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‘The Flash’ Taps Comedian Tone Bell as Iris’ New Boss

Journalism is a dangerous profession in the world of “The Flash” (much like being a politician on “Arrow”), but that won’t stop another plucky member of the press from entering the fray in Season 2.

Variety can exclusively reveal that comedian Tone Bell will join “The Flash” for a multi-episode arc in the back half of the superhero show’s sophomore season. He’ll play Scott Evans, the brash new editor at Central City Picture News. Devoted to hard journalism, Evans will push Iris (Candice Patton) and all his reporters to dig deeper into their stories and report the truth about what’s really happening in Central City. His predecessor at the paper, Eric Larkin (Tom Butler), was recently killed in a confrontation with Earth-2 villain Dr. Light (Malese Jow).

Bell currently stars on NBC’s “Truth Be Told” (which recently had its order trimmed to 10 episodes) and co-created and sold a half-hour scripted comedy based on his life to FX, which he will star in, write and executive produce. Earlier this year, Variety named Bell one of our 10 Comics to Watch for 2015.

Bell is repped by Innovative Artists; Black Box; Herring PR and Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris & Klein.

“The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW. The series returns from its winter hiatus on January 19, 2016.

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