Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy – anchor of the News Night program on ACN.In the pilot, he is forced to contend with a new team after his co-anchor lands a new program and takes most of his staff with him.
Emily Mortimer as Mackenzie MacHale – News Night’s new executive producer.
Alison Pill as Maggie – associate producer of News Night.
Dev Patel as Neal
John Gallagher, Jr. as Jim – a producer who was offered another job when MacKenzie’s previous show was cancelled but turned it down to follow her to News Night. At his new job, he develops feelings for Maggie.
Olivia Munn as Sloan – a financial analyst with a show on the network.
Thomas Sadoski as Don – News Night’s former executive producer who leaves for the new program on the network.
Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner – president of cable news network.
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing – CEO of Atlantis World Media, the parent company of ACN
Adina Porter … Kendra James
Chris Chalk … Gary Cooper
Margaret Judson … Tess Westin
Thomas Matthews … Martin Stallworth
Trieu Tran … Joey Phan
Wynn Everett … Tamara Hart
Charlie Weirauch … Jake Watson