HBO's The Newsroom Renewed for Third and Final Season

The NewsroomWill McAvoy & Co. are about to meet their last deadline.

HBO on Monday announced that it had officially renewed The Newsroom for a third and final season.

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Star Jeff Daniels, who in 2013 won an Emmy for his portrayal of the cantankerous cable news personality, tweeted news of the drama’s renewal in September. But the network did not confirm at the time, saying in a statement: “We are excited about proceeding to a Season 3 and are continuing our conversations with [creator] Aaron [Sorkin] about schedules.”

Production on Season 3 is slated to begin this spring, with the ultimate batch of episodes premiering in the fall.

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