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8/19/2009 2:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Billy Mays Possible ReplacementIt's over before it even began -- the company that was going to hold open auditions for Billy Mays' replacement has pulled the plug on the project, instead offering the spot to one of Billy's closest friends.

The President of Mighty Brand, Bill McAlister, tells TMZ they realized Mays was "irreplaceable" and have made an offer to Anthony Sullivan, his "Pitchmen" co-star. If Sullivan turns 'em down, the commercials will be strictly voice-overs.

We're told the deal thrown at Sullivan is the same one Mays had -- which is a "royalty contract" that netted Mays millions.

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Jessica    

As the other posted said, if you ever watched the show Pitchmen you realize Mays was much more then the guy who raised his voice to get his point across. He was a good guy with a kind heart. He came across as the average American, and he gave the impression of a nice man who was approachable and enjoyed his family and what he did for a living.

I do not care for Sullivan, his approach seems to be "be British" and that is it. It is not original, his personality is grating and he gives me the sense that he would not bother to give you the time of day if you ever saw him on the street.

RIP Billy.

1828 days ago
17.

jess    

lol you guys are sick and rude the guy is dead and you're going to be rude about him. grow up. i think it would be really nice if anthony took the offer. billy mays was a nice guy and who cares if he did drugs because i'm sure most of you have done your share of stupid things.

1828 days ago
18.

jerjorju    

OH NO! I hate the Anthony Sullivan commercials. He has none of the appeal or personality of Billy Mays. He just looks bored like he can't wait for the commercial to end. With Billy Mays you were entertained and wanted to keep watching. Also Sullivan is very unattractive. Isn't there any body else on the planet who can pitch these items?

1827 days ago
19.

meganutts    

Ill tell u, sullivan aint no mays. To tell u the truth, I'm actually gonna miss billie. In sum strange way, he was ours, he was american.

1802 days ago
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