16 November 2012 8:08 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Everybody’s favorite HBO drama taking a harsh look at how news should be presented to viewers – okay, so it’s the only drama that does this – will be coming back next summer and it’s time we heard who will be joining The Newsroom for the first time. You’ll be happy to hear Rosemarie DeWitt and funnyman Patton Oswalt will join the drama in roles that, quite frankly, I’m a little disappointed in. I’ll get to why in just a little bit, but before then we’ll take a look at whom they’ll be playing and how they might affect the direction the second season of The Newsroom is headed.

According to Deadline, both DeWitt and Oswalt’s characters will be wrapped up in a wrongful-termination lawsuit against Atlantis Cable News. DeWitt will portray Rebecca Halliday, the litigator hired to defend Atlantis against the charges »

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