Most Voted Titles With John F. Carpenter


1. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 80,479

2. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.

Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 20,439

3. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: We Just Decided To (2012)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama

9.0
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Will's professional idealism is put to the test with his new news team when they are first to cover the Deep Horizon platform oil spill.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 2,166

4. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

9.0
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Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,481

5. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Oh Shenandoah (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

9.4
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Shocking information regarding the source comes to light in the fight for Will's freedom.

Director: Paul Lieberstein | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,315

6. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: News Night 2.0 (2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

8.0
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The news team make their first stumble when their spotlight on Arizona's new immigration law turns into a pundit free-for-all debacle.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,307

7. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The 112th Congress (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

8.4
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As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,173

8. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: 5/1 (2012)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama

8.5
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When Charlie gets a tip from a mysterious informant that the President is about to make a major announcement, the news team tries to confirm what it is about.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,144

9. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama

9.1
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The team looks forward as they mourn the loss of a coworker.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,091

10. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Amen (2012)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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On the week of 2011's Valentine's Day, the news team is forced to hire a local Egyptian stringer to report on Arab Spring developments and find they have placed him in great danger.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,090

11. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The Greater Fool (2012)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama

8.9
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Will is in the hospital and is too discouraged to return to work as his colleagues get the final clue needed to thwart the execs wanting to fire him.

Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,045

12. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Bullies (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.6
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As Will deals with insomnia and online death threats, Sloan's frustrating interview with a Japanese nuclear rep about the Fukushima disaster gets her in major trouble.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,031

13. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Red Team III (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

9.2
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In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,024

14. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama

8.2
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A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 968

15. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Election Night: Part II (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

9.1
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As coverage of Election Night 2012 continues, the staff has to decide on which breaking story to pursue. Leona decides to let Reese decide. Mac and Will's situation heads closer to the edge. And Sloan finds her anonymous bidder.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 960

16. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Boston (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama

8.8
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In the wake of the Genoa debacle, the team decides to use caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 917

17. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.0
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To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 872

18. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

8.2
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To get the last rating jump to get the Republican Party Debate, the news team get an exclusive interview with a former friend of Casey Anthony.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 858

19. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: The Genoa Tip (2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.2
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After running with what the team believes is an accurate tip backfires, delivering a heavy blow to their credibility.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 756

20. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Unintended Consequences (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.4
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October 3, 2011: When Will's interview with Shelly of OWS goes horribly wrong, the Genoa team are at risk of losing a potentially valuable lead. Recounting her trip in Uganda to Rebecca ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 751

21. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Willie Pete (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.2
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Will discovers that someone has leaked information to Nina Howard, the Genoa team uncovers more leads in the story, and Maggie prepares for the Uganda trip. Meanwhile, Jim takes a stand against Romney's press team.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 704

22. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: News Night with Will McAvoy (2013)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

8.3
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March 16, 2012: As fighting erupts in Syria and investigations into the killing of Trayvon Martin begin, Will receives a surprise phone call from his father. Meanwhile, pictures of Sloan ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 703

23. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Election Night: Part I (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Drama

8.6
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On the night of the 2012 presidential election, Maggie and Don chase a story, Sloan and Mac ask Neal for a favor, Don learns that Jerry has a lawsuit in store for him too, and Will and Mac's personal differences return.

Director: Jason Ensler | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 688

24. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: One Step Too Many (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

8.2
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Will makes an appearance on an ACN morning show. Jim meets old friends and foes when Hallie comes to visit. The ACN staff interview a general with knowledge of Operation Genoa, but Jerry's handling of the interview may prove costly.

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 682

25. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: Main Justice (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama

8.8
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When the team attends the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, Mac makes an unexpected acquaintance and Will gets a surprise.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 675

26. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: Pilot (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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When the Executive Producer of sketch show 'Studio 60' has an on-air meltdown, new network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace him and save the show.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 511

27. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Cold Open (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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It's the week of Matt and Danny's first show. A Christian group is threatening to protest and boycott the show, the musical guest suddenly becomes unavailable, and Matt is obsessing over the show's opening skit.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 324

28. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Focus Group (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Focus group numbers have some people at the show and at the network up in arms, Matt seems apprehensive about airing skits that make fun of Republicans, and an embarrassing event from Jordan's past comes to light.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 263

29. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Long Lead Story (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A magazine writer shows up to write a story about the show, but ends up focusing her questions on the hot-and-cold relationship between Matt and Harriet.

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 244

30. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Dawn finally rises after the night from hell with some good news, new beginnings and new additions for some of the cast and crew of the show.

Director: Bradley Whitford | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 226

31. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: B-12 (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Matt tries to get a new show on air with just two staff writers, neither of whom have ever gotten a skit on air. Meanwhile, Jordan tries to soften her image with a magazine interview, but it doesn't go smoothly.

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 212

32. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: Breaking News (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Jordan faces a scare with her pregnancy. Tom must deal with a crisis. Matt's drug habit is no longer a secret.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 204

33. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: The Disaster Show (2007)

TV-14 | 37 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A wildcat strike and a bomb scare combine to challenge the Studio 60 crew on show night.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 198

34. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)
Episode: K&R: Part 2 (2007)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Tom's Brother is still captive; Simon talks to the press; the lawyer talks to the ransom liaisons. Matt flashes back to 9/11 censorship. Jordan has her baby.

Director: David Chameides | Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber

Votes: 166