HBO renews 'The Newsroom' for its third and final season

Get the hate watching in while you can, everyone—Aaron Sorkin’s HBO news drama The Newsroom has been renewed for its third and final season. That new fall debut is fast approaching. 

Since it debuted in 2012, Sorkin’s return to series television has faced mixed critic reviews amongst a fairly affable fan response. Though, with elements like inserting Will McAvoy’s newsteam into real-life events, the whole “hindsight is 20/20” argument seemed to have dogged the series for its duration. Ultimately, though, that’s what Sorkin says made the series viable for him. 

The formula, however debated, seems to have worked at least a little, with Jeff Daniels nabbing an Emmy last year for best actor in a drama. Unfortunately, the second season suffered a laundry list of production problems that required expensive reshoots. The result was a chop to the season’s run down to nine episodes, which appears to have been the beginning of the end.

The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin—smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” wrote HBO president Michael Lombardo in a release. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.” But, to be fair, the other seasons have been ones to remember as well. Just not always for the right reasons.

So, we'll see you next time, Mr. Sorkin. Until then, good night, and good luck.

[LA Times]