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The Newsroom (2012)

The Newsroom (2012)


From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball,  comes The Newsroom,  a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
(Source: HBO)
  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (58 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Prev: 2x09 -- Election Night, Part 2 (Sep/15/2013)


As election night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await a decision from Reese that may impact their future at ACN, and that of the entire senior staff. Sloan learns the identity of the anonymous winning bidder for her book; Don discusses a countersuit against Jerry with Rebecca; Neal turns to Hallie for help giving Mac a parting gift; Jim tries to make peace with Lisa, encouraging Maggie to do the same; Will has a revelation while Charlie is sharing his.

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (6 Votes cast)

Cast
Jeff DanielsJeff Daniels
As Will McAvoy
Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer
As Mackenzie MacHale
John Gallagher, Jr.John Gallagher, Jr.
As Jim Harper
Alison PillAlison Pill
As Maggie Jordan
Thomas SadoskiThomas Sadoski
As Don Keefer
Dev PatelDev Patel
As Neal Sampat
Olivia MunnOlivia Munn
As Sloan Sabbith
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As Charlie Skinner

Reviews

EvoQ

Reviews: 7
One of the Better TV shows out thereRating: 2 likes, 2 dislikes

While I do have my dislikes about this show, the writing is stellar. Quite possibly the Best TV Show that has ever represented Network News Broadcasting. What sets this show apart is that it deals with real world events. It also follows my own personal Political philosophy in that Big Government has taken over and caters ONLY to Big Business. Also this show amply deals with how Every real Life News Program only cares about Ratings and Not about showing "the News" in an unbiased light. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, October 27th 2012 at 6:29 pm

gdwarner

Reviews: 1
Wow ...!Rating: 1 likes, 3 dislikes

I had downloaded the premier of this show, and ... well, I forgot that I had done so.

By the time I remembered that I had it on my hard drive, the show was on about the sixth or seventh episode ... so I watched that first episode. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, September 19th 2012 at 10:42 pm

wiggle46

Reviews: 11
could have been GREATRating: 0 likes, 8 dislikes

I voted a 1 (one) not because of the acting nor the story line but because I cannot follow the story because they are talking so fast! Read more

Review posted on Monday, August 13th 2012 at 12:41 am

3 reviews available
Recaps
1x10: The Greater Fool recap: The episode begins on August 8th 2011, with Will presenting his show. He tells his audience how Standard and Poor has downgraded the US credit rating. He goes on to sight the various examples of how dismally the economy is performing world over. He then specifies that the economic downturn isn’t his big story, his top story of the night is instead about a woman named Dorothy Cooper. The scene then flashes back to eight days earlier. Mac comes searching for him at his house, but doesn’t find him there. Mac and Lonny eventually find Will lying senseless on the bathroom floor, it also turns out he is bleeding... read more.

1x9: The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate recap: The episode begins in the dark, with Mackenzie questioning as to why the backup generator isn’t up yet. Will comes in and informs her that they have lost power in the studio. Mackenzie then goes out and informs everyone, maintenance is on their way and the power should be up in some time. Will asks Mackenzie if they have a contingency for if the power doesn’t go on by show time. Mackenzie though looks at it in a totally different way and says the whole thing is a miracle, as everyone involved with the show hated the fact that the Anthony Weiner piece was to be aired, in order to save the ratings. She feels the power outage is godsend, as she felt all along, they were about to do the wrong thing... read more.

1x8: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn recap: The episode begins and Will is shown chatting with a potential magazine profiler about how he wants the changes at News Night documented. He is dismissive of the writer who once wrote for Newsweek and now runs a blog. The writer, Brian, is insulted that Will basically wants him to audition for the job of writing about him. The writer want to know what Will is prepared to talk about: his childhood, his Republicanism, his personal life. They in the end arrive at a common ground. Meanwhile, Will is shown going to a meeting with Reese, Charlie and Mac. It's May 27, 2011 and Reese is dressing them down for not reporting on Casey Anthony. They took a big ratings hit because of it, from second to fifth place... read more.

1x7: 5/1 recap: The episode begins and Charlie is out on the terrace at Will's apartment getting a call from an anonymous source; he wants to be a "Deep Throat" for him. Inside Will's throwing the one year and one week anniversary party for the reboot of “News Night". The kids are playing drinking games. Will is singing Jonathan Edwards tunes with Jim. Lonny is playing chess. Will is justifying his need for medical marijuana, which is in the cookies he was handed by Neal and his girlfriend. They warn him to be careful. Charlie meanwhile, waits for the email that his source told him was coming. Later Jim is shown looking at his computer and Maggie comes in to chat... read more.

1x6: Bullies recap: The episode begins with Will fumbling a number of times, while reading the news. Mackenzie later makes him take an eye exam, as a result of that. Turns out, his eyesight is fine. Will then tells her that he did not get much sleep last night. He further elaborates that, he has been recently battling insomnia. He then tells her that he is consulting a doctor, for his issue. He then admits to her that, he last saw the doctor 4 years ago, but has still been paying him for the last 4 years. Later, Will pays Dr. Habib a visit. At the doctor’s office he finds out that, Dr. Habib died 2 years ago, and now his son Dr. Jake Habib has taken over the practice. Jake tells Will “you have been paying me for 2 years” and asks him to come in... read more.
Crew

Creator: Aaron Sorkin
Executive Producer: Aaron Sorkin, Alan Poul, Scott Rudin
Co-Executive Producer: Paul Redford, Denis Biggs, Greg Mottola
Supervising Producer: Charles Goldstein
Producer: Leanne Moore
Co-Producer: Christine Larson-nitzsche, Dauri Chase

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Recurring Guests

Trieu Tran as Joey Phan (19 eps)
Chris Chalk as Gary Cooper (19 eps)
John F. Carpenter as Herb Wilson (19 eps)
Margaret Judson as Tess Westin (19 eps)
Charlie Weirauch as Jake Watson (18 eps)
Adina Porter as Kendra James (18 eps)
Wynn Everett as Tamara Hart (17 eps)
Thomas Matthews as Martin Stallworth (17 eps)
Chris Messina (1) as Reese Lansing (10 eps)
David Harbour as Elliot Hirsch (9 eps)

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Warning: The Newsroom (2012) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Final Season
Network: HBO ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2012
Episode Order: 6
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