EXCLUSIVE: News flash! HBO’s The Newsroom will tackle this year’s Presidential campaign in its upcoming second season. The latest addition to the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s cable news drama is Grace Gummer, who has been tapped for a recurring role playing Hallie Shea, an embedded reporter covering the Mitt Romney campaign. This marks the second major TV role for Meryl Streep’s daughter Gummer who starred on Nickelodeon’s Gigantic. (She also guest starred in an episode of NBC’s Smash last season.) Gummer, whose older sister Mamie is the star of the new CW drama series Emily Owens, MD, is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
In other recurring casting news, Stephen Schneider (Best Friends Forever) has landed a three-episode arc on another NBC comedy series, midseason entry Save Me starring Anne Heche as Beth, a woman with a spiritual awakening. He will play Pete Dennings who is high school friends with Beth’s husband (Michael Landes). Schneider is with CAA, Schumacher Management and attorney Lev Ginsburg.