Controversial though it may have been, HBO's 'The Newsroom' made plenty of headlines of its own by addressing real-life news stories, incorporated into the show's sliding timeline of remaining about one year behind real life. Now, as the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama prepares to launch a second season on HBO this summer, will it cover some of 2012's biggest stories, or gracefully sidestep more sensitive tragedies like the December Newtown Massacre?
It's been awhile since we've heard or seen any real previews from 'The Newsroom' season 2, even if Aaron Sorkin isn't the type to buy into the spoiler machine ahead of schedule. Most recently we learned that 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie DeWitt had to bow out of a planned season 2 role, and ended up replaced and re-shot with Marcia Gay Harden, so what's the latest? Fresh off her turn in 'House of Cards,' Constance Zimmer will return to HBO after years of 'Entourage' for a role in 'The Newsroom' season 2. So, who will she play?
Late last week we brought you the news from HBO's second season of 'The Newsroom,' which unfortunately revealed that a scheduling conflict with 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie DeWitt meant the actress had to bow out mid-shooting, and be replaced with another actress. Now, HBO has announced that TV vet Marcia Gay Harden will replace DeWitt in the role, but will it change anything about the second season of the Aaron Sorkin drama?
Despite its premise of following real-world events approximately one year after they take place, we still know relatively little about the second season of Aaron Sorkin's controversial HBO drama 'The Newsroom.' Previously, we'd learned that 'Mad Men' and 'United States of Tara' star Rosemarie DeWitt was to take an important recurring role in the season as a litigator, but now it seems the actress has been forced to exit the production after shooting several episodes. Will HBO recast and re-shoot, or write around the departure?
For as much drama as HBO's 'The Newsroom' creates around Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy and his supporting players, it's easy to forget that the show roots itself in real-life news events by keeping a timeline several months behind our own. Previously, we'd heard of a few guest stars joining the second season of HBO's buzzy Aaron Sorkin drama, but the latest confirms that former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will play a large role in season 2! So, are you ready to meet our new recurring cast member, a link to the famous one-percenter?
Much like HBO's other buzzy hot-button drama 'Girls,' we're excited for a second cycle of Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' regardless of what people had to say about the first. We've already heard about a few high-profile guest stars for the second season, including comedian Patton Oswalt and 'Mad Men' star Rosemarie Dewitt, but who else might be go for a trip to 'The Newsroom?' Meryl Streep would certainly be a good get, but if not her, how about her daughter Grace Gummer?
Well, alright then. Comedian Patton Oswalt's TV career definitely seems to be taking off to new heights, first with a recurring stint on FX's gunslinger drama 'Justified,' and now as we've learned, another recurring gig on HBO's Aaron Sorkin drama 'The Newsroom.' Oswalt isn't alone however, as Rosemary DeWitt has also been tasked for a recurring role, but who will the former 'United States of Tara' stars (yes, both) play?
It was only a few short months ago that everyone was up in arms over whether or not Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama 'The Newsroom' was either his best work to date, or a pale imitation of beloved past dramas like 'The West Wing.' Well, regardless of how you feel, nostalgia seems ot have won the day as the entire cast of 'The West Wing' has reunited to deliver a special political message in a new video! But what cause could bring such Hollywood greats together again for a 'West Wing' reunion?
Whether you love or hate HBO's new Aaron Sorkin media drama 'The Newsroom,' there's no denying that it has people talking. That is to say, it has people arguing! Critics of the series have been extremely vocal about the manner in which Sorkin portrays women, as well as recycles both lines and plots from his past works, as well as the recent changes to the writing staff, but what happens when Sorkin faces a room full of inquisitive reporters?