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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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Jim J. June 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

According to this, it was confirmed last April that there will be only six episodes of the third and final season of “The Newsroom”.

http://www.spoilertv.com/2014/04/the-newsroom-season-3-only-six-episodes.html

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BARBARA June 17, 2014 at 1:37 am

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

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Mick McNeil May 1, 2014 at 10:25 am

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.

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Bob April 27, 2014 at 1:17 am

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…

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Anita March 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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.

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Mark January 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

after Game Of Thrones and maybe Girls what series does HBO have left after this year?

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Marie January 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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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Watcher January 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

No reason given?

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admin January 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

I suspect it’s ending because Sorkin is so busy. It took them this long to book a time to make a third season.

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