‘The Newsroom’ Officially Renewed – For One Final Season

After months of waiting for official news from HBO, we finally have an announcement about the future of The Newsroom. It’s coming back for a third – and final – season!

THR reports, “HBO has officially renewed the Jeff Daniels drama for a final installment, which is expected to air this fall. The news comes nearly six months after HBO programming president Michael Lombardo noted publicly that he’d be ‘shocked’ if the series didn’t return. The holdup has been creator Aaron Sorkin, who needed to pen the Steve Jobs film script before turning his attention back to Newsroom.

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Photo credit: HBO

Joining Sorkin and executive producers Alan Poul and Scott Rudin for Newsroom‘s third season is Paul Lieberstein. The former showrunner of (and actor on) The Office, a Sorkin favorite, will come aboard as an executive producer on the HBO series. The trio has been meeting in recent weeks to map out what’s next for the show, with production set to commence this spring. The cast was locked into new deals in September, which explains Emmy-winning star Jeff Daniels’ much-covered tweet about a third season.

The Sorkin creation, set behind the scenes at a cable news show, will have no shortage of potential news events to incorporate into the third season, including the Newtown School shooting (December 2012) and the Boston Marathon massacre (April 2013). The series’ second season, which rolled out July 14, ended with a two-parter taking place on election night 2012.”

Are you excited about the official news of another season, or disappointed that it will be the last? Or are you relieved to know it won’t have a chance to go downhill before it ends? Let us know in the comments.