Is Aaron Sorkin not interested in doing a 3rd season of ‘The Newsroom’?

08.30.13 6 years ago

Is Aaron Sorkin not interested in doing a 3rd season of “The Newsroom”?
Sorkin said last week he’s been offered a 3rd season, but so far HBO — which often renews hit shows early — hasn’t ordered a renewal. Could Sorkin be too busy for his HBO show? PLUS: “The Newsroom” is much-improved this season.

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“The Dark Knight” and “Person of Interest” writer Jonathan Nolan is set to write the remake.

Leah Remini will be “Ellen’s” 1st guest of the season
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“Mad Men’s” Ben Feldman joins “The Mindy Project”
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Go behind the scenes with Bill Murray on Letterman’s 20th anniversary

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“HIMYM’s” mom struggled with driving in L.A.: “I was almost arrested for drunk driving”
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FXX channel launches on Monday
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New book provides an oral history of ’90s Nickelodeon
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Showtime to air Jay-Z’s “Made in America”

The Ron Howard-directed documentary covers last year’s Made In America festival.

“Chicago PD” adds “The Killing’s” Elias Koteas

He’ll play an undercover detective.

Lindsay Lohan recalls working with Bill Cosby
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Book takes us “Inside the Food Network”
Allen Salkin’s book even takes you inside Paula Deen’s N-word controversy.

Watch the “Bones” Season 9 promo

here’s your first glimpse of Freddie Prinze, Jr. as a CIA agent who shares a history with Booth.

Teresa Giudice asking for money for her legal defense fund

The “Real Housewives” star is getting desperate.

Check out “Haven’s” comic book

The Syfy series is tiding over fans until Season 4.

Netflix fans should be grateful to cable
As Derek Thompson points out, “just about everything that you love about Netflix (its affordability, its variety, its ability to take risks) is made possible because of just about everything you hate about cable.”

What happened to the high school students from MTV’s 2008 “The Paper” reality show?
Did any of them end up going into journalism?

Why cable and satellite providers ask for your social security number

Even if you want to know prices, many providers these days ask for your SSN to avoid deadbeats.

Here are currently famous people you never knew were on “Friends”

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“Teen Mom” Farrah Abraham makes a home video in hopes of landing on “Days of Our Lives”

Watch her awkward audition.

Christopher Plummer gives his blessing to NBC “The Sound of Music” stars

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Presenting past “SNL” writers who would’ve made great cast members
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Check out childhood TV stars as superheroes
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Emilia Clarke remembers her favorite “Game of Thrones” Season 3 moments

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Wal-Mart gets the exclusive on Volume 2 of “The Walking Dead” soundtrack
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“Doctor Who” comes out with a Mr. Potato Head doll

Based on the 11th doctor.

Connie Britton looks back at “Nashville” Season 1
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Discovery explores “Secret Sex Lives: Swingers”
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