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The Newsroom

HBO TV show The NewsroomNetwork: HBO
Episodes: TBD (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: June 24, 2012 – present
Series status: Ending

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

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TV show description:
Created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), this TV series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the people who put together a nightly cable-news show on the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel.

The unapologetically old-school president of the news division is Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterson), a professional who learned at the feet of the legendary newsmen.

The anchor and managing editor of News Night is Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a moderate Republican whose success is largely the result of never offending anyone. He’s in a lot of pain and that manifests itself in a gruff exterior when he’s off camera. His world is turned upside down when Mackenzie McHale, his new executive producer, re-enters his life.

MacKenzie (Emily Mortimer) is a highly respected news producer who was once romantically involved with Will. She returns from 26 months of reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan to executive produce News Night. She hopes to help her former flame to realize his full potential — something that he has little interest in doing.

Jim Harper (John Gallagher, Jr.) follows MacKenzie to News Night as senior producer. He served with her in Iraq and Afghanistan and she can’t live without him. Though he’s just 27, he’s more like Charlie Skinner than he is his contemporaries and has followed the news industry since he was a boy.

Margaret “Maggie” Jordan (Alison Pill) started at News Night as an intern and quickly rose to the role of associate producer. Her level of intelligence is equal to her lack of experience and lack of confidence.

The network’s financial news reporter is Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn), a young woman could be earning much more money as an analyst at Goldman, but her calling is economic reporting.

Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) writes Will’s blog and scours the Internet for stories and leads that others have missed. At only 21-years-old, he’s a self-made newsman and covered the London subway bombings with his camera phone.

Don Keefer (Thomas Sadoski) is the former executive producer of News Night, having taken over the show that follows it. He often butts heads with Will, mostly because they’re a lot alike. He’d love to be on the same quixotic journey as everyone else, but is a realist who understands the business and knows he’s always one ratings point away from being out of a job.

Series Finale

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What do you think? Do you like The Newsroom TV series? Do you think it should continue beyond season three?


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Mary G. Anderson August 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm

This is the sexiest, fast-moving, intellectual TV ever… seriously, I have watched each episode several times. I produce a TV show in Silicon Valley and this HBO series captures all of the emotions that occur in a busy television studio. Please, it must continue and Jeff Daniels is soooooo good… he even won an Emmy. What’s the deal?

That is my vote– where is the advertising– when does the series start– I am in withdrawal…

Brilliant TV, amazing HBO delivers… The Newsroom works!!!


George August 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm

It’s a shame to lose a show of this caliber. A great cast and all the episodes had something to say.


Dorothy Fontenot July 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I have already submitted a comment but here goes again. This was as close to true Media Reporting as it should be. Not the politically correct opinionated slush giving out by todays media. I don’t think that the media says one thing that isn’t approved by a battery of lawyers. With the exception of Nancy Grace who can’t say anything positive about any person SHE has decided is guilty without question? You people had a winning combination in both the writers and actors! The characters were real life people who made bad and good choices. They did silly real things just like a real person. The news desk was about fairness to both sides of the isle and issues.


Dorothy Fontenot July 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Why did HBO cancel The Newsroom? It was exciting, up to date on its politics real life romance . Why can’t the main actors be married and still work and fuss on the Newsroom? That is real life. There are others to promote romance among the players. The decision making was never what you thought it would be. To Hell with political conrectness!!!!!!!!!!! The story was real people what is wrong with you guys for taking this off the TV screen???????????????????


Tina July 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

This is one show I always look forward to. A new season would be great!


Sunny June 18, 2014 at 8:07 am

I love this series! It’s wonderful to have programming on HBO that has a story line that does NOT revolve around tits and ass. Imagine. A program that doesn’t need sex to be successful. How refreshing.


Cory Rodgers June 10, 2014 at 1:39 am

This is the best show on HBO and on TV, RENEW,RENEW…


LINDA HEDDERSON June 8, 2014 at 1:04 am

I love this show. Renew, renew, renew!


Nathan Lewis May 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

HBO, there is no way you end this show.My God I love it you can’t stop it now please don’t.
This show is the antithesis of the garbage that’s all over tv right now.Smart,intelligent,well
thought out tv is seriously lacking right now.The tv viewing public does’nt need to be dumbed down by more reality television or more mindless programming.


lisa May 8, 2014 at 2:44 am

This show had guts and raw talent. It should continue. The writing was great and kept me interested because it dealt with real true events. If you let this show go what will go with it is our freedom of thought and our voice.


Lit anderson May 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Newsroom is awesome. Loved the story and all of the characters. Please don’t cancel.
Outstanding script.


Andrew Mancini April 22, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Once again they seem fit to cancel a truly tour de force program. Its unfortunate that society educated programming takes a back seat yet again. I hope Aaron Sorkin continues to write. I was hoping HBO would be a network that will allow him to thrive but obviously well scripted educated television is not for them either. Maybe it did not meet their mandate for nudity they have with their programs. Such a shame. Such a waste. Too bad television shows like Hunny Bobo, Duck Dynasty and well lets just go with all reality program thrive and actual well scripted shows fail. As a television society we have failed


Karen Hatfield April 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I am very disappointed that the show will not be continuing past season 3. My husband & I LOVE this show and know many other people who feel the same way! What happened!


EJA April 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm

One of the best shows I’ve seen in years. I don’t understand why it was cancelled. Yes it should go on for more seasons.


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