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HBO’s The Newsroom Will Return For a Third Season But …

By on January 13, 2014
Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom. Image © HBO

Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom. Image © HBO

The Newsroom will return for a third season, HBO confirmed today. However the series’ third season will also be its last.

Production on the Emmy-winning drama will begin this Spring, with a final season premiere slates for Fall. The news came today from Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming.

The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.

Returning cast regulars will include Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn.

The Newsroom is created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin (Oscar® winner for writing “The Social Network,” executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy® winner “The West Wing”).

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, The West Wing), Scott Rudin and Alan Poul return as executive producers, with Paul Lieberstein (The Office) joining the show as an executive producer.