Jason Dohring Back on TV in ‘Washingtonienne’
October 23, 2008 by Kath Skerry
Here’s a little news to kick start your day. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason Dohring is coming back to TV in the much buzzed about HBO comedy series “Washingtonienne.”
Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and based on Jessica Cutler’s book, “Washingtonienne” revolves around the professional and personal lives of three smart, sophisticated 28-year-old girls working on Capitol Hill. The show will follow the exploits of Jackie (Rachel Taylor), who moves to Washington, D.C. to pursue a career as a speechwriter but finds herself in a low-level job as a congressional staffer. She seeks guidance from a college friend (Bitsie Tulloch) who’s living a quiet life with her boyfriend (David Furr), who has a professional crush on the senator for whom he works. And finally Laura (Amanda Walsh), a small-town girl whose workaholic ways often come at the expense of a social life and who is constantly defending her Republican views to her liberal friends.
Jason Dohring will play Spencer, a senior legislative assistant for the same senator for whom Jackie works.
Also joining the cast will be Kate Burton, who most recently played Ellis Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy”. Burton will play Joy, the senator’s put-upon personal assistant.
I must admit that I spent a little bit of this week sulking that Jason Dohring didn’t get cast as Ryan Lafferty on “Brothers & Sisters”, now it almost seems like a blessing in disguise. While Jason has always played men with sardonic wit and charm it’s always been on a serialized drama. I’m really looking forward to seeing him in a straight on comedy. Looks like Carrie Bradshaw knows a thing or two about casting.
Welcome back to TV, Jason. We’ve missed you.
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