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Dean Winters Joins Battle Creek As First of Two Detectives

Actor Dean Winters attends the Cinema Society & Blackberry Bold screening of "Haywire" at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on January 18, 2012 in New York City.

Vince Gilligan’s much-anticipated new CBS drama, Battle Creek, just cast 30 Rock alum Dean Winters as its first lead. The one-time beeper king joins the show as Detective Russ Agnew, a “smart, tough, impatient and pragmatic guy who gets results but whom no one wants to partner with because he prefers to cut through any nonsense," The Hollywood Reporter reports. For those who think that sounds a bit like True Detective: Know that Agnew's yet-to-be-cast partner is a naïve, trusting FBI agent. We’d like to recommend one Miss Elizabeth “Dummy” Lemon for the role.

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