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‘The Newsroom’ Season 2: Marcia Gay Harden Replaces Rosemarie DeWitt

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Late last week we brought you the news from HBO's second season of 'The Newsroom,' which unfortunately revealed that a scheduling conflict with 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie DeWitt meant the actress had to bow out mid-shooting, and be replaced with another actress. Now, HBO has announced that TV vet Marcia Gay Harden will replace DeWitt in the role, but will it change anything about the second season of the Aaron Sorkin drama?

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‘The Newsroom’ Season 2: Rosemarie DeWitt Leaves, Will Be Recast

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Despite its premise of following real-world events approximately one year after they take place, we still know relatively little about the second season of Aaron Sorkin's controversial HBO drama 'The Newsroom.' Previously, we'd learned that 'Mad Men' and 'United States of Tara' star Rosemarie DeWitt was to take an important recurring role in the season as a litigator, but now it seems the actress has been forced to exit the production after shooting several episodes. Will HBO recast and re-shoot, or write around the departure?

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‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Adds Recurring Mitt Romney Staff Role

The Newsroom Season 2 Mitt Romney Joel Johnstone
HBO / Joel Johnstone

For as much drama as HBO's 'The Newsroom' creates around Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy and his supporting players, it's easy to forget that the show roots itself in real-life news events by keeping a timeline several months behind our own. Previously, we'd heard of a few guest stars joining the second season of HBO's buzzy Aaron Sorkin drama, but the latest confirms that former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will play a large role in season 2! So, are you ready to meet our new recurring cast member, a link to the famous one-percenter?

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‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Casts Meryl Streep…’s Daughter

The Newsroom Season 2 Grace Gummer
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Much like HBO's other buzzy hot-button drama 'Girls,' we're excited for a second cycle of Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' regardless of what people had to say about the first.  We've already heard about a few high-profile guest stars for the second season, including comedian Patton Oswalt and 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie Dewitt, but who else might be go for a trip to 'The Newsroom?'  Meryl Streep would certainly be a good get, but if not her, how about her daughter Grace Gummer?

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HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Casts Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt

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Well, alright then.  Comedian Patton Oswalt's TV career definitely seems to be taking off to new heights, first with a recurring stint on FX's gunslinger drama 'Justified,' and now as we've learned, another recurring gig on HBO's Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom.'  Oswalt isn't alone however, as Rosemary DeWitt has also been tasked for a recurring role, but who will the former 'United States of Tara' stars (yes, both) play?

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The Cast of ‘The West Wing’ Re-Unites For “Walk And Talk The Vote” Video

The West Wing Reunion Walk and Talk the Vote
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It was only a few short months ago that everyone was up in arms over whether or not Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama 'The Newsroom' was either his best work to date, or a pale imitation of beloved past dramas like 'The West Wing.'  Well, regardless of how you feel, nostalgia seems ot have won the day as the entire cast of 'The West Wing' has reunited to deliver a special political message in a new video!  But what cause could bring such Hollywood greats together again for a 'West Wing' reunion?

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Aaron Sorkin Fires Back at ‘The Newsroom’ Criticism

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Whether you love or hate HBO's new Aaron Sorkin media drama 'The Newsroom,' there's no denying that it has people talking.  That is to say, it has people arguing!  Critics of the series have been extremely vocal about the manner in which Sorkin portrays women, as well as recycles both lines and plots from his past works, as well as the recent changes to the writing staff, but what happens when Sorkin faces a room full of inquisitive reporters?

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‘Newsroom’ Writers Scrapped. New Ones Hired For Season 2

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'The Newsroom' has been a surprise hit for HBO, and the cable company recently announced that a second season has been greenlit for the Aaron Sorkin drama with the cast returning. Who won't be returning? The writers.

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‘The Newsroom’ Casts Terry Crews, ‘The Crews-Room’ Jokes Ensue

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With 'The Newsroom' locked down for a second season after only 2 episodes airing, it's certainly time to start thinking about expanded roles for the Aaron Sorkin drama's next year.  We've just learned that 'The Expendables' and 'The Expendables 2' star Terry Crews will join the show's first season later on, but for how long?  And is there a chance of making it into the second season?

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HBO Renews ‘True Blood’ and ‘The Newsroom’

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We hope you like sexy vampires and hard-hitting journalism, because HBO is about to give you another helping!  Though they certainly make for strange bedfellows on Sunday nights, The pay-cabler network has officially given renewal orders for a sixth season of 'True Blood,' and a second season of Aaron Sorkin's hotly-debated newsroom drama, titled eloquently enough 'The Newsroom.'  So when might we see new helpings?

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