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NEWSROOM, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, October 2014) The third and final season of THE NEWSROOM finds Will and Mac and the staff of "News Night" facing two explosive situations: the possibility of a hostile takeover of the network looming on the horizon, and leaked classified government documents that unleash a legal fire storm that threatens to topple more than one professional career. Going beyond the headlines, the six-part season turns its attention inward, focusing on a series of internal events at ACN that rock the very foundation of the network, and tackles such topics as privacy issues, the influence of social media on traditional news gathering and corporate takeover. The men and women of "News Night" are faced with personal and professional dilemmas that will forever determine their futures. Set against the backdrop of the Boston Marathon bombing, THE NEWSROOM kicks off the season with a highly charged look at the core issue of maintaining journalistic integrity in the era of 24-hour news cycles, while crowd-sourcing and "citizen journalism" result in the dissemination of misinformation.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alison Pill as Margaret Jordan
· Dev Patel as Neal Sampat
· Emily Mortimer as MacKenzie McHale
· Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy
· John Gallagher Jr. as Jim Harper
· Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbith
· Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner
· Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Sorkin as CRTR/EP
· Alan Poul as EP
· Greg Mottola as DIR (Pilot)
· Scott Rudin as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available