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There's television and then there's "Louie." Comedian Louis C.K. has brought an auteur approach to his show, one that has consistently challenged the traditional notions of thirty-minute television, and a program that has seen him bring in a wealth of guest stars, not always playing cameos, but carefully selected for their contributions. From David Lynch to Bob Saget to Chloe Sevigny, C.K. has kept audiences on their toes, but there's one guest spot we'll sadly never get to see. Speaking with Yahoo, upcoming guest star Jeremy Renner—whose episode will air next week—revealed that none other than Philip Seymour Hoffman had been lined up for a role before he passed away. "I play a real character in Louie's life," Renner teased about his role. "Phil [Seymour] Hoffman was supposed to be in it, too. It's about young Louie, so he isn't even acting in it—he's just directing it. »

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