Timothy Olyphant by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com; Christina Applegate by Bob D?Amico/ABC Timothy Olyphant by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage.com; Christina Applegate by Bob D?Amico/ABC

If you're looking for a silver lining in that whole Deadwood movie debacle, here ya go: Sources confirm to me exclusively that Timothy Olyphant (aka Deadwood lawman Seth Bullock) has landed a recurring role on ABC's irresistible Samantha Who?. He'll play the new boss and potential love interest to Christina Applegate's title character. Olyphant starts work today, which means you shouldn't expect to see him on screen until December or January.

Reminder: If you missed last week's Samantha Who? premiere - and judging by the boffo premiere-week ratings, few of you did - Episode 2 airs tonight, and I hear it's just as smart and funny as the pilot. And that's no small task considering the pilot was damn near perfect!