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Kyle MacLachlan set to rejoin 'Twin Peaks'

Sherilyn Fenn and Kyle MacLachlan in "Twin Peaks"

Sherilyn Fenn and Kyle MacLachlan in "Twin Peaks" -- both are returning to the reboot, now arriving on Showtime in '17. Credit: ABC / Craig Sjodin

A "Twin Peaks" revival -- arriving on Showtime in 2016 -- without Kyle MacLachlan would be like a "Friends" revival without any of the friends or a "Seinfeld" one without Seinfeld -- which is to say, it wouldn't even be a "revival" but a pale, sad shadow of the original, without weirdness or certainly without, umm, darn fine cups of coffee. 

But not to worry: He's back. Showtime just confirmed, and MacLachlan even appeared at the TV Critics Tour, now in progress in Pasadena, California, to tell the assembled that it "looks like you all need a damned good cup of coffee."

That was his ... oh, forget it. 

In any event, the Yakima, Washington, native and gifted comedic (and dramatic) actor has the cool gray skies of the Pacific Northwest grafted into his soul (so to speak), and because coolness, grayness and of course weirdness will be part of the David Lynch/Mark Frost reboot, that should all come in quite handy, again.

David Nevins, Showtime president, didn't go into a lot more detail about the return of agent Dale Cooper (per reports), or what other plots or plans Lynch/Frost have in store, other than to say that he's "more or less writing checks and leaving them alone."

We are certain the money will be put to good use. 

"Twin Peaks" aired on ABC from 1991 to 1992 and -- yes --  is a TV classic. Check it out on Netflix.

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