Exclusive: Newsroom Actress Joins TV Land Pilot Brothers-in-Law as Josh Cooke's Wife

The Newsroom‘s Kelen Coleman has scored the last major role in TV Land’s comedy pilot Brothers-in-Law, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress — who recurs as Alison’s Pill’s roomie on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama — will play the wife of Josh Cooke‘s character on the multi-camera sitcom.

Exec produced by Scott Stuber (Whitney), Bill Martin and Mike Schiff (3rd Rock From the Sun), Brothers-in-Law revolves around Neil (Cooke), a regular Joe who is repeatedly forced to spend time with the eccentric fiancé (Jay Mohr) of his wife’s twin sister (Ellen Woglom), even though the guys share nothing in common.

Fans of The Office may also remember Coleman as Pam’s friend Isabel who had a one-night stand with Dwight on the eve of the Jim/Pam nuptials.

Comments (10)

  • Oh no. I was sort of hoping she and Jim would get together on “Newsroom.” Much prefer her to Alison Pill (or at least the character she plays).

    Comment by Liana in San Diego – August 21, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t remember her character on The Newsroom ever being “drug-addled”… did I miss that? Or is this a spoiler for the Season Finale?

    Comment by bmchugh22 – August 21, 2012 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Since when is her character “drug-addled?” I know her shady friends took Maggie’s anxiety meds once, but that hardly makes her a junkie.

    Comment by Kate – August 21, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Editors made a quick fix, but not quick enough for our eagle eyes… mwah ha haaa

    Comment by Kate – August 21, 2012 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They’ll probably just delete your comment too, Kate :P

    Comment by William Kostakis – August 21, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s probably one of the most likable characters on The Newsroom. And I say that as someone who genuinely loves The Newsroom.

    Comment by dude – August 21, 2012 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Couldn’t agree more. She’s probably my favourite character, and she’s not even a main one. I will definitely be checking out Brothers-in-Law now, just to see how she plays a different character. I don’t think I’ve seen her in anything else. I love Josh Cooke too.

      Comment by L – August 21, 2012 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean Josh Cooke won’t be around on Dexter for too long…?

    Comment by Chelsea – August 21, 2012 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not necessarily… It’s cable – so the cast of cable shows have the time to do more than one show!

      Comment by liddad – August 22, 2012 05:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I saw the headline and was terrified that either Olivia Munn or Alison Pill were leaving. Phew.
    I don’t like her character, but Kelen Coleman did an OK job with the role. Of course, The Newsroom’s cast is phenomenal, and she could easily be really good and I wouldn’t notice.

    Comment by nick1372 – August 21, 2012 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

Leave a Reply

Comments on TVLine.com are monitored. So don't go off topic, don't frakkin' curse, and be gone with your offers of discount leather goods. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s