'The Newsroom' Season 3 is probably happening and more HBO news

HBO executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo didn't have a lot of big news to break at the TCA press tour session Thursday (July 25), but they provided a lot of little bits of news on shows that are currently on the air and projects in development. A rundown:- The odds are "excellent" for a third season of "The Newsroom," Lombardo says, noting ratings for the first couple of episodes are up over last season."The conversation with Aaron [Sorkin] are all about schedule," Lombardo says. "... If we can figure out scheduling in terms of his time and being on the air next year, I would be shocked if you weren't hearing an announcement soon."- The final (half-) season of "Treme" is scheduled to premiere Dec. 1, taking the Sunday-night spot "Boardwalk Empire" will hold in the fall.- A miniseries from "Sopranos" creator David Chase that HBO announced four years ago -- but about which...



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