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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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Henry Melchiona April 11, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Cancelled REALLY?!!!! NO NO NO!!! I won’t accept it!!! The BEST show on HBO!!! Bring it to five seasons please! Four minimum!!!

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Monty February 25, 2014 at 3:38 pm

One of the best shows out there. Really a mistake to cancel. Very disappointed.

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Kristina Totten February 9, 2014 at 8:02 pm

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW!!! I don’t have HBO. I just Netflixed the first season and this is the best show I have watched in as long as I can remember. I am also a registered Republican and former News Journalist. This is the way it should be done. I love, love, love this show. I was devastated to hear it was being cancelled. I also almost never take the time to post on the internet. The fact that I have for this show should tell you how vehemently I want to see it return! C’mon HBO! Don’t let Netflix be the only gutsy network out there. KEEP NEWSROOM!

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BP January 17, 2014 at 12:43 am

Do not have another reason to receive HBO!

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Anonymous January 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL THIS SHOW! (all caps for a reason)

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Richard Kemper December 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Greatest show since Westwing hope they renew it

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Jerry Angelo October 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

This is an outstanding show. One of the best I have ever seen. Can watch each episode over and over. Please keep going

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Dori October 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

There has not been a show this good since The West Wing.

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M&M September 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Love this show. Never miss it. I even watch the second showings on HBO. Hope they don’t cancel it. Sorkin is always great. The and Daniels and the cast is soooo. good

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Nicky B. September 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm

We would not miss this show! It is witty, articulate, sad and hilarious! We missed West Wing so much that we purchased the DVD set of the entire series. Now we have something else to look forward. Sorkin is a genius.

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Rick Harrison September 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Love the show. Reminds me of West Wing.

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Sara September 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm

My husband and I never miss it. Love the show and want it renewed.

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roger hopt September 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

best tv series I’ve ever seen. captivating and informative. loved the actors and characters. please bring it back

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Brooke Hamlin July 2, 2013 at 7:47 am

I love the show and hope it continues. I’d like to know when it will air again.

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Shelley June 24, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Yes, it should be renewed. It is very good.

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