With just two episodes remaining in its sophomore run, The Newsroom has allegedly been renewed for a third season.
Star Jeff Daniels — whose portrayal of anchor Will McAvoy on the HBO drama earned him a 2013 Emmy nod — announced the news late Tuesday, tweeting, “It’s official. “#Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.” (The cabler, for its part, released the following statement: “We are excited about proceeding to a Season 3 and are continuing our conversations with [creator] Aaron [Sorkin] about schedules.”)
A Newsroom pick-up seemed a foregone conclusion at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in July, when HBO president Michael Lombardo shared, “Conversations with Aaron Sorkin are all about scheduling, as he has other commitments… I will be shocked if you would not be hearing about a renewal soon. The numbers this season are surpassing last season.”
The Newsroom‘s penultimate Season 2 episode airs this Sunday at 10/9c.