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Did The Newsroom Save Its Best Season for Last?

Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston

Given the anticipatory hype that preceded the 2012 debut of HBO's The Newsroom, it would have been hard to predict that the Aaron Sorkindrama would end the way it is — with a truncated third and final season that begins Sunday.

After two up-and-down years — the first season was met with decidedly harsh reviews, while the second was received more warmly despite some persisting flaws —and a very tidy Season 2 finale, it seemed Sorkin might be ready to just move on to something else. But after negotiating with HBO and bringing The Office's Paul Lieberstein on board, Sorkin & Co. decided they weren't quite finished... read more

The Newsroom Season 3 Trailer: Boston Marathon Bombing and More

Jeff Daniels

A new trailer for the third and final season of HBO's The Newsroom indicates the series will cover actual news events during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, as well as a fictionalized version of the WikiLeaks scandal.

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Inside Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Drama The Newsroom

The Newsroom

Jeff Daniels storms out of the glass-walled conference room for the fifth time in 25 minutes. Apparently, Nancy Grace can do that to a man. Take after take, her Southern-fried commentary on the Casey Anthony murder case has been blaring on multiple television monitors around the set of a TV newsroom, and her "Oh, God, will you look at that" attitude is more than Daniels' character, Will McAvoy, can bear.

McAvoy is a veteran anchorman unraveling before our eyes on The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama about... read more

The Newsroom: Aaron Sorkin Takes on the Media

Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels

In an early scene of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom, a college student asks the show's hero, Will McAvoy, why the U.S. is the best country in the world.

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 It's a vapid question, to be sure, but Will's mean-spirited answer — he says simply that it isn't, and then rattles off a withering, Sorkinian litany of statistics about literacy, life expectancy and infant mortality that prove his point — is both electrifying and kind of depressing.

Will (Jeff Daniels, in his first TV series role) is a moderate Republican cable news anchor whose show, "News Night," has succeeded in the ratings because Will has played it safe, journalistically speaking. (One critic calls him the "Jay Leno of news anchors.") When we first meet him, he's in a rut, and his staff, none too impressed with his very public tantrum, has decided to seek other employment.... read more

VIDEO: Meet the Newsnight 2.0 Team in The Newsroom Trailer

Jeff Daniels

Now this feels more like an Aaron Sorkin show.

A new trailer for his upcoming HBO series The Newsroom strikes a considerably different tone than that of the first, in which brash news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) has a Howard Beale-like meltdown. But Trailer No. 2 shows it's not all ...
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Watch the Trailer for HBO's Aaron Sorkin Series The Newsroom

Newsroom

HBO has released a trailer for Aaron Sorkin's new drama series, The Newsroom.

As The West Wing creator has done before with Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Sorkin again offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at a television show. read more

The Closer's Jon Tenney to Visit HBO's Newsroom

Jon Tenney

From The Closer to The Newsroom, Jon Tenney is sticking with cable.

The actor will guest-star in producer Aaron Sorkin's upcoming new HBO series, formally titled The Newsroom, about a fictional cable news network, TVLine reports. He'll play Wade, the boyfriend of the cable news show's executive producer, played by Emily Mortimer.

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Jane Fonda to Call Shots on Aaron Sorkin's New HBO Series

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is heading to cable.

The two-time Oscar winner will join the cast of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series about the cable news business in a recurring role, TVLine reports.

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HBO Picks Up Aaron Sorkin Show About Cable News

Jeff Daniels

HBO has picked up Aaron Sorkin's series about a cable news network.

The new show will star Jeff Daniels as an anchorman with a team including Maggie (Alison Pill), Jim (John Gallagher Jr.), Sloan (Olivia Munn), Neal (Dev Patel) and Don (Thomas Sadoski). Emily Mortimer plays executive producer MacKenzie and Law & Order vet Sam Waterson is the boss, Charlie.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Daughter Joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot

Aaron Sorkin's adding some real political flavor to his HBO pilot: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, has been cast in Sorkin's More As This Story Develops, The New York Post reports.

The drama stars Jeff Daniels as the co-anchor of a cable news show who must deal with a new team after his fellow host takes most of the staff with him to a new gig. Kennedy joins Olivia Munn, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill, Emily Mortimer and Dev Patel in the project.

Olivia Munn, Alison Pill sign on for Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot

A Stanford graduate, Kennedy, 23, has been studying ...
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