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Exclusive: The Closer's Jon Tenney Heads to HBO's Aaron Sorkin-Produced Newsroom

Aaron Sorkin is adding Jon Tenney to his Newsroom staff.

The Closer actor has been tapped to guest star in Sorkin’s upcoming cable news-themed HBO drama series, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively. He’ll play Wade, the boyfriend of Emily Mortimer’s character.

The hour-long drama, now officially called The Newsroom, is set behind the scenes at a fictional cable news network and centers on an anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Sam Waterston).

Oscar winner Jane Fonda rounds out the cast as Leona Lansing, the CEO of cable news network’s parent company.