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'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' Season 2 will 'just get up to Sandy Hook,' focuses a lot on the presidential election

The "Newsroom" cast participated in a panel discussion for Paleyfest 2013 Sunday night (March 3) in Hollywood, where creator Aaron Sorkin and the actors tease what we can look forward to in Season 2."Season 2 begins a week after Season 1 ended, a week after Will went on the air and called the Tea Part the American Taliban, and it goes through just a little bit after the election," says Sorkin. "We have the election, and the primaries, and the conventions, and Trayvon Martin, and the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, and drones."When asked if the show will touch on the tragic Newtown shooting, Sorkin says the second season will "just get up to Sandy Hook" and implies that Season 3 may include it. He adds that it's a terribly difficult thing to write. "Newtown was a profoundly important moment to all of us and the last thing you want to do... //

'Newsroom' Adds Marcia Gay Harden to Replace Rosemarie DeWitt

She'll recur as a litigator who defends ACN in a wrongful termination lawsuit in season two of the Aaron Sorkin drama. //

Rosemarie DeWitt Exits The Newsroom

This just in: Rosemarie DeWitt is leaving The Newsroom , Entertainment Weekly reports. Dewitt is reportedly leaving because of... //

'The Newsroom' Adds Patton Oswalt, Rosemarie DeWitt for Season 2

The former "United States of Tara" co-stars will recur on the Aaron Sorkin drama. //

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.  //

Top Moments: A True Blood Bath for Bill and Clint Eastwood Pulls Up a Chair

Our top moments of the week: 11. Best Kiss: After breaking things off with Matt earlier in the season on Necessary Roughness , Dr. Dani finds comfort in the warm, mysterious arms of Nico after he learns that his best friend and closest confidante, Pittman, really did die in the plane crash. When Nico complains that no one knows him, Dr. Dani leans in and tries to get know him a little bit better ... by making out with him! That's one way to comfort a grieving friend! 10. Biggest Blowup: Caroline and Teresa's friendship goes from bad to worse (read: nonexistent) on The Real Housewives of New Jersey 's trip to... //

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... //