Here is a show that gives me hope and motivates me to be better every day!
From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The HBO series ‘The Newsroom’ , a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.
Season 2 recent cast addition is Grace Gummer. Gummer is the daughter of Meryl Streep and the sister of Emily Owens, M.D.’s Mamie Gummer. She’s previously appeared on Smash and Nickelodeon’s Gigantic. Her character, Hallie Shea, will be an embedded reporter on the Romney campaign trail.
Two other stars have also been added to The Newsroom’s cast. Patton Oswalt and Rosemarie DeWitt will join the crew for the second season. Oswalt will play the human-resources VP for Atlantic Cable News, the network that airs Will McAvoy’s show. Meanwhile, DeWitt comes on board to play an attorney defending ACN in a wrongful termination suit.
It is Genius, Fantastic and inspirational masterpiece. Finally! an intelligent show with real human emotions with truthfully painful honesty. The idea of showing two sides to McAvoy is genius. Who better to play this role then Jeff Daniels – he is a wonderful and talented actor. I wish him the best of luck! He deserves an Emmy and the show deserves to be aired for a very long time. HBO, please dont blow this one. Pay the writers whatever they want. I too am looking to be “The Greater Fool.” 🙂
Never caught Season 1 of The Newsroom? Check out this teaser from last year, then catch the rest of the episodes on HBO on Demand.
The Newsroom: Season 2 – Clip Trailer (HBO)