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Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage. (Spoiler Alert! This report outlines news events that are covered in Season 2 of HBO’s The Newsroom.) Creator-showrunner Aaron Sorkin took the wraps off a chunk of the forthcoming second season of his controversial HBO journalism drama tonight as a gift to voting members of the TV Academy, hoping that a little sneak peek will help win them over just as Emmy balloting gets underway. During an event at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Sorkin described that clip of The Newsroom as the first 15 minutes of the new campaign. “When I was wondering which clip to show, our costume designer said, ‘Well, you know nothing ever really happens in the first 15 minutes of everything you write’,” Sorkin quipped. That convinced him that he wouldn’t be leaking too many spoilers in what the packed house saw. However, it did reveal one or two. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Chris Messina dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and talked about how he may have taken on more than he could handle a little while back. While still filming Season 1 of "The Mindy Project," he also had work on Season 2 of "The Newsroom" and was prepping to direct his first feature film. Something had to give.
Apparently, that something was his appearance on the season finale of "The Newsroom." He said he asked if they could "take it easy" on him with the lines, but this is an Aaron Sorkin show. So he had an entire speech he had to memorize in two days. How did it go?
“Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden was holding me, by the arms, and she was ... trying to »
- Jason Hughes
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Good afternoon everyone!
Happy birthday to Ivana Baquero, Diana Taurasi and Robyn!
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The trailer for the HBO documentary film The Out List has arrived! This movie is totally going to make me cry.
Not surprisingly, Pretty Little Liars made EW’s Summer Must See List.
- Bridget McManus
In the HBO show’s second video promoting season 2, scandal is the word, with a capital “S”. When the show returns to on July 14th the drama, will unfold as our favorite network cable news station follows 2012′s presidential election.
It seems our hero anchor, Will McAvoy, acted by Jeff Daniels will find himself in hot water during season two, when network executives frown for his comment suggesting that the Tea Party may as well be the American Taliban. Woops. We see actor Sam Waterston warning Will of the consequences of his colorful quip. Jane Fonda’s Acn CEO character Leona Lansing is not a happy camper.
Sloan Sabbith, acted by Olivia Munn will have troubles of her own. Supposed naked pictures of her surface and are »
- Sasha Nova
This year, the fall television schedule is a decidedly crazy beast. I know, that doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that separates any year from any other, but television is in the midst of dizzying spins of theory, and comparisons to previous years show some serious changes.
Most striking is probably the extent to which the big networks are content to leave each other alone. Also noticeable is the unspoken admission that perhaps DVRs exist, and the schedule doesn’t really need to worry quite as much about who is watching what at the exact moment it airs. We’re still pretending to a degree, but there are hints.
At the moment, you’ve only got a quick look, but we will be constantly updating this page as any changes occur, and as the new shows are available for review (sure, we’ve seen them, but we aren’t supposed to “review” them… »
- Marc Eastman
And oh yes: Jane Fonda is still a big part of the proceedings.
Believe it or not, I chronicled the entire first season of The Newsroom last year, even though Aaron Sorkin‘s telejournalism drama disappointed me with its hokey political grandstanding, ridiculous dialogue, and the shocking stupidity of semi-professional tantrum bandit MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer‘s character). On the plus side, I loved Jane Fonda‘s nefarious presence as Leona Lansing and occasionally enjoyed Jeff Daniels‘ huffy rancor as Olbermann-like anchor Will McAvoy.
We’re a month away from the show’s July 14 sophomore season, and guess what? Maybe we’ll tune in, thanks to the presence of two killer guest-stars: Marcia Gay Harden (who was amazing on the second season of Damages, if you remember) and Hamish Linklater (who was recently hair-raising on The Good Wife).
The majority of this trailer is what you expect, but Harden »
- Louis Virtel
Will McAvoy is out of the dessert.
And into the fire.
Following last week's Newsroom trailer, which depicted Jeff Daniels sitting alone at an anchor desk among cactus and other members of the Acn team, HBO debuted an extended look at Season 2 last night.
It provided our first look at actual footage from upcoming episodes, including: characters played by Hamish Linklater and Marcia Gay Harden; a focus on Occupy Wall Street; the rumor of a massive war crime; and a threat from Jane Fonda's network boss.
The Newsroom Season 2 Trailer »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
HBO has released a behind-the-scenes video and a symbolic cast-standing-in-the-desert promo for the upcoming season of "The Newsroom," and now the network has finally put out an honest to god trailer featuring footage from the new episodes of the Aaron Sorkin drama. And from what can seen below, the series isn't toning itself down in any way in its second year. We have new addition Marcia Gay Harden, as a litigator defending "News Night" parent company Acn, noting that Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) called the Tea Party "The American Taliban," while Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) refers to the Occupy movement as America's "own Arab Spring." The new season starts on July 14.
- Alison Willmore
HBO has released a behind-the-scenes video and a symbolic cast-standing-in-the-desert promo for the upcoming season of "The Newsroom," and now the network has finally put out an honest to god trailer featuring footage from the new episodes of the Aaron Sorkin drama. And from what can seen below, the series isn't toning itself down in any way in its second year. We have new addition Marcia Gay Harden, as a litigator defending "News Night" parent company Acn, noting that Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) called the Tea Party "The American Taliban," while Neal Sampat (Dev Patel) refers to the Occupy movement as America's "own Arab Spring." The new season starts on July 14. »
- Alison Willmore
Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy is facing the consequences on the second season of HBO's The Newsroom. In a first-look trailer, which aired Sunday ahead of the Game of Thrones season finale, the season picks up after the Acn anchor called the Tea Party the "American Taliban" in an on-air segment. And the newsman is in hot water with a litigator (Marcia Gay Harden) working to defend the network in a wrongful-termination lawsuit. Photos: Behind the Scenes of THR's Drama Showrunners Shoot Condemned on the House floor, McAvoy and his ragtag team are each facing their own obstacles
- Lesley Goldberg
This is so much better than Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) wandering in the desert with his news team.
