2:11 pm - 03/10/2014

Josh Duhamel Joins Vince Gilligan’s CBS Drama ‘Battle Creek’

From “Las Vegas” to “Battle Creek”: Josh Duhamel has joined CBS’s new police drama from Vince Gilligan and David Shore, Variety has learned.

In “Battle Creek,” Duhamel will play Detective Milton Chamberlain, the nice-guy FBI special agent from Detroit who teams with Dean Winters’ tough, impatient police detective Russ Agnew to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan.

The drama from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios has a 13-episode order and is based on a spec Gilligan wrote in 2002. It’s exec produced by creator Gilligan, showrunner Shore, Mark Johnson and director Bryan Singer, who is also helming the pilot.

Other stars include Kal Penn, Janet McTeer, Edward Fordham Jr. and Aubrey Dollar.


Because what we REALLY needed was another show about white men with clashing personalities teaming up to clean up the streets.....
just444 10th-Mar-2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
the beeper king!
bob_benson 10th-Mar-2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
was kinda hoping for better

Vince was originally going to direct the pilot tho. guess he opted out entirely. he's still supposed to direct Better Call Saul's.
it's really David Shore's show now, isn't it?
la_petite_singe 10th-Mar-2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
lmao @ them actually calling him a "nice guy." Vince and Janet, you are definitely better than this. The others...not so much.
whatdeepvoice 10th-Mar-2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
mylondoncalling 10th-Mar-2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
mte. painfully obvious that they picked the city for its name and nothing else.
flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
battle creek is scary tho..
musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Is it really?
flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
lol idk if youre being sarcastic or not but it kind of is. then again I come from a really safe suburb so most cities are scary to me lol
musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
Lol I suppose. I'm from Detroit so I assume everything (except Flint) is safer than here.
flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
lol I'm not a scientist though I'm going based on my experiences there and what my friends that live there tell me. but lol ia about flint
marmar627 11th-Mar-2014 11:44 am (UTC)
At the very least, it's dead as shit. Isn't Kellogg's looking to move because of that?
zeldazonked 10th-Mar-2014 06:51 pm (UTC)

Edited at 2014-03-10 06:53 pm (UTC)
musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
Lmao, now why you go and change the gif?
zeldazonked 10th-Mar-2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
It ended up being outrageously large, lol. Here's a re-sized version:

flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
lol ia the other gif was awesome
zeldazonked 10th-Mar-2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
lol, sorry. I didn't want to get in trouble for posting the largest gif in the world. I re-sized it.

flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
this_is_so_hard 10th-Mar-2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
RIGHT? I'm looking out the window and just see melting snow and a few cars going down the road. Abandoned buildings too. ITS SO MEAN!
bob_benson 10th-Mar-2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
is it... sarcasm though? i'm not sure, but i thought the show was supposed to be sorta quirky -- at least in Gilligan's draft -- with this sort of naive, trusting cop. i could be wrong though.
hedgerowbustle 10th-Mar-2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
lol Right?! It's nice. They should do Flint.
violetsapphire 10th-Mar-2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
Battle Creek has a pretty high crime rate.

musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sure lol, nowhere in Michigan is safe. It's just so random lol.
my_dear_watson7 10th-Mar-2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Of course! They need people to round up all of the angry middle aged people who lose big at Firekeepers.
musicnkisses 10th-Mar-2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
Lmao, STAWP.
tangerinefriday 11th-Mar-2014 11:06 am (UTC)
It's Vince Gilligan. There's gonna be a huge dose of dark comedy to everything.
funhouse 10th-Mar-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
He's so hot.
whatdeepvoice 10th-Mar-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
dean winters tho mmm
omgitsalexis 10th-Mar-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
sorry OP probs gonna watch because i can't deny my disgusting attraction to this man.
flshphotography 10th-Mar-2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
ps are they actually gonna film it in Michigan or not...probably not.
skyler_white_yo 10th-Mar-2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
Welp, this is underwhelming.

I do love Dean Winters, he deserves better than insurance ads.
mylondoncalling 10th-Mar-2014 06:58 pm (UTC)
I expect at least two cereal jokes per episode, and characters complaining about the planes messing with their cars automatic lights or the city has been totally wasted.
la_guillotine 10th-Mar-2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Vince's involvement in this is minimal, and it's network tv, so I don't think I'll bother watching this at all.
bob_benson 10th-Mar-2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
i know. Vince's involvement is getting smaller and smaller actually. i wish they would call it David Shore's show since he is the showrunner.
evett 10th-Mar-2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
and here I thought Vince was good at picking talented actors
tangerinefriday 11th-Mar-2014 11:07 am (UTC)
We might end up being surprised though. Not everyone turns out as basic as they seem judging from their IMDB
bunica1990 10th-Mar-2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Most of the plots for these new tv shows sound pretty underwhelming.
angarahad 10th-Mar-2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
Dean Winters has a lead role?
i am in.
what a doofus name for Duhamel's character...Milton, lol.
he will need some hipster hornrims to go with the name, along with a nice tweedy elbow-patched sweater
prophecypro 10th-Mar-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
More Vince Gillian is always a good thing.
seriousfic 10th-Mar-2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
Because what we REALLY needed was another show about white men with clashing personalities teaming up to clean up the streets.....

Well, True Detective is ending, so...
michelleantonia 11th-Mar-2014 11:13 am (UTC)
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