The series ended, sadly, after just two seasons but now Aaron Sorkin has been inspired by the Greatness that is Keith Olbermann's Ego brilliant cable news career to write a new series based on The Ego for HBO. And who you might ask is going to play the Greatness? Rumor has it that Jeff Daniels is now in negotiations for the part.
Excuse the Ego for saying this, but we're just not getting the resemblence.
***Update***: Something called New York magazine has dared to disagree with Keith Olbermann's Ego.
Jeff Daniels is currently in talks to take the lead role in Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot about a difficult, smart cable-news anchor, modeled on the likes of Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Anderson Cooper, and Brian Williams. Daniels's jerkiest role to date, in Squid and the Whale, was such a believable, aggravating, nuanced performance of jerkiness that we're sure he'll be a great fit.
***Update #2***The Egotwit has weighed in on this entire casting situation.