‘The Newsroom’ renewed for third and final season


Jeff Daniels on “The Newsroom.” (Melissa Moseley/AP/HBO)

“The Newsroom,” otherwise known as the Aaron Sorkin series the media loves to hate (watch), has been renewed for a third season, which will also be its last.

HBO had been cagey about the renewal of the series for many months, even though star Jeff Daniels tweeted last September that Season 3 was a lock. But the network confirmed Monday that his will be the final year for the journalism drama, with filming to take place this spring and the final episodes to air in the fall.

And it looks like the regular cast will return, including Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, John Gallagher, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill and Thomas Sadoski rejoining Daniels; “The Office’s” Paul Lieberstein (who played Toby) will join as an executive producer. There are no other details from HBO, save for assurances that “this farewell season will be one to remember.”

Despite much anticipation for Sorkin’s show, the series never quite lived up to the hype — and has infuriated media types on a regular basis based on its depiction of life in a cable newsroom. But Hollywood seemed to like it well enough, as Jeff Daniels picked up the Emmy last year for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.
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