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ABC's buzz-challenged new drama Big Shots just got tossed a life preserver.

Sources confirm that Rob Thomas - he of all things wonderful and Veronica Marsy - has landed at one of my least favorite fall offerings, Big Shots, as a consulting producer. The news comes a week after Thomas vacated his post as show-runner of the Alphabet net's midseason comedy Miss/Guided due to creative differences.

Thomas will be in familiar company at Big Shots: Former Mars producers Danielle Stokdyk and Jennifer Gwartz were recently named exec producers.

Bottom line: If anything can make this series start sucking less, it's these three.