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Casting shakeup on 'Beach Lane' pilot

THR EXCLUSIVE

There's been a shakeup on NBC comedy pilot "Beach Lane": Patton Oswalt is out of his co-starring role a few days after being cast.

The comedian was announced Monday to co-star in the multicamera project alongside Matthew Broderick and Kristen Johnston. One source said that producers have offered Oswalt another part, but it was unclear whether he is interested in staying on in a different role.

Oswalt was set to play James, a slacker with inherited wealth who's given the job of running a small newspaper in the Hamptons. He hires a renowned journalist (Broderick) to help turn around the paper.

UMS and Oswalt's reps had no comment.

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