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Jeff Goldblum Joins Sarah Silverman’s NBC Comedy

US actor Jeff Goldblum poses at the British Comedy Awards in London on December 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

"Such and such is having a good year" is among the laziest of ledes ... but Jeff Goldblum really is having a sweet 2012. After stints on Glee as one of Rachel Berry's dual dads and Portlandia as a knot-store proprietor, the erstwhile Ian Malcolm has been cast in Sarah Silverman's upcoming NBC pilot. The semi-autobiographical show about Silverman's return to the single life after a long relationship, now titled Susan 313, will feature Goldblum as Silverman's ex. The 15-year age difference between Goldblum and Jimmy Kimmel has us hopeful the role will portray a totally fictional ex-boyfriend, not an awkwardly fictionalized version of a dude who's tough not to like.

Photo: CARL COURT/2011 AFP