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'The Newsroom' Premiere Draws 2.2 Million Viewers; 'True Blood' Notches Season High 4.5 Million Viewers

2.2 million people watched Sunday’s Season 2 debut of The Newsroom. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/kE-x81h8iqE/

'The Newsroom' Season 2: Aaron Sorkin retools his take on cable news

Aaron Sorkin needs to be as satisfied with his work as anyone, confirmed by how he's launching Season 2 of "The Newsroom."The Emmy-winning creator, producer and frequent writer of "The West Wing" and Oscar-winning writer of "The Social Network" literally went back to the drawing board after filming had started on his current HBO series' sophomore round, which begins Sunday, July 14.He restructured the first two episodes -- which meant considerable reshooting and cost -- and rewrote the third, as many employees of the fictional Atlantis Cable News are deposed by a network lawyer (played by new cast member Marcia Gay Harden) over an aired report, a framing device that runs throughout the new stories."It was a very comfortable structure for me," Sorkin, whose play-turned-movie "A Few Good Men" is echoed by its use now, tells Zap2it. "With the courtroom dynamic, it's clear what the stakes are and what the intentions and obstacles are. It's... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/the-newsroom-season-2-aaron-sorkin-retools-his-take-on-cable-news.html

'The Newsroom' Exclusive Interview: Thomas Sadoski on Romance, Controversy and Laughs in Season 2

The Newsroom  season 2 returns to HBO on Sunday, July 14 with a one year time jump to cover the year leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. ACN struggles to deal with a controversy over Will's comments which affects not only News Night, but the entire cable news network. Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/the-newsroom/newsroom-interview-thomas-sado-50602.aspx

'The Newsroom' Season 2: Aaron Sorkin helped by Chris Matthews and 'people whose names I can't give you'

Aaron Sorkin put out a call for help as he was devising Season 2 of "The Newsroom," and he ended up with something of an all-star team.An Emmy winner for "The West Wing" and an Oscar winner for "The Social Network," the writer-producer launches Season 2 of his HBO drama series Sunday (July 14). Jeff Daniels returns to head the ensemble cast as opinionated cable news anchor Will McAvoy, but Sorkin assembled another ensemble for the sophomore season -- a group of consultants with expertise in news and world events.Among those who answered his call: MSNBC's Chris Matthews, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield, media and politics commentator Jeff Greenfield, MSNBC personality Alex Wagner, political analyst S.E. Cupp (who recently left MSNBC for CNN's upcoming reboot of "Crossfire") and veteran network-news producer Rick Kaplan."I kind of sent out the bat-signal that I was looking for an idea for a high-stakes lawsuit [story]," Sorkin tells Zap2it. "That would give... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/07/the-newsroom-season-2-aaron-sorkin-helped-by-chris-matthews-and-people-whose-names-i-cant-give-you.html

The Newsroom Season 2 Premiere 2013 First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

The Newsroom "First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" Season 2 Episode 1 airs Sunday July 14 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis: "First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" – Will and the "News Night" staff are questioned by their lawyer about a story they’ve aired that’s become a network crisis. An on-air remark by Will has him pulled from 9/11 anniversary coverage. Jim volunteers to cover for an embed reporter on the Romney campaign and Neal investigates the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street. READ MORE...

'Newsroom' Season 2 Full Trailer: Is Will's Career in Jeopardy? (Video)

In the new promo, which aired Sunday timed to the "Game of Thrones" season finale, Jeff Daniels' newsman is paying for calling the Tea Party the "American Taliban."      //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/HiKNLDhsP2k/story01.htm

‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Trailer: “Together They Stand Alone”

HBO took advantage of Game of Thrones‘ shocking penultimate episode by debuting an eye-catching new promo for season two of The Newsroom before the episode’s premiere. The promo features star Jeff Daniels wandering around the desert encountering his co-workers along the way. In the end they all meet up to stare at a television set and then the tagline "Together They Stand Alone" appears. READ MORE...

First Teaser Trailer for BOARDWALK EMPIRE Season 4; Plus Two New Trailers for THE NEWSROOM Season 2

HBO has unveiled some new trailers for the upcoming seasons of two of its original series. First up, the debut teaser trailer for Boardwalk Empire season four gives us our first look at the new character played by Jeffrey Wright, Valentin Narcisse. The character is described as "Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem," and it’s clear in this brief teaser that he may pose quite the threat to Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. Wright’s character is a series regular for the new season, so expect to see plenty of Narcisse when Boardwalk Empire returns this fall. READ MORE...