HBO's 'The Newsroom' Renewed for Season Three


The Newsroom cast & creator


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.

- The Newsroom (2012)

Written by: msd85
Sep 4th, 2013, 2:30 pm

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Message Posted On Sep 16th, 2013, 9:22 am
I think the problem people have with this show (other than being too fast to follow at times for some) is the brutal honesty of the dialogue, and how close it comes to the truth... from the opening monologue Will has "America is NOT the greatest country in the world anymore (but it could be - the sign Mac was holding in the audience)" to his short but to the point message in the finale of Season 2 "I'm a Republican. That means I have to be afraid of science", it strikes a chord. It's a message a lot of the far right looneys hate to hear, because it makes them sound like they desperately cling to falsehoods to make them feel more powerful. This show is witty, concise, and incredibly well written and executed - it COULD change the world, because it's honest and holds nothing back. But it won't, because the people who need to step back and re-evaluate their positions won't watch, or won't accept those things.

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Message Posted On Sep 10th, 2013, 9:42 pm

Its one of THE BEST shows on TV.  I don't care if its far-fetched as far as 'real news' goes.....its clever, thought stimulating and intriguing.  When all it has to be is entertaining.  it does that too.



Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 2:16 pm
oh and if you want fairness? watch reality, not FICTION!! DUH

Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 2:14 pm
awesome show.One of the best in a loooong while. All the hoopla against its "politics" just shows you how many bigots are still out there... scary stuff. funny, how only certain "americans" and right-wingers have a problem with it...

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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2013, 4:10 am

So very well deserved. One of the best shows ever.


Hoping Daniels will get a deserved Emmy.


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Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2013, 11:15 pm

Best show on television right now, best show in a very long time. Great writing, great acting! Just love it.



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