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The Newsroom: HBO President Expects Season Three Renewal

The Newsroom season threeRegarding the prospect that The Newsroom will be renewed for a third season, HBO’s president of programming, Michale Lombardo, said, “The odds are excellent.”

The cable channel is happy with The Newsroom but the real issue with a third season is timing. He said, “Honestly, the conversation with Aaron [Sorkin] at this point are all about schedule. He has some other commitments he’s trying to fit in.”

Lombardo noted that, “The [ratings] numbers this year are surpassing the numbers last year, and not just the aggragate numbers. We’re in the passionate engagement game, where the base is is really important to us.”

Revolving around a fictional cable news show, The Newsroom stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

Season two is currently running and the initial airings of the first two episodes have averaged 2.05 million viewers. Last season averaged 1.95 million.

What do you think? Are you watching The Newsroom? Do you think the series should be renewed, or cancelled to make way for something else? Would you watch a third season?

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susan rehr September 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I love this show!! It is beautifully crafted and acted. Please add my vote for renewal for a 3rd season.


Marilyn September 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Addicted and obsessed. Perfect casting, and wicked quick-wit lines. I watch the show at least 3 times a week, just to make sure I got everything. Please, please keep it coming.


Laura March 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm

I do the same thing MarylinI watched it a couple of times I’m guarantee that I miss something that’s how great the show is


Rose September 2, 2013 at 4:39 am

The Newsroom is great and has a talented diverse staff and storyline that over writers hesitate to tackle. I can’t wait for Sunday nights to see this next episode. It would be a shame if it was not renewed for a 3rd season.


Dot Randall September 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I absolutely love the show! It has a great staff and the storyline is excellent. Do hope that it gets renewed


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