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Who should be the next Patrick Dempsey?

So yesterday, as I’m seeing all those Made of Honor DVD ads on our site and procrastinating by pondering who should be the next Patrick Dempsey (AKA a former heartthrob returned to his in-demand glory), I get the press release announcing that TNT’s Raising the Bar has been renewed for a second season. Why not Mark-Paul Gosselaar?, I think. On the condition that he trims his hair back to Commander in Chief/NYPD Blue-length, of course. He’s paid his dues, as he’s described for us, and he was a good enough sport to both feed Annie Barrett a cupcake in EW’s offices and record a voice for Robot Chicken’s recent Saved by the Bell spoof (watch it below). After hearing that Gosselaar told us what a great success story RC cocreator Seth Green is, Green said, “What an incredibly sweet thing to say. I’ve always liked him too — great sense of humor and a really skilled actor.” I’ll count that as a second vote for Gosselaar. Is he your pick, or is there someone else you’d like to nominate?