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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?

‘The Newsroom’ is only two episodes deep in its first season, but is already getting expendable.  Entertainment Weekly has announced that ‘Expendables’ star Terry Crews will join the Aaron Sorkin drama in its fifth episode, appearing in at least four more after.  Taking advantage of Crews’ massive frame and hulking physique, Crews will play a bodyguard, and “unofficial life coach” to Jeff Daniels’ lead character Will McAvoy

It’s unknown what could happen that McAvoy would suddenly decide he needs a security presence, or why Crews’ character would act as something of a life coach as well.  Given that HBO just placed an order for a second season of ‘The Newsroom’ (as well as a sixth season for ‘True Blood‘ and a surprising fourth for ‘Eastbound and Down’), it’s possible that Crews could recur in ‘The Newsroom’s second year as well.

For those unfamiliar with the series, ‘The Newsroom’ follows Jeff Daniels as acerbic and controversial news anchor Will McAvoy, and features Emily Mortimer as his new executive producer, his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) as well as their boss (‘Law and Order’s Sam Waterston).  The first few episodes have been receiving mixed reports from critics, but obviously still warranted the renewal.

What say you?  Does Terry Crews have a place amidst the highbrow drama of ‘The Newsroom,’ or would you rather see him blow things up in ‘The Expendables 2?’  Sound off in the comments below!

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