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    Taylor Lautner Replaces Andy Samberg in BBC Sitcom Cuckoo

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    Taylor Lautner has a new gig!

    The 22-year-old actor will star in the upcoming second season of the BBC comedy Cuckoo, replacing Andy Samberg in the show's lead role.

    According to The Guardian, the Twilight hunk will play a "mysterious young stranger who shows up in Lichfield, Staffordshire" (where the show is based). Lautner will costar with Brit actors Greg Davies and Helen Baxendale.

    Samberg starred in Cuckoo's first season but disappeared at the end of the season when he traveled to the Himalayas.

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    "Cuckoo was one of BBC3's most stand-out comedies, so I'm delighted to welcome it back with the addition of superstar Taylor Lautner joining the critically acclaimed Greg Davies and an outstanding British comedy cast for what will be one of the comedy treats of the year," BBC3 controller Zai Bennett said recently of the casting news.

    The show's executive producer Ash Atalla added, "Cuckoo is one of my favorite shows I've ever been involved in. We can't wait to come back bigger and better."

    The casting news comes on Lautner's birthday. Lautner turns 22 today.

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