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HBO has released the first teaser for the third and final season of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom. The clever promo features a copying machine printing out pages of the script for the final episodes, and they tease story plot points of espionage, a court case, and more. I've really enjoyed the first two seasons of this series, and I wish it wasn't so short lived, but hopefully it has a strong ending.
Series co-star Olivia Munn added that the show will end the way Sorkin wants it to:
“I love [Season 3 being the last] because, one, I think it’s so much better to do a project where everyone’s excited about doing it and the work is really great and you’re excited about. »
- Joey Paur
With series such as Sports Night and The West Wing to his credit, Aaron Sorkin has, over the course of his career, become a familiar name in the television world. Recent years have also found Sorkin gain success on the big screen, with an Oscar win for The Social Network as well as a nomination for Moneyball. His newest television series, The Newsroom, saw him tackling the inner workings of a television news production, and it was recently announced by cable channel HBO that the show’s upcoming third season would be its last. Consisting of six episodes, the third season now has its first teaser, along with the news that it will premiere in November. The teaser, which provides hints at upcoming storylines via a look at certain parts of episode scripts, can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Over the course of two seasons, Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" has provided some of the best hate-watching on TV. At its the finest, the show has been absolutely compelling, sharp, funny and even moving with Jeff Daniels doing some great work as newscaster Will McAvoy. But at it's worst, is has been clichéd, tone deaf and frustrating, particularly when it comes to the relationships between characters. Sorkin has a chance to go out on high note with the third an final season of "The Newsroom," and the first teaser trailer has now arrived. What the promo lacks in footage, it makes up for with intrigue. Showing sequences from the script through a photocopier, we learn that Will McAvoy is wanted by U.S. Marshals—possibly for inducing someone to commit espionage, and at the very least for contempt of court—and the newscaster is threatening to quit. There's a whistleblower angle involved too, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Last night, HBO ran the series finale for True Blood (read Allison's recap here), but also released teasers for three shows that will be premiering this fall. On September 7th, Boardwalk Empire will begin its fifth and final season, and as this latest teaser reminds us, "No One Goes Quietly". Then in November, HBO will premiere the final season of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom, and I can't decide if it's narcissistic or clever that they're using script pages to tease the show's conclusion. And while it may be "good-bye" to Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom, it's "Welcome back" to The Comeback, which will also premiere in November. Check out The Newsroom final season teaser after the jump along with the teasers for Boardwalk Empire and The Comeback. The Newsroom Final Season Teaser
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- Matt Goldberg
HBO released a new teaser trailer for season 3 of The Newsroom attached to season the series finale of True Blood. The cryptic teaser shows a copying machine printing out Aaron Sorkin’s teleplays for the final episodes, including hints of espionage, a court case and much much more. Watch The Newsroom Season 3 teaser trailer […]
- Peter Sciretta
In 2012 HBO premiered a new television show following the day to day running of a typical Us news channel and it’s employees. Featuring an all star cast including Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel and Olivia Munn, it challenged the views on how the news is and should be covered in this day and age, spearheading the importance of ethical coverage rather than celebrating the incipient obsession with ratings. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and typical of his style, it often highlighted everything that was good and bad with today’s society. Like most shows that tackle topical subjects it came under a fair amount of criticism.
Earlier this year HBO revealed that the upcoming third season of The Newsroom would be its last and now they have released the first teaser trailer. Instead of featuring any actual footage from the final episodes, the teaser »
- Gavin Logan
As HBO wrapped up True Blood on Sunday, the cabler also previewed the end of the line for another one of its signature original dramas: Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom. The final season of the Jeff Daniels starrer will bow in November and consist of only six episodes — down from 10 and nine, respectively. The first season three teaser features no actual footage but instead uses pages from Sorkin's scripts to preview some major drama to come. A sample: Will (Daniels): "How do you think they're gonna get the whistleblower?" Reese (Chris Messina): "He's gonna be sent to jail."
