HBO's Aaron Sorkin scripted drama 'The Newsroom' is a series that has almost as many detractors as it does proponents. Some TV critics love the show, and praise the fast-moving dialogue and talented cast. Others claim the series is overly melodramatic, is unrealistic about how a cable news show is run, and unfairly uses 20/20 hindsight to let its main characters always be "right" about covering a story. Although that last complaint seems to have gone to the back burner somewhat in season two, what with a main plot line surrounding a gigantic screw-up by the 'News Night' team. Still more people just don't like the show's political viewpoints, but really, people should know by now where Aaron Sorkin stands on politics.
That aside, those that do enjoy 'The Newsroom' are in luck, as series star Jeff Daniels took to Twitter recently to confirm that the drama has been picked up for a third season by HBO. The season will (presumably) premiere next summer, and will (likely) consist of 10 episodes. This year's run was originally going to consist of 10 as well, before a disappointed Sorkin scrapped two originally shot episodes and started over. As a result, fans will only receive nine new installments in 2013.
Jeff Daniels has been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy for his performance in season one (its summer schedule made it ineligible for last year's ceremony), as has Jane Fonda for Best Guest Actress. The two-part season finale, entitled 'Election Night', will air Sunday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10/9c.