'The Newsroom' Season 2: Aaron Sorkin on Newtown and a Constance Zimmer romance

brightcove.createExperiences(); The cast of "The Newsroom" joined writer and creator Aaron Sorkin at Paleyfest 2013, and before they held their panel discussion, they talked to Zap2it about what to expect from Season 2.As "Newsroom's" show within a show, "News Night" makes its way through a real-life timeline of headline-making news stories, Sorkin says Season 2 focuses a good bit on the recent presidential election, but he hasn't made it to the Sandy Hook massacre just yet. When the show does go there, will Jeff Daniels' character, "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy, break down on-screen as so many real-life journalists did."Yeah it wouldn't surprise me at all," Sorkin says. "I'm not up to Newtown yet, but obviously something like that, you want to be very careful how you handle it. It's such a meaningful event to everybody. You don't want to exploit it, and you certainly don't want to spread Cheez Whiz on it. But...

The Newsroom's Alison Pill Accidentally Tweets Topless Photo of Herself

Looks like Alison Pill 's role on The Newsroom is wearing off on her. The actress, who plays clumsy associate producer Maggie Jordan on the HBO drama , gave her Twitter followers an eyeful this morning when she accidentally tweeted a nude photo of herself. The actress quickly deleted the photo and apologized to her more than 13,000 followers.

Newsroom Actor Books Guest Role on Elementary

The Newsroom 's David Harbour has landed a guest role on an episode of CBS' upcoming Sherlock Holmes series Elementary , TVLine reports.

Chris Messina: My 'Newsroom' Character Is 'Such A Bastard'

" The Newsroom " star Chris Messina can't help noting how different his character Reese is from the rest of the gang. "[Reese is] such a bastard, isn't he? Yeah, he's such a bastard," Messina told The Olathe News . "He's constantly pushing everybody's buttons, you know? But it's fun to play that role, especially when everyone else on it is so into aspiring to be better and hold news to a high standard." But don't be fooled: Messina insists he's having a blast with his role on Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama. "It's sort of fun to be the antagonist of it all," he revealed. Messina may be able to pull off Sorkin, but can he wing it as Mindy Kaling's cute co-worker Danny Castellano on Fox's " The Mindy Project " (premiering Tues., Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET)? He certainly didn't think so at first . "When [Kaling] first asked, I told her no a bunch of times," he told Vulture . "But she kept coming back to me ... and it became impossible to say no ... In 'The Mindy Project' they are all so funny, so it's scary for me."

'Newsroom' Hits Series High With Season Finale

HBO's "True Blood" closes out season five with 5 million viewers Sunday.

The Newsroom Season Finale “The Greater Fool”

The Newsroom  “The Greater Fool” Episode 10 (Season Finale) airs Sunday August 26 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  Nina Howard (Hope Davis) surprises Mac with a damning revelation; Jim and Maggie (Alison Pill) reach a crossroad; Sloan weighs a new job offer; Neal uses his internet  alter ego to smoke out a threat. Will, Mac and Charlie face off with Leona (Jane Fonda) and Reese (Chris Messina) during a tense lunch meeting. Read More...  

'The Newsroom' finale sets up Season 2 with new stakes and all the greatest fools

"The Newsroom" was one of the most polarizing shows of the summer, with extremely vocal critics and supporters alike. In Sunday's Season 1 finale, some loose ends were tied up, but even more were left hanging loose, setting up a Season 2 with higher stakes than ever. First, let's talk about romance. Jim and Maggie have built up a palpable, powerful tension over the course of the season, culminating in him racing to her house in order to "gather his rosebuds" in some grand, romantic gesture -- and, instead, finding himself (again) settling in a relationship with Lisa. Months later, Maggie was waiting for a commitment from Don, who seemingly still thought of her as a late-night phone call, as we saw in the pilot. Exhausted from working overtime and from strained relationships, Maggie fully lost her cool on the side of the road, screaming at a bus full of "Sex and the City" fans...

The Newsroom Sneak Peek: What Will Happen in Tonight's Season Finale?

The first season of The Newsroom is coming to an end tonight, although the show has been renewed for a second season and will return next year.  A lot of the incidents over this season have been building to what looks like an explosive finale.  Here's what HBO has released about the episode: "Nina Howard (Hope Davis) surprises Mac with a damning revelation; Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) and Maggie (Alison Pill) reach a crossroad; Sloan weighs a new job offer; Neal uses his internet alter ego to smoke out a threat. Will, Mac and Charlie face off with Leona (Jane Fonda) and Reese (Chris Messina) during a tense lunch meeting." Read More...

Critic’s Notebook: ‘The Newsroom’ Finale and Both Sides of Aaron Sorkin

“The Newsroom” has had some harsh reviews, but now, with its season finale on Sunday, Aaron Sorkin’s sharp repartee is more evident.

The Newsroom Season Finale Promo: "You're Fired"

Various events, storylines and characters will converge on this Sunday's season finale of The Newsroom . As teased in the official HBO trailer for "The Greater Fool," fans can expect Jim and Maggie to (finally!) arrive at a crossroads in their relationship; while Sloan considers a job offer; Charlie makes contact again with his course; Will faces both medical and the wrath of Leona. Watch now: