The Newsroom: Renewed, Ending After Three Seasons

The Newsroom season threeHBO has finally gotten around to renewing The Newsroom for a third season but it’s mixed blessing for fans. The cable channel has announced that the show will end with season three.

Here’s their press release:

HBO’S EMMY®-WINNING DRAMA SERIES The Newsroom TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON THIRD AND FINAL SEASON

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 – The Emmy®-winning HBO drama series The Newsroom will begin production on its third and final season this spring, with debut slated for fall, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”

Created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin (Oscar® winner for writing “The Social Network,” executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy® winner “The West Wing”), The Newsroom follows the members of a cable news team on their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal relationships. Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”) joining the show as an executive producer.

Returning cast regulars include Jeff Daniels (who received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the show last September), Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this series? re you sorry that there will only be three seasons?

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  1. Kris says

    I CANNOT FREAKNG BELIEVE IT!! Newsroom was one of the best shows aired by HBO and NOW THEY ARE REMOVING IT FROM THEIR LINEUP??! I’m not saddend-I’M PISSED!!! The show was witty, edgy, and hit right at the heart of currennt events in our society. What is your rational, HBO, for getting rid of such a thought provoking show and yet renew the contract for the show Girls, a show about a couple of self-centered, self absorbed kids, for 3 more seasons?? Were you on something during the contract negotiations??

    I’ve been an avid watcher of HBO’s series for decades. Very few programs HBO aired in the past bombed because HBO seems to have a succefull formula for creating great shows. I have to take issue with the cancelling of Newsroom; however, because the depth and breath of issues produced on the show, the interaction of the cast, and the fantastic writting made it the kind of series people wanted to watch as well as a show well deserved of its Emmy. Its unconscionable that HBO would take such a successful show of the aire at the top of its game.

    Extremely dissapointed and angry!!!

  2. Vidooshak says

    The Newsroom hit too close to home, and got panned by TV critics in the US. Season 2 seems to have taken some of that criticism to heart, and was much less subdued than the original. Compared to the topical commentary of Season 1, almost like Jon Stewart without the humor, it wandered into TV drama and soap-opera territory during the second season which diluted the appeal for true fans, IMO. Going by the US TV critic backlash, it never stood a chance. Newsroom is still one the better shows on TV, and I hope Season 3 goes back to it’s hard-hitting roots and ends with a solid punch.

  3. Suzzie says

    Sorkin and much of the rest of “high profile” creators are dwindling in my view because they are short changing me and many of us viewers. The Newsroom is one of the most prolific shows on TV. Yes, it is entertaining and yes, it does ask questions we would love to examine, and yes, it gives diversified answers we all would love to express. Do the “creators” really think we’re imprudent? It is a shame that perhaps that is their intent, (grab your attention and then [once again] disappoint you, when will we ever learn), that some great intellectual shows only last a few seasons where some not much worth viewing last for too many. Once again, disappointed at a series ending much too soon.

  4. Donna McCarthy says

    Absolutely love this show!!!!! Disappointed only one more season. Jeff Daniels is great in the part, really nails it, as is the rest of the cast….The entire cast is wonderful! Alot of substance, never boring, totally hope this decision will be turned around.

  5. says

    Many of my colleagues in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Northern Colorado and I are entranced by the script, the stellar performances, the tongue-in-cheek humor and some of the profound messages of both human relationships and ultimately human failings that create the entanglements of our contemporary worlds. Can we turn the quixotic into enlightenment for us all?

  6. BARBARA says

    VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! Love this show and Daniels just nails the part as well as the rest of the cast. GREAT SHOW! Really surprised about this one. Wish they would re-comsider

  7. Mick McNeil says

    Always sad to see an Aaron Sorkin series go away. I was the guy who liked Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. I hope that season 3( of The Newsroom) is so good that they can’t cancel it. Mr Sorkin has always given us a ‘peek’ behind-the-scenes that is fascinating. Hopefully, it means that he’s working on something else. I WILL be watching.

  8. Bob says

    Very disappointing news. The series requires thought and is very well done. Jeff Daniels is great. Every series doesn’t have to be about cops and lawyers and doctors.
    Probably put some more cotton candy on instead…

  9. Anita says

    Love the series. I get sad every time it goes off for the season. Very upsetting that we only have one to go. Very few series are watchable multiple times. I see something new about the dialogue each viewing. Sure hope Sorkin has something else coming up that is equally watchable. Not an easy thing to find these days – intelligence and fun to watch (with a bit of eye candy for everyone) in a series.

  10. Marie says

    I love the show, though I’m strangely ambivalent to the news of the end. They wrapped up all the loose ends as if the show was going off the air at the end of last season.

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