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Director :

Aaron Sorkin

Starring :

Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn

Aaron Sorkin Addresses Writer's Complaint Over 'Newsroom' Rape Storyline

December 10, 2014 02:12:34

Aaron Sorkin broke his silence on "" controversial rape storyline. The screenwriter/producer told his side of story in response to the show's writer Alena Smith who revealed on Twitter that she was kicked out of the room for expressing her objection.

In a statement to Mediaite, Sorkin admitted Smith was indeed "excused" from the room after "some passionate debate in our writers room" regarding the matter. He, however, added that Smith eventually loved the final draft of the story although she opposed the initial script.


'The Newsroom' Series Finale Preview: A Funeral

December 08, 2014 12:12:52

Will and his "News Night" crew bid farewell to a co-worker before "" ends next week. Following the sudden death of [SPOILER ALERT!] Charlie Skinner in the penultimate episode, they will pay final respect to the News Director in the series finale.

A preview for the said episode has been released and it looks somber. Jim and Maggie are talking about their relationship, while Don tells Will that he thinks Will should know the truth about something. "I can't believe he's not here for this," Will says.


Aaron Sorkin Says He's Done With Television After 'The Newsroom'

November 10, 2014 10:11:10

The last season of "" could be the last time viewers enjoy Aaron Sorkin's work on television. The Academy and Emmy Award-winning scribe has said that he might never write for TV again after the HBO series ends its run.

"I know the whole 'Never say never' stuff," he told Los Angeles Times. "But I'm pretty certain I'm about to write my last three episodes of television." He added, "All these months later, I still don't see another series in my near future. But, again, you never know. Maybe I'll get another idea."


First Trailer for 'The Newsroom' Final Season: Working as a Family

October 04, 2014 10:10:00

A month away before its premiere, the final season of "" is previewed in a newly released trailer. The video reveals some topics that ' Will McAvoy and his team will tackle, from the Boston marathon bombing to classified government documents that could bring them a legal problem.

Facing a work ethic issue, Will struggles to find a way to report the truth while at the same time protecting his source. The show will also deal with some of the crew members' personal lives as Don (Thomas Sadoski) is asking for confirmation about his relationship with Sloan (), and Will and Mac () are seen holding hands.


First Teaser for 'The Newsroom' Final Season: Is Will Quitting?

August 25, 2014 03:08:47

Having just wrapped up "", HBO prepares viewers for final seasons of its other shows, "" and "", by releasing the promos. The teaser for the -starring series doesn't have any actual footage, but hints at a problem that Will McAvoy faces which may lead to him quit his job as lead anchor on "News Night".

The "Boardwalk Empire" season 5 promo, meanwhile, teases the "evil ways" that Nucky will take to survive in his illegal business. Someone is beaten up, people raise their guns and a riot breaks among prisoners in the woods as Nucky launches a threat to someone over the phone.


'The Newsroom' Will Return for a Third and Final Season

January 14, 2014 08:01:51

Another HBO acclaimed series is coming to an end. After announcing that the fifth season of "" would be the last for the show, the premium cable channel now renews "" for a third and final season.

" 'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin - smart, riveting and thought-provoking," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo when announcing the cancellation on Monday, January 13. "I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."


Aaron Sorkin Denies Feud With Olivia Munn on 'The Newsroom'

January 02, 2014 07:01:28

Aaron Sorkin won't let his show "" be hit by ridiculous rumor. In a statement released to E! Online, Sorkin slammed the report from Radar Online that he and cast did not go along with star of the HBO series .

The false report stated that Munn's "know it all attitude" is annoying Sorkin and Daniels. "Olivia and Aaron's relationship soured so completely during season two of The Newsroom that it created a poisonous atmosphere on the set," RadarOnline quoted a source as saying.


Official: 'The Newsroom' Is Renewed for Season 3

September 04, 2013 02:09:34

"" will be back for a third season. HBO has officially picked up the show for another new season, weeks after people began questioning the series' future since the cable channel usually renews its hit series just a few weeks into the first episodes of the current season.

"It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3," confirms the renewal via his Twitter post. Back in July, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said he would be "shocked" if the series didn't return.


'The Newsroom' Featurette Introduces New Characters in Season 2

July 10, 2013 11:07:06

Less than a week shy of its return, "" introduces new characters in upcoming season 2 via a featurette. The video features series creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer/director Alan Poul as well as the new cast members giving commentaries on the new additions to the storyline.

Among them is 's Rebecca Halliday, a First Amendment lawyer who has to make sure that none of the characters will say the wrong thing during a deposition or cross examination. "She's super, super, super, super smart," Harden describes her character.


Fox News Slams 'The Newsroom' for Its Depiction of Tea Party

June 15, 2013 10:06:34

On the eve of its season 2 premeire, "" gets blasted by "The Five" hosts. During a segment called "Hollywood Lionizes Liberals" on the Fox News Channel afternoon program, the show's contributors called the HBO series a "liberal fantasy" because of the characters' view on Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party.

