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Morning Links: 2/28/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Let’s do this thing:

*That was certainly quick. James Spader will be leaving The Office at the conclusion of the current ninth season. According to showrunner/Toby Paul Lieberstein, Spader had only wanted a one-year arc from the time that he signed on as Steve Carrell’s ostensible replacement but audiences have been, to be kind, lukewarm to this season of the show and some of that comes from Spader’s character, Robert California, being rather non-descript. I haven’t had time to keep up with this season of The Office but, from everything I’ve heard, I haven’t been missing much. And now I guess I’ll never have to warm up to Spader, either. (Via Hitfix)

*Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito has been cast as the villain in the NBC pilot Revolution from JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke. Esposito has undeniable experience as a bad guy – maybe one of television’s best of the last decade – so yeah… you could say that I’m in on this one. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Fox has shifted its Kiefer Sutherland-starring series Touch from its previously announced Monday night slot to a comfier post-American Idol Thursday night perch. After seeing its ridiculous pilot when it previewed in late January, believe me when I say the quicker this show ultimately goes away, the better off we’ll all be. (Via TV By The Numbers)

*Jim Rash, better known as the insanely funny Dean Pelton on Community, won an Oscar on Sunday night. He is also awesome. (Via EW)

*South Park returns for its 16th (!) season on March 14 and, frankly, it’s a testament to the show that it continues to remain this relevant and this biting 16 years into its run. (Via TV By The Numbers)

*Lucy Liu is joining CBS’s Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary as the first woman to play Watson. Intriguing. Just might be intriguing enough to… nah… Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock is still a horrible idea. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Oh boy… Adult Swim has picked up a series from the entertainment collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (featuring Internet lightning rod Tyler, The Creator) called Loiter Squad that will premiere later in 2012. This should be… interesting, to say the very least. (Via TV By The Numbers)

*So John McCain says he’s not going to watch HBO’s original movie Game Change about the 2008 election? Remind me why we’re supposed to care about what John McCain thinks about anything again? (Via The Hollywood Reporter)