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[08/17/09 - 03:00 PM]
Patton Oswalt Cast in Syfy's Caprica
He'll play the role of Baxter Sarno, "the wildly popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel and Amanda Graystone ultimately appear."

[via press release from Syfy]

PATTON OSWALT CAST IN SYFY'S CAPRICA

New York, NY � August 17, 2009 � Syfy has announced that celebrated comedian Patton Oswalt will guest-star on its highly-anticipated series Caprica, premiering January 22, 2010. Oswalt will play the role of Baxter Sarno, the wildly popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel and Amanda Graystone (Eric Stoltz and Paula Malcomson, respectively) ultimately appear.

Humanity's storyline takes completely new twists with Caprica, which follows two rival families and their patriarchs � Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) � as they compete and thrive in the vibrant realm of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. This original, standalone series will feature the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, and family conflict in an omnipotent society that is at the height of its blind power and glory�and, unknowingly, on the brink of its fall. Caprica also stars Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone). The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the pilot.

As a comedian, Oswalt has released three TV specials and two critically acclaimed albums. This month, his one-hour Comedy Central Special "My Weakness is Strong" will premiere on air, as well as on DVD/CD through Warner Brothers records. Patton tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK. A regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonaroo and Coachella, he's also made the jump to theaters, as well as performing/reading at events by McSweeney's and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. He has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles, and was also a regular fill-in host for Steve Jones on the nationally syndicated "Jonesey's Jukebox" on Indie 103.1.

A versatile performer, he's also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami, and provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar's Oscar-winning Ratatouille. Later this month, Patton will make his dramatic debut on the big screen in Big Fan, in the lead role as Paul Aufiero, in the directorial debut of writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler). Patton will also appear in Steven Soderbergh's feature film The Informant, and recently appeared in Observe and Report with Seth Rogen.

His many television roles include Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearing on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Patton is also recurring again on the second season of The United States of Tara (Showtime), playing John Corbett's best friend 'Neil' and is guest starring on The Sarah Silverman Program. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.





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· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE (SHOWTIME)











[08/22/14 - 02:58 PM]
"The Simpsons" Soars on FXX - Day 1 of 12-Day Marathon Delivers Record-Breaking Numbers for Nascent Channel
FXX spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
2015 NASCAR Schedule to Be Announced Tuesday at 5 P.M. ET on Special Edition of "NASCAR America" on NBCSN
Host Rick Allen will be joined by NBC Sports Group NASCAR analysts Jeff Burton, Kyle Petty and Frank Stoddard to present the schedule and discuss the selected dates, tracks, and overall 2015 NASCAR calendar.

[08/22/14 - 12:38 PM]
Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan to Direct "White City" Pilot for AMC
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[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
"Red Band Society" Fans Banded Together to Help FOX Raise $100,000 for Charity Partners and Unlock the Debut Episode
The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow.

[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
"Iyanla: Fix My Life Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" to Air Tuesday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN
The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
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Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
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[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
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[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
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The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.