Harvey, we hardly knew ya. Just hours after word broke that
to signing a contract with
for the spot left vacant by the disappearing
, sources say the deal is no longer on the table. This makes Keitel the latest big name to be stricken from the show's most-wanted list. Others include
. Despite the suspense surrounding the search, we hear the show is still chugging along fine without the replacement. The first three episodes are already in the can (with Patinkin's absence being dealt with in the season-opener). This means that whoever the new character is, he/she (and we suspect it's a he) won't be appearing until later in the season.
- Reporting by Jonathan Small
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