The Newsroom (2012– )

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A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

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 Will McAvoy (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tess Westin (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 MacKenzie McHale (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jim Harper (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Maggie Jordan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Don Keefer (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Neal Sampat (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Sloan Sabbith (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Charlie Skinner (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Gary Cooper (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Kendra James (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Herb Wilson (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Joey Phan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jake Watson (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Tamara Hart (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Martin Stallworth (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
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A news team attempts to create a news show that reports the news in an ethical and reasonable way. They take real, newsworthy events from our world as they're happening (such as bin Laden's assassination, NSA spying, etc) and report on them as if they were an actual news station that followed rational and moral guidelines, in a biting criticism of our popular press and a clever blurring of art and reality. Written by Guy T

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The cable network ACN is fictional, but many of the news stories being covered in the broadcast are based on actual past news events. See more »

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Sensational!
25 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

I've been waiting for what seems like forever for a top notch show to present itself, and I truly feel this is it. To say the first show was riveting is a gross understatement. As a news show, this fictitious newsroom had me planted on the edge of my seat, and when things finally got going, I found myself fidgeting and wide-eyed waiting for what came next. I have to say the leads in this show have amazing chemistry, the sort of chemistry that usually takes several shows to develop, yet here it was, in spades no less. It's easy to believe that I'm overstating this, but I truly believe this show has the potential for greatness, and believe me, I'm normally a fairly harsh critic, but in this case I feel completely justified in touting this as the next great show. There's some great social commentary on offer here, while not exactly new, it's offered up in a far more palatable fashion than the usual polarised and emotional manner. Needless to say, I implore all to watch this first episode, as it was so good, it could have been stretched another 30 minutes to become a great movie. The fact that we get more, is the icing on the cake. I can only hope the writers can keep producing scripts near the same level as this one. 5 stars, or 10 out of 10. Watch it!


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