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Why Flipping Out‘s Jeff Lewis Makes The Perfect ‘Will’ To Tori Spelling’s Talk Show ‘Grace’

The hunt for Tori Spelling’s gay daytime talk show sidekick is over, and he’s full of it. Jeff Lewis, the angry gay of Bravo’s Flipping Out, filmed a test pilot with Spelling last week.

When word of the ABC project was reported in April, producers were said to be going for a Will & Grace-esque vibe. And with Spelling helming the show, all they needed was their gay. If ever there was a real-life Will, Jeff Lewis might be it: whiny and uptight, perpetually single and un-sexed, obsessive-compulsive and anal, yet somehow lovable and good to his friends (when not screaming their heads off and telling them how to run their lives).

In July rumors floated former CNN anchor Thomas Roberts was up for the gig after an impressive showing on The View, but he’s busy taking over MSNBC these days.

But where in ABC’s programming line-up can Tori and Jeff fit? Well, we hear this Oprah person is throwing in the towel.

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