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The Newsroom (2012 - 2014)

The Newsroom (2012 - 2014)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

62%
57%

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

88%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Series Info

A drama set at a fictional cable-news network re-creates actual events to show how they're covered by "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy and his staff.

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Seasons

73%
Critics Consensus: With an energetic new arc and deeper character development, The Newsroom finds itself rejuvenated in its third season -- even if it still occasionally serves as a soapbox for creator Aaron Sorkin.

2014, HBO, 6 episodes

69%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to focused storytelling and a more restrained tone, The Newsroom finds surer footing in its second season, even if it still occasionally succumbs to Aaron Sorkin's most indulgent whims.

2013, HBO, 9 episodes

46%
Critics Consensus: Though it sports good intentions and benefits from moments of stellar dialogue and a talented cast, The Newsroom may feel too preachy, self satisfied, and cynical to appeal to a wide range of viewers.

2012, HBO, 10 episodes

Cast

Jeff Daniels
as Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer
as MacKenzie McHale
Sam Waterston
as Charlie Skinner
Alison Pill
as Margaret Jordan
Olivia Munn
as Sloan Sabbith
Dev Patel
as Neal Sampat
Thomas Sadoski
as Don Keefer
Tom Sadoski
as Don Keefer
Chris Chalk
as Gary Cooper
Adina Porter
as Kendra James
Chris Messina
as Reese Lansing
Jane Fonda
as Leona Lansing
David Harbour
as Elliot Hirsch
Marcia Gay Harden
as Rebecca Halliday
Hamish Linklater
as Jerry Dantana
Grace Gummer
as Hallie Shea
Margaret Judson
as Tess Westin
Hope Davis
as Nina Howard
Terry Crews
as Lonny Church
B.J. Novak
as Lucas Pruit
Trieu Tran
as Joey Phan
Thomas Matthews
as Martin Stallworth
John F. Carpenter
as Herb Wilson
Wynn Everett
as Tamara Hart
Jon Tenney
as Wade Campbell
Brian Howe
as Barry Lasenthal
David Krumholtz
as Dr. Jack Habib
Stephen Henderson
as Solomon Hancock
Charlie Weirauch
as Jake Watson
Paul Schneider
as Brian Brenner
Kat Dennings
as Blair Lansing
Constance Zimmer
as Taylor Warren
Riley Voelkel
as Jennifer Adams
Chris Smith
as Randy Lansing
Chris Smith
as Randy Lansing
John F. Carpetner
as Herb Wilson
Adam Arkin
as Adam Roth
Sarah Scott Davis
as Terry Smith
David Cromer
as Moderator
Jake McDorman
as Tate Brady
Philip Baker Hall
as Bryce Delancy
Aya Cash
as Shelly Wexler
Damon Gupton
as Sutton Wall
Eve Gordon
as Phylis Greer
Kevin Rankin
as Cell mate
Joanna Gleason
as Nancy Skinner
Merle Dandridge
as Maria Guerrero
Ben Koldyke
as Cyrus West
Patrick Fabian
as Tony Hart
Yuki Matsuzaki
as Daisuke Tanaka
Tara Summers
as Bethany
JD Cullum
as Frank Guidry
Chuma Hunter-Gault
as Assistant Director
Ned Vaughn
as Dick Warren
John Walcutt
as Greg Towne
Saemi Nakamura
as Translator
Deborah Strang
as Gloria Hansen
Cornell Womack
as Daniel Mendoza
Brian Huskey
as Jake Watson
Marshall Bell
as Ross Fernholm
Megan Park
as Gwen Valley
Ricky Mabe
as Steven
Norma Maldonado
as Housekeeper
Steven Hack
as Dr. Morris
Stefanie Malouf
as Karaoke #1
Emily Wilson
as Shannon Bryer
Jill Remez
as Sherri Stone
Nick Gehlfuss
as Ross Kessler
Jamison Yang
as Martin Wing
Cyndee San Luis
as Paulita Maya
Chauncey Jenkins
as Karaoke #2
Mia Barron
as Sheryl Bell
Andy Wagner
as Ken Weinraub
Victoria Kelleher
as Charlie's Secretary
Corey Sorenson
as Mike Lyndall
Everette Wallin
as Ted Wexler
Laura Stone
as Danielle
Anna Khaja
as Shannon Hammid
Tehmina Sunny
as Melinda Douglas
Troy Blendell
as Kyle Lohman
Josh Latzer
as Door Guard
Briana Cuoco
as Neal's Girl
Tristin Mays
as Karaoke Girl
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Series Details

TV Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2012
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Aaron Sorkin, Alan Poul, Scott Rudin, Denis Biggs, Paul Lieberstein
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