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'The Newsroom': Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt Join Season 2 And More Casting News

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Patton Oswalt joins "The Newsroom." | AP

"The Newsroom" has added Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt to its Season 2 cast. According to Deadline.com, the two former "United States of Tara" actors will have recurring roles.

DeWitt will play Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful termination suit. Oswalt will play Jonas Pfeiffer, the new vice president of human resources at ACN.

Last season, Oswalt wasn't shy about criticizing "The Newsroom" on Twitter.

Click over to Deadline.com for more on the casting.

In other casting news ...

Brittany Snow is heading to "Ben & Kate."
The former "American Dreams" star will appear in multiple episodes as Lila, a love interest for Tommy. [E! Online]

"A" is stopping by "Hawaii."
"Pretty Little Liars" star Janel Parrish will guest star on "Hawaii Five-0" as a chemistry student. [THR]

Hal Linden is getting a taste of "The Mindy Project." The titular star of "Barney Miller" will head to the Fox comedy as nursing home resident, Manny, who's a former Army drill sergeant. [TVLine]

A "Buffy" alum is joining "Emily Owens, M.D." D.B. Woodside has booked a multiple-episode arc on the freshman drama. Sunnydale High's former principal -- and Jasmine's love interest on "Parenthood" last season -- will play Evan, the husband of the intimidating Dr. Gina Bandari (Necar Zadegan). [THR]

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