The Newsroom

willOne of the best TV shows (IF NOT the BEST, in my humble opinion) has been renewed for a third, yet final season.

HBO on Monday announced that it had officially renewed The Newsroom yet cancelled it at the same time. “The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin—smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, said in a statement. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.” Continue reading »

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newsroom-300pxThe Newsroom rewritten and reshot

Several episodes of the second season of The Newsroom have been rewritten and reshot after creator Aaron Sorkin changed his mind on some details. He said: “With my hat in my hand, I went to HBO and said, ‘Would it be all right if I started again? I know it’s going to cost time and it’s going to cost a lot of money.’ Other networks would have said no.”

Grammer and Lawrence join sitcom

Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence will team up to play two mismatched Chicago lawyers in a new sitcom. Continue reading »

RosemarieDeWittThe Newsroom has found a replacement for actress Rosemarie DeWitt, who was forced to leave the series.

Her role of Rebecca Halliday will now be taken by Law & Order: SVU’s Marcia Gay Harden, after DeWitt was forced to leave due to scheduling conflicts with Mad Men.

Harden will re-shoot the scenes for the upcoming second season in the role of Rebecca, a litigator hired to defend Atlantis Cable News in a wrongful-termination lawsuit.

Here is the full list of nominees in the TV categories for the 70th Annual Golden Globes, to be held on January 13, 2013. Continue reading »

Perry returning to The Good Wife

Matthew Perry will reprise his role as attorney Mike Kresteva on The Good Wife next year. The actor first appeared on the show earlier this year.

Two join The Newsroom

Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt have been cast in the second season of HBO drama The Newsroom. The pair will feature as recurring characters throughout the season. Continue reading »

Downton Abbey season three details revealed

A few details about the third season of Downton Abbey have been revealed. The Crawleys will endure a financial crisis, as Robert admits to his wife, Cora, that he’s lost nearly her whole fortune in a bad investment. All is not well between Mary and Matthew, as she accuses him of disloyalty to the family; and fireworks are set to fly between dowager countess Violet and newcomer Laura (Cora’s American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine).

Aaron Sorkin fires almost the entire writing staff of The Newsroom

Season two of The Newsroom is going to have an entirely different writing staff to season one, as Aaron Sorkin fired all but one of the season one writers. Continue reading »