HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’ for Season 3

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Aside from The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin isn’t exactly known for his hit television shows. The critically acclaimed writer and producer – who won an Academy Award for his work on David Fincher’s The Social Network – was behind two short-lived series in Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Both series were beloved by critics and developed a cult following but still faced the network chopping block. So fans were understandably hesitant to let themselves fall in love with Sorkin’s latest project, HBO’s The Newsroom.

That series provides an inside look at the world of television journalism and centers on anchorman Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels. Since its debut last summer, The Newsroom has steadily gained a following and snagged a few high-profile awards nominations to boot. Following up on this success, the show was renewed for a second season, and now comes an even greater indication that The Newsroom isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

HBO has announced that The Newsroom has been renewed for season 3. This news follows up on a recent message from Daniels – via his Twitter account –  in which the actor beat the network to an update on the show’s fate. 

Jeff Daniels ‏@Jeff_Daniels

It’s official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.

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The series’ ratings have seen an increase since season 2 started this summer. So The Newsroom‘s return isn’t necessarily a surprising one but certainly a welcome turn of events for its burgeoning fanbase. It also marks something of a show of good faith from HBO. Given the pedigree The Newsroom has with Sorkin and the ensemble cast led by Daniels, there’s no reason that the show can’t proudly sit alongside other current HBO series like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

The network has proven for years that it’s something of a haven for unique and edgy series that might be cancelled prematurely on traditional networks. Perhaps previous Sorkin projects Sports Night and Studio 60 may have lasted on HBO and been spared the fate they suffered on ABC and NBC, respectively. All signs point to the fact that Sorkin may have found a network where his talents can truly have the time and creative freedom to thrive.

Are you looking forward to season 3 of The Newsroom? What do you hope to see next season? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts.


The Newsroom airs Sundays @ 10pm on HBO

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  1. The “final” season?!! This is a smart, well-cast, well-written, well-paced, and, simply, one of the best shows I’ve seen. I hope it gathers a much larger following and gets renewed for more seasons. A show, like this, makes TV watching a pure pleasure!

    • Just goes to show how most of Americans can’t keep up with the pace! Great show, hope Netflix picks it up!

  2. The Newsroom is going to end but let’s look at the opening warnings before viewing the show. 1. Adult content and 2. Adult language.

    Look at the warnings before watching Game of Thrones.

    The Queen of England visited the Game of Thrones set to view the throne of swords. What does this say about our choices?

    The opening warnings for Game of Thrones lists violence, adult content, nudity, adult language (vulgar) and on and on. Should the Queen of England really visit this show’s set?

    So by all means let’s get rid of a quality show and keep a vulgar one.

  3. Newsroom is the best program on TV bar none.
    Disappointing this is the last season. I watch this series forever
    Comes back for fourth fifth sixth seventh and etc. Season

    Reconsider this series going out. Please

  4. U.K viewer and LOVING this show. Can not wait for Season 3. Hopefully they will be smart enough to reconsider more than just 3 Seasons.

  5. Finally a show with the complex intelligence to actually make us think and see things. It’s upsetting that Real Housewives of blah blah blah and the Honey Boo Boos of the TV world are all mainstream and smart, thought provoking writing like the content in The Newsroom goes by the waste-side. Sorkin writes in a rhythm that is honest and alive…I say tune in people…you may just learn something about the world we all live in! I think my dream dinner party would have to include Aaron Sorkin, Shonda Rhimes, and Larry King…..Can you just imagine the script???

    Watch Newsroom…it is AMAZING!

  6. So glad this has been renewed for Season 3. It should never have been cancelled. Its one of the smartest dramas on cable today. Love the cast, the quick wit and real feeling of the entire show. Kudos to HBO for renewing!

  7. It would seem a-typical that they will cancel a show that is worth watching but the rest of the garbage lizard-lick towing ,moon shiners, honey boo hoo , the list is way to long to list . What is this saying of our society ?!?!
    Very very disappointing

  8. YES!!! The best show on HBO deserves at least another season!!

  9. I love the show. Its smart writing, fast paced, addresses the heart of idealistic journalism and creates passionate, integral characters i simply enjoy. While i am truly disappointed the show did not have sustainability, it doesn’t surprise me. I’m ok with the lack of sex as a story plot, I’m ok with political and ethical rants – they are so much fun, I’m ok listening to a script that makes me go and look up a word i’m not sure i understand, I’m ok with questioning the fabric of journalistic integrity. However, i can see how the masses might not be. Too much thinking required, not enough banal, talk show drama for the average person to stick around for. Its too bad. For what its worth…i personally will miss you.

  10. Please not the final season.
    To me one of the most gripping and entertaining series on air.
    Needs some intelligence, which might explain the ‘final season’.

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