The Newsroom Finale Spoilers - August Episode Descriptions

Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom  has turned out to be a humble success, already renewed for a second season despite tepid—at best—critical response.  Now fans can get a peek at what might loom ahead on The Newsroom  with the release of these August episode synopses directly from HBO.  Beware, the descriptions run right up to The Newsroom finale. Read More...

The Newsroom (HBO) “Amen” Episode 5

The Newsroom  “Amen” Episode 5 airs Sunday July 22 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  Will’s “mission to civilize” takes a hit when he finds himself in the tabloid spotlight. Wade approaches Will with info on the government’s flagging ability to fight financial crime; Don gets Maggie to fix Jim up with her roommate, Lisa; Sloan strikes out as a matchmaker; and Neal’s “Bigfoot is real” pitch falls on deaf ears. Against Reese’s wishes, Will refuses to follow the media rumor mill and make a call on a breaking story. Read More...  

'The Newsroom's' Jeff Daniels on Aaron Sorkin: 'This is a really great marriage'

Jeff Daniels surveys Manhattan's west side from the plate glass window in an HBO office. He's exhausted, having just finished shooting HBO's Sunday drama "The Newsroom."Daniels, in his first TV starring role, plays Will McAvoy, a cable news anchor who is pushed to reveal how he really feels about the state of the country. Once he does, he is freed -- to some degree -- from being beholden to ratings and trying to please everyone. His inner muckraker reawakened, McAvoy allows his new producer and former lover (Emily Mortimer) to lead him back to true journalism.It wasn't easy, but nothing about this show is. Aaron Sorkin's work is wordy. But for those who love complex dialogue, nothing is better. And for an actor, little is tougher."Doing a TV series takes a lot out of you," Daniels tells Zap2it. "Doing an Aaron Sorkin series takes a lot out of you."With the first season wrapped and the...

Olivia Munn Explains Why 'The Newsroom' Cast Is Intimidating

On the new Aaron Sorkin HBO series " The Newsroom ," Olivia Munn is in some pretty elite company. On " Jimmy Kimmel Live " (Weeknights 12 a.m. ET on ABC), she was asked if it was intimidating working alongside names like Sam Waterston and Jane Fonda . Munn said that of course it was. Not to mention that there's a learning curve she's going through that the others don't have to because of their disparate backgrounds. "Out of the eight of us," she said of the core cast. "Here’s the difference. The seven of you? You’re theater trained. I’m YouTube trained. Talk to me like I’m the Internet." In other words, Munn has no idea what stage left means. But she's holding her own on a show that is certainly drawing both critical attention and growing in viewers. And with the show renewed already for a second season, she'll have those stage directions down and be a veteran in no time. Watch Olivia Munn on "The Newsroom" every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, and catch "Jimmy Kimmel Live" weeknights at 12 a.m. ET on ABC. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.