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'The Newsroom' Season 2, episode 8: 'Election Night' coverage begins for ACN

It's a good thing Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) didn't accept those resignations.If she had, she'd have had a greatly diminished staff on a critical evening at Atlantis Cable News, as "Election Night, Part I" -- the first half of the Aaron Sorkin-written Season 2 finale of HBO's "The Newsroom" -- indicated in its opening scene Sunday (Sept. 8).In an "off the record" video chat with Hallie (Grace Gummer), Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) revealed that not only had Will (Jeff Daniels), Mac (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie (Sam Waterston) offered to resign over the Operation Genoa debacle, many other major players at ACN also had planned to. And the news that Leona wouldn't accept left Hallie in utter disbelief -- and wanting to report it as a story.Charlie still pressed forth with wanting to resign, though attorney Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) warned that Leona would sue. "The woman who's always wanted to fire us won't let us...

Official: 'The Newsroom' Is Renewed for Season 3

Star Jeff Daniels takes to Twitter to announce the good news, writing, 'It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.'

The Future Of 'The Newsroom'

HBO is known for often renewing its successful shows the day after their season premieres, and "The Newsroom" is now through seven episodes of its nine-episode season. So where’s that renewal? Is it possible that Sorkin himself doesn’t want to do the show anymore? A representative from HBO said, “We are actively involved in conversations with Aaron about a Season 3.” (His publicist would not comment.)

Top Moments: Bill Murray Bedazzles on Late Show, and Breaking Bad Gets Fired Up

Our top moments of the week: 13. Biggest Disappointment: In the midst of a lackluster final season, Dexter reveals that the identity of the season-long villain, The Brain Surgeon, is Vogel's son ... whom no one cares about. This is almost as bad as when we learned that Edward James Olmos was a figment of Colin Hanks ' imagination in Season 6. Anticlimactic much? 12. Sauciest Critique: Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson never fails to brighten the So You Think You Can Dance judges' panel with his cheeky wit and genuine fanboy fawning. In his latest visit, he vows to...

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 7 “Red Team III”

The Newsroom  “Red Team III” Season 2 Episode 7 airs Sunday August 25 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “Red Team III” – Through depositions with the newsroom staff, Rebecca pieces together the events that led to ACN’s fateful decision to go forward with Jerry’s special report on Operation Genoa – as well as the post – air revelations that undermined its credibility. The repercussions threaten to ruin “News Night” while eclipsing breaking news during another 9/11 anniversary. Read More...

'The Newsroom's' Sam Waterston: Not reading reviews is 'a much nicer place to be'

Sam Waterston couldn't be happier to be in the hot seat in Season 2 of "The Newsroom."As Atlantis Cable News chief Charlie Skinner on the Aaron Sorkin-created HBO drama series, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor is among those playing witnesses being deposed about an alleged war crime labeled Operation Genoa, ACN's related story having been proven to be built on wrong information.Sunday's (Aug. 25) new episode takes the internal probe to its peak ... and heads may roll, including Charlie's."Just you wait!," Waterston gleefully tells Zap2it. "The thing that's so amazing about what Aaron does is that most stories content themselves with tying one person to the tracks, then having the train bear down on them. But he's got so many irons in the fire, so many balls in the air, it's just astounding how he does this."Not only is the result dramatically sound to Waterston, he adds, "It's a true thing for the...

The Newsroom: How Many Careers Could "Genoa" End?

Even though  Hamish Linklater 's character on  The Newsroom   is at the center of the season's slowly unfolding disaster known as "Genoa," the actor has a hard time accepting his character as a villain. "He's just a true believer who thinks he's on the side of the angels, and that's why he does what he does," Linklater tells of his character, Jerry Dantana. "But what was great was that they didn't push me into twirling my mustache or being sort of an obvious bad guy."

The Newsroom Sneak Peeks: Jim vs. Jerry

As we learned last week on The Newsroom , none of it was true . The Genoa scandal was a story ACN never should have covered. Just what will the fallout be on this Sunday's new episode of the HBO hit? First, we'll see Don on the legal hot spot, answering questions from the network's lead attorney... and having Maggie's back in the process. See what we mean in this sneak peek:

Top Moments: True Blood Sunbathes in the Nude and Breaking Bad Slaps It Out

  Our top moments of the week: 13. Better Late Than Never Award: Pretty Little Liars' penultimate episode not only reveals Red Coat to be CeCe Drake (OK, not a shocker there), but a mysterious young guy named Travis tells Hanna that he was there the night of Wilden's murder and knows it wasn't Ashley Marin. Although he's reluctant to tell the police what he saw due to "bad blood," he goes down to the station in the final moments. Will Hanna's mom finally go free? Or does A have a plan to keep her locked up? 12. Worst Edit Job: For weeks now on...

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 6 “One Step Too Many”

The Newsroom  “One Step Too Many” Season 2 Episode 6 airs Sunday August 18 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “One Step Too Many” – Mac and Charlie score a key witness, a retired Marine general, in their attempt to corroborate Jerry’s Operation Genoa story. Will follows Nina’s (Hope Davis) lead to soften his image by making an impromptu appearance on a morning talk show. Jim gets unexpected company during his reunion with Hallie, who’s in town to cover a Romney rally. Read More...