The Newsroom

  • Title: The Newsroom – Season Three
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The Newsroom - The Complete Third SeasonThe final season of The Newsroom may not be as good as the show’s First Season but it is better (taken as a whole) than the show’s inconsistent sophomore outing. Nearly the entire cast returns for a final six episodes centered around an Edward Snowden-like figure whose leaking of classified documents to News Night gets Will (Jeff Daniels) in trouble with the United States Government and forces Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) to flee the country before being charged with espionage and treason. An examination of Snowden’s actions would likely have played better than the fictionalized account that, like Season Two, has several ups and downs.

There’s also a wedding, a romantic turn for Sloan (Olivia Munn) and Don (Thomas Sadoski), relationship drama, Maggie (Alison Pill) and Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) continue their dysfunctional dance, a hostile takeover of the cable news network’s parent company, and the news team mourns the death a major supporting character.

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The Newsroom – Contempt

by Alan Rapp on December 1, 2014

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  • Title: The Newsroom – Contempt
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The Newsroom - Contempt

One wedding and a jail sentence. It’s an eventful week for ACN. Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) has disappeared to a non-extradition country. The team gets blasted for showing up at the White House Correspondents Dinner after previously rebuking the entire affair live on television. Will (Jeff Daniels) has been called in front of a Grand Jury to disclose the name of the source which supplied Neal with thousands of classified documents. The network is about to be sold to a man (B.J. Novak) whose idea of network news makes Charlie (Sam Waterston) want to throttle the bastard. Jim‘s (John Gallagher Jr.) relationship goes up in flames. And Sloan (Olivia Munn) and Don (Thomas Sadoski) are still attempting to hide their relationship from the Human Resources.

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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2014

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news-and-notes-01142013-newsroomThe Hollywood Reporter is reporting The Newsroom will return for a third and final season and that former showrunner of The Office Paul Lieberstein will join the series as and executive producer

Marvel has confirmed that Michael Douglas has been cast to play Hank Pym, the scientist responsible for the Ant-Man technology stolen by Scott Lang (Paul Rudd)

Deadline is reporting FX has ordered a Pilot for a proposed comedy created by and starring Zack Galifianakis and co-written by Louis C.K.

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The Newsroom – Election Night, Part II

by Alan Rapp on September 16, 2013

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  • Title: The Newsroom – Election Night, Part II
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The Newsroom - Election Night, Part II

Election night, and The Newsroom‘s Second Season, comes to a close with a proposal, a kiss, a confession, and everyone keeping their jobs. “Election Night, Part II” wraps up most of the season’s ongoing stories by a pair of couples finally admitting their feelings for one another as Sloan (Olivia Munn) discovers Don (Thomas Sadoski) is the one who anonymously paid $1,000 to charity for her book no one wanted and Will (Jeff Daniels) surprises everyone, including himself, by proposing to MacKenzie (Emily Mortimer) with the ring he couldn’t bring himself to return.

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The Newsroom – Election Night, Part I

by Alan Rapp on September 9, 2013

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  • Title: The Newsroom – Election Night, Part I
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The Newsroom - Election Night, Part I

With Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater) officially filing suit against ACN for his termination the next morning, and Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) adamantly refusing to accept anyone’s resignations or cut a deal with her former employee, News Night turns its attention to covering the 2012 elections in the first-half of the Second Season finale of The Newsroom. Although the elections, and the impending lawsuit, dominate the episode there’s plenty of room for behind the scenes insanity as Charlie‘s (Sam Waterston) no-mistake tirade version of a pep-talk leads to, you guessed it, an on air mistake and two of the show’s female leads become obsessed with mostly insignificant matters far outside their control.

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