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Battle Creek (Book)

Exclusive: Check out the title sequence for CBS' Battle Creek

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Vince Gilligan and David Shore’s new CBS show Battle Creek is debuting on March 1, and EW has an exclusive first look at the opening title sequence.

The 30 seconds takes us through the titular Michigan town, showing us the stars’ names plastered across town monuments. From the glimpses, Battle Creek is a small, Midwestern, blue-collar American town—a setting treasured by Bruce Springsteen and toyed with by David Lynch. The intro also briefly shows us the two stars, Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters, and it’s clear one’s more proper, while the other, um, isn’t.

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Imagine what Kevin Costner’s character in Bull Durham might have become if he had never met Susan Sarandon — a 60ish has-been, coach of an amateur team, estranged from his family. Imagine that all he wants — all he has left to want — is for his team to win the national championship, and then you’ll have a pretty good idea of what Gil, the protagonist of this novel about baseball, desire, and the inchoate friendships between men, is like.

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