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'Newsroom,' 'FNL' Stars Join HBO Miniseries

According to Deadline, Gallagher, "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad" regular Jesse Plemons, and "Ruby Sparks'" Zoe Kazan will star alongside Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins in the adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's novel. "Olive Kitteridge" centers around a seemingly quiet New England town wracked with affairs, crime and tragedy. McDormand plays the titular character, while Jenkins co-stars as her husband, Henry. Gallagher will play Christopher Kitteridge, Olive and Henry's son; Kazan will play Denise, a co-worker at Henry's pharmacy; and Plemons will appear as Jerry McCarthy , Henry's pharmacy delivery boy. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/john-gallagher-olive-kitteridge-hbo_n_3765190.html?utm_hp_ref=tv

Top Moments: Breaking Bad Treads Lightly and Dexter's Deadly Return

  Our top moments of the week: 13. Best Sequel: In case you haven't seen Bar Mitzvah boy Sam Horowitz's amazing YouTube video , or for those who simply can't get enough, Good Morning America invites Horowitz to perform in Times Square. Billed as his "Broadway debut," Horowitz once again brings the goods and does a fine job breaking in the parquet laid down especially for him. The most adorable thing? Horowitz can be heard panting, trying to catch his breath as Josh Elliott interviews his mom. 12. Best Curveball: While serving as the bartender of the evening on...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Breaking-Bad-Dexter-1069247.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 5: Another eventful 'News Night With Will McAvoy'

"Dad."That incoming-call alert as he was going on the air was enough to rattle Will (Jeff Daniels) in the opening seconds of "News Night With Will McAvoy," Sunday's (Aug, 11) episode of HBO's "The Newsroom." Written by creator Aaron Sorkin and directed by Alan Poul, the hour played out in real time.Will wasn't the only one on edge as the tale, set in March 2012, began: ACN president Reese (Chris Messina) was reading Sloan (Olivia Munn) the riot act for posing for supposedly private photos that went very public. And her pained revelation, "There are more," surely didn't make things better. Nor did the fact she was "trending No. 1," per Reese, though that could have been a professional boost as well as a personal problem for her.Back in the swing of the newsroom after his time with the Romney campaign, producer Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) was overseeing coverage of explosions in Damascus when a... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-5-another-eventful-news-night-with-will-mcavoy.html

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 5 “News Night with Will McAvoy”

The Newsroom  “News Night with Will McAvoy”  Season 2 Episode 5  airs Sunday August 11 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode  Synopsis :  “News Night with Will McAvoy” – Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering Twitter post. Charlie (Sam Waterson) gets a visit from a longtime friend at the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan (Olivia Munn) phases from humiliation to rage following a revenge posting. The newsroom traverses the slippery slope separating fact from fiction. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/08/11/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-5-news-night-with-will-mcavoy/

Get To Know 'The Newsroom's' Fresh Face Joel Johnstone

When The Newsroom viewers first met Joel Johnstone, his character was keeping Jim Harper from getting on the Romney campaign's media bus. Rest assured, the actor is much nicer, and much more endear... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Brittany_Frederick/2013/08/04/get_to_know_the_newsrooms_fresh_face_j?ref_src=news_rss

'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 4: Maggie faces 'Unintended Consequences'

"This is not a formal proceeding. You are not under oath."Despite those words from Atlantis Cable News attorney Rebecca Halliday (Marcia Gay Harden), Maggie (Alison Pill) knew she was in the hot seat as Sunday's (Aug. 4) episode of HBO's "The Newsroom" began. Written by creator and executive producer Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Carl Franklin ("One False Move"), "Unintended Consequences" also revealed the reason for Maggie's short, red new hairstyle.Though Rebecca tried to be disarming, a tense-as-ever Maggie was determined to "expunge the notion that I'm damaged." While being deposed about her trip to Uganda with Gary Cooper (Chris Chalk) -- really his name, though it initially cracked Rebecca up every time she heard it -- Maggie recalled being around ACN before the trek, and pre-hair-change, to see Will's (Jeff Daniels) on-air deconstruction of Occupy Wall Street activist Shelley Wexler (Aya Cash).Just before that interview, Shelley had revealed she had a contact who might... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-4-maggie-faces-unintended-consequences.html

'The Newsroom': Jeff Daniels glad Aaron Sorkin was 'smart enough' to start over

Zap2it: How was it to come back for Season 2 of "The Newsroom"?Jeff Daniels: Aaron (Sorkin, the show's creator and executive producer) had never worked with most of us before ... but seven months later, we were done shooting Season 1, and he knew us and knew the characters and knew the show and knew what worked and what didn't so well.Season 2 is Aaron saying, "We guessed right a lot the first season. Now I know what it is, who Jeff is, and what Jeff and Emily (Mortimer, who plays Mackenzie McHale) can do together. I've seen it, and I've written for it." The way it felt on the set, this was like our third or fourth season.Zap2it:Much of the season's first two episodes were rewritten and reshot. What did that mean for you?Jeff Daniels: It wasn't a big deal. It was a big deal to HBO and to Aaron. It was better to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/the-newsroom-jeff-daniels-glad-aaron-sorkin-is-smart-enough-to-start-over.html

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 4 “Unintended Consequences”

The Newsroom  “Unintended Consequences” Season 2 Episode 4 airs Sunday August 4 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “Unintended Consequences” – Maggie (Alison Pill) tries to convince Rebecca (Marcia Gay  Harden ) that she’s fine following her shattering trip to Africa with Gary (Chris Chalk). An Occupy Wall Street protester with a Black Op lead refuses to cooperate with Neal (Dev Patel) and Jerry (Hamish Linklater) after an on-air interview with Will (Jeff Daniels) goes poorly. Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) lands Hallie (Grace Gummer) a one-on-one, but gets heat from Mac (Emily Mortimer) as a result. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/08/04/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-4-unintended-consequences/

‘Newsroom’s’ Olivia Munn on Censorship and Being Asian

Speakeasy caught up with Olivia Munn who plays the brilliant economics reporter Sloan Sabbith on HBO's "The Newsroom," about the relevance of the show to Asia’s viewers and what attracted her to Sorkin’s series. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/07/30/newsrooms-olivia-munn-on-censorship-and-being-asian/?mod=WSJBlog

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 3 “Willie Pete”

The Newsroom  “Willie Pete”  Season 2 Episode 3  airs Sunday July 28 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “Willie Pete” – Will continues his mission to civilize by telling Nina Howard the truth. A new witness to the Genoa story emerges on Twitter, and in New Hampshire, Jim’s efforts to have his questions answered continue to fall on deaf ears. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/07/28/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-3-willie-pete/
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