'The Newsroom' Adds Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt for Season 2

Patton Oswalt Rosemarie DeWitt Split - H 2012
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Patton Oswalt Rosemarie DeWitt Split - H 2012

HBO is adding staffers to The Newsroom.

The Aaron Sorkin drama has enlisted Rosemarie DeWitt and Patton Oswalt as recurring players for its sophomore season, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Oswalt will play Jonas Pfeiffer, the new vp human resources at cable network Atlantic Cable News, while DeWitt will portray Rebecca Halliday, a litigator brought in to defend the network in a wrongful-termination lawsuit.

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The casting marks a reunion for Oswalt and DeWitt, who played a couple on the Showtime dramedy United States of Tara.

Oswalt, repped by CAA, Generate and Ginsburg Daniels, most recently had arcs on CBS' Two and a Half Men and HBO's Bored to Death. ICM Partners, Wishlab and Ziffren Brittenham-repped DeWitt's credits include Mad Men and the feature The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

A return date for Newsroom has yet to be determined.

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