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor). In the episode, which is slated to air later this year, Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) investigates a suspicious fire and winds up crossing paths and butting heads with Boone. As it turns out, the two have a history of not enjoying each other.

'Parks and Recreation': Chris and Ann try to make a baby -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Of the many ways to make a baby, former lovers Chris (Rob Lowe) and Ann (Rashida Jones) have chosen the one that involves the least amount of sex. In Thursday’s episode of Parks and Recreation (NBC, 9 p.m.), Chris helps Ann move one step closer to realizing her dream of being with child when they visit a fertility clinic, where Chris will need to, you know, provide a sample.

Check out the clip below to see how this non-couple (who are getting back together at one point, right?) handle the big moment. Elsewhere in the episode, Leslie (Amy Poehler) discovers that Jerry (Jim O’Heir) is retiring, and Tom (Aziz Ansari) now fears that he will become the split-pants butt of all jokes in the office. READ FULL STORY

Patton Oswalt returns to 'Justified' and it's not pretty -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Tonight’s episode of FX’s Justified is, in the words of showrunner Graham Yost, “about as fun as any episode we’ve done.” The hour becomes a great Western as Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) and the Marshals try to get famed fugitive Drew Thompson (Jim Beaver) — who’d reinvented himself as the local sheriff — out of Harlan alive. That means keeping him away from Boyd (Walton Goggins), who’s under pressure from Nicky Augustine (Mike O’Malley) to keep Drew from ratting on Detroit mobster Theo Tonin.

“It’s Boyd’s version of a bullet,” Goggins said in a conference call with reporters. “I’m going after Raylan Givens to save my own hide and, more importantly, the love of Boyd’s life’s hide…. You will see Boyd capitulate in a way and have fear in a way that I’ve never had playing Boyd.”

The episode is high-stakes for everyone, including Patton Oswalt’s Constable Bob, who returns at an inopportune time. You’ll definitely want to see how he ends up looking like he does in the exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

'Justified': Patton Oswalt as Constable Bob Sweeney -- FIRST LOOK

, but is not, which I think most men can relate to,” Oswalt tells EW. The former high school classmates reconnect when Raylan asks Bob to check in on Arlo’s house and make sure it doesn’t get trashed. Oswalt is tight-lipped about the character, who will return later in the season, but offers two teases: “He thinks he has a dark, mysterious, messed-up past, but there’s hints that everybody already knows about it and doesn’t care,” he says. And, “I do get to do stuff that’s a combination of, like, super funny and super violent… I’ll leave it at that.”  READ FULL STORY


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