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Aaron Sorkin on The Newsroom Criticism: That Much Talk About a Show Is 'Good for Television'

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Prior to The Newsroom‘s showing at Wednesday’s Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, HBO exec Michael Lombardo countered recent criticism surrounding the freshman drama by starting that they are “very proud” of the series.

“There are 7 million people a week who are coming back to that show in a very competitive landscape — and they love it,” he shared.

And those sentiments only continued when …READ MORE


First Look Video: Does HBO's Aaron Sorkin-Produced Drama The Newsroom Look Familiar?

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Take Sports Night, add a dash of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and sprinkle in a little West Wing for good measure and you’ve got The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama set behind-the-scenes at a fictional cable news network. At least that’s the vibe we’re getting from the show’s first official trailer.  READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Seen & Heard: Hot Golden Globes Scoop on Glee, Grey's, Chuck, Game of Thrones and More!

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In between snapping photos of my your favorite celebs at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, I trolled the red carpet, ballroom and after parties looking for — what else — spoilers on my your favorite shows! What follows are the scoopiest bits — and juiciest observations — from my Golden adventure, with ample assists from my fellow Globe-trotters Megan Masters and Vlada Gelman. READ MORE & GET SPOILED


TVLine Readers Share Their 2012 Wish List For Supernatural, Glee, NCIS, Gossip Girl and More!

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TVLine asked you, our savvy, faithful and discerning readers, to send us your TV wishes for 2012, and you got back to us in droves! Even though the year gone by served up many fantastic shows and characters, it’s clear that there’s still much you desperately desire. READ MORE & VIEW GALLERY


Exclusive: The Closer's Jon Tenney Heads to HBO's Aaron Sorkin-Produced Newsroom

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Aaron Sorkin is adding Jon Tenney to his Newsroom staff.

The Closer actor has been tapped to guest star in Sorkin’s upcoming cable news-themed HBO drama series, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively. He’ll play …READ MORE


Exclusive: Jane Fonda Joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO Series (And You Won't Believe Who She's Playing)

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Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series about the cable news biz is generating a pretty massive headline of its own: Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda is joining the cast in a recurring role that is sure to have conspiracy theorists buzzing, TVLine has learned exclusively. READ MORE


HBO Picks Up Aaron Sorkin's Cable News Drama

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It’s official (and not at all surprising): HBO has made a series commitment to Aaron Sorkin’s untitled drama pilot set at a fictional cable news network. READ MORE


TVLine Items: AMC Alum Heads to Days, Project Runway Slots Summer Premiere, and More!

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Former All My Children leading lady Sydney Penny has found a (temporary) new home in Salem. READ MORE


Scoop: Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot Adds Two Broadway Thesps and a Social Network Hunk

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Broadway actors John Gallagher Jr. and Thomas Sadoski have joined Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama pilot More As This Story Develops. Sorkin and fellow executive producer Scott Rudin have also tapped Josh Pence — whose body co-starred in the Sorkin-scriped and Rudin-produced Social Network — to join the cast.

More As This Story Develops centers on …READ MORE


Exclusive: Law & Order Vet Sam Waterston Joins Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot

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In what would mark his first major TV role since Law & Order signed off in 2010, Sam Waterston has joined the cast of the tentatively-titled More As This Story Develops, Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama pilot set behind the scenes at a cable news network. READ MORE