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The Newsroom to return for third and final season

The Newsroom

Story by Jack Foley

HBO has officially renewed The Newsroom for a third and final season.

The confirmation ends months of speculation about whether the show would return – although few linked to it ever doubted it would come back.

The delay has been to allow creator Aaron Sorkin to complete his script for the Steve Jobs film before turning his attention back to Jeff Daniels and company.

No details have yet been released on what issues the third season will cover but Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Sam Waterston have all had their contracts renewed and will definitely return.

The series’ second season ended with a two-parter taking place on election night 2012.

However, this third season will be its last, meaning that The Newsroom joins two other HBO dramas, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, in wrapping up in 2014.

HBO already has replacements lined up, including Damon Lindelof drama The Leftovers and anthology series True Detective, the first episode of which (starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) delivered the channel its highest debut ratings since Boardwalk Empire‘s first episode.

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