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(Battle Creek Enquirer) -- This week the production crew of "Battle Creek" received lots of sweet Battle Creek swag that might make it onto the TV show.

They collected T-shirts from the Battle Creek Metropolitan Area Moustache Society and local elections, Sprout Urban Farms signs, Cereal Killer roller derby merchandise, Battle Crizzle sweatshirts, brochures about tourist attractions, Pantone colors for downtown signs, a book by local historian Kurt Thornton and more.

"They called me and said that they were looking for authentic Battle Creek gear to, I believe, add to their studio feel, to make their LA filming more authentic," Jeremy Andrews said.

Andrews, associated with BCMAMS and Sprout, said he even donated an old Battle Creek Central High School T-shirt.

"I myself would be totally stoked to see a mustache society T-shirt on Kal Penn, somewhere hanging out even on some extra," Andrews said. "I could imagine a Cereal Killers roller derby episode. I could imagine that happening because it's such a sweet name.

"That would totally just make me proud of my home town and make me excited that we're on the map for a moment and some people are wondering about Battle Creek."

On March 11, the Battle Creek Downtown Partnership posted on Facebook: "Fun Fact — Just visited by someone involved with set design for the upcoming TV show #BattleCreek. Sending them some visuals!"

"I'm excited to see what's going to happen. It definitely puts us in the spotlight," said Alyssa Jones, who is the Partnership's Business Development & Communications Manager. "I think there's a little bit of the unknown that is kind of scary, but overall I'm very excited just to see us get some publicity."

Andrews thought the community could benefit from an infusion of local pride.

"I would like to believe that this show is going to do amazing things for our community," Andrews said. "I'm hesitant to think that it's going to be as great as it could be. Basically, my attitude is: Let's take what we can get.

"We have people coming into our town and naming a show after our town. Let's at least be excited about that. And then everything that we get beyond that, whether it's some money spent on the local economy or some people wearing some local gear in an episode or two, those are just little small wins that can make us all feel kind of cool."

"Every time that there's a buzz, there's something, or a tweet about it or the newspaper picks up on a story, we see a lot of very positive comments and people sharing that," Jones said. "So hopefully that momentum makes the community proud and continues to do so."

The latest buzz was Josh Duhamel has been drafted into the cast for "Battle Creek." Let's take a moment to figure out who is who so far:

Josh Duhamel

WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: "Transformers" (2007); "Las Vegas" (2003-2008); "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009); "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (2011); "Safe Haven" (2013)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: When he's not battling robots from space, Duhamel is married to Fergie from the singing group Black Eyed Peas. They have one son.

• HIS ROLE

: Duhamel is playing Special Agent Milton Chamberlain. According to Variety, Chamberlain is an FBI agent from Detroit.

Dean Winters

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999-2014); "30 Rock" (2006-2012); "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008-2009); "Oz" (1997-2003)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: That's Winters as "Mayhem" behind the bandages in those ubiquitous Allstate commercials. His roles range from the manipulative hoodlum Ryan O'Reily on the dramatic "Oz" to Liz Lemon's deadbeat boyfriend Beeper King Dennis Duffy on the sitcom "30 Rock."

• HIS ROLE

: Detective Russ Agnew. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Agnew is a smart and gruff detective who gets results.

Kal Penn

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: "House M.D." (2007-2012); "How I Met Your Mother" (2011-2012); "The Namesake" (2006); "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (2004)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: There were a lot of jokes about White Castle in Battle Creek when news spread that Penn had visited the police department. The cult hit "Harold & Kumar" put Penn in the spotlight and has spawned two sequels. In 2009, Penn left the show "House M.D." for a position as associate director in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. He returned to the big screen (and the small screen) in 2011.

• HIS ROLE

: Detective Fontanelle White. According to Deadline Reporter, the Battle Creek detective has doubts about Special Agent Milton Chamberlain.

Janet McTeer

• WHAT SHE'S BEEN IN

: "The White Queen" (2013); "Damages" (2012); "Albert Nobbs" (2011); "Into the Storm" (2009); "Sense & Sensibility" (2008); "As You Like It" (2006); "Songcatcher" (2000); "Tumbleweeds" (1999); "Wuthering Heights" (1992)

• YOU MAY KNOW HER BECAUSE

: A native of the United Kingdom, McTeer has walked the red carpet. She was nominated for an Academy Award for the comedy "Tumbleweeds" and the drama "Albert Nobbs," received an Emmy nomination for the biopic "Into the Storm" and a Golden Globe nomination for the historical drama "White Queen."

• HER ROLE

: Commander Guziewicz. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she's the tough but patient commander of the Battle Creek Police Department.

Damon Herriman

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: "Justified" (2010-2014); "The Lone Ranger" (2013); "House of Wax" (2005)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: Trading his Australian accent for Kentucky twang, Herriman plays one of the most memorable characters in "Justified" as the rather naive but resilient criminal Dewey Crowe. The fifth season of "Jusitifed" is currently airing on FX.

• HIS ROLE

: Detective Niblet. According to Hollywood Reporter, Niblet is a nice guy who works for the Battle Creek Police Department.

Aubrey Dollar

• WHAT SHE'S BEEN IN

: "Women's Murder Club" (2007-2008); "Point Pleasant" (2005-2006); "Dawson's Creek" (1999)

• YOU MAY KNOW HER BECAUSE

: Dollar played a crime reporter and the youngest member of the "Women's Murder Club," a TV series that was based on the novels of James Patterson. Since then, she's had guest roles on notable shows such as "Ugly Betty," "The Good Wife," "Person of Interest" and "Weeds."

• HER ROLE

: Holly Dale.

Edward Grapevine Fordham Jr.

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN:

"Key and Peele" (2012-2013); "Let Go" (2011); "Cuts" (2005-2006), "One on One" (2003-2005)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: Remember UPN? Fordham was a familiar face on the network as barber Ace Fields on "One on One" and the spin-off "Cuts." His most recent work includes a spot every season on the sketch comedy show "Key and Peele."

• HIS ROLE

: Detective Aaron Funkhauser.

Vince Gilligan

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: Writer for "Breaking Bad" (2008-2013); "Hancock" (2008); "The X-Files" (1995-2002); "The Lone Gunmen" (2001)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: Sci-fi fans are going to associate him with memorable "X-Files" episodes, but most people will recognize the name from the award-winning "Breaking Bad."

• HIS ROLE

: Creator and executive producer. He wrote the original pilot ten years ago.

David Shore

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: Creator, writer and executive producer for "House M.D."; producer for "Law & Order" (1997-1999)

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: This former lawyer created a modern-day Sherlock Holmes in the character of Dr. Gregory House, star of "House M.D." He led the show for eight seasons.

• HIS ROLE

: According to Variety, Shore is going to be the "Battle Creek" show runner.

Bryan Singer

• WHAT HE'S BEEN IN

: Director of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014); "Jack the Giant Slayer" (2013); "Superman Returns" (2006); "X-Men 2" (2003); "X-Men" (2000); "The Usual Suspects" (1995). Executive producer and director for "House M.D."

• YOU MAY KNOW HIM BECAUSE

: In 1995 Singer released "The Usual Suspects," a twisty thriller that won critical praise and derision alike. The film won academy awards for best original screenplay and best supporting actor, but was on Roger Ebert's list of "most hated films." Singer was also at the front of the superhero craze that has dominated summer cinemaplexes for the past couple of summers. He returns to the "X-Men" saga in May with a time-traveling movie that uses both the characters he began with and their past selves.

• HIS ROLE

: Director for the pilot episode.

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