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Harvey Keitel For 'The Office'? What Would Mr. Pink Say?

2 September 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

One of the most interesting story lines going into the new television season is the question of who will replace Steve Carell as the centerpiece of "The Office." The show is entering its seventh season, which will be the final one for Carell and his paternal boss character Michael Scott. The producers have committed to soldiering forward with the show after Carell's departure, though it's unclear who they might be recruiting. According to producer Paul Lieberstein, the number one choice to fill in for Carell is a strange one: Harvey Keitel. "I haven't started any talks with his people, but Harvey would do a great job — a very different energy," Lieberstein (who also plays beleaguered Hr rep Toby Flenderson on the show) told E!. "And we don't want to bring in another Michael, having someone play a very similar character because we have such a high regard for Steve."

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'Human Target' Renewed For Second Season

13 May 2010 6:44 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

It appears that Christopher Chance has been given a new assignment.

"The Human Target" has been renewed for a 13 episode second season on Fox, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Chuck" co-executive producer Matthew Miller is also joining "The Human Target" as the new showrunner, sharing the position with Jonathan Steinberg.

First announced in January 2009, "The Human Target" stars Mark Valley ("Fringe") as Christopher Chance, a former assassin turned bodyguard/private contractor who specializes in protecting clients from deadly and unusual threats. The series also stars Chi McBride ("Pushing Daisies") and Jackie Earle Haley ("Watchmen") as Chance's partners, Detective Laverne Winston and Guerrero, respectively.

"The Human Target" was created by comic book legends Len Wein and Carmine Infantino in 1972. As originally conceived, Christopher Chance would literally assume the identities of his clients in order to draw out and eliminate threats to them.

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