‘Newsroom’ Renewed for Third and Final Season

'The Newsroom' Third Season -- HBO

Variety also learns Aaron Sorkin has turned in script for Sony's Steve Jobs biopic

Almost four months after its season two finale, “Newsroom” has been renewed by HBO for a third and final season.

“’The Newsroom’ is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said HBO topper Michael Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”

HBO brass had been hopeful about the media drama’s return since last summer, though spent months in negotiations with series creator Aaron Sorkin discussing scheduling and his other showbiz commitments. Topliner Jeff Daniels — who won an Emmy in 2013 for his portrayal of Will McAvoy in “Newsroom” — tweeted prematurely in September that the show had been renewed, only to then have to backtrack once HBO established that an official season three order had not been made.

After that, the show had been seemingly hanging in the balance, with many outlets reminding their readers time to time that “Newsroom” had not yet been renewed.

With the season three order now official, Variety has also confirmed that Sorkin has turned in script for Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic, which Sorkin was tapped to pen in spring 2012.

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  1. robert white jr p.a.-c. ret says:

    it’s been along time since i viewed a series as good as this very troubling

  2. harriett lynch-foos says:

    Belatedly, we just watched Season 3 of Newsroom on Amazon Prime. Can’t believe that was IT for such a well written, thought provoking, humorous but serious show. Tried to find another series to tune into but no way to compete with this show. As another commenter said, guess there’s just not enough viewers out there who appreciate the nuances of good writing. Sad, sad, sad…………

  3. Thomas says:

    Such a shame! I am a huge Sorkin fan, but his shows seems to be cursed to short runs. Apparently there isn’t much of a market for intelligent television, go figure. Maybe his next show should be focused on an entertainment network and its decision processes.

  4. Howard says:

    Of course some moron conservative higher up at HBO want the show off the air because Sorkin is a liberal commie and a threat to all of us. This is perhaps the most brilliantly written show I have ever had the pleasure of watching. The acting is excellent and each character is developed perfectly. I cannot wait until Season 3 begins but I know that a lot of people are like me and will miss it terribly when it is gone. If someone was to launch a protest site to send to HBO about the show being cancelled after season 3, I am in.

  5. Vivian Kramer says:

    The Newsroom is one of the few shows on televiosion that is brilliantly written and acted, and also respects the viewers’ intelligence by giving us insightful new ways to consider recent events. I am greatful for the third season, but after that it will be hard to replace and will be sorely missed.

  6. Derek says:

    Sigh… Really disappointed in HBO for letting this one get away. It is very rare these days that I get to watch shows that don’t dumb it down in dialog or plot. Sorkin is one of the greats and I look forward to whatever project he does next.

    • Justin Brown says:

      It’s nice to know they have an ending in sight, instead of dragging it out for numerous seasons only to have it wrapped up quickly in 2 final episodes in its 9th season because of ratings. I watch alot of anime myself, alot of those only get 2 seasons (if that) to tell their story. It’s nice to have stuff actually “end”

    • cadavra says:

      Me, too, but it seems that it’s Sorkin who wants to end it, because he’s concentrating on feature films. And frankly, “Newsroom” without Sorkin would be like “Boston Legal” without David Kelley.

  7. Cormac Kelly, Ireland says:

    Can’t wait to see the GOP shutdown on Newsroom!

  8. Sackcloth and Ashes. Sackcloth and Ashes.

  9. The show had some truly great moments but also some puzzling ones. I am going to miss it, but glad there is going to be some closure to the story.

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