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Thesp digs ‘That ’70s’ gig

Meyers to fill in for Grace, Kutcher

The new face of “That ’70s Show” is Josh Meyers.

Fox has also signed the thesp to a talent deal.

Meyers joins the long-running Carsey-Werner laffer this fall to help fill the void left by departing star Topher Grace and reduced appearances by Ashton Kutcher. He’ll play Randy Pearson, a college student who’s hired by Hyde (Danny Masterson) to work at his record store.

The actor-scribe spent two years on Fox’s “Mad TV,” where he parodied Matthew McConaughey and Owen Wilson, among others. More recently, he starred in the Fox pilot “Peep Show,” produced by Carsey-Werner.

“Peep Show” wasn’t picked up to series, but Carsey-Werner immediately put Meyers in “That ’70s Show.”

As for the holding deal — valued in the mid-six figures — Fox will aim to develop a new project with Meyers in mind. Meyer’s reps at Principato-Young will also exec produce.

Meyers launched his career with the improv group Boom Chicago; he joined the cast of “Mad TV” with comedy partner Ike Barinholz soon after moving to L.A. Other credits include guest spots on “Life as We Know It” and “Half & Half,” as well as roles in the features “Shock of Daylight” and “The Morning Swimmers.”

He’ll next be seen in an untitled romantic comedy set up at New Regency.

(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)

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