Patton Oswalt
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Image Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.comWell, that was fast. Just three days after it was announced Patton Oswalt would star in Matthew Broderick’s comedy pilot Beach Lane, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the actor is leaving the series following a table read. The publication’s source tells them he was offered another role on the show, but it’s “unclear” if he is interested. (EW’s calls to Oswalt’s rep were not immediately returned.)

To make matters worse, this news comes on the heels of the demise of his Broadway show Lips Together, Teeth Apart, which was postponed after Megan Mullally exited the show. (The show would have marked his Broadway debut.) Come on, Hollywood: Oswalt seems to be a great guy. He’s funny, sharp, and as big of a fan of Joss Whedon as all of us here at EW. So why can’t this guy catch a break this month?

Who else is disappointed to hear that Oswalt might be out of Beach Lane?