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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.
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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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GSProctor April 11, 2013 at 3:49 am

great show,good writing,top notch acting !

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Torrie Patterson February 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I LOVE THE NEWSROOM! One of the most entertaining shows EVER!
Well done and I love the debates I trust what the Newsroom says more than Washington!

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Danilo February 27, 2013 at 7:04 am

Entertained and enjoying the show. Looking forward to season 2.

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Jean January 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

Should definately continue. It is most entertaining. The series brings out each individual character to light, their challenges and emotion. As a whole, is funny and witty. The cast is brilliant.

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Ron October 24, 2012 at 6:28 am

Love this show . When will it return ?

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admin October 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

Sometime in 2013.

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Bonnie October 23, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Love this series! When will the next season be aired?? Love this show!
Bonnie

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admin October 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Some time in 2013. No date yet.

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SIOBHAN JOHNSTON September 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Love it!! Bring it BACK!!!
Intelligent & funny. Need more the same!

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Buckley Sachs September 3, 2012 at 11:15 am

This show is one of the beswst shows on television. Great cast. Great writing. Great direction. Sam Waterson adn Jeff Daniels are amazing.

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Gina September 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

Yes, this show should continue as soon as possible, and as long as possible. Such great writing and characters. The premise of the show is pure fantasy unfortunately…truth in reporting the news has gone the way of the politician…it’s all about the money, but these people are trying to get away with telling the truth ! I love how they take actual events that have happened in the not-to-distant past as show us what really (might) have happened. With no spin, no sugar coating.

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Laurel August 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

The Newsroom rapidly became one of my very favorites. The dialog is wonderful, and the premise — truth and integrity in reporting the news — is uplifting. Obviously fiction in today’s world, but we can hope!

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Bill Polk August 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Hopefully Newsroom will be around for those who like intelligent discourse in the TV shows they watch. Heaven knows such shows are becoming as rare as a politician with ethics and a true sense of bi-partisan cooperation. Please leave us one show that means more to our reality than any reality show.

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Christopher Hesterly August 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I think Newsroom should defiantly be renewed. Intelligent show, fantastic writing and a powerful cast

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Ruben Villegas August 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

This is a great show. I think it should definitely be renewed. Has it been canceled already.

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Bob Dio August 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Great intelligent series. Great casting. This show should be renewed.

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Linda Wickenhauser July 3, 2012 at 6:15 am

I love this show, Jeff Daniels is excellent!!

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