Apparently, Will is being grilled for calling the Tea Party the American Taliban by the U.S. Congress and his own corporate attorney (Marcia Gay Harden). Don and Maggie are still a couple — 13 good days in a row and counting! — and someone says they have revealing photos of Sloan, while »
- Jeff Labrecque
This Just In: Will McAvoy is in deep doo doo.
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“When he said it I thought, ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’” his boss (played by Jane Fonda) says in the first full-length Season 2 trailer below. “You know what I’m thinking now? Chips are falling.”
The following sneak peek also »
- Michael Ausiello
We've seen the pilots of ABC's new shows, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions to what's coming in the fall and midseason.
This quick guide is designed to get you excited for some new shows ... and to warn you to curb your enthusiasm for others. Just keep in mind that we'll have full reviews of the final pilots closer to airdate. For now, here are our snap judgments of ABC's new shows for the 2013-2014 TV season.
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There are eight new scripted shows coming to ABC that were ready to preview, and all of them left us with questions. Will funny lady Rebel Wilson charm on a sitcom? Can a show about a trophy wife manage to be endearing? And is a drama about life »
- The Huffington Post
If the new trailer for The Newsroom is to be believed, Atlantis Cable News may be temporarily relocating to the middle of a desert. Much more likely, of course, is that this new teaser for season 2 of the drama is simply setting the “us against the world” mood. The dialogue-free spot features Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) wandering the desert and seeing flashes of all the other characters before the whole gang (save for new recurring star Marcia Gay Harden) gather in front of a television set as the tagline appears: “Together they stand alone.”
Important people doing important things! Watch »
- Erin Strecker
Rather that showcase footage from the series, HBO has opted for the symbolic in its trailer for the second season of Aaron Sorkin cable news drama "The Newsroom," set to start on July 14th. The promo video, below, shows Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and the "News Night" team stranded in a desert of presumably inadequate journalism, forced to examine their own frustrations and drawn-out office romances while Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) scowls down from a billboard. Patton Oswalt, Grace Gummer, Marcia Gay Harden and Constance Zimmer will all appear in the new season in addition to the returning cast.
- Alison Willmore
Rather that showcase footage from the series, HBO has opted for the symbolic in its trailer for the second season of Aaron Sorkin cable news drama "The Newsroom," set to start on July 14th. The promo video, below, shows Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and the "News Night" team stranded in a desert of presumably inadequate journalism, forced to examine their own frustrations and drawn-out office romances while Leona Lansing (Jane Fonda) scowls down from a billboard. Patton Oswalt, Grace Gummer, Marcia Gay Harden and Constance Zimmer will all appear in the new season in addition to the returning cast. »
- Alison Willmore
Troy Escamilla's Fright Meter Awards have grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. And now the online horror awards have found a home for their inaugural live ceremony… Florida's Pensacon!
From the Press Release
The Fright Meter Awards Organization is excited to announce that Pensacon will be hosting the 2013 Fright Meter Awards inaugural ceremony. The event will be presented as part of Pensacon’s main programming on Saturday, February 22, 2014, in Pensacola, Florida.
Pensacon is a multi-genre convention for fans of horror, sci-fi, comics, anime, gaming and more. It will be held at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel in downtown Pensacola the weekend of February 21-23, 2014, and feature guests including Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, Lew Temple, Peter Mayhew, Walter Koenig, Dirk Benedict and more. As the official host of the Fright Meter Awards Ceremony, Pensacon hopes to position the awards as the preeminent honor of the horror genre, »
- Scott Hallam
At ABC‘s upfront, there were a few things that the network wanted to make sure you knew. 1) They are really impressed with the idea that people are going to watch Rebel Wilson do just about anything, and 2) There isn’t anything they’re happier about than bringing you more episodes of television created by Shonda Rhimes.
On these notes, the network would love for you to know that more Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are coming your way. These, ABC would like to impress upon you (as advertisers) are really good shows. Because… hellllooo… so many people watch them that we’re bringing them back. But wait, don’t think that you’re as excited as you can get yet, because if those are your favorite shows, then we have a new one for you to fall in love with, Betrayal.
Also on the agenda, and actually looking like they might be interesting, »
- Marc Eastman
The Newsroom may be known for it’s tackling of real-life news stories, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get a little supernatural once in a while. Of course, I mean supernatural as a pun in this situation. The Newsroom could never be so cool as to introduce ghosts and aliens, but it can bring in actors who have experience is those types of genres. Its second season will take advantage of Lauren Tom’s talents, who’s best known for her voice work on Futurama but has more recently guest starred in a number of episodes on the CW’s Supernatural. I’ll keep my fingers crossed her character will be possessed by a demon.
Tom will join The Newsroom for two episodes this summer. THR said she’ll be playing Kathy Ling, an expert working at the decision desk on election night, which gives us a »
- Brody Gibson
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced earlier today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.
The network is changing up some of its serialized dramas - removing random repeats in favor of two "uninterrupted runs" of twelve episodes each (one in the fall, one in the spring) for shows like "Once Upon A Time," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Scandal" and "Revenge". The large gaps between the two half-seasons will be bridged by "limited series" designed around only 12-13 episode seasons.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't be seen including the high-profile "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" rip-off "Gothica", McG's rip-off of Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet" entitled "Westside", the series based on Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain ride, the Annie Potts-led "Murder in Manhattan" about »
- Garth Franklin
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