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The Newsroom Series Finale: How Did It All End?

Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Jane Fonda

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

Even though The Newsroom's series finale featured a funeral, it was unlike the final send-offs of so many other death-obsessed cable dramas. Instead, the message of the final hour of Aaron Sorkin's latest (and last?) TV series was simple: Life goes on.

Postmortem:The Newsroom star breaks down that shocking death

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and their team of idealistic staffers gathered to say goodbye to their former boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston), who died of a heart attack in the penultimate episode while fighting with new corporate owner Lucas Pruit (BJ Novak). But the finale still featured plenty of Charlie, as flashbacks illuminated... read more

True Detective Adds Iconic '80s Rocker for Season 2

Rick Springfield

True Detective has fans scratching their heads, and it's not due to one of Rust Cohle's rambling existential speeches.

After casting comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams in key roles for the upcoming second season, the acclaimed anthology series has also added '80s pop icon and... read more

Olivia Munn Defends The Newsroom’s Controversial Rape Story Line

Olivia Munn

Are you all talked out over The Newsroom's recent controversial rape story line? I hope you answered no, because Olivia Munn, who stars as Sloan Sabbith on the HBO drama, has defended the show and its creator Aaron Sorkin in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

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Aaron Sorkin Responds to His Own Writing Staff Who Criticized Rape Story Line

Thomas Sadoski; Aaron Sorkin

To say that Sunday's penultimate episode of The Newsroom was not viewed favorably might be the understatement of the year.

The episode, which also saw the death of a major character, dealt with the highly sensitive but timely subject of rape on college campuses. Just last week Rolling Stone apologized for a story it published about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia and admitted it wasn't properly fact-checked before going to print.

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Postmortem:The Newsroom Star Breaks Down That Shocking Death

The Newsroom

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's penultimate episode of The Newsroom. Read at your own risk.]

The Newsroom usually milks its drama from the real-life news stories the show's fictional characters are covering. But on Sunday's penultimate episode, the drama hit much closer to home.

The episode — which jumps ahead 52 days since Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) tied the knot and Will went to jail for failing to reveal the name of his source — shows just how much the vibe at ACN has changed since Lucas Pruitt (guest star B.J. Novak) took ownership.... read more

The Walking Dead Companion Series Casts First Two Actors

Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus; insert: Alycia Debnam Carey

The upcoming Walking Dead companion series has claimed its first victims, er, stars.

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HBO Confirms Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams for True Detective Season 2

Taylor Kitsch

Clear eyes, full cast!

Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and Kelly Reilly (Black Box) will all appear in True Detective's highly anticipated second season, HBO confirmed Monday.

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Hugh Laurie Is Returning to TV for the First Time Since House Ended — Which Show Snagged Him?

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie will soon return to the small screen — and in the process, he'll get to showcase his well-honed comedy chops.

After dealing in the dramatic (with a side of snark) for eight seasons on House, the actor will appear on the upcoming fourth season of HBO's Veep, TVGuide.com has confirmed. read more

Mega Buzz: The Mentalist's Coupling, Parks and Rec's New Reality and a Homeland Standoff

Simon Baker, Amy Poehler, Mandy Patinkin

Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Do you have anything on The Mentalist's premiere episode you can share? — Shena, via Twitter
After their big kiss at the end of last season, Lisbon and Jane are fully immersed in their honeymoon period when the season begins. But when they're called back to work to investigate the murder of an undercover FBI agent, they have to figure out how (or if) to break the news of their relationship to their colleagues. Lisbon, for one, wants to keep the romance under wraps — which Jane is willing go along with. Or at least he is until Lisbon's ex Pike comes back in the picture.

How will Leslie and Ben be different when Parks and Recreation returns? — Eddie
Other than the obvious — aka being parents to three kids — and the ridiculous — "We're just inventing stupid 2017 technology," Amy Poehler jokes —  viewers should keep their eyes peeled for small, Easter egg-like nods to things that have changed.... read more

HBO Orders Star-Studded Drama Westworld to Series

Anthony Hopkins

The future is now at HBO.

The network announced Monday that it has ordered the impressive drama Westworld to series. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film of the same name about a futuristic amusement park. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

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