- Lesley Goldberg
A pro-Israel activist organization is circulating a list of at least 190 names of high-profile Hollywood industry figures — studio heads, directors, producers, actors and managers — who have signed a statement criticizing the actions of Hamas. Actors Kelsey Grammer, Sarah Silverman, Minnie Driver, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Seth Rogen, Josh Charles and Tony Goldwyn; showrunners Aaron Sorkin, Diane English, Mayim Bialik, Doug Ellin and Greg Berlanti; directors Ivan Reitman and William Friedkin; producers Avi Arad, Scooter Braun, Jerry Weintraub, Avi Lerner; execs Ryan Kavaunagh, Sherry Lansing and Amy Pascal and mogul Haim Saban are just a few of the names
- THR Staff
I came very close to shutting off Selfie in the first few minutes. The new sitcom, which debuts on ABC at the end of September, is currently previewing its pilot episode on Hulu, and that could be a mistake. Watching TV on the Internet allows viewers to judge something super quick, and I foresee a lot of others being turned off by the opening scene, which introduces one of the most obnoxious characters ever to hit the small screen — and that includes a lot of awful reality TV stars. But anyone able to get through the first few minutes without closing their browser and throwing their computer out the window will find something genuinely charming and maybe even a little socially important. One episode in, Selfie is far from being a good show, but it has a cultural relevance that’s not unlike The Newsroom. Similar to Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama, the »
- Christopher Campbell
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Manhattan Love Story" (ABC) The Pitch: "Wouldn't you love to know what young men and women were thinking as they begin to fall in love?" "Good God no." "Oh. Ummm..." Quick Response: About half-way through my viewing of "Manhattan Love Story," my notes read, "Free Analeigh Tipton." And that's not because this allegedly romantic alleged comedy is airing on ABC and therefore offers all of America the chance to enjoy the "America's Next Top Model" veteran for no cost. And it wasn't that I wanted Tipton's doe-eyed naif Dana to be transplanted to a better show, because Dana's basically Dreama Walker's character from "Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23" and every other callow transplant in the big city ever depicted on any screen. And what have those characters all been thinking about? Purses! I have no way of knowing if this is true, but it passes for »
- Daniel Fienberg
Although the events in Ferguson, Missouri have created a social media firestorm over the last week, much of the media cycle was dominated by the death of Robin Williams on Monday. Tributes have been pouring in, including this one and this one from Sound on Sight, and there has been some absolutely beautiful writing to go along with it.
It was first revealed that Williams died in a suicide after battling severe depression. Even more tragic news came when Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said he was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
“Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly,” she said in a statement.
But when someone iconic as Williams passes away, that’s never the end of the story, »
- Brian Welk
It's that time again: New embarrassing words are being added to the Oxford Online Dictionary, and you get to mutter, "Smh" at all of them -- including "Smh." No, the Ood is not the same thing as the slimmer, more prestigious Oxford English Dictionary, but they're cousins. One could very well lead to the other. The flashiest addition this time around is "Yolo," which we can still thank Drake for, but a bunch of new entires are equally Yolo-licious. Among the other August additions to the online dictionary: “Smh,” “cray” (for which you can thank Kanye West and Jay Z), “neckbeard,” “binge-watch,” “hate-watch,” “side-boob,” “adorbs,” “listicle,” “mansplain,” “hot mess,” and “acquihire.” Other revelations: “side boob” is apparently 10 times more common in the United Kingdom than it is in the States, but we are significantly fonder of using “adorbs.” Those are the highlights, but I also found "vape," "douchebaggery," "live-tweet," "throwing shade, »
- Louis VIrtel
The Leftovers won’t get left behind by HBO: The network has just renewed the Damon Lindelof–Tom Perrotta drama for a second season. The pickup isn’t a surprise, since ratings for the show have been solid throughout its season-one run, and, more important, they've been consistent: Most of the people who watched the premiere are sticking with the show. Leftovers, averaging a same-day audience of between 1.6 million and 1.8 million viewers so far, is also doing a better job of holding onto the True Blood audience than Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom did when it aired behind TB last summer. While some critics have been vocal in their displeasure with The Leftovers’ creative direction (or lack thereof, as some have charged), another segment has been impressed with what Lindelof and Perrotta have done. (Our own Matt Zoller Seitz reviewed the show here; we’ve recapped each episode here.) All »
- Josef Adalian
The late Aaron Spelling was modest and courtly to a fault. So when asked about his storied career at the TV Critics Assn. tour years ago, he gave most of the credit to the actors, writers and artisans with whom he’d worked.
