Comic Patton Oswalt signs on to Syfy's Caprica

Comedian Patton Oswalt will guest-star in Syfy's upcoming drama series Caprica, Syfy announced.

Oswalt will play Baxter Sarno, a popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcomson) ultimately appear.

Caprica, a Battlestar Galactica prequel, is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada.

Caprica will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will air Fridays at 10 p.m.

Oswalt voiced the lead character in Disney/Pixar's Ratatouille.

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