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Marcia Gay Harden will replace Rosemarie DeWitt on 'The Newsroom'

Harden will play a lawyer working for the cable news company depicted on the Aaron Sorkin show. Harden replaces DeWitt, who had previously signed on to play the role of attorney Rebecca Halliday.

By Staff Writer / January 23, 2013

Marcia Gay Harden will have a recurring role on 'The Newsroom,' which stars Jeff Daniels (r.) and Emily Mortimer (l.).

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Marcia Gay Harden will join the cast of the Aaron Sorkin HBO series “The Newsroom” after actress Rosemarie DeWitt bowed out.

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Molly Driscoll is a Books and the Culture staff writer.

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Harden is replacing DeWitt in the role of Rebecca Halliday, a lawyer who works for Atlantis Cable News, the company on which the show focuses, after it’s sued for wrongful termination.

DeWitt left the show because of scheduling conflicts, according to TheWrap.com. Halliday will be a recurring character on the show.

“Newsroom” will return for its second season this June, according to Sorkin.

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