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Looks like comedian, actor and pontificator on the nature of geek culture Patton Oswalt is headed to Harlan County, Kentucky. TVLine reports that the "Nature Calls" star will have a recurring role in the new season of FX's acclaimed crime drama "Justified." He'll play Bob Sweeney, a local constable with whom Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) went to high school. Raylan hires Bob to watch his father Arlo's (Raymond J. Barry) house, and the promise of Oswalt being paired with the tough, sardonic Olyphant sounds like something to look forward to. Read More: Johnny Knoxville and Rob Riggle Chase Unruly Children Through the Woods in the Trailer for 'Nature Calls' (Video) According to TVLine, "Bob has a single football tale he tells over and over from his high school glory days, Al Bundy-style, while a bid to help Raylan capture a bail jumper is humorous — and maybe even successful! »


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