HBO announced production on the final season would begin this spring with plans for a fall debut.
Jeff Daniels stars in the series as outspoken cable news anchor Will McAvoy, who puts together the program "News Night" with his production staff, including
In a statement, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said: "'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin -- smart, riveting and thought-provoking. I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."
Sorkin's much heralded return to series TV faced mixed reviews during its first season, but was seen to have improved a bit in its second season. One of the main criticisms leveled against the show was its decision to have the series use real-life news events as the topics of its show, as opposed to thinly-veiled fictions. However, Sorkin has said in interviews that it was the choice to use real-life news events that made the series seem workable for him.
In 2012, Sorkin told
One interesting behind-the-scenes change to note is that