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The Newsroom: Is Sloan Finally Ready for a Personal Life?

Olivia Munn

Although some viewers may be sad to see HBO's The Newsroom go with an abbreviated third and final season, at least one cast member is fine with it.

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Is The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin Done With TV? He's Got An Answer

Aaron Sorkin

Not everyone knows Aaron Sorkin's name, but they've almost certainly heard his trademark rich and frenetic dialogue. The creator and writer of The West WingSports NightStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom is busy wrapping up the final season of the latter, and once that's done, his television career may fade to black.

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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 Comeback's Comeback, Newsroom's Final Edition, Simpsons Meets Futurama

Lisa Kudrow

Valerie Cherish is forever seeking the most flattering light — from the cameras of the hapless reality-TV crew that surround her, from the two-faced Hollywood cronies who mock her, from life itself — and the tragic comedy of HBO's The Comeback, making its own most-welcome comeback (Sunday, 10/9c) after nearly a decade off the air, is that she so rarely finds it... read more

Mega Buzz: Scandal's Misdirect, The Newsroom's New Outlook and a Sons Death?

Kerry Washington, Jeff Daniels, Katey Sagal

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

Now that Jake has been arrested, please tell me that Olivia will finally find out that Rowan was behind Jerry's death on Scandal. — Denise

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like that reveal is coming any time soon. "You always think it can't go on any longer, but they twist it in a way you didn't even think of," star Brian Letscher, who plays Tom, teases of the (inevitable?) reveal. "Rowan is a master manipulator .... and the ripple effects of Tom [saying Jake ordered him to kill Jerry] affect a lot of people in ways he never imagined."

Got anything about the final season of The Newsroom? — Ashley

The season premiere is set around the events of the Boston Marathon bombing and, owing to ACN's screw-up with the Operation Genoa story last season, everyone is appropriately gun shy about reporting the "facts" of the story too quickly... 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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Veronica Mars Spin-off Spoofs The Newsroom’s Pretentious Copier Trailer

Ryan Hansen

No matter how you feel about HBO's The Newsroom, I think we can all agree that the drama's Season 3 teaser—which features a copy machine spitting out script pages—is rather pretentious.

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Naturally, that makes the new trailer for The CW's Veronica Mars spin-off web series Play It Again, Dick—which pokes fun at The Newsroom's with its own take on the copy machine clip... read more

HBO Announces Premieres for The Comeback, The Newsroom and Getting On

Lisa Kudrow

Mark your calendars: The ComebackThe Newsroom and Getting On will all return on Sunday, Nov. 9, HBO announced Tuesday.

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Game of Thrones, Fargo Top Emmy Nominations

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.

Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey,  House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.

Look back at last year's Emmys

True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead ...
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Extant: Sci-Fi Alien Conspiracy Meets Family Drama in CBS' Summer Series

Halle Berry

In the not-so-distant future, an astronaut returns from space to shockingly discover that she's pregnant — which wouldn't seem so weird if she hadn't been gone for 13 months on a solo mission. The question of what's inside of her and how it got there is the mystery at the center of CBS' new drama Extant.

Hailing from newcomer Mickey Fisher and Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV, the drama finds infertile astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) beyond surprised and rightfully frightened upon the discovery that she's an incubator for... read more

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