Host Greg Gutfield noted in the segment that ' Will McAvoy called the Tea Party the "American Taliban," but 's Neal praised the Occupy Wall Street movement as being akin to the "Arab spring." Gutfield sarcastically stated, "When was this series written? Before the rapes, the murders, before OWS disappeared?"


'The Newsroom' Debuts Footage From Season 2

June 10, 2013 11:06:57

Will McAvoy lands in hot water after describing the Tea Party as the American Taliban by the U.S. Congress. In a new trailer for "" season 2 which shares footage from the upcoming chapter, Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who is tasked with defending the ACN in a wrongful termination suit in the second season, grills Will about his controversial statement.

Station boss Leona Lansing is not happy with this either, unleashing a sarcastic comment about Will's attitude, "The chips are falling." Will has to deal with another blow since Nina Howard, a gossip columnist who claimed she had a proof that Will was high on the air while reporting the death of Bin Laden, is back.


'The Newsroom' Season 2 Trailer: Will McAvoy's Crew Alone in the Desert

June 03, 2013 11:06:54

HBO has unveiled a new trailer for "" season 2. Aired during the penultimate episode of "" season 3, the video doesn't share scenes from the upcoming installment of the -starring series, but hints at the problem faced by the "News Night" crew.

Set to 's "Can't Pretend", it opens with Daniels' Will McAvoy sitting behind the ACN news desk in the middle of a desert. He sees visions of his staff, including 's Neal and 's Sloan who unleash their frustration, as he walks through the landscape.


Aaron Sorkin Denies 'The Newsroom' Sexism: Men and Women Screw Up in the Same Way

August 02, 2012 08:08:08

Being a new hit on HBO, "" has also received criticisms regarding its portrayal of the female characters as weak-willed and silly. At the Television Critics Association's summer press tour on Wednesday, August 1, Aaron Sorkin responded to this opinion.

"I completely respect that opinion, but I one hundred percent disagree with it," he said. "The female characters are the equals of the men ... and we plainly see them being good at their jobs." Supporting the series creator, lead actor stated, "One of the things I like about Aaron's writing is all of his characters, men and women, have flaws. They all have flaws."


Aaron Sorkin Replaces Most of 'The Newsroom' Writing Staffs

July 20, 2012 11:07:04

"" undergoes a major shakeup in the writing team for season 2. HBO has confirmed that creator and head writer Aaron Sorkin is replacing half of the show's writing staffs. "Every year each show reassesses the needs of its writing staffs. This process is nothing out of the ordinary," the network stated.

However, a source said that everyone in the writing team has been fired, with the exception of Corinne Kinsbury who was Sorkin's ex-girlfriend. "They're not coming back, except for Sorkin's ex-girlfriend [Kinsbury]," the source told The Daily.


Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Posts Third-Best Premiere for HBO

June 26, 2012 08:06:54

HBO's new drama "" had a good debut despite getting mixed to negative reviews. The series premiere on Sunday, June 24 attracted 2.1 million viewers, taking advantage of its strong lead-in "" which drew 4.7 million viewers that night.

The "Newsroom" premiere marks the third most-watched series debut on HBO in four years. It places behind "" series premiere which drew 4.8 million viewers in 2010, and "" series opener which pulled in 2.2 million in 2011.


'The Newsroom' 1.02 Preview: Guests Bail Out on 'News Night' Appearance

June 25, 2012 12:06:43

There's an emergency situation in "" when its second episode airs Sunday, July 1 at 10 P.M. ET on HBO. The "News Night" team's effort to relaunch the program with a new format is in threat of being ruined when people from the government's office bail out of their scheduled appearance.

As Will and Mackenzie can't agree over who should fill a segment, the news anchor loses his patient and shows his anger in front of camera. Asserting control over the new incarnation of "News Night", Mackenzie enlists a beautiful and brainy on-air economist, Sloan Sabbith, to do a nightly segment.


'Newsroom' Creator Insists Jeff Daniels' Character Isn't Based on Keith Olbermann

June 20, 2012 04:06:27

Before "" launches this weekend, Aaron Sorkin has set things straight about the inspiration behind ' Will McAvoy. While the actor's portrayal of the outspoken character leaves an impression that it is based on real-life journalist Keith Olbermann, the writer claimed it's not the case.

"I'm glad I can finally clear this up," so the man who creates the new HBO series said at a Time Warner Center premiere on Monday, June 18. "I didn't base it on him." Of how the speculation started, Sorkin said, "It was during an interview with the BBC that I mentioned him, and, suddenly, it blew up. So blame the BBC!"


Jane Fonda Lands Recurring Role on Aaron Sorkin's HBO Drama

December 15, 2011 03:12:03

Aaron Sorkin's upcoming drama series has just snatched a Hollywood movie veteran to be added to its cast ensemble. TVLine reports that two-time Academy Award winner has been cast in a recurring role of Leona Lansing on the project, which has been unofficially referred to as "Newsroom".

Lansing is the CEO of cable news network's parent company. She is further described as "a titan and her corporate concerns often conflict with the reporting of the news outlet she owns." Although the company is fictional, her character sounds like a female version of Fonda's ex-husband, media tycoon and CNN founder Ted Turner.


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