When a rather naive reporter wondered what he contributed if that were true, Spelling spoke at length about approving and overseeing every aspect of production down to the smallest details, then added, “Other than that, I don’t do anything.”
Despite the 56,000-sq.-ft., 123-room mansion producing helped him furnish, Spelling was never referred to as a “showrunner” — since by all accounts the term didn’t exist through most of his career. Indeed, it’s not precisely clear when the designation began to be widely used, with most pegging its coining to the late 1980s or early ’90s, as writers exerted greater influence over the medium.
- Brian Lowry
So as we anticipate what Brent has been up to since the end of the BBC hit comedy, here's what the cast have done since:
Ricky Gervais played the lead role as David Brent - the embarrassing, toe-curling and cringeworthy boss of company Wernham Hogg, devoid of self-awareness but poised with an unwavering love for the paper merchants he manages.
Gervais went on to create comedy Extras with Stephen Merchant, which was co-produced by the BBC and HBO and aired between 2005 and 2007. Gervais played ambitious actor Andy Millman, afflicted with a useless agent played by Merchant. Guest stars have included Patrick Stewart, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet.
In 2009, Gervais starred in, wrote and directed his feature comedy debut The Invention of Lying. »
The woman who co-founded Jimmy Choo just scored a legal victory against her famous interior designer, claiming he charged her around $2 Million for work that "would not be acceptable in a college frat house."Tamara Mellon's designer lawsuit against Martyn Lawrence Bullard -- who appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorators" -- will Not be dismissed ... so ruled an L.A. judge on Wednesday. Mellon claims Bullard is a media whore who flaunts his A-list clientele -- including Christina Aguilera, »
- TMZ Staff
Chicago – Rob Reiner has lived two distinct show business lives. He played a major role in one of the most famous television shows in history, “All in the Family,” and broke out afterward as a classic American film director, with hits such as “This is Spinal Tap” and “The Princess Bride.” His latest film is “And So it Goes.”
The film stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, as an older couple discovering a connection that on the surface seems highly unlikely. This is Rob Reiner’s 15th feature film as director, after such classics as “The Sure Thing,” “Stand By Me,” “When Harry Met Sally…,” “Misery,” “A Few Good Men,” “The American President” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.” Michael Douglas last worked with Reiner when he portrayed the title character in “The American President.” Reiner himself performs a small supporting role in “And So it Goes.”
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
I’ve found that HBO’s The Newsroom has been a show the critics have wanted to berate but instead have found themselves taken in by the brilliance of the characters. Aaron Sorkin’s tremendous fictional ‘Television Newsroom’ spectacle has portrayed the day-to-day news in the way that most people would want to see it done and now returns this Fall for its final season.
There’s insurmountable coverage these days by supposed news journalism that usually ends up being nothing more than extended gossip, alongside unconsidered guess work. If you care about the world we live in, and keep up-to-date with your current affairs then The Newsroom brought back those hopes that such organisations once led with honesty and then -somehow – it might come back one day in Western society.
Of course, Sorkin had the advantage of reinventing old news coverage – by the series being set in the past »
- Dan Bullock
David Fincher's Gone Girl, his adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller about a husband suspected of murdering his missing wife, will kick off the 52nd New York Film Festival. The film, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, is scheduled make its world premiere as the festival's opening-night selection on September 26th.
In 2001, a frail Sid Caesar walked with assistance to the stage to accept his Television Critics Assn. Career Achievement Award, looking out at a ballroom filled with critics and Hollywood bizzers from Aaron Sorkin to Bryan Cranston.
The crowd grew a little nervous as Caesar paused silently for almost too long at the podium. Then the magic happened. Everyone there knew they had just witnessed something spectacular, intimate and exclusive — with no camera crews to catch it and no YouTube replays.
“He turned into Sid Caesar, a comic marvel of fake accents, jokes and genius,” says Robert Bianco, TV critic for USA Today. “These awards are not about bringing attention to us. They are an affair to honor the best done in television and that’s the sole purpose.”
The TCA Awards show, which is not televised and only open to the approximately 200 TCA members and invited guests, celebrates 30 years »
- Susan Young
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