The Newsroom

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  • TV-MA
  • 2012
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.6  (123,901)

The Newsroom is a political drama series that originally aired on HBO from 2012 to 2014. Created and written by Aaron Sorkin, the show features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston.

The series is set in the newsroom of the fictional cable news network ACN, where the show's central character, news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), and his team of producers and reporters work to deliver accurate and unbiased news coverage.

The first season of the show opens with McAvoy, a self-proclaimed "apolitical" news anchor, having a public meltdown during a panel discussion. His outburst goes viral and lands him in hot water with his network. To make matters worse, his old flame and former producer, MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), is brought in as his new executive producer, throwing a wrench in his plans to keep the newsroom running smoothly.

As the season progresses, the team at ACN covers a variety of breaking news stories, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Arab Spring. The show also delves into the characters' personal lives, with romantic entanglements and family drama adding depth to the series.

The second season of The Newsroom picks up where the first season left off, with McAvoy and his team tackling newsworthy events such as the Benghazi attack and the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The show continues to explore the relationships between the characters, including the tension between McAvoy and McHale, and the budding romance between producer Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) and reporter Maggie Jordan (Alison Pill).

The third and final season of the show takes place in the midst of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and explores the ethical dilemmas that arise when reporting on terrorist attacks. The season also sees changes to the newsroom, with new hires and departures shaking up the dynamic of the team.

Throughout its three seasons, The Newsroom addresses a range of political and social issues, including immigration reform, gun control, and the role of journalism in a digital age. The show is highly praised for its writing and performances, with Daniels receiving an Emmy for his lead role.

Overall, The Newsroom is a thought-provoking and engaging drama that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of news media. Its blend of gripping storytelling and complex characters makes it a must-watch for fans of political dramas.

The Newsroom is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on June 15, 2012.

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What Kind of Day Has It Been?
6. What Kind of Day Has It Been?
December 14, 2014
A sudden death has Will and Mac pondering the milestones that transformed the newsroom, and looking ahead towards ACN's uncertain future.
Oh Shenandoah
5. Oh Shenandoah
December 7, 2014
Incarcerated for contempt, Will declines revealing the name of Neal's government source.
4. Contempt
November 30, 2014
Facing a court subpoena and jail time, Will refuses to identify the source of the stolen DOD documents. As Charlie's dislike for Lucas increases, Sloan and Mac search desperately for a more acceptable 11th-hour buyer for ACN.
Main Justice
3. Main Justice
November 23, 2014
Leona and Reece look to raise cash in order to salvage ACN and thwart Blair and Randy.
2. Run
November 16, 2014
Will tries to protect Neal from the fallout over the DOD leak.
1. Boston
November 9, 2014
In the third season premiere and in the aftermath of the Genoa debacle, Will, Mac and the "News Night" team are cautious when reporting a major breaking story.
Where to Watch The Newsroom
The Newsroom is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Newsroom on demand at Max, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (123,901)