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Incredibly Significant Breaking News: Bradley Whitford Has This Mustache Now

Bradley Whitford.

When Bradley Whitford appeared on behalf of his new show, this mustache appeared also. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) is about to start production on a show for Fox tentatively called Code 58, co-starring Colin Hanks and created by Matt Nix, who also makes Burn Notice. (If you're trying to get an unreasonably simplistic explanation of what you can expect, consider that Hanks joked that they're hoping the Japanese title will be Opposite Buddy Cop Show.)

Sure, everyone in the room was eager to hear about the project, the actors, how Nix intended to balance his projects. But as soon as the panel started, pretty much one thing was on everyone's mind: What is with that mustache?

Whitford went on to explain that he grew a similar mustache for a previous NBC buddy-cop pilot that wasn't picked up, so he shaved it off. Later, he regrew it for this project, and he intends to keep it as he portrays what Nix calls not a bad cop, just "a legitimately fantastic 1981 cop."

So far, this is probably the most buzzed-about visual of press tour, so I had to share it as soon as possible.

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