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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ Gets Eviscerated in Funny or Die Sketch (Video)

Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” is getting a taste of its own medicine in a new parody of the first episode’s memorable speech in which Jeff Daniels’ anchorman character, Will McAvoy, delivers an epic takedown of America at a college speaking engagement. In the HBO drama, Daniels is asked by a nervous college student what makes America the greatest country in the world. In the Funny or Die sketch, the same college student asks actor Luke Barnett why “The Newsroom” is the greatest show on television.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/aaron-sorkins-the-newsroom-gets-eviscerated-by-funny-or-die-sketch-video/

'The Newsroom's' Thomas Sadoski: 'We're doing a third season'

HBO hasn't given the official word yet on Season 3 of "The Newsroom," but some of its stars are confirming they've gotten the green light.Current Emmy nominee Jeff Daniels recently tweeted that the show was "coming back," and Thomas Sadoski -- who plays Atlantis Cable News producer Don Keefer -- is backing that up in advance of the Aaron Sorkin-created drama's Season 2 finale Sunday (Sept. 15)."My understanding is that we're doing a third season," Sadoski tells Zap2it. "That's what I've been told. I don't know what the holdup is on their end [in announcing it], but to every question I've asked of them, they've said, 'Yes.'"In this weekend's wrap-up to the show's current year, set on Election Night 2012, Don remains furious over lawsuits filed against ACN by a producer fired over the Operation Genoa controversy."I don't know that I have specific hopes and dreams for the character," Sadoski says. "I let Aaron take... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-newsrooms-thomas-sadoski-were-doing-a-third-season.html

The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 8 “Election Night, Part I”

The Newsroom  “Election Night, Part I” Season 2 Episode 8 airs Sunday September 8 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “Election Night, Part I” – In the wake of Leona’s (Jane Fonda) refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents, “News Night” goes forward with its 2012 election night coverage, featuring Will (Jeff Daniels) in the unlikely role of director of morale. Sloan (Olivia Munn) is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac (Emily Mortimer) tasks Neal (Dev Patel) to fix a faulty Wikipedia page. Mindful that Charlie (Sam Waterston) wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/09/08/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-8-election-night-part-i/

'The Newsroom' Season 2, episode 8: 'Election Night' coverage begins for ACN

It's a good thing Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) didn't accept those resignations.If she had, she'd have had a greatly diminished staff on a critical evening at Atlantis Cable News, as "Election Night, Part I" -- the first half of the Aaron Sorkin-written Season 2 finale of HBO's "The Newsroom" -- indicated in its opening scene Sunday (Sept. 8).In an "off the record" video chat with Hallie (Grace Gummer), Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) revealed that not only had Will (Jeff Daniels), Mac (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie (Sam Waterston) offered to resign over the Operation Genoa debacle, many other major players at ACN also had planned to. And the news that Leona wouldn't accept left Hallie in utter disbelief -- and wanting to report it as a story.Charlie still pressed forth with wanting to resign, though attorney Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) warned that Leona would sue. "The woman who's always wanted to fire us won't let us... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-newsroom-season-2-episode-8-election-night-coverage-begins-for-acn.html