The Newsroom Recruits Constance Zimmer - But What Does Mitt Romney Have to Do With It?

ConstanceConstance Zimmer is going from slash-and-burn doctor to spin doctor.

The Entourage alum, who’s currently trying to save Seattle Grace from financial ruin as Grey’s Anatomy‘s ruthless Dr. Cahill, will recur as a press spokesperson in The Newsroom‘s upcoming second season, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Zimmer’s character, named Taylor, is a rep for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. (Remember, the HBO drama is set in the recent past, and Season 2 will cover the run-up to the 2012 national election).

The Aaron Sorkin series also recently tapped Marcia Gay Harden to replace guest star Rosemarie DeWitt as a lawyer defending ACN in a wrongful termination suit.

In addition to Entourage and Grey’s, Zimmer’s TV credits include Royal PainsBoston LegalThe New Normal and Netflix’s House of Cards.

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  1. Good. Get her away from Owen!

  2. dude says:

    Ugh. Really don’t like her, can she stay away from my favourite shows?

  3. raftrap says:

    As long as she still on “House of Cards”, I’m OK if she goes to “The Newsroom”, which let’s face it, is not a good show.

  4. Nero theTVFiddler says:

    Constance rocks – glad she’s coming aboard Newsroom. :) Her Dana on Entourage was one of that great series best characters. Love her.

  5. haukmoor says:

    Don’t forget about Good Morning Miami, she was the best part of that show!

  6. rowan77 says:

    I don’t have anything against her acting at all, but any warmth she may exude as a person is completely gone once it hits the camera. Even when she plays nice, warm people, I don’t feel it from her. She gives off a weird vibe to me.

  7. Ella says:

    I love Constance! Hope The Newsroom writes her better than their other female characters.

  8. LMK says:

    Constance Zimmer is great. Would love to see her spar, in more than one way, with Will. Would make for an interesting storyline.